LAKE MARY, FL – The 21st Annual ING Spring Conference at Innisbrook Resort May 22-26 will feature a revamped format for educational sessions.

ING University will be conducted by ActionCOACH Pinellas of Palm Harbor, FL. Attendees will take part in workshops that will provide specific tools to help them grow in their career, business and life in general.

Approximately 175 people are expected at this annual gathering of media and golf industry leaders, conducted by the non-profit International Network Of Golf. The ING Spring Conference is open to anyone in the golf industry or media. For more information or to register, visit

ActionCOACH has been ranked the No. 1 business coaching franchise in the world by Entrepreneur Magazine since 2008. Below are descriptions of the coaches that will facilitate ING University at the Innisbrook conference.

Ford Kyes, Owner at ActionCOACH Pinellas
A graduate of the prestigious Carnegie Mellon master’s program in management, he has served as CEO of a large hospital, executive vice president of a 10-hospital system and has started and led several smaller businesses. After just six months as an ActionCOACH firm owner, Ford was a finalist for the 2008 North American Seminar Coach of the Year award.

Barb Kyes, Managing Partner at ActionCOACH Pinellas
Barb has successfully incorporated the nurturing and caring traits that once made her a great nurse into her career today as a business coach and executive leader. In their first year of business, Barb received national recognition from ActionCOACH for her “systems” approach to operating her own franchised firm.

John Lankford, Master Certified Business Coach at ActionCOACH
John has more than 25 years of experience in developing leaders in many different industries. He has held executive positions with three Fortune 500 companies: Ford Motor Company, Comcast University, and Ascension Health. He has also presented nationally at the Disney Institute.

Juliet Kyes, Director of Sales & Marketing at ActionCOACH Pinellas
As a Certified Guerrilla Marketing Practitioner from the Guerrilla Marketing Business University, Juliet Kyes has personally worked with the creator and Father of Guerrilla Marketing, Jay Conrad Levinson.

The conference also includes tremendous networking opportunities, product displays and tests, and lots of golf. The very popular ING One-On-One Appointment Show will return to the itinerary. The appointment show provides attendees a platform for private meetings to encourage business relationships. Also on the diverse ING itinerary will be workshops, speakers, the Demo Lab, the Food For Thought Breakfast, and the much more.

For registration details, or for general information, call 407-328-0500, ext. 1 or visit

Mike Jamison
Executive Director
407-328-0500, ext. 1