CEO to Share Secrets at April TBAHU Meeting

TAMPA, Fla. – (Apr. 1, 2010) – Ford Kyes, Founding Partner of the leading business coaching firm ActionCOACH Pinellas, will share his insights into the five keys to business success in any economy during the April membership meeting of the Tampa Bay Association of Health Underwriters (TBAHU). Kyes, whose firm is the premier business coaching firm in the Tampa Bay area, will also discuss the best strategies for securing new business.

“Focused on leadership development and growing profitability in companies of all sizes, Ford is both an accomplished business coach and motivational speaker whose expertise will be a significant benefit to our members and guests,” said TBAHU President Kathleen Sullivan, executive vice president of business solutions for Lakeland, Fla.-based First Service Administrators, Inc. “Through education and coaching of senior executives and business owners, he has brought change to businesses in the Tampa Bay area, and we are honored that he will be sharing his secrets with TBAHU.”

The lunch meeting takes place Thursday, April 8 at the Tampa Marriott Westshore, 1001 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa. Registration and networking begins at 10:45 a.m., with lunch at 11:30 a.m. The cost for the lunch meeting is $15 for members and $30 for non-members.

A two-hour continuing education (CE) class on wellness will be held immediately preceding the general meeting. Registration and networking will begin 9 a.m. Leading the course, which begins at 9:30 a.m., will be David Smith of Ebenconcepts, who will address the controllable behaviors which account for nearly 25 percent of all U.S. healthcare spending.

Certification as a specialist in wellness expertise will be provided following completion of the course and earning a passing grade in an online examination. The cost of the course and lunch is $60 to TBAHU members and $85 for non-members.

Space for both the meeting and CE course is limited, and advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, email

Established in 1985 and chartered by the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), TBAHU ( is a professional association whose membership is comprised primarily of employee benefits professionals, including insurance agents and brokers, insurance company representatives and third party administrative representatives. Members are located throughout Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties. As a local chapter of NAHU (, TBAHU members participate in local, state, and federal legislative and public policy development that is of mutual interest to clients, the consuming public, membership and industry. The association also offers programs conducive to the professional and educational development of its membership.