Ford Kyes recognized as World’s Best Business Coach

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ActionCOACH Tampa Bay co-founder Ford Kyes recognized this week as ActionCOACH’s World’s Best Business Coach


St. Petersburg – June has emerged as an eventful month for Certified Business Coach Ford Kyes, who owns and operates ActionCOACH Tampa Bay with his wife, Barb Kyes, and daughter, Juliet Kyes. Earlier in the month, the book that he co-authored with his wife and daughter – “OMG! What’s The Focus? A Guide for Building an Actionable Business Plan” – debuted and has already soared to No. 2 on the Amazon Best-Seller List. This week, the former hospital executive was featured in the “World’s Best Business Coach” interview series hosted by ActionCOACH founder Brad Sugars.

ActionCOACH operates in 54 countries and has more than 1,000 offices around the world, coaching 15,000 business every week. The franchise has received numerous awards including Fastest Growing Franchise, Franchisee Satisfaction, Best Overall Company and has been named the number one business coaching franchise in the world every year since 2004.

Sugars, who serves as the Chairman of ActionCOACH, recognizes the best business coaches globally in his interview series. In the interview with Sugars, Kyes detailed his engaging story of how a corporate downsizing that ended his tenure as Executive Vice President at BayCare Health System and led his family into the business coaching profession.

“From the moment we first learned about ActionCOACH and Brad Sugars, we were firm believers in the objectives of the company and excited to be part of a worldwide team that helps businesses grow and build strong foundations,” Ford Kyes said. “The recognition of being part of the ‘World’s Best Business Coach’ series is an honor because of the tremendous respect we have for the results more than 1,000 ActionCOACH business coaches around the globe are achieving.”
Ford and Barb Kyes met when they were Registered Nurses in Pittsburgh in the 1970s. They married, and when Juliet was born, Ford transitioned into a hospital administration role.

After the family moved to Florida, Ford Kyes served as president and CEO of St. Anthony’s Health Care in St. Petersburg and Executive Vice President for the 10-hospital BayCare Health System for six years. The corporate reorganization led Ford to seek a new opportunity, one that would allow him to build a business with Barb Kyes, who has an impressive business background herself. The couple learned about ActionCOACH through a franchise consultant and discovered that Entrepreneur Magazine named it the top business coaching and consulting franchise in the world. That led them to bring ActionCOACH to Tampa Bay.

Sugars’ interview with Ford also details his favorite client, his go-to strategies to use with business owners, and the newly published book “OMG! What’s The Focus? A Guide for Building an Actionable Business Plan.” The book offers a blueprint to help small business owners build and grow a company that is saleable and efficiently works without their presence hour after hour and day after day.

“Launching and cultivating any business requires significant dedication and time,” Ford Kyes explained. “However, if you’ve been growing your business for several years now and you still have to be there almost every day, you are working too many hours each week or you are taking the least amount of pay and vacations each year, then it is important to determine your focus.”

To hear the interview, visit this page.

Here are a few questions from the interview that Ford answers:

1. What gives you the passion for coaching?

2. What type of businesses do you like coaching?

3. What are some of your go-to strategies that you love to coach on?

4. Is there a way to get people to understand that these results are possible for you?

5. How much of a benefit is it for your community of business owners to come together on a regular basis?


What did you learn from this interview and how can you apply it to your business?

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