Steven Ford on Leadership
Steve Ford has enjoyed a successful acting career for over 25 years appearing in over 800 hours of film and television productions. He has worked on over 30 films and many guest leads in television. Most recently you would have seen Steve appearing in the hit movie TRANSFORMERS. Steve’s other film credits include films such as BLACKHAWK DOWN, CONTACT with Jodie Foster, ARMAGEDDON with Bruce Willis, STARSHIP TROOPERS, ERASER with Arnold Schwarzenegger, HEAT with Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro, and WHEN HARRY MET SALLY as Meg Ryan’s boyfriend. He has also done numerous guest leads in television shows such as SUDDENLY SUSAN, J.A.G., DARK SKIES, FLIPPER, WALKER TEXAS RANGER, DR. QUINN – MEDICINE WOMAN, BAYWATCH, MR. AND MRS. SMITH, THE CAPE, PENSACOLA, THE SENTINEL, COLUMBO, MURDER SHE WROTE, and HAPPY DAYS. Steve also hosted a full season, 22 episodes, of the prime time series SECRET SERVICE for NBC. Early in Steve’s career, he spent six years playing the character Andy Richards on the Emmy Award winning daytime show THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.
Before becoming an actor in 1979, Steve Worked on the professional rodeo circuit as a team roper and still ropes today in his spare time. He owns a ranch in California. Steve was involved in the thoroughbred race horse industry for years during the 1980’s and 90’s as an owner, breeder, racing manager and race track executive as Associate Vice President of Turfway Park Race Course in Kentucky. He represented Turfway Park for five years in all of their TV and radio advertising and served as the track spokesperson.
Today, Steve travels nationally as a motivational and inspirational speaker for corporate events and conventions, sharing memories of his family’s stay in the WHITE HOUSE and his years in Hollywood. Steve served three years on the Board of Directors of THE NATIONAL COWBOYHALL OF FAME in Oklahoma City and currently serves on the board for THE PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD MUSEUM and THE GERALD R. FORD FOUNDATION. He is the third son of former President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford.
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Inside The White House and Hollywood: Getting to the Top with Character
During this presentation, Steve Ford will share the tools of his own success in Hollywood as an accomplished actor, and those of his parents, former President Gerald Ford & Betty Ford.
Steve's presentation will focus on such issues as leadership, overcoming adversity, the value of a strong family unit, living with values and character, setting and juggling priorities, and making the right choices in life.
Steve's unique perspective of life as the President's son encompasses a broad range of fascinating subjects: being 18 years old and having 10 Secret Service agents as constant companions ... his father's leadership in taking over the reins of the presidency following the resignation of Richard Nixon ... two assassination attempts on his father's life ... his mother's bouts with alcoholism and breast cancer.
Other Suggested Speaking Topics:
An Evening with Steve Ford
Alcoholism: My Story
Writing The Vision/Script For Your Life With Character
Inside The White House and Hollywood...Getting To The Top With Character
Leadership with Character
President, Los Angeles County Management Council
“Sharing your personal life stories, the challenges you faced, and the obstacles you had to overcome was both powerful and
poignant….The evaluations of those in attendance were the highest rated of any speaker in recent history.”
Executive Director, South Dakota Agri-Business
“Your luncheon keynote…was a huge hit with our members. The Leadership with Character breakout sessions you
presented to both our members and our student group were excellent. The style and humor with which you delivered your
message was perfect for both groups…”
Associate Vice President, Nationwide Specialty Health
“I am so glad I went with my instincts and did not pick someone from the insurance industry. This was a diverse group and
I received great compliments from many in the audience. Steve, your touching and insightful presentation made me look
like a genius for choosing you as our speaker.”
Northwest Public Power Association
“Your stories, humor and presentation were right on target in delivering the message about the importance of character in
challenging and difficult times. Our conference attendees came away enthused and thoughtful and many said they ‘were so
thankful to have a chance to hear your’. If anyone is considering you as a speaker for an event I can only say, they will be
more than happy.”
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