TONY FORD

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Coaching Focus Areas: I coach leaders who want to accelerate their personal and professional growth while dramatically increasing their profitability using a positive, cost-effective process. I also work with leadership and sales teams to create and implement the proven high growth strategies (I have used to grow my companies) to maximize their growth and profits.  I coach:

  • Business Owners

  • C-Level Executives

  • Non-Profit & Church Leaders

  • Leadership and Sales team members 


Career Experience:

  • Founding CEO of Success Fort Worth Executive Coaching, Fort Worth’s most trusted coaching and consulting firm.

  • Founding CEO of RIDE Television Network, Fort Worth’s first and only national television network – dedicated to sharing the “Horse Lifestyle”around the world

  • Founding Executive Director of theFort Worth Business Assistance Center– named “National Model for Business Innovation”by the President

  • Co-Creator & Program Directorof the FWinc. Magazine “Entrepreneur of Excellence Awards”honoring Fort Worth’s best private business owners

  • Senior Partner at Kasper & Associates, Fort Worth’s most trusted M&A firm

  • Founder & CEO of Salon Support, Inc., Nations second-largest distributor of tanning lotion products and equipment

  • Founder & CEO of Ford Leadership Solutions, Fort Worth-based strategy consulting firm focusing on multi-generational and family owned private businesses

  • Founding Partner & VP of Sidelights, Inc., Reflectorized America’s trucking fleets and railroad cars

  • Founding VP & General Manager of Flash Foto, Fort Worth’s first chain of 8 one-hour-photo finishing labs

  • General Manager of Steak & Ale Restaurants, America’s first and largest chain of full-service dinner restaurants

Trainings & Certifications:

  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year– Supporter of Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneur-In-Residence– Kauffman Foundation

  • Exporter of the Year– U.S. Small Business Administration

  • Certified Associate Professional Coach– International Coach Federation

  • Biblical Counseling Certificate– Southwestern Theological Seminary

  • Professional Speakers Academy Graduate– National Speakers Association

  • Servant Leadership Award – Dallas Baptist University 

Published Articles:

Education: 

  • Oklahoma State University - B.S. Hotel & Restaurant Administration

  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary – Education & Counseling

Personal & Family: 

Tony and his wife Jane have been married for 39 years, have two sons and daughter-in-laws and two grand daughters. Over the years their ministry focus has been to disciple hundreds of young married couples and new Christians.


Tony is a man of integrity and honor. He truly understands the art of coaching leaders and entrepreneurs in order to get them to perform at their highest level. Tony genuinely cares about his clients and their progress as leaders. He operates at the highest ethical and moral standards.  You will not find someone more committed to his clients than Tony. I found something of value both professionally and personally in my coaching sessions with him.  He is the best!
— Martin Noto - President & CEO Fort Worth First Financial Bank
As for Tony, having him in our business is like having a personal Warren Buffet, Dalai Lama, Bobby Fischer and Vince Lombardi all together with his undivided attention.  He is the single greatest human asset we have in our corner.  I anticipate that we will in some form always be engaged with him in our business. In fact, if you have businesses in your portfolio that are experiencing slow growth, dis-functional ownership/management or need to organize themselves to succeed; Tony is the guy you need!
— Andrew & Lisa - Fuld Four Color Press
Tony is at his best sitting down in one-to-one coaching sessions. He brings decades of experience and a generous heart for helping others get unstuck from what holds them back. This was acknowledged by his business owner peers, as Tony was named BOARD MEMBER OF THE YEAR multiple times. Tony makes the time to give back to others, especially those in greatest need.
— VALERIE AND ED RIEFENSTAHL - OWNERS, THE ALTERNATIVE BOARD
Tony was, and remains to be, an enormous part of the re-birth of our business.  After 9 years of stagnant business practices that were not necessarily in our best interest, Tony opened our eyes to the overall disconnect.  He made us see that “agreement, respect, and kindness” is the most critical recipe for success, professionally and personally.  We would highly recommend his coaching services to anyone needing a wake-up call, encouragement, “straight shooting” advice, or helpful tips to ensure one’s success.
— Joanne & Nathan Weber - Proprietors T & P Tavern
Tony has a way to get at the core of the reason behind the decisions you make and coach you to get out of your own way. It’s not just academic - he has been there! He has had to make the decisions or choose the path or have the conversations that are happening in your life right now. For me as a young professional trying to grow my footprint, he has proven to be an invaluable business compass to navigate the Fort Worth business landscape.
— Neil Barrow - Director of Business Development Whitley Penn Accounting
Tony operates consistently with honesty and integrity, and I’m thankful for the time and effort he devoted to me, my family, our team, and our companies. To successfully engage the decisions and trials our teams were facing, I was in need of a confident, capable and willing mentor.  Tony was just that, and his attitude was all in.  He has encouraged me, coached me, counseled me, and lifted me and my family in prayer. He has provided both personal and professional wisdom; each of those easily crossing over into the other. During the year and a half Tony spent with us, many goals were realized and exceeded along with the residual overflow into other areas.
— Jon Pastusek - CEO, XS Sight Systems/ Horizon Technologies