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Joe Tye        

Empowerment Expert and Author of "Never Fear, Never Quit"

Joe Tye is a leading authority on values-based life and leadership skills and strategies, and on building a culture of ownership on a foundation of values in the healthcare setting.

Joe is CEO and Head Coach of Values Coach, which provides consulting, training and coaching on values-based leadership and cultural transformation for hospital, corporate and association clients. Joe earned a master's degree in hospital administration from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is the author or co-author of 12 books on personal and business success.

Prior to founding Values Coach in 1994, Joe was chief operating officer for a large community teaching hospital. On the volunteer front, he was founding president of the Association of Air Medical Services and a leading activist fighting against unethical tobacco industry marketing practices.

Joe and his wife Sally have two adult children. They live on a small farmstead in Iowa, and their second home is a tent in the Grand Canyon.


Speech Topics

Speaking and customized events:

Joe provides keynotes, conducts leadership retreats, and creates special events for hospital, corporate, and association clients across North America. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • The Florence Prescription: From a Culture of Accountability to a Culture of Ownership

  • The Ownership Challenge: Building a Culture of Ownership on a Foundation of Values

  • The Power of Values

  • Designing and Building the Invisible Architecture of Your Organization

  • Honey and Glue, Because Recruiting and Retention is Not Just One Word

  • Discovering the Lion in Your Mirror

  • Leadership Lessons from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

  • The Physics of Cultural Transformation

Topics are available as keynotes, breakouts, and half-day or full-day retreats. Custom topics are also available and will be tailored to fit your specific needs and goals. The Florence Prescription: From a Culture of Accountability to a Culture of Ownership.

Joe's most popular topic for hospital audiences covers essential characteristics for building a culture of ownership, including practical ideas for implementing these strategies in your organization, and real world examples for each. To supplement the program, we offer copies of Joe's book The Florence Prescription: From Accountability to Ownership at a very steep discount for audience participants.


Joe Tye (Author of The Florence Prescription)

About Joe Tye: oe is Founder and Head Coach of Values Coach (www., which provides training and consulting on values and culture for ...

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