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Joe Tye is Head Coach of Values Coach

Fee Range: $ $10,000 - $15,000

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Joe works with hospitals and other healthcare organizations to help them build a more positive culture of ownership by engaging staff at every level in a commitment to shared values and expectations.

Joe earned a master’s degree in hospital administration from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was class co-president. His books include The Florence Prescription: From Accountability to Ownership and All Hands on Deck: 8 Essential Lessons for Building a Culture of Ownership. He has co-authored several books with Dr. Bob Dent including The Heart of a Nurse Leader and Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare, which was twice named AJN Book of the Year. He created The Twelve Core Action Values, a course on values-based life and leadership skills that has been called “graduate school for the seven habits.”

Prior to founding Values Coach in 1994, Joe was chief operating officer for a large community teaching hospital. On the volunteer front, he was the 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.

Call us at Speakers Network Worldwide to bring Joe to your next meeting.  704-342-0095

Joe Tye's Programs

All Hands on Deck: Building a Culture of Ownership on a Foundation of Values

You will learn why having a culture of ownership is the only sustainable source of competitive advantage. Joe draws lessons from the legendary business leaders included in his book All Hands on Deck, as well as from contemporary success stories in business, healthcare, and the nonprofit world. Because getting the bus right is more important than getting the right people on the bus!

How to See the Lion in Your Mirror

The collective self-talk, self-image, and emotional baggage of the people who work in your organization constitutes an invisible, but very real, ceiling on your performance potential. In this entertaining and inspiring presentation, Joe shares practical tools and strategies to help your people break through the fears that are holding them back, stop making excuses and giving in to self-imposed limitations, and work toward becoming their meant-to-be best selves. Because the collective self-image and self-talk of your people forms an invisible ceiling on the performance of your organization.

Blueprinting Your Invisible ArchitectureT.M.

Half-day or full-day leadership retreat to create a Cultural Blueprint for your Invisible Architecture of core values, organizational culture, and workplace attitude. All participants receive a hard copy of the Cultural Blueprinting Toolkit Workbook, the Culture Mapping Schematic Tool, and access to six one-hour webinars on cultural blueprinting. For a more positive, productive, and resilient organizational culture!

Values & Culture Event

This 3-day onsite event begins with a Culture Assessment Survey conducted by Values Coach. The first day is a full-day leadership program on cultural blueprinting and creating a culture of ownership. The second and third (and fourth for larger organizations) days feature a series of inspirational 90-minute presentations for all employees.


“Your presentation was just what we hoped it would be – good information delivered with humor but most importantly a message that inspired and gave hope to folks who are leading in whitewater times and aspiring to develop their staff, work with them to shape a new healthcare system and provide the best for patients.”

Elizabeth Beaudin, Director of Nursing and Workforce Initiatives, Connecticut Hospital Association

“Outstanding presentation. It was perfect for the culture journey in our organization. The feedback has been excellent. Actually, the best we ever had since we started these system-wide manager meetings a few years back. This large group meets twice per year so the day needs to be impactful. You were very impactful.”

Joe Devine, President & CEO, Kennedy Health

“Everyone at TriHealth is still talking about your presentation and there is unanimous agreement that you are the best speaker we have ever had! People have said that they could have listened to you all day. I have never seen anyone else get a standing ovation before either.”

Kathy Oliphant, Professional Excellence Specialist, Nursing Administration, TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital

Joe Tye's Books


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