Steve Ford

Steve Ford

Actor, Speaker and Son of Former US President Gerald Ford
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Writing The Vision/Script For Your Life With Character
During Steve Ford's "non-political" presentation he'll share the tools and tasks he uses to create the vision/script for his life. His motivational and inspirational stories will make audiences rethink their lives, pinpoint a vision for life, and discover the actionable tasks to turn that vision into reality.

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.

Leadership with Character
What makes a great leader? History shows that those who have sought service over self-interest in times of indecision, turmoil and crisis are regarded as true leaders. President Ford's son, Steve, talks about what it takes to be a good leader and some of the traits of leadership with character.

An Evening with Steve Ford
An after dinner motivational and inspirational program colored with humor and the unique perspective of Steve Ford.

Why Book Steve Ford?

  • He talks about his life in the White House as the son of a president and the lessons he learned from that experience.

  • He shares the messages of courage and confidence he learned from his mother and the leadership he saw in his father.

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      The son of former President Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford, Steve Ford has successfully negotiated the bumpy road from the White House to a successful 20 year career as an actor in Hollywood.

    Steve's unique perspective on life as the President's son encompasses a broad range of fascinating subjects: being eighteen years old and having ten Secret Service agents as constant companions; his father's pardon of President Nixon to help put an end to the infamous Watergate affair; two assassination attempts on his father's life; his mother's bouts with alcoholism and breast cancer.

    During Steve's non-political presentation, you will learn the tools of his success in and outside Washington, DC. With a focus on such issues as the value of a strong family unit, living life with values and character, setting and juggling priorities, and making the right choices in life. Steve's presentation is entertaining, enlightening, insightful and inspirational.

    He has appeared in more than thirty feature films. Most recently Steve appeared in the hit movie Black Hawk Down. Steve's other credits include Contact with Jodie Foster, Heat with Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino, Armageddon with Bruce Willis, Starship Troopers, Eraser with Arnold Schwarzenegger and When Harry Met Sally as Meg Ryan's boyfriend.

    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. In 1994, Steve returned full time to his acting and speaking career.

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    "Steve Ford is a dynamic and personable speaker. He uses humor where appropriate and has a great message about his life as the son of President Gerald Ford and Betty. His integrity shines and the care for our nation shows through. Our event had 300 people and everyone was engaged while he was speaking."
    --Fresno County Economic Development

    "Steve Ford was an outstanding speaker! He made us laugh, and several of us shed a few tears as well. Our audience was absolutely mesmerized by him and they're not always easy to please. He was open, relaxed and thoroughly engaging. He exceeded all expectations. Thank you so much!"
    --National Motor Freight Traffic Association

    "Steve Ford was a wonderful speaker. Attendees connected with his message and came up to talk with him later about his topic, to thank him for his message and to have photos taken with him... I was very happy with his talk and so were our attendees based upon the evaluations and comments we received. We would have Steve back again."
    --Northwest Public Power Association

    "Steve Ford is very personable. His presentation was superb! We couldn’t have written his script any better. We have had nothing but favorable comments and everyone enjoyed meeting and talking with him! My grade for his performance would be an A+."
    --Residence Treatment Services of Adamance

    "Steve's session was captivating and applicable to any audience."
    --Electronic Security Association, Inc.