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Coaching and Consulting Services

Don't go it alone. Get a trusted coach to help you develop as a leader, grow your business and live with renewed energy, clarity and purpose.


Lane Ford

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Lane is board certified by the International Coaching Federation as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

With over twenty-five years of business experience including C-suite leadership in start-up, growth and mature stage companies, Lane Ford's real-world knowledge forms the basis of his coaching and consulting path. His empathetic, levelheaded leadership as a CFO and COO has guided companies through early-stage funding, rapid growth, and successful exits.


His diverse experience and training create space for leaders and/or their teams to step back from the business, gain new perspective, and develop action plans to optimize impact and effectiveness.

A confidential and supportive sounding board, Lane will ask powerful questions, challenge assumptions, raise awareness, and push for action to help you solve your toughest leadership challenges.

Certified to administer the following career and leadership development assessments.

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EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment



Leadership Coaching

As a leader you face unrelenting pressure. You know that you have to innovate, produce, scale and achieve results but sometimes lack the clarity and confidence to do so. You need a trusted coach who has walked in your shoes and is competent to help you overcome obstacles in your path. As a former CFO and COO, I've successfully guided family owned and closely held companies through rapid growth, restructuring, leadership transitions, multiple investment rounds, and profitable exits. My leadership coaching is customized professional development that will help you achieve results. I provide coaching for:​

  • Entrepreneurs & Startup Leaders

  • CEO's & C-Suite Leaders

  • Senior Managers

  • Emerging Leaders

Business Consulting

Growing a business, regardless of maturity or size, requires an engaged team, a financial plan and a scalable infrastructure. Often the issues constraining a business's success are related to people, process or technology. Improvements in these areas will boost your team's confidence and performance. I provide consulting services in the following areas:

  • Financial Strategy

  • Creating a Hiring Plan

  • Organizational Structure

  • Budget & Business Planning

  • Developing budgeting and forecasting tools.

  • Improving cash flow management

  • Strengthening accounting operations

  • Improving financial reporting and key metric tracking

  • Optimizing systems for scalable growth

  • Family business transitions

  • Preparing for a sale

  • Preparing for investor diligence

Career Coaching

Finding your calling in the professional world takes thoughtful, intentional work and regular reflection. If you are a seasoned executive looking for a change, a young creative experiencing discontent or a college student beginning your career, we can work together to discover powerful insights that can help you establish a life plan toward more meaningful and purposeful work. Using a step-by-step life design process, we will examine your unique strengths, desires and work experiences and translate them into a playbook that will guide your decisions moving forward.


Get the traction you need to solve your leadership dilemmas.

Let's talk.

Chattanooga, TN​​

Tel: 423-309-0900
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