Focus Forward

Life Lessons from Racing

Life flies quickly when you’re traveling 180 miles per hour. For Ted Giovanis, it’s also where to find the most valuable lessons.

Since becoming a race car driver three decades ago at age forty-six—a ride that is still in overdrive—Giovanis has discovered how the tools of racing and the teamwork within it are applicable to life and business. In forty-eight motivating and at times exhilarating chapters, he shares the experience and knowledge. 

The veteran of Washington’s health care policy and regulatory battles charts a very different course as a professional driver and team owner in the International Motor Sports Association. You may not know about Type 1 turns, outbraking, or be able to distinguish down force from dive planes, but by the time you reach the checkered flag of Focus Forward, you will better understand the value of intention and gratitude in the actions you take every day. Whether preparing your vehicle, getting in practice laps, or starting the engine to head to the starting line, Giovanis puts you in the driver’s seat with him to make the most of each race you face.

ISBN: 978-1-63755-503-3
SKU: 18-1021-01
Categories:Amplify Publishing, Business and Finance, Inspiration and Personal Success, Self-Esteem and Personal Success, Sports and Recreation, Professional

“I have always believed that motorsports—especially endurance sportscar racing—teaches invaluable life lessons to all who participate. In Focus Forward, Ted Giovanis has done a masterful job of bringing this to life.”—JOHN DOONAN, President, International Motor Sports Association

“I’ve greatly benefited from Focus Forward ’s wisdom about everyday life, which is delivered by a tenacious competitor, a deep thinker, and a razor-sharp student of sportscar racing.”—HUGH PLUMB, professional race car driver and Team TGM general manager

“Motor racing needs application, dedication, and an unusual blend of forward-planning, reading the situation, and super-quick decision-making. In Focus Forward, Ted Giovanis reveals how this recipe provides results in all aspects of life away from the track.”—JOHN HINDHAUGH, broadcaster and founder of Radio Show Limited, which airs over 7,000 hours of live motorsports annually

Ted Giovanis

Healthcare Regulatory and Policy Expert

Ted Giovanis, FHFMA, MBA, is president and founder of the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy, which conducts research in the policy and clinical arenas. He was previously president of T. Giovanis & Company, LLC and TGC, LLC, which were health policy and reimbursement consultancies specializing in strategic reimbursement advice and advocacy on behalf of clients. During the past forty years, Ted’s work has encompassed both the Medicare and Medicaid payment areas, regulation, and regulatory processes.

He was solely responsible for the identification and prosecution of the rural floor budget neutrality issue, which resulted in a multibillion-dollar settlement for hospitals nationally.

He has also served as a hospital system CFO, controller, and internal auditor, along with numerous other hospital management and reimbursement/payment positions.

Additionally, Ted is an accomplished professional sports car driver and team owner in the International Motor Sports Association.

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