Fran Sims is a coach, trainer, and consultant with the Chip Bell Group and works in the areas of leadership skills, customer relationships, team development, career management, training skills, and stress management. Her 30 years of experience, worldwide, includes work in health care organizations, financial institutions, governmental environments, corporate organizations, manufacturing organizations, professional associations, private enterprise, and volunteer organizations. She holds bachelor and master degrees in education, and has co-authored articles for magazines and training books. For 15 years Fran was also Executive Director of Suncoast Management Institute, a management development consortium affiliated with the St. Petersburg, Florida, Area Chamber of Commerce. She has worked with organizations such as Boeing, US Army, USA Today, Kindercare, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Honeywell, Bell Canada, Bristol-Myer-Squibb Pharmaceuticals, Marconi, LTD, Cisco Systems, Continental Airlines, Cleveland Clinic, Alberta Power, Hewlett-Packard, Kimberly Clarke, Pepsi Cola, Mercury Marine, BASF Corp, Raytheon, and TNT Global. Her office is in the Tampa area.