Our Team

For over 30 years The Forté Institute has been helping corporations and individuals improve interpersonal communications, build effective teams and increase productivity.

Today, Forté’s full range of communication style reports and adapting and performance coaching tools are used across the globe by over 6,000 clients.

C.D. “Hoop” Morgan, III

Founder/Chairman
cdm3@theforteinstitute.com

C.D. “Hoop” Morgan, III is the founder and chairman of The Forté Institute, LLC, a global behavioral sciences firm best known for developing and providing innovative people, process and interpersonal performance-improvement solutions.

Morgan is recognized as a master in developing effective individuals, leaders and teams. He is the author and developer of the proprietary, computerized Forté Interpersonal Communication Style Profile, which is used throughout the world. What would evolve into what is now Forté began in the late 1970s as a quest by Morgan to find a statistically valid instrument that would help identify an individual’s personal communication-style strengths.

Morgan is a graduate of Missouri Southern State University. His educational background also includes Understanding and Solving Complex Business Problems at MIT’s Sloan School of Management; Reinventing Your Business Strategy at Sloan School of Management; and the Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives and Dealing with Difficult People in Difficult Situations at Harvard Law School.

His interests and activities have included membership on the University of Missouri School of Journalism Broadcast Sequence Advisory Council, Missouri Council for Higher Education, Rotary International, American Statistical Association, and other national, regional and local community and service organizations.

Bríd Bourke

Vice President of Business Development and Client Solutions
brid.bourke@theforteinstitute.com

Bríd Bourke is the Vice President of Business Development and Client Solutions for The Forté Institute, LLC.

Bríd met Hoop in 1999 and went on to become a Forté Master and distributor for The Forté Institute’s suite of tools in UK & Ireland.  Bríd has a passion for designing and delivering organizational programs that accelerate interpersonal communication.  Always preferring to reach for Forté from her extensive toolbox of development tools, she was delighted with the opportunity to join the Forté team full time in March 2018.

A graduate of University College Dublin, University of Limerick, University of Sheffield and Open University, Bríd has over twenty years’ experience in the diagnosis of HRD issues, the development of organizational leaders and the design and implementation of behavioral based solutions.

Bríd’s career has spanned academia, consulting and corporate roles including Organizational Development Director and Chief Learning Officer.  She founded BBA Training Ltd (Building Better Abilities) a Management Training company in 1994, to deliver HRD solutions (Selection, Coaching, and Training) to a corporate client base across Europe including Dell, McAfee, APC MGE, Pfizer, Heineken, Schering Plough, Intel, Alcon SSC, Digicel, Kerry Group, GE Healthcare, Gilead Sciences & SSC, DAA, Google, HP, Alkermes and Actavo.

Caroline Merrill

Managing Director of Accounts & Projects
caroline.merrill@theforteinstitute.com

Caroline Merrill is the Managing Director of Accounts and Projects at The Forté Institute, LLC, where she oversees and organizes a global database of 6,500+ clients. Caroline manages current and future projects, orchestrates the production of client sessions, and maintains company social media pages.

Prior to working at The Forté Institute, Caroline held positions with the Philadelphia Eagles, UNC-Wilmington Athletic Department and a variety of businesses around Wilmington, NC in Marketing, Public Relations, Event Planning and Client Services.

Caroline earned her degree in Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2012, and has since been featured on the COM Alumni Spotlight and the COM Studies Day Alumni Panel. She is currently involved in the WILMA Leadership Institute, WILMA Network, Stefanie Adams for New Hanover County School Board and Women on Fire. Caroline is originally from Hendersonville, NC and has lovingly called Wilmington, NC home for eight years.

Forté Associates

Our Forté Associates typically have had a long relationship with Forté.  They are spread across the globe and are certified to deliver the Forté suite of solutions and reports to their clients.  Contact your local Forté Associate to discuss your communication requirements or contact us directly so we can find the best solution for you and your organization.

United States

Evergreen Learning
Dr. Joe Green
Des Moines Iowa
evergreenlearning@theforteinstitute.com

Leslie Farias
Reno Nevada
Leslie.farias@theforteinstitute.com

CLHunter Consulting, Inc.
Chris Hunter
Chicago Illinois
clhunterconsulting@theforteinstitute.com

The Executive Edge
Kim Ramsey
Chicago, Illinois
executiveedge@theforteinstitute.com

Act III Consulting
Kathleen Fairall
Charlotte, NC
kathleen.fairall@theforteinstitute.com

Sales Xceleration
Lisa Dean
Nashville,TN
salesxceleration@theforteinstitute.com

The EI Coach
Susan Clarine
Chicago, IL
susan.clarine@theforteinstitute.com

 

Hello
Jill Miller
Belle Mead, NJ
hello@theforteinstitute.com

Situational Services, Inc.
Don Brown
Ann Arbor, MI
situationalservices@theforteinstitute.com

Dr. Rick Olsen
Wilmington, NC
Rick.olsen@theforteinstitute.com

Molly Nece
Wilmington, NC
Molly.neece@theforteinstitute.com

Productive Dental Academy
Vicki McManus Peterson
Anacortes, WA
productivedental@theforteinstitute.com

Winter Consulting
Scott Winter
Chico, CA
winterconsulting@theforteinstitute.com

Propel Change
Donna Griggs
Nashville, TN
propelchange@theforteinstitute.com

 

Group MV
Rob Berkley
Martha’s Vineyard, MA
groupmv@theforteinstitute.com

Terry Clark
Raleigh North Carolina
Terry.clark@theforteinstitute.com

Rachel Olsen
Wilmington, NC
Rachel.olsen@theforteinstitute.com

Abundant Dental Care
Dr. Chris Neibauer
Park City, UT
neibauerunlimited@theforteinstitute.com

Dental Coaches
Susan Leckowicz
Newington, CT
dentalcoaches@theforteinstitute.com

Bob Fuller
Newbern, NC
Bob.fuller@theforteinstitute.com

Europe

BBA training Ltd
Simon McAuliffe
Cork, Ireland
simon.mcauliffe@theforteinstitute.com

Tom Mitchell
Co Wicklow Ireland
Tom.mitchell@theforteinstitute.com

Jean Cullinane
Carlow, Ireland
Jean.cullinane@theforteinstitute.com

Canada

Cenera
Calgary, Alberta
cenera@theforteinstitute.com

Hazel Collins and Associates
Toronto, Canada
hazellcollinsassociates@theforteinstitute.com

Asia

PERSOLKELLY Consulting Asia Pacific
Seoul, South Korea
anthonyraja_d@bticonsultants.com

Australia

Don Hummons
Toowong, Australia
Don.hummons@theforteinstitute.com

Get More from Your Forté

If you want to make the most of our reports and analyses, schedule a consultation session with us.

During your session, one of our communication coaches will walk you through the main points of the report and show you how to apply the results to daily activities in your schedule.

A comprehensive report for every area of communication