CAse study:

JEAN CULLINANE

President

Cullinane Consulting

Who used Forté:

Leaders & Management, Coaches & Trainers, HR Professionals

Jean Cullinane the founder and president of Cullinane consulting, offered a unique view of the Forté Profile.

For the last 15 to 20 years, Jean has used the product with “training, team building, and an array of different human resource services for companies in Ireland.”

“ONE REASON WHY I HAVE STAYED LOYAL TO FORTÉ ALL THIS TIME IS BECAUSE IT IS VERY EASY TO USE. PEOPLE CAN TAKE IT ONLINE, THEREFORE THERE ARE NO ADMINISTRATION COSTS FOR ME. THE OTHER REASON IS THAT I THINK IT IS VERY ACCURATE AND I HAVE GOTTEN GOOD RESULTS FROM IT.”

As a one-person company, it is important for Jean to know everything there is about her clients so that she can best serve them. Although Jean uses the Forté Profile mostly for developing individuals and teams, she says there are other ways to use it as well. “There are individual people who come just for help with their careers, a group in a company, or the company as a whole that wants help as a team.” Jean resolves the issues in a team by using the team builder report.

In her experience, she has found that Forté is a great way to get teams talking to one another and realizing the similarities and differences in their communication. “I found that Forté is a very good vehicle for getting people to talk about how they can get the best out of each other in their work-related relationships. Also, with individual reports, Forté provides an insight into one’s communication strengths and weaknesses.”

Despite being an ocean apart from most Forté clients, Jean has had the same positive results issuing the profile. “I would say, overall, people have rarely defeated the results, people are very comfortable with them.” Jean has only found one instance where the profile was wrong for a particular person, and as it turned out, the individual had taken the profile based on how she wanted the results to be, not her true communication style.