After working with the Forté for almost 15 years, Rob Berkley uses the Forté Interpersonal Profile to coach companies and individuals as an executive coach and management consultant for his company Group MV.
As an experienced user, Rob says that there are several reasons why he uses the Forté.
“I THINK FORTÉ IS REALLY FABULOUS. THE OTHER PROFILES I LIKE FOR DIFFERENT THINGS. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO COMMUNICATION STYLES, PREFERENCES, TEAM BUILDING, AND TEAM COMMUNICATION, NOTHING COMES CLOSE.”
First, he values the high level of accuracy the profile gives. Berkley explains that he rarely has to convince people that the results are correct because his clients freely acknowledge that they are extremely accurate. Secondly, he says that it is extremely easy to explain to clients. Thirdly, he states that the Forté profile is easy to understand. Lastly, he loves the fact that the Forté Profile is context sensitive. “I can do [the Forté profile] with my relationship with my spouse, partner, or work mate,” Rob said. “Where my primary profile is always stable, my adapting context can be adjusted to the situation.” Putting it simply, Rob says, “It’s not a one Forté fits all, it is as many profiles that you need to completely understand all the relationships in someone’s life.”
Recently, Rob worked with a team to help improve their communication with one another. This group, which was already operating successfully, still had a desire to improve their communication with each other. After only a few short hours walking through their primary profile results, the team felt that any friction they had with each other had been resolved. The team began to feel much more connected.
To sum up his appreciation of Forté, Rob says, “I think Forté is really fabulous. The other profiles I like for different things. But when it comes to communication styles, preferences, team building, and team communication, nothing comes close.”