Richard K. Forbus, PhD
CEO & Executive Coach
Rick holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management & Leadership, and he has studied Executive Coaching with one of the coaches at The Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC. Rick also studied at CoachU and George Washington University to increase his expertise in coaching and leadership applications to project managers. He follows the principles of the ICF. Rick has owned and led a viable Executing Coaching and Training firm for 16 years. He works extensively with Talent Professionals and HR leaders to establish professional develop initiatives, coaching and strategic thinking plans. Rick has led these initiatives in corporate environments, government agencies, non-profits and even religious institutions.
Rick is a full-time executive coach, professional trainer and speaker. He specializes in organizational re-design using behavioral and community-based action research techniques. He maintains an active speaking engagement schedule and is a highly sought-after corporate retreat and workshop facilitator. In his career, Rick has trained, coached or presented speeches to over 44,000 people. His areas of expertise include team building, process consulting, high performance meeting and decision-making, vision casting, people alignment, strategic planning and change management.
Rick, and his wife Nancy enjoy the beach and the mountains, and spend time at both as often as possible. Rick loves to play music, rock-n-roll to jazz and attends concerts and participates in informal jam sessions whenever possible. Rick & Nancy have two sons, six grandchildren and family events are fun-loving, loud and loaded with joking around. Rick and his sons spend as much time as possible in mountain streams fly fishing, traveling for pheasant hunting and general outdoors adventures. Rick’s motto, “when in doubt, let’s enjoy this!”