Meet The Team

You are assured of professional focus and results because Forté facilitations only train in their chosen areas of specialty and passion. You also benefit from the expertise and real-world experience that deliver powerful outcomes.

Suzie Rogers – Managing Partner
  • Co-founded Forté in 1992.
  • Coaches “C” level and executives on presence, performance, presentation and pitching. Includes Analyst Presentations and Roadshows.
  • Facilitates workshops and off-sites on presence, communication, personal brand and presentation, strategy and team building.
  • Passionate about inspiring people to bring out their best – their forté.
  • 20+ years communication experience.
  • Degrees in Teaching, Drama and Effective Speaking from Sydney and London.

Gayee McGrath – Partner
  • Experienced mentor on leadership skills, career progression, strategic planning, board presentations and co-facilitation.
  • Results driven, commercially astute and innovated Executive General Manager, formerly of ASX top Australian multi-national.
  • Demonstrated team leadership (over 160 staff) and expertise in growing a $90m global portfolio of corporate responsibilities.
  • Excellent record of achieving significant business growth, through increased market share and the successful introduction to the market of new products.
  • Public and private sector experience in communication training and management.

Rob Irving – Founding Partner
  • Coaches in executive performance, communication, speaking, presentation, personal branding and pitches.
  • Director, SchoolAid (kids helping kids in need – www.schoolaid.org.au).
  • Passionate about mentoring people, pitching, brand communication and writing.
  • 20+ years management experience in multi-national advertising agency J. Walter Thompson.
  • CEO positions in Johannesburg, Cape Town, London and Sydney involving communication planning, business development and competitive submissions.

Louise Geoghegan – Consultant
  • Delivers Clarity in Communications workshops that show professionals how to use classic problem solving skills and storylining methodology.
  • A senior strategic change specialist – guiding organisations through change to deliver greater productivity, performance and profitability.
  • Is passionate about communications, has a practical approach, and is a strong leader, adept at keeping people motivated while keeping projects on track.
  • Works with leaders and teams in advertising, construction, finance, government, higher education, law, professional services and telecommunications.

Testimonials

  • Very powerful and enjoyable learning experience. The course I attended was one of the best I had been on. I strongly believe it is a true investment an employer can make for their employees.  
  • Forté has exceeded my expectations...and has provided customised programmes to meet our specific needs.  
  • The practical nature of the workshops has meant a more rapid transfer of skills back into the work situation - a feature not so evident in the more standardised approaches I've dealt with in the past.  
  • Forté reviews each individual's needs with me before the workshop then structures the specific development around these needs. The workshops are very practical, featuring plenty of 'real' activities mixed with individual instruction and coaching.  
  • Even the most polished presenter can learn from this Power of Presentation experience.  
  • The Power of Writing equips participants with the knowledge, tools and confidence to turn ordinary writing into something extra-ordinary; communication that really grabs the reader's attention, and holds onto it!  
  • each member of our team found your Power of Team program challenging and stimulating...as individuals we greatly benefited from the personal interpretation of our 'team roles' ...there was a significant increase in the synergy of the team as we came to realise the importance of our individual contributions towards the team's goals and vision ..." "Congratulations on the fantastic conference...the format was both interesting and enjoyable and the involvement of all attending was the key to its success. Suzie Rogers was a great MC. Overall it was a refreshing change. Thank you!!  
  • Forté provided valuable assistance in a major pitch to potential clients...Forté was instrumental in moulding a customer focused document and in adapting the presentation technique of our lawyers from the courtroom to the boardroom...Forté assisted in adapting the presentation so as to make it interesting and informative to lawyers and non-lawyers alike  
  • I thought the program was fantastic and very worthwhile, I thought Louise was very engaging and the size of the group was awesome - definitely time allocated for the one on one coaching. A well worthwhile investment.  
  • This was an excellent course and I have recommended my GM to attend the next one  

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61 0418 868 823
PO Box 477
Erskineville NSW 2043
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