Rick Forbus, PhD

Rick holds a PhD in Human Relations and Leadership. He studied executive coaching with one of the coaches from the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina, and attended George Washington University Business School Extension.


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Dr. Ron Young, 
Founder and Chairman

With 20 plus years of experience as an executive coach and trusted advisor, Ron is a unique and highly sought-after practitioner of executive coaching, management consulting, and leadership development services. Ron is recognized for his ability to help executives understand their context and maximize contribution while maintaining a healthy balance of life.

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Chris Goethe
Executive Coach

Chris Goethe is a small business coach who helps individuals make the transition from working for others to becoming a successful entrepreneur. For the last four years, Chris has worked in the industry of franchising, helping others accomplish their dream of owning top-tier franchise brands.

Judith Blank

Executive Coach

As an ICF-credentialed coach, Judith creates holistic learning experiences for leaders across various generations, cultures, and industries. She is known for her strategic mind, her profound empathy, her ability to make the complex simple, and her willingness to speak truth to power. ...Her coaching experience includes non-profit leadership, law enforcement, educators, health care professionals, artists, writers, and entrepreneurs. Whether she is coaching, consulting, or speaking, Judith seamlessly shifts between English, German, and Spanish to effectively communicate with individuals and organizations around the globe.

Kathy Forbus Whitfield
Executive Coach

Kathy Whitfield has over 29 years of experience supporting the real estate community as a broker, instructor, and business development consultant for real estate brokerage firms, local REALTOR® boards and non-profits. ...Kathy is respected as a top educator and real estate coach by agents, brokers, and classroom students. She is readily sought after for curriculum development and coaching relative to real estate licensing, career and business growth, leadership, professional standards, and continuing education. She has been a presenter in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, and at NAR’s Association Executive Institute (AEI) in Austin, Texas. Kathy teaches real estate education, REALTOR® Board Orientation and Leadership workshops, and has been a convention speaker at the Mississippi REALTORS® convention. Kathy served the Mississippi REALTORS® for 8 years as Communications and Marketing Director as well as Professional Standards Administrator. During her time at Mississippi REALTORS®, she oversaw printed and digital marketing, member services, and coordinated hearings, mediations and training related to NAR’s REALTOR® Code of Ethics. Kathy is a Certified Professional Coach with credentials from the Center for Coaching Certification, is a certified administrator of the DISC™ Personality Profile and a Certified Mediator from the National Association of REALTORS®. She holds numerous REALTOR® designations and has advanced training in representing buyers and sellers, negotiation, fair housing and diversity, lifestyle transition and professional excellence. Kathy holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in music education and has over 16 years of teaching experience in real estate pre-licensing, real estate law, code of ethics, risk management and REALTOR® safety. Kathy coaches real estate agents, real estate companies, REALTOR® Boards and Associations, trade associations and non-profits. She is available for leadership and real estate workshops and keynote presentations. Kathy can serve as a real estate expert witness for depositions and court appearances.

Daniel Aytes
Executive Coach

Daniel is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed Executive Coach and Speaker. He coaches high achievers and organizations through transitions by focusing on personal and professional development.
Daniel has over a decade of leadership experience working with non-profit organizations, individuals, and executives.

Jennifer Bridges
Executive Coach

Jennifer is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and coach certified by Action Coach International and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.


Maclane Forbus
Executive Coach

Maclane has a corporate coach credential from the Center for Coaching Certification and continues his education in psychology and further coach credentials. Maclane has coached lately in the Public Relations industry with emerging leaders and connects well with Y-Millennials and well-seasoned professionals.

Debbie Harrison
Director of Business Development

Debbie has been with Trove, Inc. since 2007 and her responsibilities include preparation and distribution of client assessments, preparation and distribution of client training materials, in addition to providing administrative support.

Renee Hutcherson Lucier
Executive Coach

Renee brings over 25 years of diverse corporate experiences to her position as Executive Coach with Trove, Inc., including managerial, sales, marketing, administrative, customer service and consulting.

Janet VonKohn
Executive Coach

Janet VonKohn has assembled a stellar track record of success in leading multiple recruiting / consulting organizations. She has built her organization’s brand as a consistent, knowledgeable, results driven partner to its clients. She understands the important roles of passion and integrity coupled with expertise and experience to create the “Customer for Life” in those with whom the organization partnered.