Rose + Porterfield Team

Our principals are PhD’s with decades of business and consulting experience. They are experienced psychologists, managers, executive coaches, and authors. But above all, they’re experts in people.

From large-scale corporations to multi-generational family businesses, Rose + Porterfield has helped hundreds of organizations spanning nearly every industry with almost every work-related people problem. If you’re experiencing it, we’ve seen it – and we’re here to help.

Meet the team

Robyn W. Porterfield, PhD

Managing Principal

A certified professional mediator with a PhD in Experimental Psychology and Organizational Dynamics, and 20+ years of consulting experience, Dr. Robyn Porterfield brings Rose + Porterfield’s clients the benefit of scientific insight into human behavior combined with a deep understanding of business and organizational performance data.

Dr. Porterfield spent over ten years in sales and marketing prior to completing her PhD. She served as Director of Client Services for a Texas-based online psychological testing firm, where she consulted to management on issues like individual and team fit, conflict resolution, hiring, coaching, and management succession planning. As a consultant, she has assessed and coached executives across a diverse range of industries including financial management, real estate, construction, non-profit, food service, telecommunications, and retail. For five years she co-authored a column for the Dallas Business Journal called, “the C-Level Coach”, was co-author of North Texas Real Estate Council’s “TRECWire” column and also mediates for Dispute Resolution Services of Tarrant County, Texas.

Robert G. Rose, PhD


For over three decades Dr. Bob Rose has consulted with organizations across virtually every industry on almost every challenge that people encounter in business. From health care to retail to IT to manufacturing, Dr. Rose has helped hundreds of companies – and the individuals within them – build on the power of teamwork and foster success from hiring to development.

Dr. Rose’s broad depth of experience and expertise in both strategic business communication and organizational psychology make his written work required reading by major corporations. He is the author of a number of articles and books on communication, crisis handling, company culture, and organizational purpose, and regularly co-authors the North Texas Real Estate Council’s “TRECWire” column alongside managing principal Dr. Robyn Porterfield.

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For our clients, the Rose + Porterfield team’s diversity of experience becomes a competitive advantage. With a multi-generational team with varied expertise in psychology, emotional intelligence, business development, and strategic communication as your partner, you can approach every challenge from a place of broad perspective and people-first focus.

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Not sure what you need?

If you’re facing people problems at work, we’re here to help. And if your team is doing great, we can make them even better. If you give us a little information below, we’ll schedule a consultation with up to three members of your leadership team. During this consultation, we can talk about the challenges and goals facing the most critical resource at the heart of your company: your people. If you decide to work with us after your consultation, the cost of the call will be applied to your contract.


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Preparing for succession?

Transferring your business to the next generation of leadership comes with plenty of unique challenges – and when you’re dealing with the legacy of a multi-generational family business, the psychological and emotional complexities become even harder to navigate. Make sure you find the right fit for the next era of your business by using this brief Guide to Choosing the Ideal Successor.

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