John Locke is the VP of Executive Coaching Coach for Forvis, a top 10 Accounting Firm. Forvis
was created in June 2022, resulting from a merger between BKD and DHG. John created the
Executive Coaching practice at DHG in 2015 and is now part of a 3-person, Catalyst Coaching
Practice, serving leaders throughout Forvis' nationwide footprint.
John holds a BBA from Ohio University and an MBA from Western Carolina University and co-
founded the Western Carolinas (WCC) ICF Sub-Chapter. He is a ICF PCC, Past Board Member of
ICF Charlotte, holds the WBECS, "Conversational Intelligence" Coaching Certification and is a
credentialed Health and Wellness Coach (NBHWC).
John is married to his/wife Gini for 41 years and has one daughter Lauren, who lives in
Wellington, New Zealand...and they have an Aussie Doodle named "Buddy."
John has spent over a year in coaches training with Positive Intelligence and is in the process of
piloting a firm-wide Mental Fitness initiative within FORVIS.