About

BCK Consulting uses the science of psychology to produce dramatic, measurable business results. We assist our domestic and global partners on issues of selection, individual and team performance, and people systems, providing effective consultation and expert advice on a myriad of business challenges and people performance issues.

Our team of licensed Psychologists has dedicated their careers to understanding leadership, motivation, and performance - all concepts that will powerfully influence your business directives. Through our proven impact and experience in the field, we have forged partnerships with a wide variety of clients, ranging from family businesses to multinational corporations.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BCK Consulting's main offices are currently located in Historic Roswell, an area well known for its deep history, its great food, and its focus on cultural appreciation.

Charles Cowart, Ph. D

Managing Director | Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Charles "Chuck" Cowart is a licensed Psychologist specializing in organizational development, leadership development, and assessment. Dr. Cowart has served as an adviser and coach to CEO and C-level executives across many organizations, ranging from the Fortune 100 to a variety of closely held, private, and family businesses. He has been actively involved in management consulting for twenty-five years.

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Originally, his practice focused on research, program development, program evaluation, and behavioral and cognitive therapy for inpatient and outpatient populations. In the late 1980's, Dr. Cowart shifted his consulting practice to organizational settings and initially worked under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Bleke, among the most preeminent Corporate Psychologists in national practice. For the last twenty-five years, Dr. Cowart has focused on providing services in larger organizational settings and has been a valuable resource to both domestic and global clients. Deeply involved in selection, succession, talent management, problem solving, team functioning, post-merger integration, and leadership development, Dr. Cowart maintains a thriving global consultancy. His personal interests include sport fishing, hi-fi audio, tennis, and BMW motorcycles. Living in the Atlanta metro area, he is married and has one amazing daughter.

  • 404.588.2420
  • ccowart@bckpsych.com

Gene Barger, Ph. D

Senior Consultant | Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Gene Barger has consulted for over twenty-five years with a broad spectrum of public, private, and family owned companies. As a licensed psychologist, he is able to draw upon his education, formal training, and experience as a strong foundation for understanding the various leadership challenges facing organizations today. Over the years, Gene has served as a “trusted advisor” to owners, partners, directors, and senior managers, assisting them in successfully addressing a variety of needs related to succession planning, talent selection and proper deployment, leadership development, teambuilding, and executive coaching.

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He has also played a significant role in helping the senior leadership of merging organizations optimally blend their cultures and best practices. His observations and assessment skills provide the objectivity that is often needed to make proper decisions with regard to organizational structure and “getting the right people in the right seats.” His executive coaching and teambuilding abilities enable him to proactively address the potential interpersonal and political “derailers” that often undermine a successful integration. Other value added services include: the blending of respective boards; culture/teambuilding with directors and senior leaders; 360° feedback programs; and performance enhancement systems. Dr. Barger grew up in Atlanta and earned his Ph.D. from Georgia State University. in 1987. He is married with two children and along with his community and church activities, enjoys participating in a variety of hobbies including golf, tennis, kayaking, hunting, and fishing.

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Gordon Kenney, Ph. D

Senior Consultant | Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Gordon Kenney is a Licensed Psychologist in Georgia and Tennessee. He joined Drs. Barger and Cowart in 1997 soon after receiving his Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Memphis. Dr. Kenney graduated from Georgia State University with a Master's degree in Community Counseling, and from Rhodes College with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. His specialties include pre-employment selection system design and implementation, coaching and development, multirater feedback, team and organizational analytics, and leadership research.

  • 678.429.3710
  • gkenney@bckpsych.com

Courtney C. Rabin

Staff Consultant

Courtney Rabin has holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing Master's degrees in both Business Administration and Information Systems. Courtney is a National Merit Scholarship recipient, an alumni member of university of Georgia Alpha Kappa Psi chapter, a Dean's List graduate from Kennesaw State University, and a published contributor on LinkedIn Pulse. She brings extensive sales and sales management experience to the BCK Consulting team.

Courtney currently lives in Dunwoody, GA, with her husband, their cat, and two English Bulldogs.

  • 404.512.4921
  • courtney@bckpsych.com