Only Kolbe certified consultant in Ireland and Germany at the time.

I have used Kolbe assessments since February 2016 and wanted a more hands-on and in-depth understanding of the instrument.

So, I flew to Arizona to get certified by Kathy Kolbe herself.

Kathy Kolbe is the world’s leading authority on human instincts. She solved the riddle of how all people can be both equal and different in their creative efforts by identifying the nature of universal instincts that constitute individual modus operandi. She is also an acclaimed theorist, bestselling author, educator and the founder of Kolbe Corp a publishing and consulting company for 35 years, and is now its Chairman and Chief Creativity Officer.

The author of multiple research studies, Kolbe has proven her long-held theory that conation is a third faculty of the brain. Additionally, over 750,000 case studies have tested and validated her theories on the inherent, instinctive nature of human conation.  Kathy’s work has earned her widespread recognition and awards.

She has authored a number of assessment and performance tools used across the world by business, schools, families and individuals, including the Kolbe A™ Index, the only valid and reliable assessment tool for measuring an individual’s method of operation (M.O.) within the conative faculty of the brain.

Kathy’s motivation for her life’s work is rooted in her own cognitive challenges.  A severe dyslexic, she discovered early on that instinctive, purposeful action could trump any learning disability.  Additionally, in midlife Kathy survived a near-fatal car accident that left her unable to perform simple cognitive tasks. Rather than focusing on what was lacking, Kathy relied on deep-rooted conative instincts to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.