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2021 Conative Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

September 27, 2021

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Congratulations to the individuals and organizations named as Finalists for the 2021 Kolbe Professional Awards, and thank you to all who were nominated and applied for consideration.  These finalists have shown creativity and leadership when it comes to the use of conation, and Kolbe Wisdom™.

Winners will be announced at KolbeCon in October.

Kolbe Professional Award: for Individual Leadership in Building Conative Excellence

This award honors a Kolbe Certified™ Consultant who has developed a high level of expertise in Kolbe Theory and has used Kolbe products and methodologies to impact organizations and/or individuals.


Don Cooper, CEO – Chief Entrepreneurial Officer

Innovator Industrial Services, Inc.

Don Cooper (7473) is the Chief Entrepreneurial Officer and Visionary for Innovator Industrial Services and Amplifier X. With a knack for spotting gaps in processes, he helps B2B companies define their value by helping them understand what makes them different in their industry. He has written three successful books to help his clients optimize their processes to improve productivity and save money, and has launched two separate podcasts.

For the six most important people in his (His Wife, Mother, and four children) he wants to provide them with a life full of joy and security through his work. Don is married to his beautiful his wife Gemma, and are raising and supporting four wonderful children, ages 8 through 26.

Fun fact: Don is an expert bagpipe player!

Jessica Harrington, Executive Business Coach

Carson Coaching

Jessica (7823) is an Executive Business Coach at Carson Coaching and previously worked as a practice management consultant at a broker dealer. She’s passionate about partnering with firm owners to discover the gap between their current situation and their desired success, then working with them to implement strategies that help them pursue their firm’s full potential. She considers herself a lifelong learner and as such holds a Master of Science degree in leadership, organizational development and also holds the Professional Certified Coach designation through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She was introduced to Kolbe in 2012 has been a Kolbe Consultant since 2015. She has had the pleasure to work with team members in discovering their own unique strengths and firm owners to leverage their teams more effectively and increase their hiring power.

She is on a streak of visiting at least one new National Park each year, with the ultimate goal of visiting all 63!

Veronica D. Slater – Coach and Consultant

Slater Consulting

Veronica D. Slater (4565), based in Toronto, Ontario, was an impassioned Primary French Immersion teacher for 10 years. She received her certification as a Kolbe Certified Consultant in 2015 and a Kolbe Youth Specialist in 2018. She is also a CCF Practitioner. Veronica help’s provide context, validation and answers so that her clients can shape a purposeful, rewarding and successful life.

Fluent in English, French and Spanish, Veronica is a published author, spouse and mother of four wonderful teenagers.

Kolbe Enterprise Award: For Organizational Leadership in Building Conative Excellence

This award honors a company for using Kolbe Solutions to make a difference in their organization with demonstrable results.



Wealth Management

Aspiriant is a leading independent wealth management firm in the U.S. with more than $14 billion of assets under management and advisement. The firm provides a full range of wealth management services for over 1,700 individuals, families and institutions throughout the country with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Diego, Orange County, New York, Boston, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Austin.


Law Firm Consultants

Crisp is on a mission to help over 1,000 law firm owners grow their revenue by $1M each ($1 billion impact) in the next five years.

Crisp takes everything they’ve learned generating massive growth in their organization and help the country’s most committed law firms do the same. In short: Crisp helps law firm owners generate unprecedented growth in their businesses by equipping them with world-class video marketing and the industry’s top leadership & management coaching program.


Financial Services

Ubiquity Retirement + Savings empowers small businesses and their employees to create a more secure financial future and peace of mind, by leveraging technology with affordable and effective retirement solutions, and world class customer service.

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