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September 21, 2022

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We are pleased to announce the individuals and organizations named as Finalists for the 2022 Kolbe Professional Awards. Congratulations to this incredible group, all of whom have displayed exceptional creativity and leadership when it comes to the use of conation, and Kolbe Wisdom™. Thank you to all who were nominated and applied for consideration.  Winners will be announced at KolbeCon in October. 


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. 


Kelli Gift 

Owner, Striving 2 Thrive

Kelli Gift (5753) is an accomplished CPA. She is the owner of Striving 2 Thrive, in which she helps business owners hire and engage employees based upon the outcomes of the Kolbe assessment she administers. Kelli is a Kolbe Certified™ Consultant, administering hundreds of Kolbe assessments on an annual basis as a respected expert in the professional services industry. Kelli is also the Managing Partner of PaySmart Payroll Services in Mechanicsburg, PA and is a champion for small business. 

Kelli believes in giving back to the community and is passionate in increasing leadership opportunities with students which is why she Chaired the local Junior Leadership Program (Leadership Cumberland) for many years. She participates in other efforts with her team at PaySmart. She is involved with her church, and the non-profit “Someone To Tell it To.” 

Jessica Harrington 

Executive Business Coach, Carson Coaching 

Jessica (7823) has been an Executive Business Coach at Carson since 2019. Prior to Carson she worked at a Broker Dealer where she was introduced to and fell in love with Kolbe. She has been using Kolbe with teams and individuals since 2015. She holds a MS in Leadership and Organizational Development from UT Dallas and is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. Her “why” is to partner with and challenge advisors to discover, develop, and reach their fullest potential. 

Morgan Hutchings 

Senior Consultant, AuDExperts 

Morgan Hutchings (9425) is a Kolbe Certified Consultant and Strategic Communication Coach. He is the catalyst behind building great teams for a growing list of private practices and companies.  His specialties include strategic analysis, establishing and reinforcing core values, opening communication, and instilling discipline so your team can thrive while fulfilling your entrepreneurial vision.   

Morgan continues to defy convention, challenge his coaching clients and motivating entrepreneurs to build autonomous teams to more quickly realize their vision.  His experience includes:

  • Kolbe Certified™ Consultant 
  • Strategic Communication Coach to practices spanning the entire United States; from Hawaii to Alaska, and California to Massachusetts. 
  • Former Director of Operations for an Inc. 500/5000 Organization 
  • Led America’s Highest Rated Hearing Health Care Team 
  • Leading Change Initiatives Based on the Disney Institute and Ritz Carlton Methods 
  • Innovative Teaching, Coaching and Leadership for Multiple Health Care Professions 

Anita Payne  

Managing Director, Grow Communications 

As a coach and facilitator for leaders and teams, Anita (2495) works with teams at the pointy end of projects – to help win them and deliver them successfully. Working as a communications and bid coach for over 35 years, she has worked with teams to win and deliver iconic projects in technical industries and construction & infrastructure throughout AsiaPac.   

For over 15 years Kolbe has provided part of the winning formula, to help teams align quickly and focus their best talents productively toward a common goal. Similarly, Anita has worked with Kolbe to coach leaders how to successfully manage their teams effectively in delivering outcomes. 


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


EOS® Worldwide  

(Kolbe Certified™ Consultants: CJ DuBé and Lisa Hofmann)

Named to the 2022 Inc. 5000 as one of America’s fastest-growing companies, EOS Worldwide has helped thousands of entrepreneurs all over the globe get everything they want from their businesses. The EOS Model® offers a proven system of simple and practical tools used by entrepreneurial leaders of companies with 10–250 employees to clarify, simplify, and achieve their visions for business success.  

More than 530 EOS Implementers around the world help entrepreneurial leaders achieve company-wide alignment on their vision, gain real traction against that vision, and create healthy teams and culture through masterful EOS® implementation. The 5 EOS core values are: Be Humbly Confident, Grow or Die, Help First, Do the Right Thing, and Do What We Say. For more information about EOS, visit 

Keating & Associates  

(Kolbe Certified™ Consultant: Libby Paul) 

KEATING’s focus is on our financial advisor partners’ success. We are dedicated to supporting our advisor partners’ business strategies, as well as taking care of the day-to-day operational tasks required, so that they are left doing what they do best: helping clients to reach their goals. Our belief is that as long as we are providing exceptional service to our advisor partners, we are positioning them to provide their own exceptional service and expertise to their clients. Each of our affiliated advisor partners serves a diverse range of clients. Each group has different, and equally important, needs. Our highly skilled and experienced staff cultivates relationships with our advisor partners to help best serve each individual client. As an entrepreneurial company, we have worked hard to create a culture where work-life balance is not only expected but encouraged. Our goal is that this provides our advisor partners with the freedom to serve their clients, and themselves, holistically and completely. 

Keating and Associates has been here from the beginning of our history. It remains one of our largest advisor team brands, and these advisors will continue to serve their clients as they always have. 

Kids Help Phone  

(Kolbe Certified™ Consultant: Juanita Gledhill)  

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support in English and French to young people. As the country’s virtual care expert, we give millions of youth a safe, trusted space to talk over phone or through text or in self-directed supports in any moment of crisis or need. Through our digital transformation, we envision a future where every person in Canada is able to get the support they need, when they need it most, however they need it. Kids Help Phone gratefully relies on the generosity of donors, volunteers, stakeholder partners, corporate partners and governments to fuel and fund our programs. Learn more at 

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