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Why You Should Be a Kolbe Certified™ Consultant

March 21, 2023

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I didn't have to recreate the wheel, I just had to plug in the system.

Kari Gillenwater (6482), Kolbe Certified™ Consultant

How to Grow a Strengths-Based Consulting Business

A lot of managers say it’s hard to create team synergy these days. With reduced employee engagement and terms like “quiet quitting” and “The Great Resignation” now common parts of the workplace vernacular, organizations are desperate for increased workplace productivity and individuals are searching for less stress and a greater sense of fulfillment. 

The world doesn’t need more coaches or consultants, we need better consultants. We need Kolbe Certified Consultants, and you should become one. Here’s why: 

What is a Kolbe Certified Consultant?

Kolbe Certified Consultants are team leaders and coaches who have been expertly trained in the part of the mind that dictates how you naturally solve problems. Not only are Kolbe Certified Consultants experts in this powerful piece of the performance puzzle, they know precisely how it can help leaders, teams and entire organizations achieve what they care about most. 

Personality assessments are everywhere, and untold resources go into assessing employees on the skills necessary to shine in their jobs. But these two areas (affective preferences and cognitive ability) only cover two of the three parts of the mind. That third part, conation, is FAR too often overlooked. Conation is about how people naturally take action when solving problems, and the Kolbe A™ Index is the only assessment that measures this important aspect of individual and team performance.  

The people who benefit the most from this strengths-based Certification include: 

  • Independent coaches and consultants who want to grow a practice 
  • Hiring managers, HR, and OD consultants who need solutions that tie directly to productivity at work 
  • Leaders who need optimal performance from their team 


A Unique Advantage for Workplace Productivity

The number one predictor of long-term fit in a role is how that role lines up with someone’s instinctive strengths. Those who have a clear understanding of how to harness those natural strengths in each and every employee have a unique advantage, and consultants who can bring expertise to that process are invaluable. Kolbe Certified Consultants know how to maximize strengths and minimize stress to get more done, and how to help organizations improve morale, reduce turnover and increase engagement. 

You should get certified because it’s the best way to become the expert on instinctive strengths in your organization — or to use Kolbe with your clients. If you’ve been using Kolbe Indexes for a while, but need some more practice and guidance on how to build and optimize teams — it’s time to get certified.

A Complete Solution 

Kolbe Certified Consultants are experts in: 

  • Improving Individual performance 
  • Boosting team productivity 
  • Increasing employee retention 
  • Interpreting and comparing Kolbe Indexes 
  • Growing practices within organizations and for clients by using the Kolbe System

That Kolbe System offers a complete solution that allows you to identify individual strengths, optimize teamwork by strategically combining talents, align strengths to job requirements, and expand businesses by hiring the right people. 

You’re familiar with cognitive tests (IQ tests, Wonderlic) that measure intellect and skill. You’re also likely familiar with personality tests (Myers Briggs, CliftonStrengths) that measure your preferences. Kolbe is the ONLY system that tells you how people naturally take action. This is innate, unchanging, and the best indicator for long-term fit in a job. By becoming a Kolbe Certified™ Consultant, you can harness the only conative assessments and reports in your work and help others find the freedom to be themselves.



The training will include a dynamic mix of presentations, activities and discussions of Kolbe Concepts, products and applications for business and individual use. We will focus on how to interpret individual Kolbe A™ Index results and provide additional information to enhance productivity, communication and performance. 



Unlike other Certifications, Kolbe does not require Certified Consultants to purchase a certain amount of product or generate a certain amount in revenue each year. In addition to the initial Certification session cost, the Kolbe Certified™ Annual Membership renewal is $795. Annual Membership includes use of the Kolbe Certified Logo and marketing collateral, access to a resource center with more than 200 supplemental coaching and consulting materials and access to live and on-demand training. 



Kolbe Certification is a three-day session when in person, and spread across four days when held online. 



We offer Kolbe Certification™ both virtually and in-person. When not online, certification is usually held near Kolbe Corp Headquarters in Phoenix. Arizona is ideal for business travelers, renowned for its great weather, shopping, outdoor activities, and frequent-flyer favorite airport. Phoenix isn’t the only place we have Certification Seminars — we also have them in Chicago and outside the United States from time to time. 



After the first year of being Certified, each Kolbe Consultant must complete 7 continuing education units (CEUs) to stay Certified. These can be done by attending online webinars or by attending Kolbe’s annual conference, KolbeCon or by attending other specialty workshops. 



You will receive access to the full library of Kolbe’s consultant support materials, giving you everything you need to serve your clients (internal or external) from day one. For your first six months, you will receive unlimited access to one of our Kolbe experts who will help you with any Kolbe-related questions. Once Certified, you get a discount on our WAREwithal® software and have the ability to offer Kolbe-based goods and services to your clients and prospects. 


Ready to get started? Sign up for certification today! 

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