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Kolbe A™ Index

The Kolbe A Index (Instinct Assessment) is unique. It measures the instinctive ways you take action when you strive. Use your custom Kolbe A Index Results to be more productive, less stressed, and unlock joy at work or with your family.

Discover Your Instinctive Strengths

An instinct assessment so powerful you’ll discover the foundation for everything you do moving forward.  Kolbe measures your instinctive way of doing things and the result is called your MO (method of operation). It is the only validated assessment that measures a person’s conative strengths. Unlike any other assessments or quizzes you’ve taken, Kolbe gets directly at how people execute (not their IQ or personality).

"Kolbe described me better than anything ever has!"

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“Kolbe changed my life, and it changed my business.”
Michael Roby, Managing Partner, Michael Roby Consulting
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Kelley Lujan, Strategic Optimizer, Elevation 180
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"Kolbe is the blueprint to people and how they operate.”
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“When I took the Kolbe A and read the results, I cried. After 40 years of feeling like a fraud, Kolbe described me! I have not looked back since.”

Tony Rose (7-6-6-1), Legacy Life Coach® & Founding Partner, Rose, Snyder & Jacobs

Here’s why you should take the 36-Question Kolbe A Index...

More than 1 Million People Have Used the Kolbe A Index to Understand their Natural Strengths.

The Kolbe A Index helps you identify the strengths you use most when striving. There are 12 Kolbe Strengths™ across 4 Action Modes®. Here’s a quick guide to those 4 Modes and what a score in each means:

Fact Finder

Fact Finder is how you gather and share information. 

Those who score 7 through 10 need to get as many facts as possible. On the other end of the continuum, 1 through 3s need to get an overview. And in between, you’re going to get essential facts. Those who fall in this 7 through 10 range naturally begin the problem-solving process through in-depth research and make decisions built on experience. 

Follow Thru

Follow Thru is how you organize and design.  

Believe it or not, we all organize in some way. Those in the 7 through 10 range are going to instinctively design systems. They are the people that put a timeline together for a project. On the other end of that continuum, they have a system too, but their system is very much to organize in piles, to be adaptable. Those in the middle, if someone has actually put together some kind of a system, then they’ll tweak it a little bit and use it on their own. 

Quick Start

Quick Start is how you deal with risk and uncertainty.  

We all have to deal with change. We all have to deal with risk. Our 7 through 10s will just be experimenting all the time. That’s what they naturally do, and there’s a difference in the quantity of ideas that they have. Other end of the continuum, those 1, 2s, and 3s are the people that minimize chaos. They will actually say, “hey, we’ve got all these ideas, but this one seems a little too risky.” Think about the 4 through 6s are people that really do triage in the workplace. 


Implementor is how we handle space and tangibles. 

Those with 7 through 10s in this Mode will build solutions. When you’re talking about technology, these are people actually dealing with the hardware versus maybe software programming. On the other end of the continuum are the people who don’t have to see it to believe it. They will imagine a solution, rather than naturally building the model. In the middle are those who are great at repairing what’s already there. Maybe you’re not going to build it from scratch, but you’re going to keep things working.  

“The day I got my [Kolbe] profile back was one of the most liberating days of my life. I could just see where I got into trouble, where I had frustration, everything that was stressful, why I couldn't sleep at night, why I couldn't enjoy free time. It was right there in the four numbers. ”

Dan Sullivan (2-2-10-4), Co-Founder of Strategic Coach

  • “The Kolbe A has affected my life in a humongous way. It facilitated a career change. I have Kolbe As on friends. I have Kolbe As on Family. I’m doing what I’m doing today because of Kolbe Corp, because of Kathy Kolbe, because of Kolbe Wisdom, because of the Kolbe A.”

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  • “For me, Kolbe was incredibly liberating. Prior to Kolbe I thought something was wrong with me!”

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Independent research shows that even after 25 years, changes in your Kolbe result are statistically insignificant — meaning you are born with your natural way of doing things. If you’ve been living your whole life without knowing about the strengths you were born with, you’re missing out! Is the Kolbe test worth your time and attention? Absolutely! You’ll walk away with immediate tips to improve your life.

Kolbe “Changed My Life and My Business.”

— Michael Roby, Coach & Founding Partner, Journey Advisory Group


The Kolbe A Index is unlike any other assessment you’ve taken, which means it can often be combined with other assessments for even more insight. You’re likely familiar with assessments that identify your preferences and motivations. But once you know WHAT you want, it’s important to understand HOW you’re going to make it happen! Kolbe tells you how you instinctively problem solve when free to be yourself. It’s a powerful way to get more done, more naturally.

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“Kolbe gives you a lot of freedom from the pain that comes from expecting the wrong thing from other people.”
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Dan Aberhart, Managing Partner, Aberhart Ag Solutions

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