Toronto-based consultants Ross Slater and Wayne Smith have been using Kolbe since 1994 to help businesses reach further. Nearly 25 years later, Kolbe Corp has recognized their achievements with the 2018 Conative Excellence Professional Award. The winning criteria include expertise in Kolbe Theory, impact on clients and voting from a panel of 96 other consultants.
David Kolbe, CEO of Kolbe Corp
Ross Slater was introduced to Kolbe by colleagues at Strategic Coach, where he worked as a coach and management consultant for entrepreneurs. He became a Kolbe Certified™ Consultant in 1996, one of the first 25 people to achieve that distinction.
Wayne Smith encountered Kolbe in 2004 through Slater, his future husband. Smith had spent decades in executive roles in the financial and retail sectors. When he and Slater met they used Kolbe to build their lives and a new business together. The company they founded, Reach Capabilities Inc., has cultivated capabilities in hundreds of organizations, ranging from three to 90,000 employees.
Smith and Slater received the award Oct. 25 at Conation Nation Symposium in Scottsdale, Ariz. The award was presented along with the Kolbe Enterprise Award and the Kolbe Founders Award, given to Dan Sullivan and Babs Smith, founders of Strategic Coach. More than 225 consultants and business leaders were in attendance to recognize and celebrate each of the winners.
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Conation Nation Symposium occurred October 25 and 26 at the DoubleTree Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., and is the authoritative conference on conation — the part of the mind used in action and achievement. The event featured a variety of presentations from leaders in coaching, human resources, and personal relationships; including Dan Sullivan, Kathy Kolbe, Arie Luyendyk Jr., and keynote speaker Brian Burkhardt.