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Decades of Wisdom, Knowledge And Experience

Kolbe Corp is the undisputed leader in assessing and empowering the conative mind. The vision, innovation and research procured by our team of experts make Kolbe an international force for self-discovery, development and productivity.

With experience in numerous fields and a passion for helping individuals act according to their natural strengths, our consultants and speakers bring energy and results to our clients.

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Kathy Kolbe

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Kathy Kolbe (2-6-8-4)

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As an acclaimed theorist, best-selling author and pioneer in her field, Kathy Kolbe was the first to prove the existence of the conative mental faculty, which causes us to act, react and interact. Believing that we are all equally perfect in our own way, she has spent over 40 years collecting and analyzing conative traits to ultimately help us be ourselves. She founded Kolbe Corp and was the CEO for 30 Years, and is now its Chairman Emerita.

Kolbe has been called Maslow’s successor because of her work in showing how the three parts of the mind (cognitive, affective and conative) affect the creative problem-solving process.

Based on this seminal work, Kolbe was able to identify the algorithm for team synergy. After decades of research with hundreds of organizations, she was also able to author a comprehensive set of programs to assist leaders in making wise decisions based on a comprehensive set of human factors involving cognitive, affective and conative levels of effort.

Kathy now works to reform learning and wellness fields at every level. She has consulted with the U.S. Department of Education, individual schools (pre-K through high school), more than 50 universities and more than 200 health and medical organizations.

As an acclaimed theorist, best-selling author and pioneer in her field, Kathy Kolbe was the first to prove the existence of the conative mental faculty, which causes us to act, react and interact. Believing that we are all equally perfect in our own way, she has spent over 40 years collecting and analyzing conative traits to ultimately help us be ourselves. She founded Kolbe Corp and was the CEO for 30 Years, and is now its Chairman Emerita.

Kolbe has been called Maslow’s successor because of her work in showing how the three parts of the mind (cognitive, affective and conative) affect the creative problem-solving process.

Based on this seminal work, Kolbe was able to identify the algorithm for team synergy. After decades of research with hundreds of organizations, she was also able to author a comprehensive set of programs to assist leaders in making wise decisions based on a comprehensive set of human factors involving cognitive, affective and conative levels of effort.

Kathy now works to reform learning and wellness fields at every level. She has consulted with the U.S. Department of Education, individual schools (pre-K through high school), more than 50 universities and more than 200 health and medical organizations.

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David Kolbe

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David Kolbe (8-2-7-3)

CEO/Visionary

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David, CEO of Kolbe Corp, has lived and breathed the Kolbe Concept® his whole life. He is an author, speaker and visionary behind many of Kolbe’s products and innovations.

He is known for his ability to help business leaders unleash innovation through their people. David has assisted thousands of professionals through seminars and speaking engagements on topics such as hiring, organizational design and team building. His expertise in legal, financial, intellectual property and management issues gives him an edge when turning innovation into profit. David’s lasting mark on Kolbe Corp began with helping to develop the original algorithm for the company’s flagship Kolbe A™ Index.

Before joining Kolbe Corp, David worked in Washington D.C. as Legislative Director for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. A licensed attorney, David also practiced law at one of Arizona’s top firms—Gammage & Burnham.

He earned his Law Degree from Arizona State University and Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

David, CEO of Kolbe Corp, has lived and breathed the Kolbe Concept® his whole life. He is an author, speaker and visionary behind many of Kolbe’s products and innovations.

He is known for his ability to help business leaders unleash innovation through their people. David has assisted thousands of professionals through seminars and speaking engagements on topics such as hiring, organizational design and team building. His expertise in legal, financial, intellectual property and management issues gives him an edge when turning innovation into profit. David’s lasting mark on Kolbe Corp began with helping to develop the original algorithm for the company’s flagship Kolbe A™ Index.

Before joining Kolbe Corp, David worked in Washington D.C. as Legislative Director for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. A licensed attorney, David also practiced law at one of Arizona’s top firms—Gammage & Burnham.

He earned his Law Degree from Arizona State University and Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

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Amy Bruske

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Amy Bruske (3-5-8-3)

President/Integrator

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Amy Bruske is President/Owner at Kolbe Corp. Amy is one of only three Senior Master Consultants in the Kolbe Concept™— the authoritative theory for human instinct and performance.  

In her role as President/Owner, she advises high-level governmental agencies and leading healthcare organizations; consults for top companies in industries ranging from food to electronics to insurance; helps investment bankers and semiconductor manufacturers; and leads projects for Fortune 500 businesses and local community non-profits alike.

Amy serves as Chairman of the Board for the Center for Conative Abilities, and is also a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization, the International Women’s Forum, the Phoenix Blue Business Council, Charter 100, and the Strategic Coach program. She currently serves on the board of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and has also served on the board for the National Association of Women Business Owners (an organization that honored her with their top distinction — Small Business Owner of the Year). Along with Kathy Kolbe, Amy co-authored the groundbreaking family business guidebook Business is Business.

Amy Bruske is President/Owner at Kolbe Corp. Amy is one of only three Senior Master Consultants in the Kolbe Concept™— the authoritative theory for human instinct and performance.  

In her role as President/Owner, she advises high-level governmental agencies and leading healthcare organizations; consults for top companies in industries ranging from food to electronics to insurance; helps investment bankers and semiconductor manufacturers; and leads projects for Fortune 500 businesses and local community non-profits alike.

Amy serves as Chairman of the Board for the Center for Conative Abilities, and is also a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization, the International Women’s Forum, the Phoenix Blue Business Council, Charter 100, and the Strategic Coach program. She currently serves on the board of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and has also served on the board for the National Association of Women Business Owners (an organization that honored her with their top distinction — Small Business Owner of the Year). Along with Kathy Kolbe, Amy co-authored the groundbreaking family business guidebook Business is Business.

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Stephanie Clergé

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Stephanie Clergé (8-3-6-3)

VP, Training and Consulting

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As Vice President of Training and Consulting, Stephanie Clergé is responsible for the innovative, high-quality training programs that Kolbe Corp provides for leaders, teams and individuals. She also plays a key role in the development of new Kolbe products and solutions.

Stephanie is an accomplished leader with a passion for all aspects of human potential. Prior to joining Kolbe Corp, she created her own strengths-based coaching and training practice, partnering with organizations on the forefront of talent development. She also held a variety of operational leadership roles during a nearly 15-year career at Intel Corporation.

Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and management science from Stanford University and an MBA focused on corporate entrepreneurship from Babson College. Additionally, she holds a coaching certification from the Hudson Institute of Coaching and achieved a credential from the International Coaching Federation.

Stephanie is known for her practical approach to employee engagement and for speaking on topics that help others harness their strengths to enhance performance.

As Vice President of Training and Consulting, Stephanie Clergé is responsible for the innovative, high-quality training programs that Kolbe Corp provides for leaders, teams and individuals. She also plays a key role in the development of new Kolbe products and solutions.

Stephanie is an accomplished leader with a passion for all aspects of human potential. Prior to joining Kolbe Corp, she created her own strengths-based coaching and training practice, partnering with organizations on the forefront of talent development. She also held a variety of operational leadership roles during a nearly 15-year career at Intel Corporation.

Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and management science from Stanford University and an MBA focused on corporate entrepreneurship from Babson College. Additionally, she holds a coaching certification from the Hudson Institute of Coaching and achieved a credential from the International Coaching Federation.

Stephanie is known for her practical approach to employee engagement and for speaking on topics that help others harness their strengths to enhance performance.

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Eric herrera (5-3-9-2)

VP, Sales

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Eric Herrera is an expert on using talent assessments to help professionals communicate, collaborate and build more effective teams. He has held several Marketing and Sales leadership roles in the assessment industry and uses that expertise to turn people insights into revenue growth. Eric is known for engaging, high-energy live presentations, webinars and training sessions.

Eric is Vice President of Sales at Kolbe Corp, where he leads a team of Business Development Managers. In his role, he consults with businesses of all sizes and structures on how to spot talent and maximize productivity. He has trained thousands of sales professionals and was the mastermind behind a six-month leadership training program for businesses.

After growing up in New Mexico, Eric earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Indiana Institute of Technology. He has also earned several professional certifications throughout his career.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys SCUBA diving, hunting and parenting his daughter with his wife.

Eric Herrera is an expert on using talent assessments to help professionals communicate, collaborate and build more effective teams. He has held several Marketing and Sales leadership roles in the assessment industry and uses that expertise to turn people insights into revenue growth. Eric is known for engaging, high-energy live presentations, webinars and training sessions.

Eric is Vice President of Sales at Kolbe Corp, where he leads a team of Business Development Managers. In his role, he consults with businesses of all sizes and structures on how to spot talent and maximize productivity. He has trained thousands of sales professionals and was the mastermind behind a six-month leadership training program for businesses.

After growing up in New Mexico, Eric earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Indiana Institute of Technology. He has also earned several professional certifications throughout his career.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys SCUBA diving, hunting and parenting his daughter with his wife.

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Nicole Loucks

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Nicole Loucks (5-8-2-4)

VP, Education and Youth Programs

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As the Vice President of Youth and Education Programs and Director of Training, Nicole has the privilege of working directly with business leaders, educators, and students alike to help them understand their innate strengths and how to utilize them in the ways they care about most.

Nicole is passionate about educational advocacy and helping children. Before joining Kolbe, Nicole channeled this energy in her work as a high school science teacher, as well as in social services as a child advocate and parent trainer. In 2013, she received the Creating Direction award for her work with youth in Arizona.

Years prior, as a college student, she took the Kolbe A™ Index. Knowing the power conation can have for students, she began working with Kathy Kolbe, empowering youth to discover and use their strengths. Nicole served alongside Kathy as the President of Kolbe’s sister company, Dynamynd, Inc., working with business and education leaders in addition to expanding her work with youth.

Nicole holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in biochemistry from Arizona State University. She and her husband enjoy travelling with their two young kids.

As the Vice President of Youth and Education Programs and Director of Training, Nicole has the privilege of working directly with business leaders, educators, and students alike to help them understand their innate strengths and how to utilize them in the ways they care about most.

Nicole is passionate about educational advocacy and helping children. Before joining Kolbe, Nicole channeled this energy in her work as a high school science teacher, as well as in social services as a child advocate and parent trainer. In 2013, she received the Creating Direction award for her work with youth in Arizona.

Years prior, as a college student, she took the Kolbe A™ Index. Knowing the power conation can have for students, she began working with Kathy Kolbe, empowering youth to discover and use their strengths. Nicole served alongside Kathy as the President of Kolbe’s sister company, Dynamynd, Inc., working with business and education leaders in addition to expanding her work with youth.

Nicole holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in biochemistry from Arizona State University. She and her husband enjoy travelling with their two young kids.

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Christine Morrow

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Christine Morrow (6-7-7-2)

Sr. Consultant

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Christine Morrow has been with Kolbe Corp for more than 10 years. Wearing many hats and serving in many capacities, she is one of Kolbe’s Senior Consultants and a key player in the development of new Kolbe products and services.

Before joining Kolbe, Christine owned and managed businesses in the financial and construction industries, as well as a non-profit ministry, and was a successful sales and marketing professional. She blends this experience with her knowledge of Kolbe Theory to bring practical solutions to her clients. Christine is passionate about helping people understand themselves and others in a way that allows them to grow and thrive in the ways they care about most.

Christine holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy and plays and teaches in her spare time. She and her husband enjoy an active lifestyle of ministry and outdoor exploration in and around Phoenix. Between them, they have 5 children and 12 grandchildren.

Christine Morrow has been with Kolbe Corp for more than 10 years. Wearing many hats and serving in many capacities, she is one of Kolbe’s Senior Consultants and a key player in the development of new Kolbe products and services.

Before joining Kolbe, Christine owned and managed businesses in the financial and construction industries, as well as a non-profit ministry, and was a successful sales and marketing professional. She blends this experience with her knowledge of Kolbe Theory to bring practical solutions to her clients. Christine is passionate about helping people understand themselves and others in a way that allows them to grow and thrive in the ways they care about most.

Christine holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy and plays and teaches in her spare time. She and her husband enjoy an active lifestyle of ministry and outdoor exploration in and around Phoenix. Between them, they have 5 children and 12 grandchildren.

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