Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 18, 2013
Bret Loucks has inspired thousands of his students to recognize and develop their strengths. For this work, as well as his efforts to further research and develop effective ways to help more kids, he received the 2013 Kolbe Founder’s Award at Kolbe Corp’s Conation Nation Symposium in Tempe, Ariz., on Oct. 11.
Conation is the faculty of the brain that drives individuals to take purposeful action according to their instincts. Conative abilities are the natural, inherent and unchanging talents that, when acted on, lead to success and well-being for individuals using creative energy to solve problems.
As an instructor at the Herberger Young Scholars Academy in Glendale, Ariz., and an innovator in elementary, middle, and high school education for nearly 30 years, Loucks has won awards for exemplary teaching and has worked as an advocate for student empowerment and efficacy. A student once said of him, “Mr. Loucks is the second best teacher I have ever had. By showing me that I have it within me to learn anything I want and encouraging me to take charge of my own education, I have become my own best teacher.”
“Our mission is to help people understand instinctive strengths and use that understanding to improve their lives in the ways they care about most,” said David Kolbe, CEO of Kolbe Corp. “The Conative Excellence Awards recognize and celebrate people already taking this concept and making it a reality. As a leader in education, Bret has worked with Kolbe Corp for decades to help students discover their natural, conative abilities and thereby improve overall academic performance while reducing student stress.”
Conation Nation Symposium was attended by 150 individuals and featured keynote speakers such as General William Scott Wallace (Ret), top attorney David Tierney, Esq., and conation expert and best-selling author Kathy Kolbe.
About Kolbe Corp
For more than 35 years, Kolbe Corp has helped people identify their instinctive talents and use their innate abilities to succeed. Kolbe’s online assessment, the Kolbe A™ Index, is used by individuals and corporations alike. Clients throughout the United States and in 34 other countries rely on Kolbe’s products and services to hire talent, increase productivity and build effective teams.