Two Leadership Experts to Address Conation Nation Symposium

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Suzanne J. Peterson, Ph.D., and Lisa M. Buckingham scheduled to address Symposium dedicated to understanding human instinctive strengths.

Business executives, entrepreneurs, and other professionals will have an opportunity to hear from two of the leading voices in the human resources field at this year’s Conation Nation Symposium (CNS) in Scottsdale, AZ. Along with an exciting lineup of breakout sessions focusing on instinctive strengths, team building, relationships, and other topics, the Symposium will feature keynote presentations by senior HR executive Lisa M. Buckingham and executive coaching expert Suzanne J. Peterson, Ph.D.

CNS is sponsored by Phoenix-based Kolbe Corp. With an array of breakout sessions led by entrepreneurs, executives, and business owners, the Symposium offers participants the opportunity to network with hundreds of other professionals from around the world and to consider new strategies for recruitment, team building, and business development. The event will also feature a groundbreaking presentation by Kathy Kolbe, the chairman of Kolbe Corp and the international leader in the science of human instinctive strengths.

Lisa M. Buckingham, Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of Brand and Enterprise Communications at Lincoln Financial Group, is an expert in consulting and collaborating with C-suite leadership, functional teams and the HR community. Forbes magazine named her as one of the top 10 Chief Human Resources Officers in the U.S. in 2015, saying that her "solid strategic mind, and innovative thinking around talent and leadership will likely carry Buckingham all the way to the CEO chair."

Suzanne J. Peterson, Ph.D., is an educator and an expert in leadership emergence and development. Specializing in executive coaching and team-based coaching with a focus on the development of leadership behaviors that characterize extraordinary leaders, she is a sought-after consultant and also an associate professor at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Dr. Peterson has published a variety of articles nationally and consulted with leaders in many Fortune 500 companies, including Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, McDonald's, and State Farm, among others.

“Lisa and Suzanne are two of the most prominent thought leaders in human resources and talent development, and they are both very dynamic presenters,” said Kolbe Corp President Amy Bruske. “We are very proud to have them headline our outstanding array of speakers at this year’s Symposium. As our attendees can attest, this event just gets bigger and better every year.”

CNS is open to the public and will take place on September 22nd at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. For registration information, go to

About Kolbe Corp
For four decades, Phoenix-based Kolbe Corp has helped people identify their instinctive talents and use their innate abilities to succeed. More than one million individuals have completed Kolbe assessments. Respondents have ranged in age from four to 88 years old and include a wide range of ethnic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds, and all job classifications.

Kolbe Corp’s online assessment, the Kolbe A™ Index, is used by individuals and organizations throughout the United States and on five continents to find and develop top talent, increase productivity and build effective teams. Kolbe solutions are currently available in English, Spanish, French, and German.


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