Kolbe Corp Names Finalists for Conative Excellence Awards

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Winners to be announced at Conation Nation Symposium on September 22nd.

Six cutting edge leaders from four entrepreneurial organizations were recently named as finalists for Kolbe Corp’s Professional Award. This is one of three Conative Excellence Awards that will be presented at the Conation Nation Symposium in Scottsdale, AZ., on Sept. 22nd.

“We are very excited to honor these six creative and insightful users of the Kolbe Theory who have furthered our efforts to help people understand instinctive strengths and use that understanding to improve their lives in the ways they care about most,” said Kolbe Corp CEO David Kolbe. “The Conation Nation Symposium is an important part of our mission, and with the Professional Award we are able to recognize and celebrate the efforts of our partners around the world.”

The Symposium, which will take place at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale, AZ, is dedicated to cultivating understanding of conation and inspiring action. The event will feature a variety of presentations from leaders in coaching, human resources, and personal relationships as well as keynote speakers, panel discussions, and other programs all focused on conation.

Warren Barry
Warren Barry is an established business consultant with a career spanning more than 20 years in the healthcare industry as a business owner and Advanced Myofascial Release Therapist. Warren founded Instinctive Solutions to help organizations and individuals understand their strengths and operate from a position of confidence and energy. Warren became a Kolbe Certified™ Consultant in 2010. Since that time, he has helped companies and individuals discover their natural instinctive talents. In 2010, Warren integrated Kolbe Wisdom™ into his practice to explore the correlation between conative stress and chronic pain
Andrea MacKenzie
Andrea MacKenzie, MBA, CPC, is a management consultant, leadership coach, and team-building expert, who has partnered with organizations and their leaders to develop teams and lead strategic initiatives amid uncertain change and rapid growth. She works with executives, emerging leaders, and teams at organizations ranging from Fortune 100's to small businesses, to help them create, plan, and drive operational and organizational improvement strategies.
Andrea founded Lead With Harmony to help teams understand and utilize their strengths, communicate in more effective ways, and repurpose the sources and effects of dysfunction and conflict, in order to achieve goals as teams and individuals.

Celeste J. Ross & Chandon Thorell
Celeste J. Ross is the founder and owner of Inside Out Ventures, LLC. For more than 25 years, Celeste has been combining her skills and weaving her talents as an educator, certified healthcare practitioner, nutritional counselor, and Kolbe Certified™ Consultant

Chandon is a teacher, consultant and director with Villa Montessori Middle School, in Phoenix, Arizona. His presentation, organization and system building skills, are sought after by several middle school administrative teams and programs. Chandon also runs an outdoor education company, After Cool Outdoors, leading students in outdoor education programs and adventure trips.
Over a 12-month period, Celeste and Chandon introduced Kolbe Theory to the administrative team at Arizona School for the Arts and helped individual team members to understand their own instinctive strengths and those of their co-workers. According to Principal Sara Maline Bohn, Celeste and Chandon’s efforts made her team “stronger and more unified than ever before in its history.”

Sandra Wiley & Jon Hubbard
Sandra Wiley, President of Boomer Consulting, Inc., is ranked by Accounting Today as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting as a result of her prominent role as an industry expert on HR and training, as well as her influence as a management and strategic planning consultant. Sandra is a founding member of The CPA Consultant's Alliance. As well as a Kolbe Certified™ Consultant who advises firms on building balanced teams, managing employee conflict and hiring staff.

As the Director of Business Development for Boomer Consulting, Inc., Jon provides leadership for the multiple facets of the firm’s overall sales and marketing strategy. Among his focuses are the website, social media, Boomer Bulletin, webinars and sales and marketing team management. Jon is also a Kolbe CertifiedTM Consultant and Five Star Client Service consultant.

About Conation
For most of the past century, researchers have focused on understanding and quantifying the cognitive and affective aspects of the mind while paying relatively little attention to the conative (or volitional) aspect. The conative part of the mind pertains to how an individual solves problems when given the freedom to act instinctively. Kolbe Corp has been the leader in research on conation for four decades.

For more information about the Conation Nation Symposium, visit: http://www.kolbe.com/cns or email: kolbetraining(at)kolbe(dot)com.

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 in 34 other countries 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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