Our Experts

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.

Kathy Kolbe

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Kathy Kolbe (2-6-8-4)

Founder

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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. Kathy now spends her time at her skunkworks, Dynamynd, Inc, continuing to develop leading-edge solutions for learning and wellness tied to her theory.

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. Kathy now spends her time at her skunkworks, Dynamynd, Inc, continuing to develop leading-edge solutions for learning and wellness tied to her theory.

David Kolbe

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David Kolbe (8-2-7-3)

CEO

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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.

Amy Bruske

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Amy Bruske (3-5-8-3)

President

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Amy Bruske is the President of Kolbe Corp and an experienced speaker and executive consultant. If you’re an entrepreneur, female executive, or family business owner, you’re probably already familiar with her awards, books and speeches.

She was named Small Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners. In 2012, Amy was appointed Chairman of the Board for the Center for Conative Abilities. And in 2017, she co-authored the groundbreaking family business guidebook, Business is Business, with Kathy Kolbe.

Amy is trusted by clients in all industries, ranging from the Department of Defense to Hershey Foods. She’s worked with big companies, including State Farm and Intel; and small businesses, including startups and local non-profits. Amy is an influential mentor in the community and holds volunteer leadership roles with the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy, Phoenix Blue Business Council, and 100+ Women Who Care.

In 2017, she was selected as a featured speaker for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband Jim Bruske, a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Together they have two children and two dogs. She is also a fitness nut and a voracious reader.

Amy Bruske is the President of Kolbe Corp and an experienced speaker and executive consultant. If you’re an entrepreneur, female executive, or family business owner, you’re probably already familiar with her awards, books and speeches.

She was named Small Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners. In 2012, Amy was appointed Chairman of the Board for the Center for Conative Abilities. And in 2017, she co-authored the groundbreaking family business guidebook, Business is Business, with Kathy Kolbe.

Amy is trusted by clients in all industries, ranging from the Department of Defense to Hershey Foods. She’s worked with big companies, including State Farm and Intel; and small businesses, including startups and local non-profits.

Amy is an influential mentor in the community and holds volunteer leadership roles with the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy, Phoenix Blue Business Council, and 100+ Women Who Care.

In 2017, she was selected as a featured speaker for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband Jim Bruske, a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Together they have two children and two dogs. She is also a fitness nut and a voracious reader.

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Frank Reid

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Frank Reid (8-3-7-2)

Executive Vice President

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Frank Reid is a veteran Human Resources leader with Fortune 500 experience. He has extensive speaking and consulting expertise in the areas of talent management, organizational design and diversity and inclusion.

He spent more than two decades in leadership roles in human resources in the insurance, financial services, information services and software industries. As Executive Vice President, Frank is responsible for managing Kolbe Corp’s business development efforts with large corporate accounts.

Throughout his career, Frank has gained extensive experience building highly effective teams, developing talent and promoting consistent business practices across such organizations as Elsevier Corporation, Ceridian Corporation and Thomson Reuters Corporation. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Morehouse College in Atlanta.

As a Director on the Board of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Frank is actively engaged with the Arizona business community. He is regularly called on to speak and sit on panels.

Frank and his wife reside in Scottsdale, and they have one son living in Minneapolis.

Frank Reid is a veteran Human Resources leader with Fortune 500 experience. He has extensive speaking and consulting expertise in the areas of talent management, organizational design and diversity and inclusion.

He spent more than two decades in leadership roles in human resources in the insurance, financial services, information services and software industries. As Executive Vice President, Frank is responsible for managing Kolbe Corp’s business development efforts with large corporate accounts.

Throughout his career, Frank has gained extensive experience building highly effective teams, developing talent and promoting consistent business practices across such organizations as Elsevier Corporation, Ceridian Corporation and Thomson Reuters Corporation. He has a bachelor’s

degree in economics from Morehouse College in Atlanta.

As a Director on the Board of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Frank is actively engaged with the Arizona business community. He is regularly called on to speak and sit on panels.

Frank and his wife reside in Scottsdale, and they have one son living in Minneapolis.

Stephanie Clergé

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Stephanie Clergé (8-3-6-3)

Senior Director of Training and Consulting

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As Senior Director of Training and Consulting, Stephanie Clergé is responsible for the innovative, high-quality training programs that Kolbe Corp provides for leaders, their teams and individuals. She oversees all aspects of consulting and works with entrepreneurs and organizations of all sizes.

Stephanie is an accomplished entrepreneur and manager, as well as a sought-after speaker in the field of talent development. Prior to joining Kolbe Corp, she had her own coaching and consulting practice and 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 a credential from the International Coach Federation.

Stephanie has a passion for strengths-based development and enjoys working with high potential teams and individuals to help them harness their energy and enhance overall performance.

As Senior Director of Training and Consulting, Stephanie Clergé is responsible for the innovative, high-quality training programs that Kolbe Corp provides for leaders, their teams and individuals. She oversees all aspects of consulting and works with entrepreneurs and organizations of all sizes.

Stephanie is an accomplished entrepreneur and manager, as well as a sought-after speaker in the field of talent development. Prior to joining Kolbe Corp, she had her own coaching and consulting practice and 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 a credential from the International Coach Federation.

Stephanie has a passion for strengths-based development and enjoys working with high potential teams and individuals to help them harness their energy and enhance overall performance.

Eric herrera

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Eric herrera (5-3-9-2)

Director of 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 Director 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 Director 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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