• What's Your M.O.?  Find Out with Kolbe A

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    Sample Kolbe A™ Result

    4 Modes of Operation:

    Fact Finder

    Follow Thru

    Quick Start


    When we problem solve, we initiate action in one primary mode.  In this case, this person initiates action in Fact Finder Mode.  It's also important to note that they co-act in Quick Start.  That means although Quick Start is their secondary way of solving problems they must co-act in this mode.  Co-action simply means that a person initiates problem solving in more than 1 mode.

    Get Your Kolbe A™ Index today and learn how you naturally solve problems!

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    Kolbe B™ Results

    Example: Kolbe B™ Results which differ from Kolbe A™.  

    The Kolbe A™ Results indicate how you solve problems.

    The Kolbe B™  Results indicate your Conative requirements for the position that you hold.  Kolbe B is "your" assessment.

    When there's a big difference in your natural way of solving problems, Kolbe A™ , as compared to your Kolbe B ™ one may encounter Conative Strain.  

    In this case, compare the Kolbe A , 8652 to the Kolbe B, 7382.   This person may experience a level of strain because they may feel as if they need to initiate in Quick Start more often than their natural M.O.  tendencies.

    Strain, as defined by Kathy Kolbe (the founder of these Indexes), results in Conative Stress when a person's unrealistic self-expectations of how he or she needs to perform doesn't align to their M.O. (Kolbe A ).

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    Kolbe C™ Results

    The Kolbe C measures expectation of a specific job.  Those expectations are assessed from your reporting manager's point of view.  Compare your Kolbe A™ Index to the Kolbe C™ and it will uncover how the job holder's strengths best align with the job.  

    Many companies incorporate a Kolbe A™ and Kolbe C™ Assessment during year end reviews.  Responsibilities shift and the dynamics of a changing workforce can place additional demands on the company and the employees.  Make sure you stay aligned!                                                                                                                                

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    Kolbe's™ Solutions are backed by reliable and validated science.   Kathy Kolbe has spent over 4 decades building successful teams.  Tap into Kolbe™ Solutions and achieve your business goals!

    RightFit Hring

    Kolbe RightFit™ helps your hire the RIGHT person for the job matching ideal candidates to the critical positions that help your company succeed. 

    Team Success

    Find out what's "Right About You" and your TEAM!  True synergy comes from balance.  If a team tilts too much in one direction they can find themselves at a stand still.  Understanding your teams' Kolbe A ™ helps achieve team balance.  Teams stop talking about getting things done and actually reach goals while learning to appreciate how others solve problems differently.

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    Activate your A Guide is designed to help you optimize your M.O. It serves as a companion guide and helps each participate delve into the Kolbe A Index and their path to success.  

    Learn  more about the:

    12 Kolbe Strengths

    Productivity Do's and Don'ts 

    Productivity Obstacles

    Procrastination Challenges

    Procrastination Solutions

    Identifying and Managing Stress

    Working with Others 

    Conative Triggers

    Conative Communication

    Teams Tips

        "Success is the freedom to be yourself"  - Kathy Kolbe

Unlock your natural instincts and start solving problems naturally.                                        
Discover your Modus Operandi using the Kolbe A™ Index 
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Conative Consultations - It's all about applying your Modus Operandi. 
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​                       Talent Acquisition 
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Thank you for visiting my website!  I appreciate you stopping by.  Let's get to know one another.    Reach out via email, contact or send a message via bot.  If you want to get to know me a little better, let me suggest two different ways.  

You can schedule a discovery call.  Discovery calls give us time to get to know one another.  You ask questions and I'll happily answer them.  And did I mention Discovery Calls are free.  

Let's decide if my services are a right fit for you or  for your organization. 

Kim @ Kintsugi Life


 Predictive Index Certified Partner

 Kolbe Certified ™ Consultant

 Certified:  Duke Integrative Medicine

  Blog: kimsheldahl.com/blog

Benefits of Working with Me:

I'm an Optimization Strategist  who helps clients align and optimize their people solutions to their process solutions.  

Results -Increased Profits driven by People Power!
Kolbe™ Indexes provide insight into how you and your employees thrive. Align skills to natural abilities and soar.  Employees who don't optimize aren't yielding desired results.  Employees who aren't properly aligned aren't engaged and you lose money and talent. 

 I work with you to address those issues by tapping into a scientifically proven methods for determining employees innate way of getting things done. I  couple Kolbe 
 assessments, overlaying the results with the fuel that runs your peoples' engines, their well-being. 

Does an employee wellness solution yield an ROI?  

Happier employees perform better.

​Balanced employees come to work because they enjoy what they do.

​Employees who understand and implement best wellness practices come fueled to handle the problems they were hired to address. 

​Balanced employees come to work because they enjoy what they do.

​Employees who understand and implement best wellness practices come fueled to handle the problems they were hired to address.  

Ask yourself why  productivity and retention is such  a  big problem? 

Do you want employees who:

​ -Strive
-  Place effort into tasks where they naturally excel
​-  Solve problems innately
​-  Channel mental energy into their goals & your goals
​-  Fill their tanks -because their drive and instinct need fuel

Ask yourself why productivity, engagement and retention is such  a  big problem? 

Do you want employees who:

​ -Strive
-  Place effort into tasks because they are naturally good at them
​-  Solve problems creatively
​-  Channel mental energy into their goals & your goals
​-  Keep their tanks full because their drive and instincts are the catalyst for action. 

​When properly aligned, person to tasks, people don't get bored.  

​They stay engaged!  

​The results?  

​A successful company with fulfilled, engaged employees. 

​Who get results!

​ Invest today and take advantage of yielding your high return!

​Kim @ Kintsugi Life
​My M.O. = 8652
What's your M.O.?

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Real Science & E.Learning

Learn at your leisure with the ease of E-Courses.  Designed to be interactive and engaging.  Coaching is available to help employees as they navigate through the material and implement their strategies.

On-Site Workshops

You decide what's right for your organization.  The workshops are a' la carte and build one upon the other.  You may also wish to design a hybrid program, part on-site/ in-person and part on-line.     

Feedback and Metrics

It's important to know that you are investing wisely.  We build metric reports that tell you what you need to know.  Did you invest in the Kolbe Indexes to see improvement in any of the following:  

 Increased Productivity


Less Stress

Improved Communication

Better Outcomes

American Institute of Stress

Forbes American Productivity Audit