humanworks &
Kolbe WisdomTM

The Kolbe SystemTM

humanworks &
Kolbe WisdomTM

The Kolbe SystemTM

Talent Engagement

Improve workplace communication, make better hiring decisions, strengthen teams and maximize the potential of each individual on your team. That’s the advantage of understanding and celebrating each person’s natural mode of operating, their conative strengths.

Three Parts of the Mind

Our understanding of people is grounded in Kolbe Wisdom™ and all three parts of the mind – cognitive, affective and conative. Understanding conation is foundational to elevating the people touchpoints across an organization.

The Conative Advantage

With over 20 years of combined experience applying Kolbe Wisdom with business teams, we have seen success in matching talent to specific roles, increased team effectiveness, improved interpersonal relationships and overall personal growth.

Take the Kolbe A Index

The Kolbe A™ Index is an assessment that measures how you take action when you’re free to do things your way. Unlike many assessments that focus on your preferences or personality, Kolbe measures only your natural instinct for taking action.


Your Talent Engagement Journey

Understanding your Kolbe A result can result in reduced stress, strengthened relationship and increased productivity. It’s not a one-and-done assessment – The Kolbe System also has hiring tools, performance reports and team insights that can help strengthen a team or entire organization.

Talent Discovery

Hire Right-Fit Talent

Consider all three parts of the mind in your search for talent. Boost confidence as you define the role, assess applicants and screen for conative strengths.

Elevate Performance

Look at employees through a new lens. Using the Kolbe BTM Index, identify and enable new strategies for individual performance.

Maximize Teamwork

Get the full picture of your team’s conative culture. When you understand the instinctive needs within your team, you can strive for team synergy.


Client Success

The Wellness Council of Wisconsin (WCWI) has benefited immensely from the consultative partnership and innovative services of humanworks8. As a non-profit organization, WCWI has worked through many strategic organizational changes in the last five years, and gratefully we’ve had humanworks8 as a consulting partner to support our process to successfully hire three new staff members using their expertise in the Kolbe Index and their RightFit Process. Sarah and Rebecca felt like an extension of my team as they supported me in exploring our needs and formed the best case scenarios for building the team. They provided assessment data, thorough and actionable debriefs, and thoughtful, objective insight that ultimately brought our organization three staff members that are truly the “right fit” for their roles, our staff team, and the mission-driven work of WCWI. And their service was timely, responses were prompt, and they were a pleasure to work with. The use of the Kolbe A Index, with the guidance of humanworks8, has given WCWI a new, actionable perspective on the instinctive strengths and needs of our team and WCWI’s Board of Directors so that we can continue to strive toward optimal operations and team synergy.

Marissa Kalkman, Executive Director


humanworks8 in Action

humanworks8 is committed to continuous learning from Kolbe Corp., Kathy Kolbe and other Kolbe CertifiedTM Consultants. See the team in action at Kolbe events!


Are you ready to activate your instincts?

Learn how humanworks8 can help you understand your natural ways of working and deliver better results.

Kolbe Wisdom™, The Kolbe A™ Index, The Kolbe B™ Index, Kolbe Rightfit™, Kolbe System™, TeamTactix® are trademarks of Kathy Kolbe and Kolbe Corp. All rights reserved. Used herein with permission.