Coaching & Organizational Development

Conative Assessments

Why do you feel like you’re in the zone some days, and feel exhausted on other days? The answer has a lot to do with the Conative aspect of your mind, which works alongside your other faculties: Cognitive, or Thinking, and Affective, or Feeling. The Conative aspect of your mind includes:

We use the Kolbe A™ Index to create an accurate map of an individual's natural instincts, or modus operandi (M.O.). Kolbe assessments are backed by more than 30 years of research and practical applications and has been used by Fortune 500 companies, business executives, government leaders, universities, professional sports teams, nonprofits, management consultants, and… monastery priests!

What are Conative Assessments good for?

A Conative Assessment is different from other self assessments in that it doesn’t measure how smart you are (thinking) or what your personality is like (feeling), but how you naturally DO things.

Individuals use Conative Assessments to:

  1. Discover the natural, instinctive ways they best take action.
  2. Reduce stress and conflict at work and at home.
  3. Be more efficient and get more done—while using less energy.
  4. Stop wasting time with cookie-cutter approaches or systems.
  5. Improve their relationships and overall quality of life.

Companies use Conative Assessments to:

  1. Identify productivity and efficiency issues and generate practical, customized solutions.
  2. Improve communication, engagement and job satisfaction.
  3. Put the right people in the right jobs and increase retention rates.
  4. Build teams with the right mix of talent for high performance and take advantage of underused and overlooked talents.
  5. Pinpoint areas of organizational stress and prescribe solutions.

FACT: People who engage in activities that focus on their strengths are more than 3x as likely to report having an excellent quality of life.

The Kolbe A™ Index & Action Modes™

The Kolbe A™ assessment reveals an individual’s four Action Modes™

Fact Finder: The instinctive way we gather and share information.

Follow Thru: The instinctive way we arrange and design.

Quick Start: The instinctive way we deal with risk and uncertainty.

Implementor: The instinctive way we handle space and tangibles.

Action Modes™ give couples, families and work teams a language to describe their strengths and a method to more effectively communicate their needs. 


Discover your M.O.—click here to select a Conative Assessment & Coaching Package.

Organizations should email caroline@WYSIWYGco.com for more information.