Help us reach millions more. Most education reforms focus on one-size-fits-all makeovers. But Dynamynd is different. Using the Kathy Kolbe Method, we focus on challenging students to self-manage diverse ways of learning. We empower students with the freedom to learn in the ways that are most natural to them, encouraging them to do what they do best and celebrating them for their unique abilities. When situations don’t cater to their capabilities, learners receive Conables® – tips and tricks to help them persist.
The Kathy Kolbe Method fosters purposeful learning in which students manage verified instinct-based strengths to achieve meaningful goals. It reverses the trend of defining learning as a predominately cognitive function by clarifying learning as an action-oriented, affectively-motivated process that requires more than just finding a standardized answer.
At Dynamynd, our mission is to transform learning across the globe. With the help of community sponsors, teachers, parents, coaches, principals, youth leaders and volunteers, we will revolutionize opportunities for learners of all ages together.
A. What you want to do.
B. What you have learned to do.
C. What you are best at doing.
D. All of the above.
OPgigSM is the only career program that makes D. a possible choice.
Optimizes learning by engaging the mental energy of different MOs (modus operandi).
Uses scientific methods to access equality of performance by gender, age and race.
Provides language that describes the attributes and necessities of every learner's MO. (modus operandi)
Assesses learners' awareness of personal abilities on a scale from insecurity to humility to arrogance.
Diagnoses and prescribes efficiency and effectiveness of team interactions. Reduces bullying by increasing respect for differences.
5th grade student with ADD
“I’m so happy I can tell my mom there is something about me that is perfect. Maybe I’ll wrap my Kolbe result up and put it under the tree for her. I know it will make her cry – the good way.”
“I truly believe this system needs to be an integral basis for all aspects of education. I will not continue teaching if I cannot use the Kolbe method in my job.”
David BuckEd. D. Superintendent, Wright City R-II School District
“When I arrived, we were in the bottom 4% of schools in terms of academic performance in the state. Every administrator, board member, central office employee, and teacher took a Kolbe A™ and went through training around it. We became the most improved district in the state and in the top 1/3 in terms of performance. Kolbe was a huge part of that turnaround.”
Dr. Jane Armstrong
“A parent turned to me and said, ‘This puts it all into perspective. I’m trying to make him be me instead of letting him be him.’”
Pamela ArmstrongPh. D. Psychologist
“I think that the way society and schools are constructed causes an inordinate amount of labeling of kids, and increasing insistence that they be medicated in their formative years just because they respond to a different learning atmosphere and approach. I hope that Kathy’s vision becomes a reality and that schools and workplaces can be reshaped to fully accommodate and appreciate us ‘troublemakers.’”
Elizabeth BerryPh. D. Professor
“I can see it in my teaching. I’m much more tolerant now. I understand. I try to diversify assignments for all the different kinds of people.”
"When I arrived, we were in the bottom 4% of schools in terms of academic performance in the state. Every administrator, board member, central office employee, and teacher took a Kolbe A and went through training around it. We quickly became the most improved school district in the state and in the top 1/3 in terms of performance. Kolbe was a huge part of that turnaround." - David Buck, Ed. D., Superintendent, Wright City R-II School District
“Kathy Kolbe has produced a fascinating and insightful work that adds a rich dimension of understanding to the critical task of job performance and individual success. It should be invaluable in helping to direct one’s own efforts as well as directing the efforts of others.” - Steven C. Wheelwright, Ph.D., Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration
"I was working with one of my long term leader clients who asked me to run a seminar for their staff. At the end of the seminar, one of the staff approached me with tears of joy. She said, 'all my life it has been suggested I have ADD/ADHD, but today I feel like I have finally found out that its my talent, ...not a problem." - Jason Kolevski
"One of the men cried when he got his results. He thanked us for giving him proof of his value. He literally wore it as a medal of honor! He was grateful that someone put in writing what he hoped was there in himself." - Caroline Sugarman
"I helped parents who were frustrated with their son's bad grades and their poor relationship with him. They suspected he might have Asperger's or a learning disability. I used Kolbe and could immediately see that the parents were resistant implementers, while the son was initiating. I told the father to buy a computer making kit, which he hated, but it changed their relationship. He said it was the best bonding experience they had ever had, and his son's grades skyrocketed." - Arthur Jue
"You will not be able to have an appreciation for the multiple facets of Kolbe Wisdom without the intense discussion, role play, and explanations that come through certification seminars." - Ella Huysamen
"The Kolbe system ranks among the top three pieces of information I have acquired in my life. When I got my Kolbe result, my life changed. I eliminated frustration and guilt." - Dan Sullivan, Founder and CEO, The Strategic Coach
“My favorite thing about the Kolbe Concept is that it can’t be argued….it is the truth and there is data and proof to back it up.” - Noelle Murphy, VP & Manager of Client Experience, Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy Inc.
"Through my work, I've seen miracles in the families and workplaces of people who have learned what makes them tick. Even my 10 year-old son completely turned around after I helped him identify his strengths and understand that he's perfect the way he is." - Pamela J. Morris
Benefits: 1. Explains how to build on the natural creative problem-solving methods of every student. 2. Describes the power inherent in each of the 12 instinctive strengths. 3. Identifies the ways the school environment inadvertently blocks the instinctive talents of many students.
Benefits: 1. Provides a clarification of different forms of stress you are likely to encounter. 2. Describes how to improve wellness by reducing instinct-based stress in your life. 3. Validates your natural methods and provides suggestions to avoid making commitments that cause stress.
Benefits: 1. Discover how normal learning differences are commonly viewed as a disability. 2. Gain an understanding of how students with learning “disabilities” can reframe their efforts to their advantage. 3. Gain an understanding of how the disability is in the educational system, not the student.
Benefits: 1. Gives parents permission to trust their child’s instincts for taking action. 2. Explains the way to encourage children to be powerful in the world by being true to their natural talents. 3. Shows parents how to guide children through the management of their efforts for increased success in their endeavors.
Benefits: 1. Describes what Kolbe A Index™ or Kolbe Y Index™ transition results tell you about yourself. 2. Includes questions to guide you to clarity about your natural method and to give yourself permission to be true to your instincts. 3. Offers key strategies for dealing with situations when you don’t have control of the method of action.
Benefits: 1. Learn the key contributions of mid-zone responses in each Kolbe Action Mode®. 2. Discover why interactive teams must not be built around those who Initiate in an Action Mode. 3. Find out what talents are necessary in situations where we have no control.
Benefits: 1. Explains the role of motivation in driving the creative process. 2. Describes the importance of engaging the will through our striving instincts. 3. Identifies the role of rational thought in the creative process.