Ditch the notion that any expert knows you better than you know yourself. Using the Kathy Kolbe Method, we help you take control of your personal well-being by trusting your instincts. This includes learning how to express your instinctive needs, and being obstinate in communicating what you will and won’t do naturally.

We don’t diagnose and prescribe medical treatments. We identify and reveal the best course of action in your pursuit of wellness. How you exercise, eat and take medications depends on your MO (modus operandi). Unlike other programs dependent solely on emotion and logic, we take an action-oriented approach – harnessing the instinctive strengths of each patient.

One way the Kathy Kolbe Method has been effective is by greatly reducing the mental burnout and brain fatigue of workplace stress, which, according to the World Health Organization, is the health epidemic of the 21st Century. By using Dynamynd’s evidence-based approach to combat workplace stress, health-related costs for individuals and organizations are cut dramatically.

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Perfectly Obstinate People

with Kathy Kolbe
Listen every week as Kathy Kolbe, the world's leading expert on human performance, explores how being obstinate can be a powerful and necessary aspect of creating positive change.

Each episode provides tips and tricks that empower you to be you.

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Kathy Kolbe Method in Wellness

5 Key Principles

Empower Diversity

Distinguishes innate differences and avoids imposing standard operating procedures on the patient. Individuals takes responsibility for their own wellness efforts.

Prove Equality

Avoids stereotyping a person's needs based on preconceived biases, such as ageism, sexism and racism.

Advocate for Individualization

Reduces compliance or adherence issues by providing action-oriented options that fit a patient's MO. (modus operandi)

Evaluate Self-Efficacy

Assesses patients' confidence in their conative abilities on a scale from insecurity to humility to arrogance.

Validate Collaboration

Reduces recidivism or return rates for physical therapy by involving self-evaluation and communication options regarding process assessment.

AH-HA Moments

Warren Barry

President & Founder, Instinctive Solutions, Inc.

“Working with my patients with chronic pain, and having the conative conversations regarding their stress, and understanding why it is occurring has had an incredible impact on not only their health and well-being, but also on their families.”

Reese Jones

Intermountain Audiology

“Thank you Kolbe. You changed my life.”

Paula Riddell

Allure Medical Spa

“Knowing your MO can reduce stress and help you excel.”

Jonny Deacon

Coach and Entrepreneur, MyDNA Coach Academy Body Transformation

“Incorporating Kolbe within health and fitness coaching programs is significant. I absolutely feel like this revolution requires this level of detail in making sure that people have strategies that are right for their instincts.”

Tom Loeblein

President/CEO Healthcare Management Consultants

“When we discovered the Kolbe A™ Index, we entered a new realm of understanding each other. We discovered how each of us uniquely solves problems.”

Dr. Beth Jo Phillips

Professor of Physical Therapy CSUN

“As practicing clinicians, appreciation of variations in the driving instincts of different individuals will help therapists identify strategies for motivating patient behavior change.”

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OPgig℠ Program
What if you could discover a great career that was a natural fit for how you work?

“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

Action-Provoking Seminars: "In your face in a good way"
What if there was a seminar based on scientific truths (bonding without the kumbaya)?

"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

What if you could get expert guidance to lower stress and improve success?

"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

Kolbe Certification™ Training Seminar
What if you could gain expertise in harnessing human effort?

"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

Kolbe A™ Index
What if you discovered your embedded strengths - and how not to let them box you in?

"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

Conation Nation Symposium
What if an opportunity existed to explore this groundbreaking theory with other like-minded individuals?

“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.

Audio: Avoiding Stress
How can you reduce stress in life and still do all that needs to be accomplished?

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.

Audio: Dealing with Transitions
How can you be productive when feeling boxed in by requirements to do things a certain way?

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.

Audio: Bridging Differences
What does it take to guarantee sustainable results?

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.

Audio: Kolbe Creative Process™
How can you kick-start your creative problem solving?

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.

Striving Zones: How People Act when Free to be Themselves
What if you had the words to tell people what you need to be successful?

"The Kolbe Concept has an extremely positive message that really promotes personal freedom." - Mark Vollmer

Powered By Instinct: 5 Rules for Trusting Your Guts
Who has the greatest freedom of all?

"If you only read one self-improvement book in your life make it this one!!" - Amazon Customer

Conative Connection
What if the advice you've been getting made you deny your true self?

"This book uncovers a missing piece of the human communication puzzle." - Elizabeth Berry, Ph.D., Professor of Communications, California State University Northridge

Coming Soon - Wellness Thought Leaders Retreat
What if you could be one of the few people on the face of the earth who truly understood human nature?