Coaching teams to reach optimum levels of productivity.

What is Affiance Coaching?


Our focus is simple: we coach teams to reach optimum levels of productivity.

At Affiance Coaching, our work is based on conation as defined as action derived from instinct. Conation is all about your gut response. It’s your default setting — how you take action even when you’re not aware of it.

Employees will reach optimum levels of productivity when working in their “instinctive mode” — that is, in a way that’s consistent with their natural, intuitive responses. When teams understand how each member instinctively takes action, they are able to work together to unleash true synergy.



Affiance Coaching services can help companies solve the following challenges, among others:

  • Putting the right person in the right seat
  • Reaching and exceeding annual goals
  • Increasing employee retention
  • Reducing reported levels of stress and frustration
  • Increasing understanding of colleagues’ talents
  • Distributing work based on employee talents

Our objective is to help companies create a work environment where employees can show up and be their instinctive selves.


So… what is Kolbe?

All Kolbe materials have been developed by Kathy Kolbe and Kolbe Corp. At Affiance Coaching, our job is to bring this content to life. Every journey into Kolbe starts with the Kolbe A™ Index. Your answers to this 36-item questionnaire reveal how you take action. Actions are organized into four innate categories, represented by the four Kolbe Action Modes®.

The example to the right depicts Erin Werde’s Kolbe A™ Index result. The top line describes the Action Modes®. The bottom line is one word that describes what this score, or number, means in terms of actual behavior. The four modes are as follows:

Fact Finder – the instinctive way we gather and share information.
Follow Thru – the instinctive way we organize.
Quick Start – the instinctive way we deal with risk and uncertainty.
Implementor – the instinctive way we handle space and tangibles.




The numbers in each Kolbe Action Modes® represents different points on a continuum, each translating into a way of taking action. Kolbe Corp research has found that for every individual, the results remain constant over time.

Be aware there are no ‘bad’ or ‘wrong’ results. Each point on the continuum indicates a positive trait.

So what?

You may be thinking — this all sounds well and good, but why does this information matter?

In today’s business world, there are many limitations — time, energy, resources, etc. When employees are working in their instinctive modes, they report increased job satisfaction, and employers find higher levels of productivity. Knowing your employees’ Kolbe scores allows you to maximize their potential, even given existing business limitations.

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“Of all the personal and professional development sessions I’ve experienced in nearly 20 years at companies large and small, I found Kolbe to be not only the most accurate assessment (almost eerie!), but also by far the most useful and applicable to real-world benefits. I am already using the insights I learned in my work, and it’s already making a difference. Amazing.”Paul Sebastian - Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment America, and Lucasfilm Ltd.