Erin Werde
President
Kolbe A™ Index Result: 7832

Erin has served as President of Affiance Coaching since 2012. As a Kolbe-Certified Consultant, she has introduced thousands of individuals to Kolbe Wisdom™. Erin continues to be inspired each day by the philosophy of “living within your instincts” — doing work that is consistent with your “natural way” of getting things done. Erin believes that using Kolbe Wisdom™ in the workplace makes for the most efficient use of time and resources, as well as creating more fulfilling work. Her passion comes through in all her client engagements.
 
Erin holds dual masters degrees from the University of Minnesota — a Masters in Public Policy and a Masters in Social Work. Her formal education allows her to evaluate issues on a macro level, while understanding and communicating with clients on an individual basis.
 
Erin resides in Golden Valley, MN with her husband, Skylar, and son Eli.

Steve Lear
Founder
Kolbe A™ Index Result: 3691

Steve began his financial planning career in 1980 at Ameriprise Financial Services (then known as IDS Financial Services). He founded an independent firm in 1989, which then merged into Affiance Financial, LLC in 2000. Steve has received the Registered Rep magazine’s Outstanding Advisor Award (2010), BestPrep’s Bunzel Volunteer of the Year Award (2010), Park Nicollet Foundation Community Service Award (2010), Financial Network Investment Corporation’s Outstanding Representative of the Year (1999) and Circle of Achievement Award in recognition for his community service. Steve has also been a Kolbe certified external consultant since 2010. After doing countless personal interpretations, Steve uses Kolbe to help his clients and employees reach their full potential.

Larry Tuma
Vice President of Business Development
Kolbe A™ Index Result: 4475

Larry Tuma is a seasoned executive coach with more than 25 years of experience. He has successfully recruited and coached talent in settings ranging from secondary school systems to universities. He also has an extensive record of sales and services for both domestic and international clients worldwide, including India, Canada and South America.

After being introduced to Kolbe Wisdom™ in 2013, Larry began to incorporate the concepts into his work with clients.

According to Larry, Kolbe Wisdom™ makes a difference for companies that want to take the time to learn how clients, individuals and teams take action and get things done from a “conative” perspective. The Kolbe A™ Index is the only instrument that determines how individuals will take action on the job. It’s the single most important indicator for selecting, building and managing successful teams.

Larry completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. He is married to Michelle Tuma and resides in Overland Park, Kansas.