Kathy Kolbe on Midlife Magic

The Finding Magic in Midlife Radio Show was produced and archived by Exceptional Wisdom Radio from August 2008 through June 1013, when EWR went off the air. I’m moving the show archives to Choosing To Be Fit because much of the wisdom I’ve gained about creating a body- mind-spirit fitness lifestyle came from reading books by and talking with these exceptional midlife women. The interviews are timeless. I hope you will get to know some of these brilliant, talented, and inspirational women and learn from them as I did.

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Kathy Kolbe was interviewed on the Finding Magic in Midlife Show in September of 2009.

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Kathy Kolbe

An entrepreneur, educator and best-selling author, Kathy Kolbe pioneered the identification of a distinct cluster of human behaviors that led to breakthroughs in the understanding and use of innate abilities.

As the leading authority on human instincts, Kolbe has amassed over 500,000 case studies to validate her discoveries in the field of instinct and human behavior. Her research – spanning four decades and six continents – represents the foremost body of work within the realm of the conative dimension of the mind.

Her first book, The Conative Connection, shook the foundations of conventional wisdom regarding the mind by identifying its third and most elusive dimension: the conative. The book recounts Kolbe’s steps in putting together the puzzle of striving instincts and the development of her methodology for building upon individuals’ innate strengths. The Conative Connection became a best seller and its success fueled Kolbe’s commitment to a lifetime of casework to support her breakthrough theories.

Pure Instinct, Kolbe’s business book published by Random House, details her experience with high performers in the corporate arena and her techniques for helping them maximize their potential. Her most recent book, Powered by Instinct: 5 Rules for Trusting Your Guts, serves as an individual’s guide to increase personal productivity and well-being by learning to unlock the power of their own authentic, creative self.

Kathy Kolbe has worked with Fortune 500 companies, business executives, government leaders, universities, and professional sports teams to maximize performance potential by using instinctive talents. She has been profiled in Time magazine’s Man of the Year issue as one of the seven Americans “who exemplify the spirit that inspires… the choice for Man of the Year,” and was honored by the White House as “one of America’s Can-Do People.”

In addition to her achievements in business, Kolbe has lectured and conducted research with over twenty universities including Stanford, Northwestern, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Chicago, and has served as an adjunct professor in the College of Education at Arizona State University. In addition to her work in education at the collegiate level, she has been a consultant to school districts and state departments of education around the country, as well as the U.S. Department of Education. As a mother of five, grandmother of eight, and an all-around child enthusiast, Kolbe has dedicated much of her life to designing specialized learning materials and programs for children and has helped them excel by utilizing their instinctive strengths.


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