Creative Instincts: The Keys to Productivity!


Kolbe Corp’s unique approach to improving productivity and performance is based on a solid foundation of research and practical application with a proven track record of more than 40 years. Focusing on people’s innate problem-solving instincts sets the Kolbe System apart, and it meets the standards of the American Psychological Association for validity and reliability as well as race, gender and age neutrality.

Assessments have historically focused on measuring the cognitive (IQ) and the affective (personality) parts of the mind. While this can be helpful in selecting, training and managing people, they only offer a partial picture of a person’s full potential. IQ scores are influenced by opportunities to learn, and being smart doesn’t necessarily predict success. Personality traits are situational, and people who seem agreeable don’t always do a job successfully or accomplish team goals.

What’s missing? The third part of the mind: the conative, or instinctive part.

Understanding how instincts combine with intelligence and personality will help you create and maintain a less stressful work environment with employees who are more satisfied and productive:

The first step in the Kolbe System is to determine the instinctive traits within an organization. This is done with the Kolbe A™ Index. The four-number Index result identifies an individual’s natural tendencies in each Action Mode and determines his or her modus operandi or MO. The numerical values indicate how a person uses their instincts to prevent problems, respond to opportunities and initiate solutions.

Find out more with a FREE CONSULTATION from your very own certified Kolbe Consultant, Dominic Loffredo, at today!


About Your Kolbe CertifiedTM Consultant, Julie Shore

Julie Averill Shore, SHRM-SCP, Kolbe CertifiedTM Consultant, Executive Director & Talent Management Leader, The Million Dollar Solution

Julie Shore has spent the majority of her career focused on building, managing and implementing employee infrastructure and processes for her clients as well as recruiting, coaching and developing employees to maximize their contributions. She believes business owners and employees alike want to succeed and is a firm believer in playing to strengths- to bring out the best in both even when navigating the often tricky issues that arise. No matter the industry or size of the organization, this has been Julie’s passion and focus. Julie has earned the reputation as a solution-oriented, trusted adviser of best practices in career development and talent management.

Julie earned her Bachelor’s in Human Resources Management from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Since 2013, Julie has been s a Senior Certified Professional with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP), and has been a Kolbe Certified™ Consultant since 2016. Julie is also a national member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Julie began her career at PHICO as a compensation analyst and then moved into various roles at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC).  Julie’s strong foundation in Human Resources Management has enabled her to easily partner with leaders and organizations to hire, build and develop teams and individuals with ideal synergy. Julie also owned a Human Resources consulting and career coaching business where she focused on serving small businesses.

Julie has facilitated numerous workshops and training sessions around the country for various audiences on national stages in Las Vegas, Kansas City, Nashville, Orlando, and San Diego to name a few.  Some topics presented included: Leading the Generations, Workforce of the Future, Managing Your Human Resources, Need Talent? Secrets Behind Successful Recruiting, Interview Like a Champ, Managing Employee Performance, Many Expectations- Limited Budget: 5 Ways to Put the WOW into Employee Engagement, Winning the Talent War, and Ready, Set Assimilate- Before It’s Too Late to name a few.

Julie enjoys and believes in taking an active role in the community.  She is an active volunteer at St. Theresa Parish and School as well as Trinity High School.  Prior leadership roles include serving on the board of the Camp Hill Aquatic Club; programming committee for the local Business Womens’ Forum; College Relations Chairperson for Human Resources Professionals of Central PA, and advisory board member of the Jobs Assistance Ministry serving those in job transition for St. Michael Church in Richmond, VA.  Julie has also volunteered her time at the Carlisle Barracks facilitating workshops on personal branding for transitioning military in Pennsylvania and various workshops for Dress for Success / Suits to Careers.