Discover Your
Child’s Strengths

E3 Scholarship Fund wants to provide youth assessments to aid in educational planning,
placement, & determine the individual style of learning teachers need to know about students.
We are proud to introduce Dr. Ramon G. Corrales as he explains the Kolbe Assessment in more detail.

I am firmly convinced that without understanding our instincts, we—and our children—will not find our natural stride to success without much pain and wasteful dead-ends. Without truly understanding our individual unique path of high performance, parents, teachers, and leaders will continue unwittingly to impose “their way” on those they aim to help and educate.

Leaders in all sectors will continue to marginalize those who have different talents—different from the ones that work for us. We call this INSTINCTIVE BIAS: our way is the way. And this comes about because we have valued the role KNOWLEDGE and MOTIVATION play in high performance but have ignorantly devalued the role INSTINCT plays in the way we achieve.

RAMON G. CORRALES, Ph.D. CEO/Founder, Integral Mastery Center (IMC) and
Originator of The Wisdom Code for Living & Leading On Purpose | [email protected]

THE THREE PARTS OF THE MIND: Thinking, Feeling, and Willing

Today, in assessing adults and children, the two parts of the mind that professionals and laypeople focus on are THINKING and FEELING. We often refer to them as the Cognitive and the Affective (emotional) parts of the mind. From there, we move to BEHAVIOR, assuming that behavior automatically ensues as a result.

The way most people understand behavior is by looking at the cognitive and emotional influences on the way we act. If you ask people why they did something, we typically get a set of explanations about the way they thought and the way they felt, hence the actions. These are the two individual influences of behavior currently recognized by educators and leaders. Sadly, it misses a most important part of the mind.

A Pervasive but Incomplete and Erroneous Equation
Thoughts + Feelings = Actions

If this equation were valid, we would all be immature and reactive because our behavior would be the “result” of a mix of thoughts and feelings. The WILL is the most forgotten part of the mind, an aspect few psychologists have studied in the last hundred years. Yet the classic philosophers, theologians, and psychologists of yore have always thought in terms of three parts of the mind: cognitive, affective, and conative. Conative is now one of the 1000 most obscure words in the English language. It comes from the noun conation, which refers to the striving part of the mind. Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Piaget, and many others always viewed the mind along these aspects.

As a consequence of this erroneous model, professionals have created learning and performing models based mostly on KNOWLEDGE and EMOTION, leaving out an extremely important influence on our behavior, INSTINCT, which is triggered by the third part of the mind, the WILL.

The Kolbe Wisdom™

The pioneering work of Kathy Kolbe, originator of the Kolbe Wisdom has changed all this. But her work has also brought the realization of the pain people, children in particular, have endured because of the lack of understanding about how we naturally create. 

Ramon G. Corrales

Ramon G. Corrales

Board of Director

Ph.D. CEO/Founder, Integral Mastery Center (IMC) and
Originator of The Wisdom Code for Living & Leading On Purpose