We get you. 

Farm Credit Canada is one of the strongest brands in the country- a company with strong organizational roots. FCC prides itself as being a partner to hard working farmers and their families, a neighbour in our communities and a socially-conscious business leader who shows the way for other organizations across the world. 

As a team that is responsible for the protection and development of the corporate FCC brand, your job is not an easy task. But you also understand something that others don't seem to understand - your culture is also part of your brand. 

And your people are those who drive your culture. 

What you told us. 

From what we have heard you tell us, you have have a recently re-organized unit, with 40 people in 4 areas of the business - Advertising, Promotional Material, Strategy Branding, and Print Shop. There is a need for the team to better understand each other, and how they can work together to maximize their talents for the organization. You have inherited new people, and there are even new teams, and this presents an opportunity to develop a cohesive unit that has their sails set in the same direction. 

We can help with that.

We see a number of ways that we can assist your organization in being the best that it can possibly be for your employees, as well as the people you serve. We offer a number of different solutions that can be custom-fit to your business approach so what we help you put in place compliments your operation, and feels like an authentic part of your overall business philosophy. 

We offer key programs that may be of interest to Farm Credit Canada as compliments to your already successful organizational culture and employee engagement programs. 

About us.

We're a small boutique leadership firm. You're welcome! ;-)

Our belief is that there is no single solution or model that can be used to solve every issue. One size does not fit all; one size fits one.

We leverage the strengths of each of our partners to work with our clients using small teams that allow our approach to be extremely adaptive and customizable to the needs of the people we are seeking to serve. We involve our clients as partners in the process from day one, helping us truly understand their business. We believe in an individualized, person-centered approach that puts people at the center of our design, and helps transform our client’s organization.

Our design approach includes a strong focus on follow-up. We believe that one of the greatest areas where consultants fall down is the traditional practice of moving on before the desired outcome has been achieved. The boutique approach we have taken, is to build-in a small amount of post-development consulting time, so that we can ensure that what we have intended to deliver hits the mark and stays on track.

Through the use of this approach, we begin to establish organizational trust, understanding and the belief that everyone truly matters within the design of the business.


Our approach to personal development and team building.

working with a boutique local firm like the guys at Affective Consulting offered better personal customer service, easy accessibility and an opportunity to meet and know the people behind the service.
— Janson Anderson, Director, Customer Programs at SaskPower

We believe that teams who are self-aware are more engaged, and therefore more productive. 

Team self-awareness brings a greater understanding of individual strengths and abilities, and shifts the way that we think about each other. As teams, we begin to see our colleagues not for the position that they hold, but the value they bring. Team awareness starts with self-awareness, and the understanding of your personal strengths is something that can be valued when a collaborative and inclusive team approach is in place.

We believe that a greater awareness of not only who we are, but why we do what we do is essential to the development of high-potential teams - so much so that it has become a cornerstone belief of our leadership philosophy.

We have sought out the only evaluation tool in the world that measures the conative part of your brain- the part of your brain that controls your instincts and drives individual actions. Our team has become subject matter experts in the field of conative strength, delivering over 1,700 assessments in organizations just like yours. 

About Kolbe.


Kathy Kolbe, founder of the Kolbe Corp, developed a way to not only engage individuals, teams and organizations in the greater understanding of conative behaviour, but also developed the Kolbe A™ Index, which measures four universal human instincts used in creative problem solving. The Kolbe Corporation refers to these universal instincts as the Four Action Modes®. These four modes are captured in the Kolbe Index, enabling individuals, teams and even entire organizations with key understanding of what makes them tick.

Unlike personality tests, which tell you what's wrong with you and how to change it, Kolbe tells you what's right with you and how to make the most of it.

Backed by 40 years of scientific research and validation, Kolbe Indexes are fun and easy to complete online in less than 20 minutes. There are no "right" or "wrong" answers to the multiple choice questions in a Kolbe Index. Results are delivered dynamically online.


Kolbe in Team Settings

Through the use of Kolbe assessments (called a Kolbe A™ Index ) and decades of professional coaching and recruitment experience, Affective Consulting can assist your organization's employees better understand what drives them, and how they can best position themselves for personal and professional success. 

The use of the Kolbe B™ Index measures an individual's perception of their own job responsibilities. Comparing the Kolbe A™ with the Kolbe B results helps job holders recognize when they are trying to perform contrary to their natural strengths and abilities.

Finally, a Kolbe C™ Index result is designed to identify the characteristics necessary to function in a specific job. Unlike the Kolbe A™ or Kolbe B™, this form is filled out by the supervisor and defines his or her functional job expectations. Comparing Kolbe A to Kolbe C results identifies when job related stress is caused by impossible demands.

Through fun, interactive and always positive team interpretations, called Kolbe Teamsuccess® Seminars, Affective consultants can bring an understanding of individual results, team dynamics, share personal stories and real life examples of how you perform better as a team when you better understand your instincts, and we leave behind practical, customized strategies to keep the momentum going.  

Kolbe as a team development solution for FCC's Brand Team

We believe that the Kolbe process is a perfect fit for the new team that you are in the process of developing for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the combination of self assessment (Kolbe A) and job responsibilities (Kolbe B) can help you and your team identify an potential stress relating to conative fit, and allow you to address these issues as you see fit. 

Secondly, the Kolbe assessments can help determine any gaps in conative strength or whether or not there may be too much emphasis on particular areas of conative strength (called conative cloning) that may exist within the team. This can lead to a potential opportunity to develop different ways of working together so that you are able to maximize effort and engagement.

Thirdly, you will be able to access overall team strength and identify any potential gaps in team culture that may exist based on your team's conative make-up. As a leader, this will allow you to put into place practices and methods that ensure that your team doesn't fall off the rails as you go through the critical initial steps of bringing them together as a unit, and allows you to identify and celebrate differences in a safe and accepting environment so everyone can feel a part of their new team and culture.

Our Sales Pitch. 

We are pleased to offer you several options for you to consider as a solution to your team's needs. We understand that budgetary restraints can also play a significant part in employee and team development planning, so we have developed a few different options for you to evaluate. 

All of our contracts include 5 hours of consulting services at no charge to the client, which we traditionally use to conduct an initial consult and post session follow up to ensure that we have achieved the desired outcome with our partners. 


Option 1                                                        Investment: $25,300+GST , or $632.50/employee

Based on your team composition and the changes that have recently taken place to bring them together, we see great value in completing a comprehensive assessment 

Kolbe Assessments

Individual Assessment                                                                                                                 40 team members @ $200/ assessment - $8,000+ GST

Each member of your team will complete a Kolbe A assessment, measuring their instinctual skill and strength, as well as a Kolbe B assessment, giving each of them valuable insight into their beliefs of the conative strengths required to perform their current roles as they see them. 

Estimated time of completion: January, 2017

Leadership Assessment                                                                                                                                                                     $80/ assessment +GST

The FCC leadership team to complete the Kolbe C assessment on all unique positions within the team, measuring the perceived conative strengths required to be successful within their role. 

Estimated time of completion: January, 2017

Team Evaluation for Leaders                                                                                                                                                                                $2,500+ GST

A comprehensive session with team leadership, complete with written report, outlining the strengths of the team by employee. Reports include the individual results for each of the four Kolbe Action Modes, individuals who may be facing strain within their current positions, and individuals who may be in potential conflict with their management team.

The Team Evaluation for Leaders will also provide an overview of the team strengths as a whole, where which modes the team may be striving in, and which modes there may increased resistance. Each report will come complete with concrete solutions; team building tactics and strategies for individual and team development. 

The Affective Team will dedicate time to sit down with you to go through the complete report, as well as the observations that we have gained through our assessment of the team, and provide you with our suggestions and recommendations for how to implement different actions that will help you get the best out of your people, and make them all feel valued and part of the team. 

Estimated time of completion: March, 2017


Facilitated Team Sessions 

Kolbe Team Success Session (3 hours)                                                                                                                                                              $2,400 + GST

Through fun, interactive and always positive team interpretations, called Kolbe Teamsuccess® Seminars, Affective consultants can bring an understanding of individual results, team dynamics, share personal stories and real life examples of how you perform better as a team when you better understand your instincts, and we leave behind practical, customized strategies to keep the momentum going.  

Estimated time of completion- February, 2017 

Kolbe Team Strengths & Career Development  Session(3 hours)                                                                                                                   $1,600 + GST

A follow-up to the initial Kolbe Team Success session, Affective Consulting returns to deliver a "deeper dive" of the conative strengths of the brand team as a whole. Using the learnings gained from the Team Evaluations Leadership report and an additional analysis from the Affective Consulting Partners, a series of recommendations and tools can be introduced to the team to better understand how to take their collective strengths and maximize them in a team environment. 

During the session, we will also address staff development and carreer advancement for the team and provide insights based on conative strengths, as well as share key messages such as the 7 F's of life, and individual preperation and self-evaluation practices that we have gained from over 10 years of experience in the career coaching field.

Estimated time of completion- May, 2017


Ongoing consulting Services                                                                                                  $2,500+ GST billed quarterly

As part of our boutique service model, Affective Consulting partners can act as a full service resource to you as you continue to grow and develop your team. 

Each quarter, we will be available to you as a leader through regular check-ins to coach and guide you as you develop your team. This includes working with you to develop solutions to any issues that may arise throughout the course of the contract, and help create processes that further integrate the conative strengths of your team within your department. 

Affective Consultants can also attend or develop a 1 hour team building session per quarter to be used during quarterly employee meetings that will continue to reinforce the learnings and employee understanding of their individual and team strengths, and how they can leverage them to create a dynamic team culture and work environment. 

Option 2                                                        Investment: $15,300+ GST, or $382.50/ employee

A scaled-down version of the above option includes all of the necessary team building and development assessments and sessions, but removes the ongoing consulting services from the equation. 

Kolbe Assessments 

Kolbe A, B assessments - based on 40 employees  -           $8,000 + GST

Kobe C assessments - based on 10 unique positions  -        $800 +GST 

Team Evaluation for Leaders Report-                                      $2,500 +GST


Team Building Sessions

Kolbe Team Success Session                                                   $2,400 + GST

Kolbe Team Strengths & Career Development Session         $1,600 +GST


Consulting Services   

5 hours of consulting services                                                    No Charge 

Option 3: A la Carte Services

We take great pride in building solutions that meet the needs of our clients. As such, we are also able to work with you to develop a unique package of services that you may feel may better suit your needs and budget than what we have provided above. 

Listed below is what we traditionally charge for A la Carte service, but we are more than happy to work with you to create a package of offerings that may also be available to you for a reduced rate. 

Team Building Services

Individual Team Member Assessments   (Kolbe A and B)                             $225/ Team Member

Kolbe C Positional Assessment                                                                       $150/ Position

Leadership Dynamics Evaluation for Leaders                                                $2,500

Facilitated Team Building Session (20 ppl max)                                            $1,500


General Consulting Services

General Consulting Services                                                                           $250/ hr.

Administrative Services                                                                                   $150/ hr.


Recruitment Services

Initial consult                                                                                                      $500

Candidate Assessment                                                                                     $125/ Candidate

Candidate Evaluation                                                                                     $250/ hr.

Competition Debrief                                                                                       $500

Customized Interview Guides and recruitment services                             $250 - 500/ hr.

So, what do you think? 

I had the opportunity to share with the Affective team what my goals were for this engagement. They listened and were attentive to understanding my needs
— Kevin Harris, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Saskatchewan Foster Families Association

As always, we are open to your feedback and any comments or concerns that you might have. We want to find a solution for you that helps you and your team achieve your goals, and we are thankful for the opportunity to help you meet those goals. 

If you see something that you like, fantastic. Send us a note or give us a call and we can create a contract and timeline to get the ball rolling for you as soon as possible.

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