E3 Academy was founded upon the conation principles founded by Kathy Kolbe, the renowned expert in conation research. We administer Kolbe assessments for parents and children, even providing free assessments to families in need. What’s more, E3 Academy provides practical understanding and recommendations for you to best interpret and leverage your child’s results for optimal learning through personal consultations. You will also be provided with the exclusive E3 Wisdom Code™, a guide on everyone’s unique approach to learning and building confidence.
E3 Academy believes that every child has his or her own distinct ways of doing things. We champion better self-understanding because it leads to better self-management.
And that enables your child to operate as his or her absolute best.
Embrace, Empower, Encourage
Their unique instincts and natural skills should be celebrated and treasured.
and self-acceptance to help raise self-esteem and develop resilience.
We also provide tools to help parents and teachers encourage
and cheer their children on as they discover their natural gifts.
We champion better self-understanding because it leads to better self-management. And that enables your child to operate at their full natural potential.
Using the Kolbe methodology and conative research, we empower families with a three-step approach to behavioral knowledge and personal development. We help families and children apply the insights that they learn from Kolbe assessments to improve their relationships and lives.
We offer Kolbe assessments to help families learn more about and understand their instinctive ways of doing things, their natural modes of operation. Learning the way your child learns is vital to their success. E3 Academy offers verified Kolbe assessments that are designed to assist you in educational planning for your children.
The E3 Wisdom Code principles help educators, parents and caregivers teach and manage children according to each CHILD’S way and is built upon the two pillars of self-esteem: ACCEPTANCE & ACHIEVEMENT. Developed by E3 co-founder Dr. Ramon Corrales, a certified Kolbe consultant and E3 Board Advisor, the E3 Wisdom Code is a tool to help guide parents and teachers in their understanding of a child’s unique approach to learning through the three faculties of mind: Thinking, Feeling, and the Will.
Whether it’s learning new information or expressing ideas, each child is made with instinctual modus operandi, which are often overlooked or misunderstood. And that’s where we come in.
Co-Founder and CEO
Charles Tietgen, father of 3, has worked with substance abuse teens for over 35 years. He has worked with at-risk students within local high schools. This includes special needs children who have a school IEP (Individual Education Plan). He is a certified Kolbe Youth Specialist and a Kolbe Certified Consultant.
CHARLES’ KOLBE MO IS 6537
At 13 years old, Claire Teitgen co-founded the E3 Academy nonprofit with her father. Through both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the Kolbe Assessment she was able to take control of her life and became a suicide survivor and anti-bullying advocate. Claire has won 11 gold medals in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has three state powerlifting records. She is a strong, confident young lady.
She advocates for children through public speaking engagements about anti-bullying measures being put in place with corporations, schools and churches. That advocacy led Claire to create a YouTube series, Bullied But Not Broken, where she interviews professional athletes and celebrities about their personal experience with bullying.
In 2015, she was named the WIN for KC “Youth Sports Girl of the Year.” (WIN for KC is a division of the Kansas City Sports Commission.) In 2017, she earned the President’s Volunteer Service GOLD Award. This is a prestigious national honor that highlights commitment to serving the community and the nation.
CLAIRE’S KOLBE MO IS 5833
Mary was inspired to work for E3 Academy when her own family experienced the positive impact of learning their natural instincts. Throughout her 20-plus years in the hospitality sales arena, she has built a reputation for understanding what it takes to provide flawless customer service and support to her clients. Helping families learn and work with their unique instincts is no different. In 2020, Mary decided to dedicate her career to helping others full time and joined the E3 Scholarship Fund/E3 Academy team. One of her many accomplishments is leading her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop for the last seven years.
MARY’S KOLBE MO IS 6833
RAMON G. CORRALES
Ph.D., Co-Founder and Board Advisor
Ramon G. Corrales, Ph.D. is an author, organizational & leadership development expert, corporate consultant and executive coach with over 30 years of experience. He created the E3 Wisdom Code model for high performance, teamwork and organizational development. He engages leaders and their teams to bring out the best version of themselves as a management group. He is an expert in assessing the instinctive talents of individuals and how those instincts can be used for high performance, synergy and self-esteem. He is a certified Kolbe Consultant.
DR. RAMON’S KOLBE MO IS 3484
Charles Tietgen founded E3 Academy after watching his daughter, Claire, flourish when she discovered her natural talents and instinctual strengths as a result of taking a Kolbe assessment.
After falling behind in school for years and failing nearly every class, Claire took the Kolbe Student Aptitude™ Quiz. She found her strengths, and her parents worked with the school to make accommodations that worked for Claire’s personal needs. She went from failing to making As/Bs! Plus, this new self-knowledge has allowed Claire to be more resilient in all situations.