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Improving conversations since 2005

Most people spend the majority of their day REACTING: to people, email, events, emotions.  There is a need to be ‘right’ or ‘win’, at any cost.  It is stressful, frustrating, time consuming, and emotionally draining.  This fractures relationships, stops us from getting what we want and almost always leads to conflict.  Sound familiar?  

We specializes in high quality conversations that build high quality relationships.  That means we help people STOP reacting (to everything and anything) and start RESPONDING to engage and inspire others, even in conflict or the possibility of conflict.

We believe people are only as successful as the conversations they have and the relationships they build, especially in conflict.  We have the conversation framework that shifts you from a place of reacting (telling, judging, blaming and shaming) to responding (open to learning, understanding, collaborating and innovating).  A framework that takes you from where you are now, to being BETTER personally, professionally and emotionally.

Whether you’re you are just starting out or you are at the top of your game, we will not only give you the framework to improve the quality of your conversations, we’ll also give you the framework that will ensure you stay calm and cool in conflict.  That’s right.  You will have the ability to have those high stakes conversations with confidence, while ensuring your relationships stay in tact.

We bring extensive experience and research to every client and customize our support to your individual needs and concerns.  We have been practicing curious conversations for over a decade, working with people who recognize they need a new language and approach to achieve the necessary collaborative and innovative results required to be successful in our hyperconnected, high demand, multi generational world. We’re focused on results, giving you an exceptional conversation framework that will last for years to come.

These are the skills you have always wanted and assumed you already had.   Be better.  Be curious.

Get in touch with us by filling out the form below to set up a consultation or enquire whether our services are right for you.

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Brigid Schulte

"Kathy and Kirsten have drawn on their extensive experience as executive coaches to help all of us learn to pause, take a breath and, instead of thoughtlessly reacting, assuming, judging or blaming, begin to get curious. They offer thoughtful guidance and practical tools that get to the heart of the matter: clarity, understanding and real human connection."  Brigid Schulte, author, New York Times bestselling Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play When No One has the Time, Washington Post staff writer


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They offer thoughtful guidance and practical tools that get to the heart of the matter: clarity, understanding and real human connection.

Daymond John

"The Power of Curiosity is the leadership handbook for the 21st century giving you a simple step by step method to have real conversations that navigate conflict with innovative outcomes."  Daymond John, Fashion Mogul and Investor on ABC's "Shark Tank


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The Power of Curiosity is the leadership handbook for the 21st century

Colleen Cattell

"Kathy and Kirsten’s work on being present when we listen to others, and choosing how to listen, has had a profound impact on my conflict resolution work as a mediator and negotiation trainer. The Power of Curiosity is a must read for learning how to apply these skills to our difficult conversations, and indeed all our conversations – to listen better, truly understand and connect with others, and move forward in our relationships - whether negotiating a large business contract, acting as a leaders in our organizations, or enriching our personal relationships."  Colleen Cattell, ENS International Negotiation Consultant


 

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Kathy and Kirsten’s work ... has had a profound impact on my conflict resolution work as a mediator and negotiation trainer.

 

 

 We at Institute Of Curiosity know that finding the right leadership development and/or personal development is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.