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What’s this book is about:

As leaders or parents (or both), navigating difficult conversations is part of our job description. How do we keep calm and achieve a productive outcome, all while keeping our relationships intact?

The secret is curiosity. It’s the innovation-driving, emotion-calming skill that comes naturally to us as kids, but gets buried so easily beneath our busy, multitasking lifestyles. The good news is that we just have to relearn what we already know!

In The Power of Curiosity, mother-daughter executive coaching team Kathy Taberner and Kirsten Taberner Siggins give you both the skills and the method you need to stay curious and connected in every conversation. In The Power of Curiosity, you’ll learn:

  • How to be fully present in every conversation, even when distractions abound
  • The five listening choices you always have available to you, whether at home, work, or school
  • Specific calming strategies to access when negative emotions run high
  • A step-by-step process to transform potential conflict into relationship-building opportunities

Imagine approaching even your most challenging conversation with a sense of calm and even excitement, confident you’ll achieve a win-win result and a stronger relationship than before. That’s the power of curiosity.


Advance Praise:

“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, Award Winning Entrepreneur and Star of ABC’s Shark Tank


Kathy & 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 at the heart of the matter: clarity, understanding, and real human connection”  – Brigid Schulte, New York Times bestselling author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time


“Kathy & 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 leaders in our organizations, or enriching our personal relationships”  – Colleen Cattell, ENS International Negotiation Consultant