One does not climb to attain enlightenment.

Rather, one climbs because

they are enlightened.


Zen Master Futomaki


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Reflect, Collaborate, Innovate & Sharpen Your Competitive Edge 
A lack of curiosity can cost your organization millions in lost revenue, talent, ideas, opportunities, and preventable errors.

What is Strategic Curiosity®?

Advanced skills that align your expertise, emotions and actions to achieve optimal results.

Curiosity is a valuable, underutilized resource that elevates performance. But not all curiosity is equally valuable – it must be strategic.  Strategic Curiosity® is a framework  for  disciplined exploration that helps you achieve important goals.   


Strategic Curiosity® training goes beyond basics to help you refine skills that are vital for:

  • Leading during the 4th Industrial Revolution (e.g., critical thinking, judgment, navigating complexity and uncertainty,  emotional intelligence, etc.). 

  • Creating High Reliability Organizations (e.g., situational awareness, resilience,  resisting oversimplification, preoccupation with accuracy and failure.)

In a supportive yet challenging relationship, you are equipped with skills that make you a more effective leader, innovator, collaborator, strategist, and manager.


Sharpen your competitive edge and enhance performance with Strategic Curiosity®.

Research Origins & Methods  


Dr. Myers created the Strategic Curiosity® framework to solve  leadership, relationship and quality issues that she identified in her   study of  27 hospitals and health systems.  These issues can be a matter of life and death in healthcare; they also affect performance in ALL industries.


To address these issues, Dr. Myers uses an interdisciplinary approach, combining the latest research from business, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and liberal arts. She uses these insights to create  customized learning solutions that meet your professional and business needs. 


To achieve lasting results, Dr. Myers uses proven cognitive-behavioral change methods. She draws upon her expertise as a seasoned professor and consultant to create a transformational learning experience that cultivates many professional competencies. 

Who it's for. . .

Established executives that want to refine and refresh your skills to achieve better results.

New executives that want to facilitate a successful transition to a new role.

High-potential professionals on a leadership track that seek to expand your capabilities. 


Teams on a quest to be more collaborative, inclusive, innovative and accurate. 

Organizations that want to accelerate learning, agility, profitability and ethically serving others.

How curious are you?

This is curiosity with a purpose. Tying curiosity to performance,  that’s the differentiator.  

Chief Financial Officer, $60B Firm



What to expect...


Getting Started: We begin with a conversation about your goals, challenges, and how to customize Strategic Curiosity® to address them with different modules (e.g., Lead, Collaborate, Innovate, Manage and Strategize).


The Process: Online assessments and discussion of your profile reports are followed by transformational learning via individual coaching, group learning or a combination of both. We use a step-by-step process that includes readings, creative exercises, and homework to iteratively develop your skills and achieve your goals.


Duration: To achieve results, a typical engagement for one module spans 2-3 months. An engagement may span 2 years, depending upon your organizational goals and how many modules you choose. 

Schedule a "discovery call" to learn about how Strategic Curiosity®, a customizable, research-based learning solution, equips you to slow down, de-bias, think critically, improvise and take reflective actions to achieve robust results.