A lack of curiosity can cost your organization millions in lost revenue, talent, ideas, opportunities, and preventable errors. 

What is Strategic Curiosity®?


Strategic Curiosity® is an accelerated MBA level course that sharpens leadership skills. Practicing Strategic Curiosity® refines your professional competencies and empowers you to lead with wisdom, agility, and creativity. Why? Research shows that curiosity primes the brain for learning and optimal performance. But not all curiosity is equally valuable; it must be strategic.   


Strategic Curiosity® is a process of systematic search and inquiry that creates value by strengthening your capacity to pay attention, expand your perspective, and exercise discernment to navigate volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) situations.  To do this, Strategic Curiosity® helps you identify and conquer unproductive routines, unconscious habits, and rigid work cultures that undermine performance by mastering 7 mental habits that fortify business frameworks and your behavior. 


This advanced MBA-level education offers transformational learning via 6 customizable modules (below). Each module cultivates knowledge, habits and skills that improve business outcomes. You will be equipped to: Ascend, Lead Change,  Collaborate, Manage, Innovate, and Strategize. 

  • Manage complex systems

  • Overcome performance obstacles

  • Cultivate an inclusive environment

  • Transition to your next role

  • Sharpen decision making 

  • Increase emotional intelligence

Strategic Curiosity® is essential for emerging and established executives.

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Strategic Curiosity® works at neurological, psychological, relationship, and system levels. Dr. Myers’ evidence-based methods integrate management frameworks, social science research, and the liberal arts to promote your professional growth. She continuously refines her approach while teaching MBAs at the University of Michigan's Business School. 

Strategic Curiosity® Model

We begin with an online diagnostic to assess your 3 Prerequisites for curiosity and other factors that influence your effectiveness.  Results are discussed with you, then used to customize coaching or group education.  Within each module, you will cultivate and practice 7 Mental Habits that are catalysts for...



  • Self-awareness & Emotional Intelligence

  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

  • Accuracy & Attention to Relevant Information

  • Systems & Integrative Thinking

  • Enhanced Learning & Creativity

  • Ethical Decisions

  • Productive Relationships

  • Behaviors that improve the bottom line!

Improve Quality, Reduce Costs, Develop Talent, Create Possibilities, Drive Competition!

Strategic Curiosity® is a renewable resource that drives results!    HOW CURIOUS ARE YOU?

Who it's for. . .

How curious are you?

 Established executives & clinicians 

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

 New executives in transition 

seeking a successful transition to your next role.

 High-potential professionals  

on a leadership track that need to expand your capabilities. 



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


that want to accelerate a learning, agility, culture change, profitability and ethically serving others.

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


                                                  Chief Financial Officer, $60B Firm



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What to expect...

Get Started: In a supportive, confidential relationship, we begin with a conversation about your goals, challenges, and how to customize Strategic Curiosity® to address them. The entire curriculum consists of six (6) different learning modules (e.g., Transition, Lead Change, Collaborate, Innovate, Manage, and Strategize). You may choose the module(s) that best meets your needs. 


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

Results: Initial benefits experienced within 1 month are sustained with learning, practice and time. To achieve sustainable results, a typical engagement for one module spans 2-3 months. An engagement may span 2 years, depending upon how many modules you or your organization choose. 

Investment: Accelerate your professional development with confidential, 1-on-1 executive coaching and an initial investment of $5000 . To inquire about rates for individual coaching, group coaching and executive education, Contact Dr. Myers.

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Research Origins  



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


To address these issues, Dr. Myers uses an interdisciplinary approach that combines the latest research from business, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and liberal arts. She integrates unique insights to create customized learning solutions that meet your specific 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, consultant and coach to create a transformational experience that cultivates your essential professional competencies. 

What happens next...

Schedule a Call with Valerie

Share your concerns, questions, and aspirations.

Strategize to co-create goals, scope & logistics.

Sign agreement

Continuous feedback

Professional Services

  • Executive Education 

  • Organizational Diagnostics

  • Change Management 

  • Crisis Management 

  • 1-on-1 Coaching

  • Board Development

  • Keynote Address

  • Retreats  

  • Strategic Planning