At CuriosityBased, we think of curiosity as a practice, not as a trait. We liken it to meditation— it looks easy, yet it can be really hard to practice curiosity.We do not pretend that we are always practicing curiosity. We appreciate the pains and frustrations of our clients because we’ve been there too. We also know how it can feel to be with colleagues who encourage us to ask questions when we don’t know the answer or understand something. It makes us feel safe to take risks, try new things, and persist in finding a solution.
That’s why we care so much about helping others practice curiosity too.
We’ve witnessed how in any given group, if there are a greater number of people who practice curiosity regularly, their attitude can uplift the overall morale. The inverse is also true. Those who are more often singularly focused on achieving a fixed outcome can hurt morale and harm relationships.
Want to learn more about the state of curiosity in the workplace?
What we can do for you
We design professional development experiences, based on original content, that foster belonging and inclusion. We can help teams quickly build trust through creating small group sessions that allow for open discussion and mutual accountability. We guide our clients in the practice of curiosity through virtual and in-person learning experiences, workshops, and retreat facilitations.
If you need strategic planning or program evaluation combined with team building, we have partners who can help.
Who we serve
We work with organizations who believe change and progress moves at the speed of trust and they need to invest time and resources into building relationships. Our clients appreciate our high touch approach and bring us in for multiple small-group sessions across their organizations, usually starting with their leadership team. They understand there is no single right answer, there is always more to learn, and the journey is more valuable than the destination.
How we approach learning
We push people to stretch and get uncomfortable because that is when the learning starts. Through working with us, you’ll deepen your individual and team capacity for collaboration, inclusion, trust, and, of course, curiosity.
Training Versus Learning
CuriosityBased prioritizes learning over training. When CuriosityBased facilitators guide teams and organizations through our learning experiences, we ask a lot of questions to stimulate critical thinking and invite people to share what they learned.
Who we are
We represent a diversity of disciplines, including history, social work, engineering, international relations, and business administration, as well as cultural backgrounds, which is reflected in our native languages: Spanish, Burmese, Vietnamese, and English. This diversity influences our approach to our work. We are also a certified Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise.
Julie Pham, PhD
Founder and CEO
Hnin Johnson, MSW, MPA
Linh Huynh, MSW
Senior Learning and Development Specialist
Mikaila Culverson, MSW
Marketing Communications and Content Manager
Business Development Manager
Design & Communications Consultant