Our team understands the hurdles and rewards of fostering curiosity, having experienced both. An environment that promotes questioning and understanding is empowering and fosters risk-taking, innovation, and problem solving.
That’s why we care so much about helping others practice curiosity too.
We’ve witnessed how in any given group, when a majority of people embrace the practice of curiosity, their attitude can elevate team morale and foster positive work cultures.
Need evidence to show your colleagues on why curiosity is important?
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
True learning begins outside the comfort zone. Our approach challenges teams and individuals to stretch, delve deep, and embrace the practice of curiosity. We don’t take for granted that practicing curiosity is hard. That’s why we guide people through a series of curiosity-strengthening exercises that starts with self-awareness. While most people think they are self-aware, only 10-15% actually fit the criteria. We help people practice inward curiosity first so they can then engage in reciprocal curiosity with their colleagues to build genuine relationships.
Training Versus Learning
We prioritize learning over training. The best teachers are our colleagues. We’re here to guide you into learning from one another. We guide you on your learning journey. We recognize that each team is different. Learning is beyond the book. You learn from one another, it has to be experiential. Just like every conversation is different, every session is different.
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