Facilitation might be another word to describe what we can do, but that doesn't quite capture what the aim is. We are s p a c e creators. The empty space necessary for most to dive in and engage is not an easy one to reside in, but one we believe necessary to allow for growth (of the collective) and development (of the individual) to occur.
Curios is an invitation to all to join us in the discomfort of what is true; that is where real learning, loving, participation, conversation, work and LIFE, live.
Self-awareness and emotional intelligence are inextricable from the outcome of clear communication, and ultimately, connection. Curios supports leaders, teams, and individuals in bridging the gap between radical candor and vulnerability. The outcome? Transparent, effective, and actionable communication.
There is no substitute for experiential learning, and conversations are the gateway to that kind of raw real ness that our society desperately needs. That's where we come in.
Sample conversation themes we'd love to help you curate:
- Conflict Management & Resolution
- Leadership Development
- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)
- Organizational Communication
Curios is in the business of creating brave spaces. For folx looking to explore the full spectrum of our curiosity - the good, the bad, and the ugly. If you are sensitive to having your perspective challenged, or debating with the intention to learn, we aren't for you (and that's OK).
If you are interested in living a life, developing an organizational culture, and building relationships (in and out of the workplace) where healthy discourse is encouraged and celebrated, well then, now we're on to something.
It requires a high level of self-awareness + vulnerability to communicate effectively. It's work. Which is likely why many of us are bad at it. Curios helps individuals, teams, and organizations create brave spaces to practice having potentially uncomfortable or high stakes conversations and provided with the conceptual tools to do so.
This would be the 'coaching' section of our services.
Let's be honest, you're not an athlete, and if we're doing this correctly everyone will win. So, if you need a collaborator who can support you in leading, facilitating, and/or making your individual or team goals actionable, this is for you.
Issues within companies, departments, and any relationship that require human interaction can typically be traced back to gaps in communicative efficacy.
We can help identify, strategize, and ultimately address issues in internal communication to improve workflow and processes.
Curated to address your objectives, we specialize in designing effective conversations that engage participants in shaping their communication + leadership styles.
I've had the pleasure of working for, and receiving mentorship from Michaele for nearly a decade. In this time, she has been my employer, trusted advisor, life coach and friend. A cultivator of positivity, Michaele has always been devoted in helping others realize their potential - Receiving her guidance has been tremendously influential to my success.
I had the opportunity to pilot her program in professional/personal development. Michaele has taken her experience from years of counseling young talent in Higher Education, and leading creative production for Tony Robbins, and created a program that was inspiring, yet pragmatic. She structured my goals into varied layers of small achievements to ensure that I reached my objectives quickly, all the while staying highly motivated. Though her program exemplified how organized, detail-oriented and passionate she is, I was reminded that her success in mentorship comes from her extraordinary active listening skills. Her curiosity and desire to fully understand those around her has made her a master in curating programs that are invigorating and inspiring.
Michaele is an expert in the art of people, and I am so excited for you all to witness her masterpiece, Curios Consulting.
"I had the opportunity to attend Michaele's first Curios event. Regardless of going alone, I was quickly welcomed by Michaele and really enjoyed the conversations I had during the event. Michaele facilitates events where you're able to bring your own thoughts/opinions, but also learn something new from others.
I enjoyed the first event in San Diego so much I attended her second event in LA and invited friends to join. I would definitely recommend Curios Consulting if you're looking to run a workshop where you want attendees to walk away learning something new about the world or about themself."
Being in Business Development, I love meeting new people day in and day out but I have always found it difficult to have confrontations and difficult conversations, the meetup made me think about them in different ways and I definitely have takeaways that I use even today. Michaele made us think about the situations differently and how we can handle it. These would be the smallest of things that we generally miss or take for granted.
I would definitely recommend Curios Consulting for anyone who is looking at conducting workshops about conversations. I would love to attend more of her workshops / sessions.