The Power Of Curiosity: How To Have Real Conversations That Create Collaboration, Innovation and Understanding

Kathy Taberner & Kirsten Taberner Siggins

As leaders or parents (or both), navigating difficult conversations is part of our job description. How do we keep calm and achieve a productive outcome, all while keeping our relationships intact? The secret is curiosity. It’s the innovation-driving, emotion-calming skill that comes naturally to us as kids, but gets buried by our busy multitasking lifestyles. Good news! We just have to relearn what we already know! In the Power Of Curiosity, mother-daughter executive coaching team Kath Taberner & Kirsten Taberner Siggins give you both the skills and the method you need to stay curious and connected in every conversation. Learn how to be fully present in every conversations, even when distraction abound; the five listening choices you always have available, whether at home, work, or school; specific calming strategies to access when negative emotions run high; a step-by-step process to transform potential conflict into relationship-building opportunities. Imagine approaching even your most challenging conversations with a sense of calm and even excitement, confident you’ll achieve a win-win result and a stronger relationship than before. That is the power of curiosity.

About the Author

A former occupational therapist with a master’s degree in leadership and a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, Kathy Taberner has been a facilitator/trainer and coach in leadership development for the past ten years. After recognizing how crucial curiosity was to understanding others and building relationships, she and her daughter, Kirsten Taberner Siggins, co-founded the Institute of Curiosity, a coaching and training organization that helps individuals improve the quality of their conversations and relationships, even in conflict. Kirsten Taberner Siggins is a certified executive coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation, with experience in the business world and the entertainment industry. With the birth of her first child, Kirsten gained a greater appreciation of the importance of communication as a parent, and the deep influence it has on the development of our children as leaders. Kirsten believes communication skills are the most important skills we are failing to teach. Kirsten works as a facilitator/ coach/ trainer/ speaker in leadership development and with young leaders, recognizing curiosity is essential to personal success, growth, innovation, health, and happiness.

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