The Curiosity Compass taps curiosity to guide growth and innovation by inspiring exploration, courage, openness and empathy. We apply the creative process to engage curiosity. We infuse knowledge and imagination with an attitude of curiosity. We transform business challenges into growth opportunities by expanding knowledge and discovering insights, improving performance by building innovation capabilities and developing leadership growth strategies, and integrating thinking to help organizations create new products and strategies.
We believe that curiosity is the fundamental attitude necessary for individuals, teams and organizations to achieve their full potential.
There is no Google map showing us how to navigate challenges and solve problems. And even if there were, it would need to easily be revised since one certainty is that things will change.
With curiosity inspiring us, and our compass providing direction, we help our clients navigate the changing landscape.
How does our curiosity compass work? Curiosity compels us to explore the ever-changing world around us. When we are curious, our empathy strengthens our connections with people, we are open minded to new alternatives, and we have the courage to overcome obstacles. Curiosity driven exploration heightens creativity.
We work globally through strategic alliances with a network of research, training and facilitation associates.
Sharon de Korte
Sharon de Korte is founder and chief explorer at The Curiosity Compass, a company that helps develop leaders to make decisions, create positive change and respond creatively to problems. She has over 20 years of experience in market research, organizational development, training, coaching and facilitation. She believes creative exploration and problem solving will occur when individuals are open to new ways of thinking and access their courage and empathy for others.
A published author on creativity and curiosity, Sharon captivates audiences around the world with her insights into creativity and problem solving. She earned a Masters in Creativity and Change Leadership from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo State and has a Bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Psychology and Anthropology, a coaching certificate from the Ros Taylor Company, and is a member of ICF and ATDNY.
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