About Andrew Lee
Curious about the world, himself and others, Andrew Lee is an Australian educator, executive coach, curiosity coach amateur philosopher. Andrew has worked in many cultures worldwide, from stage crew and roadie in England (Bowie, Dylan, Queen & the Who) to apprentice stonemason and cook in France, Dr. of Traditional Chinese medicine in China and corporate facilitator in S.E. Asia, the Middle East and Australasia.
While volunteering with youth at risk and running leadership, change management and team alignment programs to tens of thousands of participants, Andrew had two complementary insights. First was a meeting with a group of psychologists who’d thrown the book out (analysing disease) and instead focused on studying healthy people. This realisation forms the foundation of most of his work and the idea that there’s more to learn from studying health and success than disease and mistakes. The second was to realise the compelling nature of Curiosity and how it impacts every aspect of our lives.
For the last 15 years, Andrew and his team have been researching our innate desire to explore, discover, understand and learn. Simultaneously he’s tried to figure out why it got such a bad name and what we can do to recover our birthright.
In 2009 Andrew presented a plenary on Cultivating Curiosity at the International Conference on Thinking in Kuala Lumpur. Since then, Curiosity has been his passion that infuses his work, personal development, volunteering and family life.
"Andrew has distilled complex ideas into a simple tool that I highly recommend for anyone. I use this tool often with clients to explain why they feel stuck. What I have noticed is they feel more energised and often get more creative about how they will work out a problem."
Alison Lyons - individual, couple and family therapist
“Andrew Lee is one of the most experienced and motivating instructors in the industry. He has a gift for reaching to the heart of an issue and allowing students to extract the value. Andrew takes all participants on a journey, and transforms the way they look at the world. I highly recommend his training methodology and content”.
- Kate Gunn, Education Services Manager
"Andrew has a unique way of helping you look at any given problem with fresh eyes and clear thinking.
He deftly asks great questions and gently guides you to challenge your own thinking, assumptions and frameworks to unlock new solutions."
Matt Melhuish - Board Advisor / Director / Entrepreneur