A Culture of Curiosity

Curious Mind is a collective of passionate, professional change agents. With an unquenchable curiosity, we approach all problems with enthusiasm, optimism and with the knowledge and confidence that change can occur. We don’t tend to boast too much about what we know, as we are much more interested in what we don’t know!

For us, uncovering the underlying drivers of your challenges is half the fun—we take time to truly understand you, your organisation’s culture and the issue/s at hand, before we collaborate with you to develop the best possible solution.

We always strive for more effective ways of helping you succeed. Although consummate professionals and results focused, we are also occasionally cheeky, frequently irreverent, and, from time to time, downright playful.

If you’re curious about our facilitators, please take a moment to read their profiles.

our people

It’s rare to find a team that shares a similar thirst for knowledge and dedication to their work, let alone a good sense of humour. At Curious Mind, our backgrounds vary, as do our areas of specialisation, but we each share a dedication to helping others to find meaning and purpose based upon what they do, who they are and what they can bring to their work and relationships.

So much of what we do involves getting to know you, and your people. Here we invite you to gain some insight into ours.

ANDREW LEE, Managing Director

As the Managing Director of Curious Mind, much of Andrew’s time is dedicated to business development and program design. Andrew maintains a keen interest in the evolving practices of leadership training and change management.

Andrew has designed and delivered organisational development programs throughout Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East. The universal nature of his approach has enabled him to achieve success in both the public and private sector, in industries as diverse as oil and gas finance, education, health and retail. Curious by nature and always looking for more effective ways to engage, explain and educate, Andrew has been focusing on building curiosity as a catalyst for learning and problem solving. In 2010, he delivered a plenary on “Cultivating Curiosity” at the International Conference on Thinking in Kuala Lumpur.

Among his many career highlights, he has acted as lead facilitator on several year-long leadership programs for the NAB, trained hundreds of leaders for the ABS, and he is currently leading a team facilitating a safety-focussed, culture change program for approximately 2,000 people. In February 2013, he completed training over 150 indigenous Papua New Guineans in cultural self-awareness, to support their assimilation into a western multi-national culture.

On working at Curious Mind, Andrew says:

“I get paid to satisfy my curiosity, I love researching better ways to teach and learn, and it’s always deeply satisfying to see someone’s lights turn on. I see a key part of my role as an explainer—I help simplify complexity and make ideas make sense.

My job enables me to meet like-minded souls who believe that work can be enjoyable, and then to work with them to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. My favourite part is not knowing the answer to something (yet), curiosity (self and others), and seeing people, especially children, become aware of their potential.”

Personal motto:

“Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?”

PETER GUITRONICH, Facilitator and Coach

Peter is an accomplished presenter, facilitator and coach. His background and experience in the business world, as well as his passion for psychology and human behaviour, enables him to develop and facilitate meaningful and practical leadership development programs that promote increased effectiveness within organisations.

Peter’s interpersonal style is accessible and respectful, making him a much sort after facilitator and coach. He has extensive experience in the mining, banking and education sectors. While he loves his work, it is only a part of his busy and varied life. He juggles a family with three children, a surf life saving responsibility, a budding tennis career and a golf handicap of 14.

On working at Curious Mind, Peter says:

It has provided me with an opportunity to work with like-minded individuals and develop new ways of approaching ‘age old problems’.

Personal motto:

I challenge myself on a daily basis to live my life by being present to the situation at hand, connecting with the people in my life and making a contribution to others.

EDDY HARRISON-LEE, Director/Senior Consultant

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MONICA MASERO, Senior Consultant

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