Curiosity Transforms

The American Workplace

Immediate shifts to improve

collaboration, conflict and culture.

We love sharing transformative tools and presenting to teams and audiences from 10 to 20,000+. We uniquely deliver an interactive experience as a keynote, break out session, and/or workshop to engage and compel audiences to wrestle with—and integrate—the information presented. We work both onstage and within the audience to create a meaningful experience where people connect, engage, and learn.

Bridge the Gap Talks…

Keynote 1: Bridge the Gap. Breakthrough Curiosity and Communication Tools to Transform Relationships from Challenging to Collaborative

Your innate curiosity has the power to positively change the dynamics of your relationships and increase the quality of your teamwork. When pressure, uncertainty, and stress impact any leader, team, or organization, Bridge the Gap’s methodologies help any professional manage breakdowns and miscommunication.

Rooted in practical neuroscience, Edwards and McCleary equip audiences around the world and across industries with paradigm shifts and essential skills to help them communicate and collaborate better with anyone, anywhere, anytime. Far from jargon or fluff, this engaging and interactive keynote includes memorable props, razor-sharp insights, and immediate actionable shifts that help you improve your conversations and relationships.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how to harness your curiosity to strengthen your perceptions
  • Learn how your biology and psychology react during times of conflict and how to disrupt being hijacked from negative reactions
  • Develop a new communication approach to have meaningful and productive conversations to move your work forward
  • Walk away with Bridge the Gap’s Top 10 Pro Communication Tips to become a leader in all your relationships.

    Keynote 2: Two Ears. One Mouth. The Power of Silence to a Become an Effective and Transparent Communicator

    Do you listen to your listening? Have you ever found yourself listening to someone, then realize you have entered a rabbit hole of your own thoughts? It happens to everyone. Quality communication arises from how you interact with others, and too much emphasis is often placed on language to do the hard work of communication. Let’s face it, many conversations go sideways.

    In a fast-paced, reactive, and noisy world, listening and speaking truth has become more complicated than ever. Great conversations that move the needle forward and improve processes begins with intentional listening. Rooted in practical neuroscience, Edwards and McCleary equip audiences around the world and across industries with paradigm shifts and essential skills to help them communicate and collaborate better with anyone, anywhere, anytime.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn to hold yourself present in any conversation and navigate challenging conversations
    • Strengthen yourself and/or a team to be more productive, innovative, and collaborative
    • Explore “4 Hurdles to Listening” that everyone faces and how to maneuver through them
    • Discover game-changing differences between “sloppy” and “clean and curious” listening
    • Acquire the right questions that open you—and others up—to create breakthroughs
    • Walk away with effective language to use in any conversation to be highly effective, transparent, and collaborative

      Keynote 2: Two Ears. One Mouth. The Power of Silence to a Become an Effective and Transparent Communicator

      Do you listen to your listening? Have you ever found yourself listening to someone, then realize you have entered a rabbit hole of your own thoughts? It happens to everyone. Quality communication arises from how you interact with others, and too much emphasis is often placed on language to do the hard work of communication. Let’s face it, many conversations go sideways.

      In a fast-paced, reactive, and noisy world, listening and speaking truth has become more complicated than ever. Great conversations that move the needle forward and improve processes begins with intentional listening. Rooted in practical neuroscience, Edwards and McCleary equip audiences around the world and across industries with paradigm shifts and essential skills to help them communicate and collaborate better with anyone, anywhere, anytime.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Learn to hold yourself present in any conversation and navigate challenging conversations
      • Strengthen yourself and/or a team to be more productive, innovative, and collaborative
      • Explore “4 Hurdles to Listening” that everyone faces and how to maneuver through them
      • Discover game-changing differences between “sloppy” and “clean and curious” listening
      • Acquire the right questions that open you—and others up—to create breakthroughs
      • Walk away with effective language to use in any conversation to be highly effective, transparent, and collaborative