Andrew Barry

After working in corporate training for just over a decade, I started Curious Lion in the belief that we could do a better job creating custom digital training. Too often I had seen online training consist of hastily thrown together eLearning versions of slide decks. I knew there was a better way.

The Learning Culture Officer (1 of 4): Something Needs To Change

The role of an L&D professional is tough

The role of an L&D professional is tough You’re constantly at the whim of the needs of the business, yet you never have time to conduct the needs analysis you know you must do.  Management thinks training is the top-down creation of events and courses that will magically fix real business issues. You are left …

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How To Price Your Online Course (The Pricing Playbook)

Content Offer Stack 2022

This article won’t tell you what to price your online course. It will tell you how to think about pricing your online course. Writing this article made me change the price of mine. After reading this, you’ll have the tools to understand the consumer psychology that goes into pricing anything. That’s ultimately what a price …

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Year in Review: 2021

Annual Review 2021

I lost myself this year. I had a map, but it turns out it was the wrong map to follow. Thanks to what I realized and will reveal in this review, I know where I went wrong, and I’m a better person and in a better position for it. But if it wasn’t for some …

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The Power of Deliberate Practice: 5 Steps to Skill Mastery

Peak book on deliberate practice

Ever wondered how experts master a new skill? In almost all cases, it’s by harnessing the compounding power of deliberate practice. In this article, I’m going to show you how to use deliberate practice to go from novice to expert in the shortest and most efficient route possible.  The inspiration for this article is the …

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My 15-year Course Creator Journey: From Quitting my Corporate Job to $350k in a Month

My Course Creator Journey

“How can I be more like Andrew Barry? How can I turn the content that I’m teaching in real-time into evergreen content? How can I show up and be the master of facilitation instead of always being the sage on the stage?” By most accounts, ODCC was a colossal success executed in only four months. …

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The Currency of Education Is Transformation

The future of education lies in Transformational Online Courses

Early course creators gave online courses a bad name. They were marketers shilling knowledge to maximize profit. Margins were monstrous. Business was good. But the rot was setting in. Ten percent completion rates were the norm, and the customer experience was broken.  When courses work, students are transformed. And when students are transformed, they tell …

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The Octopus Whisperer

The Octopus Whisperer

“And then you start thinking like an octopus.” There is a moment in the captivating Netflix documentary, in between laughing and crying, that I had an epiphany. It was when filmmaker Craig Foster said, “I needed to learn everything.“ I make a living helping people create training courses, and as I watched the film, I …

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