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 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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What It’s Like to Work with Curious Lion

What It's Like to Work with Curious Lion on Talent Development

Stories from the first 3 years leading Talent Development for a high-growth company This is a co-authored blog post between a passionate talent development professional (Phylicia Jones, “PJ”) and Curious Lion (told by founder, Andrew Barry, “AB”). Together we share our lessons and learnings on how to work together to create amazing learning experiences. Year …

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