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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Learning About Coaching While Learning to be a Dad

Learning about coaching while learning to be a Dad

Right as the hard lockdown started here in South Africa, I became the father of a beautiful baby boy. Due to the intense restrictions and uncertainty surrounding the access to our local hospital and medical personnel, the need for hospital beds for COVID patients and the potential backlog of mothers-to-be waiting for that big moment, …

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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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Am I a Writer?

Am I a Writer

As a team, we read and write a lot of scripts for training videos. If there is one thing I’ve learned it is that there is no perfect script (or essay or blog post or email). But there is a process for writing that you can use to approach perfection. Before that even, you need …

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