Today I bring you a real conversation with Stella Collins, learning expert and co-founder of Stella Labs. I say real conversation because this is probably the most conversational podcast I’ve engaged in.
Stella has an insatiable curiosity – for everything! It has shaped both her career and life and continues to be a guiding skill in her decisions and directions.
Our conversation begins with Stella sharing how curiosity took her into the world of IT and later training – a function she really didn’t want! She also shares how and why, in her opinion, curiosity is a key leadership trait.
Here are some of the nuggets I gleaned from our conversation.
Enjoy the podcast!
- How curiosity led Stella to work in IT and subsequently training
- The lure of the Pirate ship!
- The essential role of curiosity in learning
- How to facilitate curiosity in a learner
- The new discovery of the link between curiosity and fear in the brain
- Turning curiosity into a passion
- Creating a learning culture in organisations – what it takes
- Why curiosity is a key leadership trait
- The pharmaceutical company that runs and annual curiosity month!
- Developing your sense of adventure and Stella’s globetrotting experiences
- The power of ‘I wonder’
Stella is co-founder and Chief Learning Officer of Stella Labs
Stella’s book, Neuroscience for Learning & Development 2nd Edition can be purchased here and all leading book suppliers.