Our founders have helped thousands of people lead extraordinary lives, love their work, and create amazing results in their companies.
Fran Goldsmith, Founder
Fran has focused over 35 years of experience in business, entrepreneurship, executive coaching and human development education into the foundations of Curiosity Learning Systems.
The foundations. In the early ‘90s, she identified curiosity as the leading quality behind peak performance—long before it became a buzzword in American business. This has led her to work with some of the world’s leading innovators in human development, organizational learning and psychology, as well as study both the science behind and real-world applications of curiosity as expressed within the companies, groups and individuals with whom she worked.
While curiosity is often held as an intangible force, or merely a quirk of personality, Fran approaches curiosity as something that can be learned and measured. She has developed the Curiosity Skills, a large set of teachable curiosity traits, and has proven the effectiveness of her approach over the last 20 years within corporate and public settings through training workshops and/or group and individual coaching sessions.
Credentials. Fran is a business advisor and coach to a wide range of clientele: start-up solo entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs running multi-billion-dollar businesses, CEOs, and senior executives from Fortune 100 companies. She founded Curiosity Learning Systems to promote the path of curiosity as a way to improve the quality of life and work for individuals around the world.
Fran’s natural fascination about what people really enjoy led her to work in travel-related industries and in her early thirties she created a business specializing in high-end luxury groups, specialty meetings and incentive travel. She was soon working with Fortune 100 companies, and coordinating trips that spanned the globe for up to 500 people at a time, boasting 100% repeat clientele and annual revenues in the millions.
Ongoing curiosity about what makes for quality of life, work and community has taken her around the world to learn from the best. She holds multiple certifications and decades of hands-on training from many disciplines and continues to educate herself in the topics of business, success, neuroscience and how people learn.
Look here for specifics on previous/current clients.
Delilah Blake, Director of Training
Delilah has blended the Curiosity Skills with tools from the worlds of coaching and theater, resulting in a fresh, impactful means to develop leadership, presentation, sales and communication skills, while sharpening team dynamics. Both U.S. and European markets have found her distinctive approach to bring lasting personal and organizational results.
As an entrepreneur combining business and theater, Delilah ran her own for-profit theaters and performance teams for over 20 years in Houston, Texas and Times Square, New York City.
At Curiosity Learning Systems, she has developed learning opportunities in the form of customized shows, interactive games and role-plays; she also specializes in fostering strong connections in every business interaction. Her light-hearted and practical approach has helped create experiences with business people from all arenas in which new perspectives on peak performance are explored.
Delilah’s background includes degrees in music education and high-performance learning systems. Along with being a founder and trainer at Curiosity Learning Systems, she produces, directs and facilitates the creation of original sketch and musical comedy shows with course participants such as Working It Out, a bit of hilarity for our corporate clients; God Loves My People Best, healing the world with humor; Now That You’ve Seen Me Naked, poking gentle fun at relationships; and many more.