Morgan James Publishing Teaches Readers How to be Curious and Have Real Conversations

NEW YORK, May 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Morgan James Publishing’s ( new release, The Power of Curiosity: How to Have Real Conversations That Create Collaboration, Innovation and Understanding by mother-daughter duo Kathy Taberner and Kirsten Taberner-Siggins, provides readers with new insight for creating valuable relationships.

In today’s Information Age, communication abounds. Whether between parents and children, supervisors and employees, or simply friends, numerous conversations occur and all too often, one or more parties leave feeling blamed, judged, misheard or devalued. In The Power of Curiosity, Kathy and Kirsten tackle the big communication challenges and offer their readers innovative and effective techniques on how to be curious and stay connected in every conversation.

The Power of Curiosity brings it back to the basics. As young children, people are naturally curious and inquisitive. As children grow up, Western culture tends to squash this curiosity. The Power of Curiosity advocates the need to nurture an inquisitive mind and shows how curiosity is the key to real and successful conversations.

Using the acronym, ABSORB, charts, and other tools, Kathy and Kirsten share with readers:

  • How to be fully present in every conversation, even when distractions abound
  • The five listening choices they always have available, whether at home work, or school
  • Specific calming strategies to access when negative emotions run high
  • A step-by-step process to transform potential conflict into relationship-building

The Power of Curiosity is the leadership handbook for the 21st century giving you a simple step-by-step method to have real conversations that navigate conflict with innovative outcomes,” said Daymond John, Fashion Mogul and Investor on ABC's "Shark Tank".

As both parents and leaders, Kathy and Kirsten have proven that using curiosity has changed their leadership styles for the better. Curious listening has helped many parents and top executives feel heard and valued, leading to better relationships and better results. The Power of Curiosity provides a unique perspective on leadership for readers in all situations.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Kathy Taberner or Kirsten Taberner-Siggins, please contact Johanie Marcoux, Institute of Curiosity, at or call Nickcole Watkins at 212.655.5470 Ext 204.

About the Authors:

Kathy Taberner and Kirsten Taberner-Siggins are a mother/daughter executive coaching team and together they founded the Institute Of Curiosity, a coaching and training organization that helps individuals learn and apply the skills of curiosity to personal and professional relationships.

A former occupational therapist with a MA in Leadership and a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, Kathy Taberner has been a facilitator/trainer and coach in leadership development for the past ten years. After recognizing how crucial curiosity was to understanding others and building relationships, she and her daughter, Kirsten Taberner-Siggins, co-founded the Institute of Curiosity, a coaching and training organization that helps individuals learn and apply the skills of curiosity to their personal and professional relationships. Kathy splits her time between and Vancouver and Vernon, British Columbia with her husband.

Kirsten Taberner-Siggins is a certified executive coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation, with experience in the entertainment industry (Warner Music London, American Idol, AOL RED, and producing events, photo shoots, and commercials) and the business world. Regardless of industry or context, Kirsten believes curiosity is essential to personal success, growth, innovation, health, and happiness, and co-founded the Institute of Curiosity with her mother Kathy Taberner in 2014. Kirsten lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

More About This Title:

The Power of Curiosity: How to Have Real Conversations That Create Collaboration, Innovation and Understanding by Kathy Taberner and Kirsten Taberner-Siggins will be released by Morgan James Publishing on May 5, 2015. The Power of Curiosity—ISBN 978-1630473945—has 180 pages and is being sold as a trade paperback for $16.95.

About Morgan James Publishing:

Morgan James Publishing provides entrepreneurs with the vital information, inspiration, and guidance they need to be successful. Morgan James Publishing, The Entrepreneurial Publisher™, has been recognized by Publisher’s Weekly for three years on their fast growing press list and is reported as being the future of publishing.

MEDIA CONTACT: Nickcole Watkins, Marketing Liaison Morgan James Publishing 212.655.5470 Ext 204

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