Our goal is to help individuals, organisations and society to foster a mindset of curiosity to inspire them to keep discovering and innovating. 

This is what it will take to improve the well being of people and organizations and as a result make the world a better place.

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Stefaan van Hooydonk

Stefaan is founder of the Global Curiosity Institute and author of The Workplace Curiosity Manifesto. He consults global corporations and leadership teams to build stronger curiosity muscles. He helps them in baselining individual and workplace curiosity and supports them with designing and implementing intentional curiosity improvement projects and learning initiatives. 


Stefaan started his career in investment consulting in China. From there he moved to set up the executive education arm of a major business school in Shanghai, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), which he ran for 5 years. Subsequently, he moved to the corporate side and set up global learning teams and innovative corporate universities for Nokia (China/Finland), Agfa Healthcare (Belgium), Philips (the Netherlands), Flipkart (India), Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia) and Cognizant (UK). His last role was that of Chief Learning Officer for Cognizant, where he oversaw learning and development for over 300k associates across the globe. He has been globally recognised for his innovative approach to learning, people, and technology. 


Stefaan has a master’s degree in Economics and in Chinese, together with postgraduate degrees in Marxist Economics from China, Cross Cultural Management from France and an Executive MBA from Rutgers University. He is a certified executive coach. A Belgian national, Stefaan has been married for 25 years to Jeltje Peletier: a successful psycho- and yogatherapist. Together they have 4 children: Rik, Femke, Koen and Menko. He practices meditation daily, is a marathon runner, food forest amateur and is pursuing a master’s degree in philosophy.

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