About Us

Our mission is to encourage leaders to become credible role models for what they wish to see in the world. It’s about proactive identity management.


Creative, Honest, Compassionate are the 3 core values that guide us.

We believe that:

  • Curiosity sparks sustainable transformation.
  • Good business comes from the head.  Great business comes from the heart.
  • Cultural change is constant.  You can choose to run it or to be run by it.

CuriousLeaders was co-founded by Margaret O’Keeffe and Matthias Gruendler in 2005.

They are business coaches who help individuals, teams and organisations get clarity about who they are, how they make decisions and what they wish to become.  In the face of increasing change, a focus on identity helps cut through ambiguity and enhance resilience. It helps us design safe learning experiences   where people can speak openly about their challenges and take action.

Margaret and Matthias manage the overall client relationships.  They co-create and deliver programmes with senior associates they trust and know well.  When engaged on large projects CuriousLeaders collaborates with global specialists who can partner with the core team to deliver on the scalability required.

All members of any CuriousLeaders project have held senior executive roles in global organisations so can empathise with the challenges of management in corporate environments.

On-going learning and the development of conscious awareness is core to who we are.  We draw from extensive qualifications, training credentials and diagnostics across executive & business coaching, team management, transformational leadership, values alignment. organisational systems and culture change.