About Becki Saltzman

About Becki Saltzman, Curiosity Expert

What is a curiosity expert?”

A curiosity expert specializes in curiosity research and training. Curiosity is both an art and a science. I train corporations, organizations and individuals to cultivate a culture of curiosity and to use applied curiosity as a strategic tool.

I’m on a mission to usher in the age of curiosity and revolutionize the way we think.

What is your Curiosity Archetype? We start with this. Then…

Applied Curiosity training modules focus on three primary areas:

  • Influence and sales – Peak Curiosity training
  • Innovation & creative problem solving – Extreme Questions training
  • Better decision making – Busting Brain Bugs & cognitive bias training

Note: Applying curiosity as a strategic tool often results in side benefit of a more fulfilling and adventurous life.


Becki SaltzmanNow for a bit of third person detail:

Becki grew up in a virtual cabinet of curiosities. She comes from a long line of auctioneers. They were serious about sales as a most noble endeavor, and they understood the importance of curiosity as a strategic tool.

What she learned in the greasy warehouses of her youth, she confirmed in the dusty halls of academia. Trained in behavioral science/applied psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, as a graduate student Becki conducted award-winning research using a mathematical model of behavior prediction. She went on to a career as a fashion buyer, and then spent 20-years as a top real estate broker. All the while she continued to study the science and art of curiosity and the role it plays in sales and influence, innovation & creative problem solving, decision making, and lifestyle design.

To understand the role of curiosity in the lives of remarkable people, Becki spent two decades studying and collaborating with behavioral scientists, embedding herself into a variety of industries and cultures, and conducting interviews around the world. These findings and adventures provided the ingredients for Applied-Curiosity training frameworks and the Living Curiously Method–a 5-step method for using curiosity to be remarkable and do good stuff.

Becki is the founder of Applied Curiosity Lab and the creator of the Applied Curiosity training modules. She speaks and writes about curiosity as a tool for business insights and elegant, competitive advantages, and as a lens for adventure.

She is the author of Living Curiously: How to Use Curiosity to Be Remarkable and Do Good Stuff, and Arousing the Buy Curious: Real Estate Pillow Talk for Patrons and Professionals.

She’s the host of Applied Curiosity Lab Radio, the podcast for the relentlessly curious. Quick Curiosity Monday is her weekly curiosity exerciser that is shared exclusively with members of the Tribe of the Curious

Becki loves great travel adventures, speaking to inspired audiences, dancing on crowded dance floors, and sipping brown drinks.

Follow your curiosity…

Join me on the socials…tweeting provocatively on Twitter, revealing curiosities on Facebook, and sharing adventures on Instagram.

If you’re curious, join our growing tribe of adventurous unconventional thinkers as a member of the Tribe of the Curious. Help us usher in the age of curiosity and revolutionize the way we think.