Pillars of IAQ®

IAQ® focuses on developing the human skills to effectively navigate complex change. We teach three foundational pillars of IAQ®:

FOCUS - How to create the space for more of what matters in a world designed to distract you.

COURAGE – How to use fear and failure as a lever for the change you seek.

CURIOSITY – As a state of being rather than something you do in your spare time…of which people tell us they have none.

Our experiential learning process is designed to drive Self Accountability, Human Connection, Creativity, Experimentation and Reflection in order to create highly engaged perpetual learners.

What Are the Benefits of a High IAQ®?

A skillset that provides a compass to effectively navigate the complexity and uncertainty of an exponential age

Unlocked potential

Enhanced creativity and innovation

Deeper human connection

Self accountability

Greater fulfilment in the everyday

Improved mental wellbeing

The Story Behind IAQ®

From Harvard Business Review to McKinsey to Deloitte, it seems that everyone is talking about the need for a skill in adaptability in order to prepare for the future.  A little while back our founder Penny Locaso became curious about the skills that make someone highly adaptable.

She came across an article in HBR that spoke about adaptability being the new competitive advantage - your AQ (Adaptability Quotient) would prove more important than your EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient) and IQ (Intelligence Quotient) in the context of the future. It is the new competitive advantage.

When we couldn’t find anyone teaching intentional adaptability or a way to measure IAQ®, she went out and created it.  The past year has been spent piloting this concept with the likes of KPMG, Deloitte, Mercer, National Australia Bank and even Carey Grammar (with teachers and students in the same room) in order to validate how skilled people are in making intentional change.

One insight in particular has been profound. Being busy is an epidemic in the professional world and it’s a significant barrier to innovation, learning and wellbeing. Busy people are at capacity. “We’re too busy to be curious” is what they tell us. We challenge that any investment being made in future skill building without addressing “Busy” first is almost wasted. This is why when we teach IAQ®, we start with Focus.

Are You Ready For The Future?

Amplify Your Intentional Adaptability Quotient®


IAQ® Pillar #1: Focus

Have you ever considered what busy means and how it’s impacting the ability of your people to thrive? Busy has become a default position in the business world, and it presents a huge barrier to possibility. We break these barriers through our Busy = Bullsh*t Challenge.

We teach your people how to focus in a world that’s designed to distract you.

IAQ® Pillar #2: Courage

Once we’ve removed the barrier of busy and created the skill to focus, we activate IAQ® Pillar #2: Courage. In this pillar we show you how to use fear and failure to make the change you seek in your life, your work, and in the world. We do this through our Fear(less) Masterclass.

We teach your people how to be more courageous in their decision making.

IAQ® Pillar #3: Curiosity

When the two biggest barriers that hold us back from Intentionally Adapting are removed - Busy and Fear - we step into Pillar #3: Curiosity. This is the reward of IAQ® and the door opener to reinvention, innovation, and greater fulfilment.

Our Curiosity Challenge teaches Curiosity as a way to show up, expand learning and build deep relationships in the everyday. Curious Conversations is powerful and relatively under utilised in a distracted world.

We teach your people how to use curiosity as a state of being rather than something you do when you have spare time.

How We Teach IAQ®

IAQ® seeks to create self-sufficient perpetual learners. We focus on cultivating the human skills to thrive in an exponential era. We do this through experiential learning that focuses on amplifying skill in …

Self Accountability

Human Connection




What Leaders Will Walk Away With

Life is already too busy. Our objective is to skill your people in new ways of being, not more ways of doing. The IAQ® Leadership Program provides the space and skill to look at the world through a different lens and future-ready your organisation.

Leaders will walk away with:

The compass to effectively navigate the discomforts of a complex future

The skillset to continue to amplify their IAQ®, and that of their team

A curiosity mindset to drive untapped innovation at work and in life

Insight into the IAQ® of your cohort benchmarked against cross industry and generational cohorts

An understanding of the greatest opportunities to amplify the IAQ® of your organisation


How Can You Amplify The IAQ® Of Your Organsiation?