Inquiry Institute; Great results begin with great questions.

Our Clients

Our consulting and training clients include:


  • Ameriprise Financial – Boston
  • Brother International
  • DHL
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Mitre
  • Payne Whitney Rocketdyne
  • Seiman’s Building Technologies
  • Wachovia

Government and Defense

  • Department of the Interior
  • Department of Thrift
  • FBI
  • Federal Executive Institute
  • NASA Goddard
  • National Defense University
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Navy: SUBMEPP Activity
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Columbia University Teachers College
  • George Mason University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Humber College of Advanced Technology
  • Kent State University
  • Princeton University


  • Aetna-US Healthcare
  • Christiana Care Hospital – Delaware
  • Hamilton Health Services – Ontario
  • John Hopkins University
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Toronto General Hospital – Ontario

What some of our clients are saying about our work:

“We’ve used Question Thinking so successfully in our work with teams that it has led to a radical transformation in how people approach and resolve problems. It also made an immediate and sustained change in their behavior. In an organizational culture, the more people can be taught these processes, the greater positive impact it can have on productivity and the bottom line.”

Carmella Granado, Senior Director of Organizational Effectiveness, Flextronics

Carmella is interviewed in our Inquiring Leader interview series that will come out at the end of August. Carmella’s experience with the QT work at Flextronics is featured in the July, 2012 Wharton at Work Newsletter.


“I had the good fortune to work closely with Inquiry Institute and Marilee Adams on a project to transform the culture of the an executive team our company. The results of our work with Inquiry Institute exceeded my expectations. The transformation of the group dynamics was so striking that others in the company, including the CEO, commented on the positive change. Meetings were more productive, the work environment was more collegial, and business results were improving. People saw real behavioral change at the leadership level. The return on our investment was immediate.“

Charles J. Maloney, Jr., retired Managing Execuive Director, Learning and Development


“One of the most valuable contributions I’ve made to the leaders in my organization is to help them recognize the difference and impact between directing and inquiring. Leaders report positive results, including that their employees are more committed, are offering more suggestions, and are ‘driving their own careers.” These leaders also report a stronger connection with their staff overall.”

Laura Mendelow, Learning & Development Specialist