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Michael Tennant

Founder and CEO


Michael Tennant is a founder, writer, and movement builder dedicated to spreading tools of empathy and helping people find their purpose. Before founding Curiosity Lab, Tennant spent 15-years becoming a media, advertising, and nonprofit executive, and delivering award-winning marketing strategies for companies like MTV, VICE, P&G, Coca-Cola, sweetgreen, and Oatly.

Tennant founded Curiosity Lab in 2017 and created the conversation card game Actually Curious. Actually Curious became a viral sensation in 2020 during COVID-19 and the rise of the racial justice movement for helping people build meaningful connections and to tackle the important topics facing our world.

He has channeled his business success and momentum into a sustained movement supporting BIPOC and other underrepresented communities through speaking, writing, leadership, mentorship, consulting, partnerships, and talent-pipeline programs. His work has been featured by mainstream, business, and health and wellness press including the NY Times, NBC Today Show, AdAge, Forbes, and Well+Good.

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