“My passion is to help teams think and act in new and more productive ways so that they can realize previously unachievable business results.”

Kurt Nitz

Senior Consultant


Kurt Nitz is a senior consultant who specializes in facilitating the Klapper Institute rapid change model for developing organizational excellence as well as the culture-shaping process to create healthy, high performance cultures.


Kurt delights in helping build truly cohesive teams that strive every day to live the values to which they aspire. He believes that leadership has the privilege and responsibility to cast a shadow and nurture a culture that supports every individual performing at their personal best. He has also experienced first-hand how moving the needle even a small bit in this way can lead to fantastic results.


Kurt has facilitated culture-shaping experiential learning sessions in the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Malaysia. His experience includes coaching leaders to enhance their personal leadership and culture-shaping skills as well as training in-house facilitators. Kurt’s personal experience in applying cultural principles and making teams even more effective allows him to help companies transform and realize previously unachievable business results.


Kurt’s professional career began in the US Navy where he served in the submarine force. His experience after the Navy has been focused in high tech manufacturing, including silicon wafers, touchscreens, and solar materials. Kurt has held leadership roles in engineering, R&D, quality, and operations functions, and also led manufacturing plants as a general manager. His manufacturing career includes overseas assignments in Italy.


He received his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering (summa cum laude) from Michigan Tech and completed additional nuclear engineering studies in the US Navy’s nuclear training pipeline.


Kurt and his wife live in Rockford, Michigan. His interests include craft beer, disc golf, music (listening and performing) and all things related to Michigan Wolverine football and basketball.

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