All the 13 years of his Elementary and High Schooling in South Africa, Kurt refused to speak in front of a group of people or his class. He was terrified and hated it. It was because of a lack of belief in himself. He had challengers growing up with reading, comprehension and dyslexia. He had a teacher who gave him a broken desk and placed it in a corner of a classroom to separate him from the rest of the class. This was demoralizing and stunted his confidence. In Africa at that time there were no special classes for people with learning disabilities or any understanding of children dealing with issues.
Kurt refused to let this hold him back. Something happened to Kurt and the process of transformation began. A transformation from a place where he felt captive to a place of inner freedom started where Kurt was released to be the person he was called to be. Many have witnessed the passion he has in his life. His ability to overcome hurdles, obstacles and encumbrances, hindrances, obstructions, impediments, constraints, handicaps, disadvantages and drawback has allowed him to realize that we can all overcome issues in our lives. He has also realized that companies and organizations can transform themselves.