Kurt Schmidt

Kurt Schmidt

President, Foundry

The Greatest Insult I Ever Received

Rude awakenings are, by their very description, rude. But sometimes they’re exactly what we need to transform and begin to change our fixed mindset about the world around us. In a fixed mindset, people believe their intelligence and their skills, are fixed traits and there is no ability to increase capacity.

With a growth mindset, a person understands that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good leadership, and perseverance. Kurt will share tactical ways to strengthen our own resolve and to create a growth mindset within ourselves and our teams.

About Kurt

At the age of twenty, Kurt Schmidt was recognized as one of the top BMX freestyle bike riders in the world and launched his first company. As a professional athlete, he was renowned for his biking skills and entrepreneurial spirit.

In 2010, he was tapped by The Nerdery to join the Development Department and was quickly promoted to the Director of Project Management. Kurt established the company’s first PMO and helped to lead, train, and grow The Nerdery’s project management team of over 50 Project and Program Managers.

Currently, Kurt Schmidt is the President of Foundry, a digital product, and experience agency and hosts a weekly Podcast named the “Schmidt List” where he interviews industry leaders to learn their thoughts on bridging modern management techniques, design thinking, and cutting-edge technology for our ever-increasing “agile” world.

KEYNOTE: The Greatest Insult I Ever Received

Rude awakenings are, by their very description, rude. But sometimes they’re exactly what we need to transform and begin to change our fixed mindset about the world around us. In a fixed mindset, people believe their intelligence and their skills, are fixed traits and there is no ability to increase capacity. With a growth mindset, […]

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