Judah Kurtz

Judah Kurtz

Chicago, IL


  • US Mid-West

Judah Kurtz is a trusted advisor, coach, facilitator, and consultant, who is passionate about driving transformative growth and sustainable change. For over 20 years, he has partnered with a broad array of individuals, senior leadership teams, and organizations around the globe seeking clarity of focus, forward momentum, increased effectiveness, and exceptional results.

He brings deep expertise in coaching, leadership and talent development, training and facilitation, organization effectiveness, and strategic change. Leveraging expert assessment and evaluation, he designs and delivers transformative learning and growth experiences that drive effectiveness, engagement, and high-impact outcomes.

With energy and humor, Judah empowers his clients to uncover their hidden potential and barriers to success and to consciously design their lives, careers, and businesses with greater alignment to their core purpose and values. They discover who they are, what they stand for, what they want, and how to be/do/have it.

In his private practice, multiple “CEO’s right hand” and in various coach/consultant roles at Accenture and boutique firms, Judah has worked with clients of all levels, with a special emphasis on mid-to senior-level leaders, teams and high potential talent. His experience reaches across multiple industries within the corporate, institutional, and not-for-profit sectors. Select clients include: Federal Reserve Bank, McDonald’s, GE Healthcare, British Petroleum, SAP, Beam Suntory, Abbott Nutrition, Weber Shandwick, Gensler, IRI, Spencer Stuart, Medline, BMO Harris Bank, STMicroelectronics, Astellas, L’Oréal, State of WI Investment Board (SWIB), NW Natural, Chicago Public Schools, AMITA Health and Huron Consulting.

Committed to supporting others in their growth and development, Judah is adjunct faculty as instructor, coach, and coach educator in the graduate school and executive education programs of Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy and provides coaching supervision to students pursuing the Organizational Leadership Coaching Certification. He is also faculty at Spertus Institute, where he designed and teaches the leadership foundations intensive graduate course that kicks off the executive master’s degree program.


  • Benchmarks 360 Assessment Suite, Center for Creative Leadership
  • Hogan Leadership Assessment
  • EQ-j 2.0 and EQ 360
  • Leadership Circle 360
  • Leadership Effectiveness Analysis (LEA 360)
  • PDI Profilor 360
  • Training and Development Certificate, Northwestern University


  • Master of Science, Learning and Organizational Change, Northwestern University
  • Graduate Level Training in Consulting and Leadership, Kellogg School of Management
  • Graduate Level Training in Counseling and Organizational Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science cum laude, Psychology and Organization Behavior, Northwestern University

Practice Areas

  • 360- Degree Feedback
  • Change Management
  • Coaching For Results
  • Communications
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Team Coaching & Development
  • High Potential Executive
  • Instructional/Program Design
  • Leadership Development
  • Learning Strategy & Design
  • Management
  • Meeting/Program Facilitation
  • Non-Profits
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Paired Coaching
  • Positive Psychology
  • Team Coaching & Facilitation
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Team Intervention
  • Visioning & Strategic Planning
  • Workshops