Kurt A. Krueger
White Mountain, Republic of South Africa
Note: The achievements described 90% occurred while Mr. Krueger was employed as a secondary school teacher for Los Angeles Unified School District.
A native of Los Angeles, Kurt A. Krueger lives what he teaches and teaches what he lives. Born an identical twin, he was born challenged - initially competing for womb space, he continued competing. So far he has won 16 medals in four International Senior Olympic swim championships. Mr. Krueger has taught Peak Performance Practices (PPP) around the world for elite athletes/coaches, performing artists, business people, and others. His goal is to have everyone physically, mentally, and spiritually fit throughout the 21st Century. He has been interviewed on Radio/TV/Internet, and/or for the print media on five continents. Mr. Krueger was a Collegiate All-American swimmer and Hall of Fame inductee at Los Angeles Valley College in Water Polo and Swimming, he also coached numerous world-record holders; he was a member of Glendale College and Cal St. Uni. - Los Angeles faculties of Psychology and/or Physical Education. He has also coached soccer, water polo, football, basketball, and track & field. He is an internationally published bestselling author, photographer, coach/lecturer, and corporate consultant.
Mr. Krueger’s interest in Peak Performance Practices developed when he met a Master of these sciences in 1974. His integrative learning was tested three years later when he was a passenger on a JAL plane hijacked by the Japanese Red Army terrorists. Mr. Krueger used a PPP concentration technique he’d been practicing and found his mind relaxed and focused at the height of the crisis – the first coach passenger to speak with hijackers and ultimately the first off the plane.
Returning to America, Mr. Krueger taught history and government at an inner-city school — Los Angeles. His mental control was again tested there when threatened twice by students carrying either a drawn knife or gun. He peacefully settled the incidents by verbally demanding the weapons (much like ObiwanKenobi. His clarity and ease in an intense situations once again amazed Mr. Krueger and others. Fellow teachers recognized his ability to cope with crisis situations and requested that he instruct them in Stress Management techniques. This ultimately led to a series of highly successful presentations in Southern California climaxing with programs at the United Nations in New York City, and Oxford University Medical School (UK) in the early 1980's.
Concurrently, Mr. Krueger also began training athletes for Peak Performance. It developed into a ‘systems’ program to strengthen a person’s body, mind and spirit. The use of these techniques had enabled him to win numerous medals in the International Senior Olympics. Examples of some high school students improvements after just three months use of a Peak Performance Practice: Greg Denby, a high jumper with a personal best of 6’6", leapt 7’1"; Macarthur Osbourn went from a 2:01 880 yard runner to a 1:54; Anita Sood, of India, set eight National swimming records, and Bejoy Jain, in 14 days, set a National Junior Record then swam the English Channel faster than any other Asian.
Mr. Krueger founded the Institute of Sports Psychology in 1982 in Bombay and ultimately developed into an organization with four more offices in: London, Melbourne, Tokyo and Los Angeles. The following year he founded Success Systems International to develop programs and practices specific to companies and performing artist needs. Mr. Krueger has trained the Claremont Professional Football Club, W. Australia, which took second in the Grand Final that year. He has trained professionals and athletes of SIX different countries National team members. He has been asked to and did present programs for the United States Military Academy, Young Presidents Organization, IBM and other major corporations. Mr. Krueger has presented at major international conferences such as, a keynote speech, Stress Management in Sports and Business at the World Congress on Sports Psychology in Copenhagen; Fitness for the 21st Century at the Olympic Scientific Congress in Seoul; and Technology with a Heart workshop at the International Conference on Technology and Education, Brussels; and Strengthening Character at the Conference of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He has been published nearly 50 times internationally in magazines and journals. Also, he is a National Board Certified Teacher in ‘secondary’ Physical Education and is a trained Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts. Mr. Krueger had been serving on the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Physical Education Advisory Board from 2000-2014. His book series, Winning Ways for Living became a bestseller in its first 3 weeks on Amazon in 2016! See what it will do for you!
In his spare time, Mr. Krueger is the Inspirit and has designed a Culturally Transformative annual event to be implemented called, The World Fest. www.theworldfestorganization.org; and Character Education/Inclusion (if interested in this send me a note and you will receive several sources and ideas to implement. One of which reduced violence in a large Refugee Camp over 90% within two (2) years, se this linked Humanity Rising Global Solutions Summit program that he produced and hosted ~ Character Inclusion for Regenerative Societies! And he practices and promotes regenerative education, gardening, and cohesive thriving societies.
Contact: SuccessSystemsInternational at gmail.com