Kurt Manwaring is a freelance writer and contributor to many news sites. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Utah and has worked for many years as a nonprofit consultant.
One of Kurt’s primary goals is to make complicated issues understandable by a general audience. For example, while completing a Master’s Thesis on national health care reform used in local, state and federal policy decisions, he simultaneously published the very complicated research in a series of widely-read mainstream news articles designed for non-experts.
He has developed storytelling principles that correspond with the “Jobs to be done” theory advocated by the renowned Harvard Business School professor, Clayton Christensen. Real-life applications include multi-million dollar capital campaigns, strategic plans, requests for proposal (RFP) strategies, private sector and nonprofit negotiation and conflict resolution, news articles, book reviews, and even primary and secondary education pedagogy.
In an era of ever-increasing specialization, Kurt takes the esoteric and makes it clear, concise, and compelling.
He is the father of a precocious 14-year-old daughter, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (i.e, “Mormon”), and lives in Utah.