In the 1950s, Charles Kepner was a researcher at the Rand Corporation. It was there that he began to ponder new ideas in the areas of decision-making and problem-solving. Soon after, he embarked on his own professional journey in management consulting and training services that spanned more than half a century and touched a multitude of lives all across the globe.
In the late 1990s, Kepner teamed with another like-minded visionary, Dr. Matthys Fourie, to form Kepner-Fourie. What this partnership did was take many of the concepts originated by Kepner to another level, involving even more intuitive and time-saving approaches. Kepner-Fourie excelled at teaching a more effective method of problem-solving that involved thinking through a problem to resolve it quickly, efficiently, and permanently. The Kepner-Fourie thinking model is based on the natural thinking patterns of Divergent and Convergent thinking.
Kepner’s methods have been applied by NASA, the CIA and other government agencies as well as many of the top corporations in the world. Fourie’s experience spans 26 years over various industries from Services to Manufacturing in global markets such as the Americas, EMEA, APAC and India.