We work on the things that impact everything else...

We collaborate with our client partners to help them create organizational culture change that ensures success. We use powerful tried and tested leadership and team development processes to help you meet your culture change goals, whether you are looking to change or enhance the culture of your leadership team or your entire organization.

What does Crux Move mean?
Effective business professionals and mountaineers have a lot in common. They both take risks with a team to accomplish challenging goals. "Crux", the essence of something, or the pivotal point upon which everything else rests, is the foundation for the climbing term crux move. On any climbing route the crux move is the most challenging as well as the most rewarding. Getting your people working together and aligned with your business goals is your organization's crux move. Their relationships and alignment affect everything else.

Organizational Development Programs - We can help you develop strength in three focus areas. These three areas are difficult to separate. There is significant overlap and interconnectedness and it’s almost impossible to do work in one area without affecting the other two. Still, to get a sense for how we can help you we find it useful to define them separately.

Organizational Culture Change

  • Create a healthy culture of success modeled by your senior leadership team.
  • Increase employee engagement and commitment.
  • Create common language and cooperation across functional boundaries.
  • Break down silos.

Leadership Development Training

  • Build greater self-awareness and greater understanding of others in order to develop and strengthen key relationships.
  • Develop skills to collaborate effectively with key relationships and other leaders in your organization.
  • Develop skills to more fully leverage your role as a leader.
  • Develop skills to create an environment on your team that produces exceptional results.

Team Development Training

  • Gain skills and awareness needed to develop your real work relationships and then practice those skills in real time.
  • Secure the foundations for effective communication and conflict resolution.
  • Learn to collaborate more effectively with others to achieve shared goals.
  • Build trust required to have the real conversations that impact your business goals.


We get to know you and your training needs before designing our approach. We are experts with a wide variety of assessment instruments and training processes which provides us flexibility to create a training design that is powerful and a fit for you.

When it fits,* we build outdoor experiential activities into your program design to create powerful and dynamic training experiences. When it fits, to us means it has to resonate with you.  After all, this is your training.  Sometimes, your specific needs and circumstance can steer design considerations. 

Creating partnerships with three beautiful resorts across the country has enabled Crux Move to provide high quality corporate leadership development training programs and team building training programs in Northern New Jersey, Michigan and Southern California. Our home base is Kalamazoo, Michigan, midway between Detroit and Chicago. Read more about our program locations and how we have provided experiential training processes to our clients worldwide.

Expertly facilitated experiential training** adds depth and power to your learning experience. We’re not just talking about teaming concepts or practicing skills to use later. Our clients get the chance to use their skills “now”. We believe that’s what gives our training experiences staying power. Read a testimonial on "...results that endure over time..."


*(see our FAQ: How do you decide when to use outdoor experiential activities?)

** (see our FAQ: What is experiential training?)

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Organizational Culture Change

Our development processes become powerful organizational culture change projects when there is an intentional effort at the senior leadership level to learn, practice and live the values and behaviors they espouse.  Read more...
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Leadership Development

...leadership is a relationship. It's a relationship with each member of your stakeholder group who you count on to get your vision met.  Read more...
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Team Development

... We help leaders explore what is often seen as a “deeper and more effective” level of functioning.  Read more...

Crux Move is an authorized partner provider of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

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Crux Move Testimonials

With more than 50 years of combined experience in Leadership and Team Development, Crux Move Consulting has amassed a list of well satisfied clients.

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