About TPC

About Us

Welcome to Trenton Performance Consulting (TPC), a dynamic management consulting firm based in Madison, WI. Founded by Loren Kuzuhara, a University of Wisconsin-Madison business school professor, Trenton Performance Consulting operates on the core philosophy of producing effective and sustainable solutions, in order to maximize results. The focus of TPC is to partner with individuals, teams, and organizations to develop, implement, and sustain initiatives that will transform and enhance effectiveness and performance. At Trenton Performance Consulting, we have decades of experience, helping people and organizations to realize their potential. Our approach is strategic, innovative, and results-oriented.

Leading an organization, no matter what type or size, presents a unique and complex set of challenges that revolve around getting different people and components of the organization to work and coordinate with each other effectively. This is why it is absolutely critical to design and implement a sound management system, which can help the organization to run smoothly much like what we mean when we refer to a high performance automobile that is “firing on all cylinders”. TPC offers a variety of management solutions that can be customized to the individual needs of your company. Some of the services we provide are workshops, programs and interventions that focus on personality assessments, employee engagement, team building, leadership development, organizational design, change management, organizational culture, strategic human resource management, performance management, performance excellence, workforce diversity and inclusion and more!

No matter if you need individual-level, team or organization-wide solutions, Trenton Performance Consulting can be your coach and partner in solving the problems you may encounter as a leader so that they stay solved.


The name of the firm, Trenton Performance Consulting is a tribute to George Washington and his Continental Army and their victory at the Battle of Trenton on December 26, 1776 during the American Revolutionary War. Although his soldiers were exhausted, inexperienced and demoralized, and their resources severely depleted, General Washington used what we refer to today as “systems thinking” to formulate and execute an action plan to win this battle based on a combination of strong leadership, a clearly defined and focused strategy for victory, an in-depth understanding of the strengths and vulnerabilities of the enemy, and discipline and coordinated execution of the strategy by his troops. Trenton Performance Consulting is committed to working as a partner with all of its clients through a similar emphasis on a systems approach to planning and executing strategy and change initiatives.

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At Trenton Performance Consulting, this is not just a job, but our passion and “calling”. We are truly driven by our intense desire to enable people and organizations to grow and to realize their full potential. We take a personal, yet comprehensive (“systems”) approach to understanding your business objectives, and how we can help you achieve those objectives.

Our philosophy is to combine a strong partnership-based approach, a data driven mindset, along with innovative, transformational solutions, to realize a myriad of outcomes including, but not limited to:

  • Efficiency Gains
  • Exceptional Financial Results
  • Employee Engagement
  • Transformational Leaders
  • Successful Change Management
  • Organizational Agility
  • High Performance Work Systems

Trenton Performance Consulting truly offers the perfect combination of exceptional client service in creating and executing solutions that will have a sustainable, positive impact on the effectiveness and performance of people, teams, and organizations. Contact us today to learn how we can help transform your company too.


Loren Kuzuhara

Loren Kuzuhara (pronounced “koo-zoo-hara”) is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Management and Human Resources (MHR) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business. He teaches courses in organizational behavior, leadership development, human resource management, management of teams, and management consulting. He has been the faculty director of the MHR Department’s summer internship program since 2000, and an instructor with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s International Internships Program. He was won multiple awards for teaching due to his passion and commitment to the learning, personal, and professional development of his students.

Loren has served as a performance excellence examiner for the Wisconsin Forward Award, the Robert Carey Performance Excellence Award Program run by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, and the Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award, a program that is designed to enhance the global competitiveness of American companies. He has worked with numerous organizations to conduct employee opinion and engagement surveys and to assist management with developing appropriate solutions to address issues identified in the results of these assessments.

Loren has co-authored two books on organizational behavior and a book on team management. He is the president of the University of Illinois Psychology Alumni Advisory Board and a member of the Board for the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence.

Loren earned his B.S. in Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his MBA and Ph.D. in Management and Human Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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