He doesn't appear to look to anyone for inspiration nor has any apparent close friends, however he does acknowledge Kevin Graham's medicinal and spiritual wisdom.
Kurt, being the leader of a group of bracers, acts as the group's lifeline and support, which is reflected by his skillset. Like Estelle, he has a variety of different crafts, including healing, buffing, attacking from afar and hitting an AOE. Compared to Estelle's more melee-oriented bag of tricks, Kurt's skillset focuses more on recovery and support.
Kurt is biased towards Mirage Arts.