How to be a Quick-Change Artist with Hall of Fame Speaker, Kit Welchlin

A born public speaker and trainer, Kit Welchlin began public speaking at the age of 9 in 4-H. By 16, he was organizing and facilitating presentations on leadership, citizenship, community service and motivation for the 4-H and Future Farmers of America.

Kit Welchlin purchased his first manufacturing company at age 21, and by 26 was CEO and Chairman of the Board of three manufacturing companies in three states. He’s been an instructor with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, where he has been repeatedly nominated Outstanding Faculty. He is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association.

Kit has a B.S. Degree in Speech Communication, Business Administration and Political Science. He earned an M.A. Degree in Speech Communication and Business Administration.

In 2014, Kit was inducted into the Minnesota Speakers Association Hall of Fame. He has delivered more than 3,000 speeches and seminars to more than 500,000 people over the past 26 years.

In this podcast, Kit and Cindra talk about:

· How to be a quick-change artist

· 3 key drivers of change

· How emotional intelligence relates to change

· 6 mistakes that impact your ability to change

· The 5 components of emotional intelligence


9:45 – What Kit speaks on.

18:09 – Why is recognizing emotions often difficult to do?

21:30 – Best practices for dealing with change.

23:07: What Kit has learned from his past failures.

28:19 – Mistakes people often makes during change.

32:45 – How can we be resilient to whatever comes our way?

37:24 – What emotional intelligence means to Kit.

45:45 Final Advice.

You can find a full description of the Podcast at

You can find Kit on Twitter @kitwelchlin and at

“Be patient and respond rather than react.” – @kitwelchlin
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“How you express your emotions has such an impact on other people.” – @kitwelchlin
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“The problem with change is that it usually begins with an ending.” – @kitwelchlin
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“If we don’t recognize the small changes, we won’t be able to enjoy the big changes.” – @kitwelchlin
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“If nobody is paying you a compliment, you need to pay yourself a compliment.” – @kitwelchlin
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