Kit Welchlin has delivered hundreds of speeches, seminars, and workshops to hospitals, clinics, long term care facilities, medical groups, medical equipment manufacturers, medical equipment distributors and suppliers, and their professional association over the past two decades.
For your healthcare events, you want to be sure to hire the best keynote speaker. Since 1995 more than 90% of Kit’s work has been referral and repeat business. Dozens of Kit’s healthcare clients have hired him repeatedly over the years. Kit first became a healthcare keynote speaker after his next older brother became an orthopedic surgeon. He recommended Kit to the local community hospital to be a keynote speaker at one of their events. That led to being invited to speak at that state’s healthcare conference, which happened to hire him to speak at their annual event five years in a row.
Top keynote speakers share practical strategies that participants can put into action immediately after hearing their message. When you hire a healthcare keynote speaker it is important to select someone that is not only up-to-date on the latest changes, but also has trusted resources they can contact so that they understand the issues completely.
Kit is surrounded by trusted resources. Not only does Kit have a brother that is an Orthopedic Surgeon, he has a sister-in-law that is a Registered Nurse, another sister-in-law that is a Critical Care Nurse, another sister-in-law that is a Primary Care Physician, and another sister-in-law that is a Clinic Manager. Kit also has a niece that is a former Research Lab Technician at a University Department of Medicine who happens to be married to a Pulmonary Medicine Doctor, another niece that is a Medical Coding Specialist, and a nephew that is the Marketing Director for a Multi-Specialty Clinic. Oh yeah, and Kit has a brother-n-law that is a Veterinary Ophthalmologist.
An effective keynote speaker can have a positive impact on staff. Stress and compassion fatigue can wear people down. A skilled healthcare keynote speaker or a well-informed keynote speaker on leadership can rejuvenate and revitalize a healthcare organization and its employees. Kit has had years of experience, as a
corporate keynote speaker, to customize the content of his message to guarantee the greatest positive results.
When a staff member or a healthcare association member, is asked to find a keynote speaker or find a healthcare keynote speaker, it can be awfully challenging. A search on the internet for “keynote speaker hire” or “keynote speaker for conference” can leave a person feeling exasperated.
You want to be sure to select one of the top keynote speakers in the country for your next meeting or event. You can tell who are the top keynote speakers by how in demand they are. Kit has delivered more than one hundred presentations per year for more than two decades. Kit Welchlin is often told by attendees that he is the best keynote speaker that they have ever heard.
Here is a sample of what healthcare clients say about Kit’s presentations.
“Our attendees loved Kit. Their expectations were far exceeded! They found his keynote presentation to be refreshing, relevant, educational, engaging, and fun. Here are a handful of the comments from the evaluations: Wonderful way to start the day. Not only entertaining, but super material and hands-on tools. One of the best speakers I have ever heard! What a way to start! Oh my – wonderful opening – how uplifting was he. Wonderful! Wonderful!
Allison Kindseth, Education Manager, Minnesota HomeCare Association
“What a great experience having you as our keynote speaker. Your insights, dynamic presentation, and perfect touches of humor will surely have a positive impact on our experiences and interactions in the future. Attendee comments included: ‘Loved the laughter you provoked and the audience participation really drove your points home!’ ‘PLEASE INVITE HIM BACK!’”
Michelle Hagen-Berube, Committee Chair, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
“Kit, Thank you so much for the fabulous presentation to our Medtronic FOCUS team! You are fun and inspirational. Hope to see you again soon!”
Mary Kraemer, Medtronic
“Thank you for a fabulous presentation at our Leadership Development conference. You are a dynamic speaker – it was obvious that you had done your homework, because your customized presentation really hit home. Months later, staff are still talking you and are practicing the things that they learned at the event!”
Lisa K. Krause, Service & Staff Development, Mayo Health System
“Thank you for the wonderful presentation. The attendee evaluations were very favorable, ‘I love Kit – he is so entertaining and very easy to listen to.’ ‘Will use Kit’s customer service tips and share his handout with other employees of our pharmacy.’ ‘I am recharged and ready to apply the actions.’”
Marcy Peterson, Executive Director, Minnesota Pharmacists Association
“Kit spoke to our Leadership team about “How to Deal with Difficult People Without Becoming One.” Not only was the information spot on but he was very entertaining and funny too! He presented the information in a way that leaders were able to easily identify the different types of people and tools for how to approach them to make it a positive interaction. He’s a great speaker and kept the audience engaged the entire time. He was able to bring realness and humor to an unpleasant topic. Our Leadership team is already asking when he can come back!”
Lynn Middendorf, SHRMP, Alomere Health
“Thank you for your presentation ‘The Generations at Work’ at our Annual Convention. Your knowledge and expertise ensured a valuable experience for all in attendance. The feedback from your session includes: ‘Very dynamic speaker!’ ‘Very informative and humorous!’ ‘Kit’s session was the highlight of the day.’”
Cheryl Smith, Director of Education, Care Providers of Minnesota
“Welchie, A personal thank you for your presentation to our group. Many A+ comments about your high energy, positive message, and great sense of humor. My sincerest appreciation…until we meet again.”
Deb Stachowski, Human Resources Director, Southside Health Services, Inc.
“Thank you so much for coming to Mankato to share your knowledge and your personal ‘to have fun’ list. I really think that when you are willing to open up and share – you not only help yourself but you also touch someone else who needs you at this time in their life. You touched many of our hearts – thank you!!”
Conference Committee, Minnesota Dietary Managers Association
“Kit, On behalf of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Conference Committee, I sincerely thank you for your speaking to my colleagues today about Leadership Through High-Impact Communication. Great talk! Great kickoff and keynote. So funny and applicable.”
Jeanne Anderson, Director of Staff Development, APIC
“Kit, Thank you for the wonderful keynote presentation at our Fall Conference. The feedback we have been receiving from our providers has been very positive. You kept us entertained and we walked away with skills to work with the generations at work.”
Chrissy Harris, PrimeWest Health
When considering hiring a keynote speaker for conference sessions, consider Kit. He has delivered more that 3,500 speeches, seminars, workshops, breakout sessions, concurrent sessions, and plenary sessions; in-person or virtually.