Greetings from Chicago! My name is Jeff Welch and I’ve been a Course Leader with Langevin Learning Services since December, 2000. However I’ve been involved with Langevin since the mid 90’s. I attended Langevin courses as a participant before becoming an instructor.
I began my corporate training career in 1996. I started as a trainer at the daily newspaper in Atlanta, GA. Training seemed to be a natural fit for me as I’ve always been a bit of a performer.
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Speech Communications and Broadcasting from Western Kentucky University. I worked as a television reporter, flight attendant, fitness instructor, and tour guide before finding my passion as a Corporate Trainer.
Interests and HobbiesMy interests and hobbies include travel, food, and drum corp.
I've had some wonderful opportunities to visit cities and towns large and small in over 20 countries on five continents. However, when at home, I can usually be found watching a cooking show on television, recreating a dish I've eaten abroad, or exploring one of the many great restaurants in the Chicago, IL area.
During the summer months I hit the road to follow the talented drum corps of Drum Corp International. DCI Drum Corps are competitive marching musical units (similar to a marching band) that perform at contests, festivals, and parades across the US and Canada. I've followed this activity since high school.
Life’s Biggest Lessons and Influences – So FarAs one of my biggest “Ah ha” moments so far, I learned not to discount another person’s dream, no matter how far-fetched it may seem.
Many years ago I had a conversation with a gentleman who said he was in the process of writing a stage play that he eventually wanted to turn into a movie. At first thought I dismissed this person’s career goal, because he was actually working in a call center at the time.
Today that same gentleman is a multi-million dollar play, movie, and television producer who’s been ranked as one of the richest men in Hollywood by Forbes Magazine.
My Favorite Langevin MomentI’ve had many favorite Langevin moments. However, one that seems to be the most memorable occurred when I received a compliment from a workshop participant. As I finished teaching an instructional techniques course, one participant approached me and said “I really appreciate the fact your video matched your audio.”
As a trainer of trainers, I make countless recommendations on what and what not to do in the classroom. If I’m not modeling that myself, my suggestions are all null and void. Since her compliment, each time I instruct a Langevin course, one of my top goals is to make sure my video matches my audio.
I look forward to seeing you in a Langevin Learning Services workshop very soon!
"I came in as an unwilling participant and left happy to have attended. I learned A LOT of great skills."