Todd Welch

Easton, Pennsylvania, United States


My background is in business. I am the author of Trust, How to put “it” back in business. My brother Glen and I co-founded Charter Partners, a company that uses Cooperative Entrepreneurship to organize 100’s of entrepreneurs into creative teams. It might help to think of it as a co-op for the entrepreneurial mind. I am the founder the Charter Partners Institute and WINGS , these hands-on learning experiences have taught 1000’s of high school and college students the concept of Cooperative Entrepreneurship. I am also a co-owner of Charter Farms a retreat in eastern Pennsylvania. I enjoy making video shorts, hiking and flying helicopters (the real ones). Most of all I enjoy people, especially when we share great music, food, wine and honest conversation. I live in both Bethlehem Pennsylvania and St Petersburg Florida We are currently experiencing a crisis of trust in every aspect of our lives, political, financial, ecological, and social. It has become the number one problem in our world. Trust is the very basis for our existence, without it there would be no reason to live. I have been thinking about these ideas for several years and decided that there was nothing more important I could do with my life than to try to help change the tide. I know that the only real change I can make is within me. I created the Trust Tour to work on improving trust in myself. A Trust Tour is the daily observation of trust in yourself for the purpose of raising the bar and improving the quality of life. This idea can sound overly simple, trivial, naive or even idealistic. Of course we all want trust, everyone knows about trust, it is natural. Most people probably believe they are trust worthy, it is usually the other guys that are causing all the problems. It is the awareness that we all are adding to the problem that I believe is the foundation of the tour. I kicked off my Trust Tour on Thanksgiving Day 2009, committing 1000 days to learning. My commitment is to document 1000 trust experiences. Along the way I hope to inspire people to start their own Trust Tour. Trust and risk are an inseparable partnership. I invite you to take this small personal risk so that we might have the opportunity to raise the bar on trust in our world.