EP 115: How Innovative Thinking Changes the World with Don Wettrick

The world tends to change faster than we can recognize it, and most of us know what it’s like to wish that we could have learned what we know now just 10 years earlier. Fortunately, there are people out there working to give our young people the skills and knowledge to grow in confidence and incredible success. 

Don Wettrick is a prime example – he is the founder and President of the STARTedUP Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in our youth. Don is also the author of Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and has worked as an educator himself, as well as an innovation consultant; CEO, and podcast host. In all these roles, and in everything else, Don is committed to inspiring massive global change. 

On this episode of Abundantly Clear, Don and Malorie discuss the ups and downs of introducing classes and events based on innovation into traditional school systems, helping prepare kids for life in a skill-based economy, and how adults can do their part to help the next generations turn their creativity into action and become producers rather than consumers. Listen in to reset your perspective on what “education” means.

You’ll Learn  

  • How Don’s work is helping kids step out of “comparison culture” and into a space where they can engage, intellectually and interpersonally
  • What kids are learning in STARTedUP workshops that make them invaluable in their communities 
  • Why a college degree isn’t what it used to be, and what it takes to thrive in the current market
  • And much more!

Favorite Quote

My favorite word in education is innovation and my least favorite is tradition. Some of the traditions are going to start getting questioned. And I think that’s a wonderful thing.” 

 – Don Wettrick

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How to get involved

  • Malorie has become an expert in helping people remove their mindset blocks, so they can experience the growth in their business and decrease in stress they desire. Check the site to learn more, download a freebie and stay connected.

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