Kit Cummings is an award winning author (Peace Behind the Wire: a Nonviolent Resolution) and international speaker to audiences including business, non-profit, churches and schools. His public speaking acumen was forged by speaking to actual penitentiary inmates, so he quickly acquired an ability to hold the attention of a critical audience. Built around timeless universal laws and principles, Kit identifies self-evident truths about unity and team-building, and puts them into action with practical next steps to meet our needs of the present and capture our hopes for the future — and does so with laughter and inspiration as the catalysts. [Talks to diverse audiences -,
With a personal and professional pursuit of coaching and developing people for over 25 years, Kit has created a unique approach to address the most pressing and fundamental issues surrounding personal and collective achievement in a program he calls “Attitude Science”. Combined with his gift for entertaining and engaging his audience, Kit imparts the most thought-provoking and profound truths of the human experience while also providing actionable takeaways that resonate with audience members and inspire positive change.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Kit earned a BBA in Marketing from the Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia, and he also holds a Master of Theology. Kit founded Power of Peace Productions, Inc. and Power of Peace Project, Inc. and brings his experience working in some of the most dangerous areas in the world to bring about organizational change. Kit has inspired people to aim higher in places as far away as Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe, and journeyed on speaking tours through South Africa, Mexico, Honduras and Ukraine—next up: Guatemala and India. Kit has negotiated peace between some of the most notorious gangs in America’s under-culture, as well as speaking at the Gandhi Global Peace Summit in Durban, South Africa. Most recently Kit has taken his Power of Peace Project into Mexican prisons to work with rival gangs and cartel members as well as teens in the most dangerous area in Tijuana. Kit has authored three books, hosts Power of Peace Radio, and recently partnered with TIOC, Inc. to launch a Teen Reality Show.
Lessons from the Show
Kit talked to us about his extraordinary work and what he has learned working in such challenging environments and offered us many wonderful lessons that point us towards an authentic, happy and fulfilling life and career including:
- Our fear of the unknown causes us to build walls, and by building tunnels and bridges to our unknown, we can find greater happiness, joy and meaning;
- If you learn to work with others, you can still do what you want to do, but you – and they – will be civil and life will be easier;
- “You can’t get me to pick a side. I have convictions, but even those convictions are changeable if I walk with you.”
You can contact Kit by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can find out more about his work at The Power of Peace Project.
This is episode # 144