Programs

My Keynotes and Workshops

“You had the entire audience engaged in your presentation. We were pleased with our session, great panelists and a lot of questions from the participants.”

Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Janet Boston/ Executive Director Indiana Chamber of Commerce

“This interactive program was fantastic, and many attendees commented that they were going to put these techniques to use in the workplace. Chad is an amazing speaker with a fantastic program.”

West Carrollton Schools

Tammy Pierce/ CAP/ West Carrollton Schools

“Chad was very professional and received a lot of praise from my peers, and superiors who attended the meeting. Wonderful presentation that resonated with all of us. Thanks so much!”

Nationwide Insurance

Alex Bork/ IT Department, Nationwide Insurance

“I highly recommend Chad J. Willett as a speaker for any organization seeking an innovative approach to building confident leaders.”

Cardinal Health

Veronica N. Farris / Sr. Marketing Manager, Cardinal Health

“We had a great experience with Chad. He was really engaging and delivered an inspiring and useful message. I really think we will see the long term value from his framework.”

Direct Energy

John Williamson/ VP, Finance Direct Energy

“Your engaging performance received rave reviews for both the quality of the delivery and value of the information. Your Techniques we can all easily leverage in our roles as business leaders. Bravo!”

HBA Ohio

K.C./ President, HBA Ohio

Keynotes

  • “Smash The Box”

    45-90 minutes

    Think Outside the Box... Or SMASH It?

    SMASH THE BOX by thinking different!  Acting different! And developing a creative mindset!  Groups that “Smash the Box” generate game changing ideas that gives them a creative advantage over their competition. Game changing ideas, unplanned collaborations, and creative mindsets lie outside the box… Are you ready to take thinking outside the box to the next level?

    Smash the Box is a one of kind experience which includes:

    The “Box”= Mindset: Audiences will experience firsthand what it is like to escape the “4 Walls of Mental Box/ Mindset*:” Fear/ Perfection/ Negativity/ Judgment

    Transformation: By saying “Yes And” organizations will transform their culture into one of innovation

    Entertainment: Storytelling, audience interaction, and watching short clips from TV Shows/ Films that re-enforce the vision and message of “Smash the Box”

    Value: Develop a new mindset by breaking patterns, routines, and the concept of doing things the way they have always been done.  

    *”4 Walls of the Mental Box”- Concept created by Chad J. Willett

    Outcomes

    • Culture- Create a “Yes And” culture where everyone is involved
    • Idea Generation- Generate unique ideas that will add instant value to your meetings
    • Innovation-  Embracing mistakes allows organizations to create, innovate, and discover new processes, procedures, and products
    • Creative Plan- Many groups have a business plan, few have a creative plan 

     

  • “Rip Off the Rearview Mirror”

    45-90 minutes

    No past... No future... All is now.

    Rip Off the Rearview Mirror by experiencing the power of “Now.”  We have this moment to discover our “Through Line” in life which channels our energies and keeps us in the present moment.   Are you ready to transform your life or organization by knowing what you want both short term and long term and creating a “Through Line?” 

    Rip Off the Rearview Mirror is a one of kind experience which includes:

    “Through Line”: Discover your “Through Line” in life which gives you energy, purpose, and direction

    The Power of “Now”- Live for the only minute you can control which is “Now”

    Entertainment: Storytelling, audience interaction, and watching short clips from TV Shows/ Films that re-enforce the vision and message of “Rip Off the Rearview Mirror”

    Value: By focusing on your “Through Line” experience firsthand what it is like to “Rip Off the Rearview Mirror” 

    Outcomes

    • Mindset- Create an Orville Wright “Mindset” where you don’t need a pilot’s license to try something new, exciting and bold
    • Energy- Generate energy by channeling your focus and being completely absorbed in the present moment
    • Communication- Improve communication by being present and focusing on the 93% of communication (Non-verbal)
    • Purpose- Create a “Through Line” in your life where you define your short term objectives (3 objectives/ 1-3 years) and your super objective (1 Super Objective/ 3+ years) 
  • “Masks”

    45-90 minutes

    It's time to take off the "Mask!" 

    By wearing a “Mask” we can say statements that are pleasing to others, not “rock” the boat, and get along with all those we interact with. However, we lose our authenticity, our point of view on life and issues, and what makes us unique.  The “Mask” robs us of our individuality, we lose our voice, and all that makes us unique and different.

    Audiences will be challenged to remove their mask by having the courage to show people who they really are by communicating openly and honestly in all aspects of their lives: personal and professional.  This doesn’t mean offending people by one’s words, rather, having the courage to speak one’s mind even when it isn’t what the majority is thinking.  However, this is the exact voice we need to hear from in the “Noisy” world we live in. 

    As Hubert Humphrey said, “Just be who you are and speak from your guts and heart – it’s all a man has.”

    Outcomes

    • Authenticity- Audiences will remove their mask by having the courage to say what they mean and mean what they say which allows them to be transparent. 
    • Fierce Conversations- Address the “Elephant” in the room by addressing the problems that need to be addressed
    • Conflict Resolution- By speaking openly and honestly many conflicts/ problems will be addressed and solved out in the open
    • Transform- Change from a day to day leader who gives out orders and instruction to a creative leader who inspires others by being open, honest, and transparent
  • “The Drama Triangle”

    45-90 Minutes

    Conflict Resolution

    “The Drama Triangle” breaks the chaos of drama at the workplace.  It represents the relationship between three people which are the P (Persecutor), R (Rescuer), and V (Victim).  These three letters represent the different roles that people play at the workplace; it is not the people themselves, but a role. The roles interlock and there is always someone on top who seems to have more power, and someone on the bottom. The relationship moves about in a circle as follows:

    P- Persecutor (Is whoever the “Victim” feels victimized by)

    R- Rescuer (Is a third party who works to save the victim from the Persecutor)

    V- Victim (Feels or acts like they are being victimized)

    All conflicts, dramas, arguments, and fights nearly always follow this model.  How do you stop it? One of the participants (P/R/V) drops out of the game and it ends. 

    *”The Drama Triangle” is Based on the Karpman Drama Triangle (Psychologist Dr. Stephen Karpman)

    Outcomes

    • Communication- When the triangle is broken you will improve all forms of communication (verbal/non-verbal) by saying what you mean and meaning what you say 
    • Retention Rates- Improve retention rates at your organization by ending conflict, mind games, and gossip
    • Production- By focusing all your energies and talents at the task at hand productivity will improve 
    • Conflict Resolution- Once a participant steps out of the triangle the “game” is over and resolution will happen
    • Culture- Create a culture that is healthy, open, honest and transparent for all your workers
  • “Starting Fires”

    45-90 minutes

    Focus on the 93%... Not the 7%

    “Starting Fires” focuses on the 93% of communication (Non-verbal) rather than the 7% of communication (Verbal).  This interactive keynote address focuses on our gestures, facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice during the communication process.  By shifting the focus off of the spoken word and onto our non-verbal cues the communication process transforms and improves by:  

    Transparency: Being more transparent with our words and gestures

    Relationships: Strengthening relationships by saying what you mean and meaning what you say

    Fierce Conversations: Having fierce/ difficult conversations at the workplace

    Alignment: Aligning our body language with the words we are saying

    Outcomes

    • Focus on the 93%-Get the focus off the words and onto our non-verbal cues
    • Leave the Party of “No”- By saying “Yes And” energy levels increase which has a direct impact on one’s ability to communicate clearly and effectively
    • Stop Throwing Stones- By suspending judgments cultures go from negative to positive
    • Manufactured Realities- Escape a negative manufactured reality that creates fictitious stories with a beginning, middle, and an end
  • “Unleash the Guerrilla”

    45- 90 minutes

    Guerrilla Marketing Strategies

    Unleash the Guerrilla is the achievement of marketing goals (e.g. profit) using unconventional methods such as investing energy and ideas instead of money. Guerrilla Marketing is a growing trend: executed correctly, it can be targeted at the people you want to turn on the most.  

    Unleashing the Guerrilla is about daring to be different with your marketing campaign, having an appetite for risks, and willing to do and try the unexpected.  In short, it is about producing results that command attention, draw people in, get people talking and bring you more business.

    Outcomes

    Unleashing the Guerrilla focuses on the following marketing verticals:

    • Social Media- Capitalizing on short, raw videos to gain visibility
    • Events/ Demonstrations- Hosting live events which brings energy and excitement to your brand
    • Blogs-Creating content to establish your group as an expert in your field
    • Product Placements- Placing your products at events, on TV, or in social media to gain exposure
    • Flash Mobs- Using your staff as actors to create one of a kind marketing campaigns

Workshops

  • “Dynamic Presentations”

    Half day and full Day Workshops

    Working America

    Be dynamic in your meetings, board room, conference room or on Skype!  We put so much time and attention on the content of our presentation.  Yet, if we can’t deliver it in a clear and effective manner we wont connect to our audience.  All the time, energy, research, and preparation we put into our presentation will be nullified by our presentation skills.  

    Public Speaking Fear is still the #1 fear in America. And people form a perception of who we are and what we represent by the self-confidence that we show when we deliver presentations.  

    During this interactive keynote address learn the speaking strategies Chad uses to speak to a group with poise, self confidence, energy, and the ability to make instant connections.  Become a clearer, more effective presenters by improving the way you communicate non-verbally.  

    Outcomes

    • Learn the “7 Secrets That TEDx Speakers” use when speaking
    • Become a masterful storyteller by engaging your audience’s senses
    • Give entire presentation without using notes
    • Study the art of non-verbal communication: facial expressions, body language, tone of voice, and gestures
    • Simple techniques to reduce the fear of public speaking