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 experience firsthand what it is like to escape the “4 Walls of the Mental Box*:” 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: Take new actions 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 of Innovation- Create a “Yes And” culture where judgment is suspended, all voices all heard, and teamwork is front and center
    • Idea Generation- Generate original ideas in your meeting room which gives you an advantage over your competition
    • Innovation-  Adopt a “Fail Fast” mentality which allows organizations to experiment and explore which are the cornerstones of the creative process
    • Creative Plan- Develop a creative plan to compliment your organization’s business plan

     

  • “Rip Off the Rearview Mirror”

    45-90 minutes

    Managing the "Now"

    Rip Off the Rearview Mirror by experiencing the power of  “Now” at the workplace.  When we focus on the past it causes depression, while, worrying about the future creates needless anxiety. However, we have this moment to discover our “Through Line” at work which channels our energies and keeps us in the present moment.   Are you ready to transform your organization by creating a “Through Line” for your employees and managing and operating in the “Now?”

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

    The “Through Line”: Discover your group’s “Through Line” which gives employees energy, purpose, and direction

    Experiencing the Power of “Now”- Your team will live for the only minute they 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 group’s “Through Line” your team will experience what it is like to “Rip Off the Rearview Mirror” 

    Outcomes

    • Manage the “Now”- Be in the moment when dealing with issues, obstacles, and challenges that arise during our workday
    • 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) 
  • “Mindsets”

    45-90 minutes

    Fixed Mindsets vs. Growth Mindsets

    Creative leaders realize it is difficult to create, innovate, and deal with a crisis when we have a fixed MINDSET.  “Mindsets” challenges our inner dialogue, improves our physicality, and teaches the art of improvisation as a means to acquire a growth mindset.

    MINDSETS includes live demonstrations where audiences walk away with a better understanding of their mindset (Fixed vs. Growth) which affects the way we think, look, and act:

    Think- Creating “inner dialogue” that is positive and confident allows us to experiment and explore which are the cornerstones of creativity

    Look- Improving our posture and physicality allows us to command attention and own our space

    Act- Becoming a master improviser allows us to make spontaneous decisions with thoughtful consideration

    Once audiences begin to think, look, and act like creative leaders their MINDSETS transform and so do their creative capabilities.  Finally, creative leaders are hard to find, however, when you have them in your organization you will have an advantage over your competition by the ideas you generate, vision you cast, and actions you take.  

    Outcomes

    • Improvise- Improvising with a set of constraints is the true definition of creative leadership
    • Fixed Mindset- By breaking negative thinking patterns we can challenge the way we think on a daily basis
    • Creative Leadership- Gain a creative advantage over your competition by thinking, looking, and acting like a creative leader
    • Growth Mindset- Take your career to the next level by attacking problems and coming up with solutions
  • “Starting Fires”

    45-90 minutes

    Eliminating the Workplace Fires

    “Starting Fires” focuses on the 93% of communication (Non-verbal) rather than the 7% of communication (Verbal) when dealing with conflict, stress, and workplace drama.  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 to keep “Fires” from starting
    • 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
  • “Working in the Moment”

    45-90 Minutes

    Work Safety- Being in the Moment

    In today’s fast-paced world, we are rarely in the “Moment.” We are reflecting on the past, or thinking about the future, and this lack of working in the moment is a major cause of accidents. Every year, un-focused acts costs billions of dollars in damage and injury. “Working in the Moment” combats this problem by giving audience members the tools to operate in the present moment, concentrate better, and heighten their attention to detail while effectively managing distractions.

    5 Ways “Working in the Moment” Will Improve Your Company’s Safety:

    1. Accidents- Reduce accidents by being present
    2. Culture- Improve your work environment by getting the focus off of you and onto others
    3. Stress- Improve health by reducing stress-caused symptoms such as panic attacks, headaches, and indigestion
    4. Accountability- Understanding unsafe behaviors have consequences and we are responsible for our actions
    5. Anxiety- Decrease unnecessary anxiety by changing one’s inner dialogue

    Outcomes

    • Culture- Create a culture that is healthy, open, honest and transparent for all your workers
    • Breathing Techniques to slow down and become present 
    • Stop distracting thoughts by shifting one’s focus off of oneself
    • Learn how to make spontaneous decisions with thoughtful consideration
    • Experience and express emotions in a safe and healthy fashion
    • Strategies to help other people focus, including co-workers, family and friend
  • “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