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

    Presentation: Virtual/ In Person

    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

    • “4 Walls of the Mental Box”- Reduce fear, perfection, negativity, and judgment (4 walls) by transforming the work environment into a culture of innovation
    • Idea Generation- Generate game changing ideas in your area of expertise which gives you a creative advantage over your competition
    • Execution- Develop a creative plan which puts your winning ideas into tangible and practical actions which leads to results
    • Innovation-  Adopt a “Fail Fast” mentality which allows you to experiment and explore which are the cornerstones of the creative process

     

  • “Rip Off the Rearview Mirror”

    45-90 minutes

    Presentation: Virtual/ In Person

    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

    Presentation: Virtual/ In Person

    MINDSETS focuses on developing creative leaders by challenging the way we think, increasing our energy levels, and disrupting our patterns and routines.  Organizational leaders realize it is difficult to create, innovate, and deal with a crisis when we have a fixed mindset which is inflexible, contains low energy levels, and is stuck in patterns and routines.  

    MINDSETS develops creative leaders by:

    Challenging Thought ProcessesIndividuals who believe their qualities and traits are fixed (Fixed Mindsets) versus thought leaders who put their energy into learning, evolving, and growing as an employee (Growth Mindsets)

    Increasing Energy LevelsCreative leaders operate from the “Dog of Courage” model versus the “Dog of Fear” model to increase their everyday energy levels

    Disrupting Patterns and Routines Creative individuals know that innovation, inspiration, and forward thinking are found by dismantling patterns and routines 

    Outcomes

    • Energy Levels- By promoting a growth mindset culture, employees will raise their energy levels which will lead to higher productivity levels, greater retention rates, and greater successes
    • Fixed Mindset- Breaking negative thinking patterns and challenging the status quo opens the door to innovation at the workplace
    • Competition- By challenging belief systems, generating new and original ideas that have value, and executing on these ideas allows for the creative advantage at the workplace
    • Growth Mindset- Embracing a growth-mindset empowers employees to generate original ideas that have immense value for your organization 
  • “Starting Fires”

    45-90 minutes

    Presentation: Virtual/ In Person

    “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

    Presentation: Virtual/ In Person

    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

    Presentation: Virtual/ In Person

    Unleash the Guerrilla is about daring to be different (i.e. “Smashing the Box”) 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.

    Advantages of “Unleash the Guerrilla” at your organization include*:

    • Cheap to execute. Whether using a simple stencil or a giant sticker, guerrilla marketing tends to be much cheaper than classic advertising.

    • Allows for creative thinking. With guerrilla marketing, imagination is more important than budget.

    • Grows with word-of-mouth. Guerrilla marketing relies heavily on word of mouth marketing, considered by many one of the most powerful weapons in a marketer’s arsenal.

    Outcomes

    Unleashing the Guerrilla focuses on the following marketing verticals*:

    • Experiential Marketing- Entails the creation of immersive, pop-up experiences that invites users to “talk, live, and breathe,” the brand
    • Viral Content Marketing– Word of mouth is crucial to going viral and the campaign needs to be creative and smart enough to wow your target audience
    • Undercover Marketing- Also known as “stealth marketing,” marketers disguise themselves as peers amongst their target audience
    • Treasure Hunts- Creating custom, high-quality treasure hunts is another cool guerrilla marketing tactic that can energize audiences

     

    *Megan Marrs- “20+ Jaw Dropping Guerrilla Marketing Examples”/ Ine Alexakis- “Guerilla Marketing Ideas: 8 Real Examples to Hack Growth”

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