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


  • “Smash The Box”

    30- 120 minutes

    Focus: Culture of Innovation

    Smash the Box” at the workplace by transforming your work environment into a culture of innovation. Groups that “Smash the Box” generate game changing ideas and execute on them which gives them an advantage over their competition.  Is your team ready to take thinking outside the box to the next level?

    “Smash the Box” is about energy, audience interaction, innovation, and entertainment:

    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: Music, videos, audience interaction, and hearing Chad’s stories from his days in Hollywood as a professional actor will re-enforce the vision and message of “Smash the Box.”

    Value: Audiences will learn the 4 techniques needed to “Smash the Box” at the workplace which includes 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


    • “Culture of Innovation”- 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 an “Innovation Plan” which puts your winning ideas into tangible and practical actions which lead to results.
    • Embrace Mistakes– Adopt a “Fail Fast” mentality which allows you to experiment and explore which are the cornerstones of “Smashing the Box.” 
  • “Rip Off the Rearview Mirror”

    30- 120 minutes

    Focus: Managing the "Now"

    The “Rip Off the Rearview Mirror” experience means living and operating in the “Now.”  Your team will discover their “Through Line” which is a transformational technique that gives them energy, purpose, direction, and the ability to operate in the “Now.”  If you are ready to leave the past behind (Depression), and stop anticipating the future (Anxiety) let’s “Rip Off the Rearview Mirror!”

    The Rip Off the Rearview Mirror experience means getting the focus off of the past, and not anticipating the future, rather working in the “Now:”

    The “Through Line:” It is built by defining your groups short term objectives and super objective to accomplish what is most important to your organization in any given year.  

    Managing the “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: Your team will experience what it is like to “Rip Off the Rearview Mirror” by not living in the past, or anticipating the future, rather, being in the “Now.” 


    • Managing the “Now”– Managing the moment allows leaders to deal with issues, obstacles, and challenges as they arise each workday, rather, than putting them off.
    • “Through Line”– By contributing to your company’s “Through Line” morale will increase which leads to increased energy levels and overall production.  
    • Leaving the Past– Individuals who leave their past behind (Depression) gain an incredible amount of time and energy which allows them to refocus on what truly matters each and everyday.   
    • Anticipating the Future- Individuals who stop predicting the future (Anxiety) are able to channel those energies into their present workday.  
  • “Mindsets”

    30- 120 minutes

    Focus: Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

    Mindsets focuses on developing innovative leaders who embrace a “Growth Mindset” versus a “Fixed Mindset.”  A “Growth Mindset” focuses on challenging thought processes, increasing energy levels (Both their own and their employees), and breaking patterns and routines which are the enemy of innovation.  

    The Mindsets program allows leaders to gain a competitive advantage over their competition by developing a “Growth Mindset” which is predicated on:

    Challenging Thought ProcessesInnovative leaders put their energy into learning, evolving, and growing as an employee.

    Increasing Energy LevelsInnovative leaders operate from the “Dog of Creativity” model versus the “Dog of Fear” model where they can create, innovate, fail fast, and produce extraordinary results for their company. 

    Disrupting Patterns and Routines Innovative leaders know that patterns and routines are the enemy of innovation, inspiration, and forward thinking.


    • 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.
    • Creative Advantage– 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.
  • “CQ”

    30- 120 minutes

    Focus: Creative Intelligence

    “CQ” stands for Creative Intelligence and hinges on two crucial factors for leaders who innovate at the workplace:

    #1- Idea Generation:
     Leaders that have the ability to come up with new ideas, solutions, and problem solving capabilities.

    #2- Execution: Leaders who can take an idea (s) and put it into practice with an innovation plan.

    If leaders at a company can’t generate original ideas that have value in their meeting room or their board room, that company stays “Boxed” in.

    While, leaders at a company that are idea generator but not executors, end up having a plethora of great ideas that go nowhere.

    Your leaders are going to generate original ideas that have value and put them into execution with an “Innovation Plan” during “CQ.”  An “Innovation Plan” is similar to a business plan which includes a strategy or game plan on how to put the winning idea (s) into practice.

    What differentiates a leader and an innovative leader: Idea Generation and Execution- CQ.


    • Discover- Creative intelligence involves the ability to discover new applications or ways of understanding.

    • Explore- To think divergently is to generate an unusual solution to a very specific problem.

    • Imagine- The ability to “imagine if…” and “suppose that…” are qualities of thinking that are unique to people who have creative intelligence.  

    • Cross Application- Cross application is taking something that we know in one situation, and then applying it to another situation that is completely different.

  • “Starting Fires”

    30- 120 minutes

    Focus: Communication (Non-Verbal)

    All of us should ask ourselves why we focus on the 15% of communication (Spoken Word) when over 85% of communication is communicated non-verbally.  “Starting Fires” is an immersive workshop where attendees learn how to shift their focus from the spoken word to reading and reacting off non-verbal cues.    

    “Starting Fires” focuses on these non-verbal components:

    Facial Expressions– One’s facial expressions conveys the emotions and intentions of what one truly feels when talking.  

    Body Language– One’s body language is either open, closed, or neutral.  Depending on what one’s body language shows will have a direct impact on the communication process.  

    Tone of Voice– The tone of one’s voice will affect the meaning and impact of one’s verbal message.

    Energy Levels– Energy is felt in all venues and in all forums and it is measured in intensity, not volume.  


    • Improving Communication Skills– Allowing conversations that need to be had but are avoided can happen when organizations know how to communicate both verbally and non-verbally in a constructive manner.  
    • Shifting Focus-Shifting the focus from the spoken word to what is communicated non-verbally will reduce the number of Workplace Fires.  
    • Developing Managerial Skills– Employees having the skill to read co-workers non-verbal cues will sharpen their ability to lead and manage men and women from all generations.  
    • Increasing Employee Morale– Employees feeling they are being heard and understood when communicating at the workplace will have a direct impact on improved morale and overall culture.  
  • “Working in the Moment”

    30- 120 minutes

    Focus: Work Safety

    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, eliminate distractions, and heighten their attention to detail.  Distractions include being sleep deprived, hungry, along with the digital distractions that keep our focus on us rather than the job we are doing at that moment.

    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


    • Breathing- Breathing Techniques to slow down and become present
    • Thought Processes- Stop distracting thoughts by shifting one’s focus off of oneself
    • Working in the Moment- Learn how to make spontaneous decisions with thoughtful consideration
    • Mental Health- Experience and express emotions in a safe and healthy fashion
    • Planning– Strategies to help other people focus, including co-workers, family and friends


  • “Dynamic Presentations”

    Half day and full Day Workshops

    Working America

    Be dynamic in your meeting room, board room, or virtually!  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.  


    • TEDx- Learn the “7 Secrets That TEDx Speakers” use when speaking
    • Storytelling- Become a masterful storyteller by engaging your audience’s senses
    • No Notes- Give entire presentation without using notes
    • Neuro-Linguistic Programming- Study the art of non-verbal communication: facial expressions, body language, tone of voice, and gestures
    • Fear- Simple techniques to reduce the fear of public speaking