Chad J. Willett, provides practical, reality based solutions to help leaders and employees "Smash" the proverbial box which holds us back from reaching our creative potential. Keynote addresses include (see website for a full list):
Smash the Box- Creativity
Eyes of a Leader-Leadership
Unscripted- Creating a Culture of Innovation
"SMASH THE BOX"
In this empowering keynote, Chad provides a new model for viewing creativity in the workplace: Smashing the 4 Walls of the "Mental Box." Instead of being disconnected from the creative process, employees will learn what it takes to think and act outside the proverbial box. Out of the box thinking fosters innovation, inspiration and energy among one's employees. Therefore, this presentation becomes the catalyst for an ongoing and transformational conversation and plan of action.
Audiences learn how to SMASH the 4 Walls of a MENTAL BOX that stifle creativity, innovation and inspiration in the workplace which include:
Improve their ability to focus on the task at hand
Understand that being completely out of the box is an unachievable goal
Name the Three pillars of the “Art of Improvisation”
Utilize the “Yes And” technique to stay keep the creative process open
Make statements to strengthen and improve relationships
Learn that mistakes are a vital component to the creative process
"EYES OF A LEADER"
Think like a leader! Look like a leader! Act like a leader! Eyes of a Leader is an interactive keynote address that includes inspirational stories on creative leadership, humor and creative exercises. It addresses the physical and mental aspects of creative leadership in regards to the thoughts we generate, our physicality and the decisions we make while in the moment. EYES OF A LEADER challenges the inner critic, the suppression of emotions and the concept of rigid and stoic leadership by injecting creativity into your leadership practices.
Think like a leader- Inner dialogue- Silencing one's inner critic.
Look like a leader- Posture- Having proper posture allows one to own one's space and command attention.
Act like a leader– Spontaneous- Improvising within a set of constraints is the true definition of creative leadership.
Keynotes are customized which include a pre-program survey and a conference call to discuss your groups objectives and history
SMASH THE BOX BOOK
In 2015 he published his first book,“Smash the Box” which SMASHES the way books are written: pages are out of order, no table of contents, no page numbers etc. He wants his readers to have an out of the box experience when reading the book.
"You had the audience engaged in your presentation. We were pleased with our session—great panelists and a lot of questions from the participants. " Janet Boston/ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
"His "Smash the Box" program provided us with several techniques to get out of the box and be open to opportunities for creativity/new ideas. This interactive program was fantastic. Chad is an amazing speaker with a fantastic program." Tammy Pierce/ 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." Alex Bork/ Nationwide Insurance
"Chad is not only a great actor, speaker, and effective communicator but he is extremely professional and dedicated to his craft." Veronica N. Farris/ Cardinal Health
"He was really engaging and delivered an inspiring and useful message. I really think we will see the long term value from his framework." John Williamson/ 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!" K.C./ Healthcare Businesswomen's Association of Ohio
***Recent clients include:
Ball State University, Bayer Healthcare, Zane State University, Discover Card, Nationwide Insurance, Grange Insurance, Centric Consulting, Direct Energy, ITT Technical Institute, Slippery Rock University, Cardinal Health, Procter & Gamble, ECOT & more.
Chad moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a professional actor once he completed his Masters degree in theater. He spent 7 years in Los Angeles as a professional actor (SAG/AFTRA Member) where he was featured in the hit films “She's All That” with Freddy Prince Jr., “Halloween H2O,”with Jamie Lee Curtis and “Can't Hardly Wait” with Jennifer Love Hewitt.
On the corporate side he has worked for three fortune 500 companies: Manpower, ITT Technical Institute and the Washington Post. As an entrepreneur he is the owner/ operator of Broadway2LA Acting Studio . Currently, he resides in Columbus, Ohio where he teaches classes at his acting studio.