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Chad J. Willett- Speaker/ Author/ Creative Expert

Motivational Speaker from Columbus, OH - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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Chad J. Willett (MA/SAG/AFTRA) trained at the legendary Los Angeles improv company, The Groundlings, which is a training ground for the hit TV show, "Saturday Night Live." He specializes in creativity and innovation by transforming cultures, re-defining creative leadership practices, and working and living in the moment. His book “Smash the Box” purposefully SMASHES the way books are written: pages are out of order, no table of contents, no page numbers etc.

Audiences will transform their cultures by "Smashing the Box." "Smash the Box" creates a culture of innovation by saying "Yes And", suspending judgment, making statements, and shifting the focus from "me" to "us." Groups will hear stories of groups creating and innovating in the workplace, learn creative strategies and techniques adapted for working America, and construct a creative strategy that can be used immediately. During these one hour action packed keynote addresses groups are inspired, motivated, and energized to not only think outside the box... But SMASH it!

Addresses include:

"Smash the Box"
Creating a Culture of Innovation

SMASH THE BOX on the concept of "this is the way things have always been done" by creating a culture of innovation. A culture of innovation says "Yes And", shifts the focus from "me" to "us", suspends judgment, and allows all participants to be a part of the creative process. Smash the Box provides a blue print to not only "think outside the box" but "Smash it" by innovating, creating and transforming your daily creative practices.

"Eyes of a Leader"
Many Leaders, Few Creative

Only one thing stands between you and creative leadership! It's your ability to successfully think, look and act like a creative leader. Chad J. Willett will share his five principles and five practices for breaking the invisible barrier to creative leadership and personal success, including:

* Changing One's Inner Dialogue From Negative to Positive

* Saying “Yes And” to Change Cultures

* Owning One's Space

* Shifting the Focus From “Me” to “Us”

* Making Statements to Strengthen Relationships

"Putting Out Fires"
Putting Out The Fire Of Negativity

Putting Out Fires reduces negativity in the workplace by improving the way we communicate non-verbally, and escaping a negative manufactured reality that is built on assumptions and taking things personally. Over 93% of communication is nonverbal, while 7% of communication is verbal. This inspiring and challenging keynote address allows audiences to change the way they communicate non-verbally, stop making assumptions, taking things personally and creating a negative manufactured reality.

SMASH THE BOX BOOK

In 2015 Chad published his first book,“Smash the Box” which SMASHES the way books are written- Available on the website.

***Reviews

"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.

***Bio Includes:
Chad J. Willett (MA/BA/SAG/AFTRA) is a speaker, author, and creative expert. His book “Smash the Box” purposefully SMASHES the way books are written: pages are out of order, no table of contents, no page numbers etc.

Chad spent 7 years in Los Angeles as a professional actor 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.
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Chad Willett was everything that we envisioned for our event and more! He was professional, engaging, and the information was so relevant that everyone walked away feeling so much better than when they walked in the room.

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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!

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The presentation ws excellent and he really engaged the audience, which is what we were hoping for.

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