Chad J. Willett- "Smash the Box"

Motivational Speaker from Columbus, OH - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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Chad J. Willett is a TEDx speaker, two time author, and creativity and innovation leader. His audiences "Smash the Box"(Keynote Address) 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?

Chad's second signature keynote address is, "Rip Off the Rearview Mirror." Rip Off the Rearview Mirror by experiencing the power of "Now."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” 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?

Additional keynote addresses/ workshops can be found on Chad's website.

***TEDx TALKS***

"The Unscripted Moments in Life Define Us" (TEDx Talk New Albany, Ohio 2018)- Chad talks about using the "Yes And" technique to live a richer and fuller life by embracing opportunities as they present themselves and capitalizing on them.

"Through Line" (TEDx Talk New Albany, Ohio 2019)- Chad explains how to create a "Through Line" in your life which will give you direction, purpose, and sustained energy levels.

***CLIENT RESULTS INCLUDE***

SUNSWEET CORPORATION Stephanie H. / Director of Marketing- “We are creating a Through Line in our company where all members are part of the line and help create it and sustain it.” (“Rip Off the Rearview Mirror” Technique)

PERFORMANCE ACADEMY Matt. D. / Principal - “We are becoming a “Yes And” academy.” (“Smash the Box” Technique)

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL AREA CONFERENCE Calloway H. / President (Columbus, Ohio Chapter)- "Working on my “Through Line(s) as we speak both personally and professionally!” (“Rip Off the Rearview Mirror” Technique)

CROWN SERVICES INC. "Smashed the Box!" That means they come up with new ideas in the staffing industry (i.e. video resume) that gives them an advantage over their competition. A bright future for this team! #smashthebox #crownservicesinc

*** TESTIMONIALS***

WALMART- "Chad was nothing less than AMAZING! He was professional, engaging, personable, and an awesome speaker! Chad made my Walmart Women in Leadership event the best ever. My organization is still talking about how they really enjoyed the presentation. I highly recommend Chad to be a speaker at your next event." - Jennifer Thomas/ Human Resource Manager

NATIONWIDE INSURANCE- "Chad was professional and received a lot of praise from my peers and supervisors who attended the meeting. Wonderful presentation that resonated with all of us. Thanks so much." Alex Bork/ IT Operations

WEST CARROLTON SCHOOLS- 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." Tammy Pierce/ CAP

*** Recent clients include***

Walmart, Raytheon Corporation, Sunsweet, Bayer Healthcare, Zane State University, Discover Financial Services, Nationwide Insurance, Grange Insurance, Centric Consulting, Direct Energy, ITT Technical Institute, Slippery Rock University, Cardinal Health, Procter & Gamble, ECOT & more.

***BLOGS***

Chad writes a weekly blog which can be joined on his website

***BOOKS/ KINDLE***

Book #1: 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.

Book #2: His book "Rip Off the Rearview Mirror" will give you a hands on experience to live for the only minute you can control which is "Now."

*** BIO***
Chad J. Willett (National Speakers Association/ Screen Actors Guild) is an international speaker, two time author, and creativity and innovation leader who trained at the world famous improvisational school, “The Groundlings.” He was featured in the hit films “She's All That” with Paul Walker, “Halloween H2O,” with Jamie Lee Curtis and “Can't Hardly Wait” with Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Chad has also worked for three fortune 500 companies (Manpower, ITT Technical Institute and the Washington Post) and is the owner/ operator of Broadway2LA Acting Studio. He leverages his acting background with his experience in working America to create one of a kind keynote addresses/ workshops for his audiences.

Chad is a member of St. Mary's Church in German Village, Ohio and the creator of “Make Faith Matter.” He has also been involved with “Big Brothers, Big Sisters”, and a reading literacy program for adults. Finally, Chad is married to his wife Erika, and is a proud father to his baby girl, Scarlett.
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Chad took the time to learn more about us and tailored his presentation just for our group. Chad is professional, talented and accommodating. We held our team retreat outdoors on an unseasonably hot and humid day. This is not the norm for Chad, who usually works indoors. But Chad is a trooper. He not only came out to speak with our group on that warm day, but he arrived early and totally prepared. I would highly recommend Chad.

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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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Chad was a wonderful presenter, engaging, confident, and charismatic. Chad tailored the presentation, pulling in relatable examples for our crowd, driving home the point. We look forward to continuing to engage Chad with our future events.

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Chad was fantastic! From day one, Chad was onboard. He was responsive and attentive. His material/presentation was rock solid and relevant. He had us all walking a bit taller as he left our stage.

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We had a great experience with Chad. He was really engaging and delivered an inspiring and useful message. We have his 7 Steps for High Creative People plastered on the walls of our office and I really feel like we will see long term value from his framework. John Williamson VP, Finance Direct Energy

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Our association's goal is to get speakers that our audience will walk away having learned how and motivated to meet their goals in business and personal life. Chad was very attentive to our needs and requests, therefore accomplished our goals. After his presentation, not only did some of the audience express to me "he was great", I witnessed some of them go straight to him to thank him, that alone shows how pleased our audience was. He was the key to our event's success, so I would definitely recommend Chad Willett. Thanks Hilda Beck Director of Education & Events Greater El Paso Association of REALTORS

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Chad was engaging and our staff enjoyed his presentation.

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Chad is a dynamic speaker. He came in early and mingled with the crowd. Learned people's names. He also stayed after and talked with people. He has a genuine interest in people and connects with the audience in a positive manner. He covers the topic of creativity and thinking outside of the box in a unique manner... through audience participation. I highly recommend Chad to be a speaker for your event.

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