Why Have These Corporations Hired Chad Elliot?


Improvisation training is a well-known way to build teams and teach creativity. But not all improv training is the same. My training combines the fun of improv with real-world skills. Students in my workshops do more than just laugh together, they learn how to tell captivating stories, give presentations that sizzle, and communicate effectively.

My training offers many benefits:

  • It bonds teams.
  • Develops strong public speaking abilities.
  • Teaches skills that improve sales and customer service.
  • Hones non-verbal communication skills.
  • Instills the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Builds listening skills that promote trust.
  • Plus, it's training people look forward to with pleasure rather than dread!

How Effective is Online Training?

If you're looking for virtual training, you've come to the right place. I've worked hard to make my online training as good as my in-person training—if not better!

Here's are comments from two of the 67 participants in a recent online training I lead for the Junior League of Seattle:

"Our team had such a fun and informative time with Chad! He does a great job giving actionable next steps on how to improve speaking to an audience that all levels of speakers will find beneficial. I was incredibly impressed at Chad's talent in keeping us all engaged virtually and how much we learned."
—Natalie Gramlich

"I was a little nervous about Chad's training because I felt that I didn't think on my feet well and I didn't know what to expect, but from the start of the session he used humor and fun improv games to help all of us participants relax and have fun. All of the breakout sessions we had were a blast! By the end of it, my nerves were completely gone and I felt, dare I say it, confident about what I was speaking about. I would love to take more of his sessions to continue improving!"
—Samantha Doherty

To learn more about hiring me for a training, call 425-270-1989.

 
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Laura Eddy Sr. Director, Customer Insights at Zillow

Beyond team building

 

Zillow hired Chad to help build bridges among several teams within the organization that had some challenges in getting on the same page for working styles and collaboration. I have to say that Chad delivered on our goals and objectives well above expectations. Going in, we had three objectives beyond just team building:

  • Learning to think on our feet better (especially in meetings when we are asked questions we have not prepared for).
  • Build empathy with each other.
  • Learn to build off of each other’s ideas (we are stronger when we collaborate and work together rather than separately).

Chad took the time to understand what we were trying to achieve and tailored a program that fit our needs, budget and timeframe. The communication was head and shoulders beyond other improv programs that I had reached out to for information. While the initial idea of doing improv training seemed to strike terror into the hearts of the teams initially, I received feedback from multiple people that it was some of the best business training we have done at Zillow.

 
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Brian Flores Injury Prevention Sr. Specialist at Mcgee Air Services

Woke everyone up

 

Everyone had a blast with the improv yesterday and I really think it woke everyone up and connected everyone in a way that will be incredibly helpful to us building our culture. I had a lot of great feedback from it and it generated many much-needed laughs. I will keep you in mind for our event next year or if I come across anyone who may need a change of pace."