Clients & case studies

Some Past Clients Include:

All-in 3200 person audience engagement drives more revenue, customer loyalty
The Brave New Workshop was an integral part of the team designing and facilitating a 3,000 person national General Managers conference and a follow up training program. John Sweeney delivered a keynote that inspired buy-in and excitement about a new program and approach, Caleb McEwen emceed the general sessions and our facilitators provided breakouts previewing the training offerings to be rolled out to all regions. The team delivered 29 regional workshops following the conference, which according to the VP Brand Hospitality increased the customer loyalty and revenue scores of participating hotels.
Thank YOU!!!! You and the BNW team are awesome partners for our team and business. Your creativity, ability to link your talents to our business messages, and to “connect” with us, our team, and our entire brand is amazing. Here’s to many more opportunities in the journey ahead!
Global Head Focused Service Brands

Hilton Worldwide

1,500 lean manufacturing engineers rate John Sweeney’s Keynote 4.8/5
John Sweeney delivered and unforgettable lunchtime keynote at a leading association’s annual conference illuminating the importance of one’s mindset in the context of change management and lean manufacturing. His interactive, entertaining and relevant keynote also served as a preview for next year’s conference and generated buzz and a spike in sign ups.

At first, I was skeptical but quickly understood the connection to implementing change and the fear around doing so. Very interesting approach!

Conference participant

Association for Manufacturing Excellence

76% of attendees cite Brave New Workshop’s session when asked “What new skills will you apply in the next 3 months”
Elena Imaretska designed a custom session to be integrated in leadership curriculum for a global audience, which not only engaged the participants, but also helped them integrate the learning in their day-to-day work. The session helped leaders reframe innovation from a vague strategy word to a mindset and a set of behaviors to be woven in their teams’ workflows.
Really loved the Brave New Workshop as a time to learn to think differently, get out of our comfort zones, and have some great laughs with coworkers. We created memories and mindsets from that workshop that will last a very long time
Session participant

Smiths Medical

Caleb McEwen dazzles our clients’ clients and becomes the ‘go to’ emcee for 10 years in a row
Caleb McEwen is the host of a premier 4500+ person customer conference. After the first time Caleb shared his amazing emcee talent, audience remarks included “Continue with Brave New Workshop hosting” and “Caleb should always be the MC!” We were honored that our clients listened and Caleb has had the pleasure to return for many years. Caleb’s Emcee duties often include housekeeping, introductions, comedic commentary informed by real-time happenings, and facilitating executive panels.
THANKS AGAIN……….for another OUTSTANDING event! You always….“over deliver”……and I will speak on behalf  everyone that attended and say that you (and team) provided a Laugh Out Loud show that dazzled and amazed us all!
Vice President, Business Development


Preparing Millennials for Success in Sales…and Life

BNW’s behavior + mindset approach is embedded in an innovative sales program, which trains recent college graduates to take on sales careers at Major League Soccer Clubs throughout North America. The program creates true sales super stars whose sales performance exceeds those of their peers by 43% and stay 38% longer.

We invested in our partnership with the Brave New Workshop, because we see how important it is to prepare our trainees to be comfortable being uncomfortable. The Brave New Workshop improvisational practice helps them learn specific techniques they use on the phone with customers as well as handle the emotional roller coaster of sales…and of life!
Jeff Berryhill

Director, Major League Soccer's National Sales Center

Ready, set, change! Mindset training for leaders transforms culture, fuels innovation

BNW facilitators worked with the principals of a 5,200 student school district in rural Minnesota who are tackling a major technology integration and space redesign initiative. Over the course of a year, the leaders of the district embraced a practice of BNW’s Big 5 behaviors and chose to spend more time in the Mindset of Discovery. As a result they created a space for their employees to innovate and take advantage of the ongoing changes to transform not only the space and technology, but the way in which the district approaches teaching an increasingly diverse student population and changing needs of the community.

I think you need to know the extent to which your work has impacted us. As you may know, we are using the Big 5 in as the norms for all of our meetings. We are in the middle of an organization-wide innovation challenge and I don’t think we could have pulled this off without the work you did with our principals, 40% of our staff is engaged in the ideation and idea selection process.
John Alberts

Executive Director, Educational Services, Austin Public Schools

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