Maxine is a vibrant speaker, training professional and coach whose quick wit and business savvy has created an international demand for her “Collaborcate™” and “Inside the Box” keynotes and workshops. This is no death-by-powerpoint! (Make sure you check out the video.) Using one the most exciting forces in business today, improv, she reveals the building blocks of improvisation and translates them to professionals in every industry who crave connection, agility,and boldness through more positive generous communications/collaborations that quickly move into innovation and implementation.
Maxine is a 25-year veteran of the business world and financial industry. She spent fifteen years at the Chicago Board of Trade, building a strong foundation of business expertise. It was there that she began seeing a need to change the channels of communication in organizations. As an accomplished actor and comedian, Maxine performed regularly in Chicago’s vibrant off-loop theatre scene, and was a student of the Second City Improv Lab.
After moving to Dallas she co-hosted a weekly financial radio show in the fourth largest media market in the country. Her highly personal approach, blending humor with down to earth analysis, brought her attention and praise from business analysts and listeners alike. She moved on to North Texas Public Radio station KERA 90.1 FM, continuing her savvy commentary on the daily “Marketplace Midday.” She was also a weekly guest on NPR’s “Marketplace,” one of the most widely heard business broadcasts in the country. Her reporting and commenting on regional, national, and international business practices and trends led to her bedrock conviction: that to remain competitive and vibrant, American businesses and organizations must be in collaboration with both their external and internal customers.
Maxine motivates, inspires, entertains, and transforms groups through, HIGHLY interactive, powerful and fun exercises. Her unique Collaborcate!™ keynotes and workshops demonstrate how to inspire quick and productive collaborations, generous and respectful communications, creating big BOLD solutions. Experience what 100’s of organizations, from The Feds to FOX, Papyrus to Zappos call “Phenomenal!” “Transformational” “Energetic” &"Contagious!"
- You want your event/workshop to be one of learning AND laughter
- Knows your industry's opportunities - As a Financial commentator for NPR’s “Marketplace,” and over 15 years on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, She speaks your language.
- Chicago’s Second City Improv Lab Alum
- Hundreds of organizations adore her!
Topics: Motivational, Innovation, Collaboration/Team Building, Leadership Development, Communication, Women’s Empowerment, Anyone’s Empowerment and Creativity, Customer Service/Experience