Maxine is a dynamic speaker, training professional and coach whose quick wit and business savvy has created a national demand for her “Collaborcate!™” keynotes and workshops. Mixing laughter with learning, and using one of the most exhilarating forces in business today – improvisation – Max transforms any meeting/ conference or workshop into a playground of quick and fun collaborations, generous respectful communications, while creating big bold solutions with enthusiasm for implementation – and translates it to any industry.
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 in 1995, 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, spontaneous, powerful and fun exercises. Her highly interactive Collaborcate!™ keynotes and workshops show people how to collaborate, communicate and create results far beyond what they hoped for. Experience what 100’s of organizations, FOX to the Feds call “phenomenal!”