Adam Markel is a transformational teacher who inspires, empowers and guides people to live authentically, purposefully and powerfully from their hearts. He’s trained thousands of people from Singapore, Europe, Canada, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia and all across the United States. Adam uniquely bridges the worlds of business, psychology and spirituality, to facilitate MASSIVE and LASTING personal and professional transformation.
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Accountability, Business, Inspiration, Leadership, Motivation
Domestic Keynote Fee Range*:
Associations, Closing Sessions, Corporations, Management, Opening Sessions, Senior Executives
• Get a roadmap for cultivating a culture of personal leadership through personal accountability
• Learn how to leverage the Age of Disruption and create Pivot opportunities
• Discover the Power of Rituals in business
• Develop the agility, resilience, and the ability to manage change consciously
• Learn 6 steps to creating clarity (aka “Vision”)
*Speaker fees vary based on event location, program duration and other factors, and are subject to change without notice. Please contact us for an accurate fee quote for your event.
Adam Markel, bestselling author, keynote speaker and resilience researcher, guides individuals and organizations to tap the power of resilience to master the challenges of constant change.
With 18 years as a trial attorney building a multi-million dollar enterprise and 10 years as the CEO of a leading personal development and business training company, Adam has much to share about resilience, culture and change. Yet, some of his most enduring lessons came from his years as an ocean first
responder – a life and death environment where Adam learned the importance of cultivating high performance capacity and impeccable teamwork.
In his latest bestselling book, Change Proof, Adam shows how those principles of resilience are equally relevant today for any business that wants to move beyond managing change to actively embracing it and using times of uncertainty, crisis, and chaos to create opportunities and stimulate individual and team growth.
As one of Huffington Post’s top speakers to see and the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Pivot, Adam’s messages have inspired tens of thousands worldwide. His keynotes, corporate workshops, and business coaching integrate practical business strategies, personal development insights and a unique delivery style to create a high-energy and impactful learning environment.
Adam is currently the CEO of the More Love Media Group, a TEDx speaker and influencer, and host of The Change Proof Podcast, facilitating insightful discussions with business leaders and social innovators and sharing strategies to fully embrace an uncertain world and build Change Proof organizations.
Adam is continuously inspired by his wife of more than 30 years and their 4 amazing children.
Change Proof: Leveraging the Power of Uncertainty to Build Long-Term Resilience
Over the past couple of years leaders were increasingly faced with the challenge of optimizing employee performance while championing them through very real disruptions like a pandemic and social unrest. According to the Harvard Business Review, employee productivity in most organizations dropped by at least 3 to 6 percent during COVID-19. Many of us are relieved at the prospect of getting back to “normal”. But let’s face it, these issues are unlikely to be resolved by going back to the way organizations used to function. We’re also witnessing a cultural shift where a large percentage of employees, in particular millennials, have new expectations around what is required to build a culture of collaboration and productivity. This is bolstered by the learnings from the Great Resignation.
The way forward is to become Change Proof – to have the capacity to leverage uncertainty and change – whether it’s the new normal or the next normal – to build long-term growth. Resilience is the foundation, individually and organizationally. Research proves that we are built to bounce forward, not back. Our brains can learn (at almost any age) how to process stress and turn it into strategy — by building the narrative of resilience. In fact, Individuals and organizations have the capacity for higher performance and engagement even under extreme stress. Resilient organizations enjoy 73% better health, 41% higher quality of life, 51% more energy and 52% lower burnout – resulting in lower turnover and greater team innovation and productivity.
In this high impact keynote Adam shares innovative recovery techniques and impactful resilience-building rituals to help attendees immediately improve their capacity to address stress and avoid costly burnout. These tangible practices result in the ability to leverage the power of uncertainty to build long-term growth while becoming what he coins in his latest book, Change Proof.
The 3-Question Workshop: A Deeper Dive into Operationalizing Resilience
Join Adam Markel for a continuation of the conversation about what resilience is, what it’s not and how to operationalize it for the long-term, sustainable success of your organization.
In this interactive, process-oriented session, Adam will guide your team through a deeper exploration of individual and organizational resilience and how to more successfully apply it to their specific environment.
Leaders will retake the Resilient Leader AssessmentTM and share their experiences with integrating the principles since the first session. The group will then engage in a collaborative discussion on the factors that may erode resilience in the future, how to assist your teams in becoming more resilient and what they are prepared to do individually to model and create a context of permission for others.
Throughout the session, Adam will share ideas, stories and tangible insights on creating a truly Change Proof, resilient organization.
Future Forward: Going Back Is Not an Option... Here's the Way Forward
Unprecedented, chaotic, overwhelming, exhausting. These are the words most frequently used today to describe our personal and professional lives. Let’s face it though, this is not the first time – nor will it be the last – that we will be challenged on a mental, emotional, physical, and yes, even a spiritual level. When we’re not at our best in these areas, we just don’t perform well, leaving creativity, flexibility and innovation on the table. The impact? Our key performance indicators suffer, including revenue and profitability.
Today’s imperative is for our organizations to cultivate our ability to become Change-Proof: having the ability to not just to ride the waves of change… but to shred them and stay on top for the long ride! Resilience is the foundation, both individually and organizationally, for maintaining performance. Research shows that when we develop, practice, and invest in the skills of resilience, the results are improved health, more energy, passion and engagement, lower turnover and greater team innovation and performance.
In this high-energy interactive talk, Adam teaches tangible, impactful strategies and practices to improve our levels of resilience and our capacity to leverage the stress of uncertainty and change to build long-term growth.
We were so happy with Adam! He really nailed the brief unlike any other speaker we’ve had before and gave our partici- pants wonderful, tangible tips on building resilience. We’re looking forward to the next time! — BEAM SUNTORY
We made the right call in having Adam as our keynote!! He was great! The team loved him and his message resonated very well. The assessment that he had us do was also very insightful, both on an individual and group level. Adam was personable both on and off stage, which allowed him to really connect with the executive team. — ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS
From my first conversation with Adam I knew we were going to have an incredible event today. There was some chemis- try on the phone and I have to say today absolutely held up to the high expectations I had for what we were going to do. I care about the people in this room and they need to hear this message and Adam was the right person (and this was the right vehicle) to get that to our folks. Thank you so much - we appreciate you being a part of our team. — ZIMMER BIOMET
Adam was a fantastic addition to our Operations Leadership Conference. Adam’s attention to detail and ability to tailor his messaging to our audience really came through in his keynote address. His energy was contagious, and our audience was eager to participate and learn from him. Overall, Adam was the right speaker at the right time and gave the group a lot to think about as we define the next chapter for the Dunkin’ Operations Team. — DUNKIN’ | INSPIRE BRANDS