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CEO, Entrepreneur, & Best-Selling Author, PIVOT: The Art & Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life
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. Read More >
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. Read Less ^
DOING THIS for 10 Seconds Can Change Your Life! | Adam Markel | TEDxSouthLakeTahoe
Power of 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. Read More >
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. Read Less ^
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. Read More >
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 Assessment™ 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. Read Less ^
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. Read More >
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. Read Less ^
Stress and overwhelm are even larger challenges for organizations today, making these questions ever more important: Are we too tired, busy or burned-out to think big? And if so, what do we do about it? With the pace of change only continuing to escalate during and after COVID-19, it’s critical that businesses provide an optimal environment for people to be at their best. Read More >
With an estimated $62 billion being spent each year in corporate health and safety costs alone due to exhaustion and burnout, it’s vital that leaders develop the organizational capacity to not only perform under stress, but to thrive in the face of it.
In this virtual, high-energy and interactive talk, Adam explores the critical factors necessary to build higher performance capacity and resilience through a Got Your Back Culture. Your team will leave with tangible takeaways for a lasting impact well after the event is over. Read Less ^
In times of dramatic change, burnout, fear and stress - the idea of coming into each day with energy, let alone positivity, seems impossible. And the last couple of years have tested even the most resilient of us. However, there is a way to overcome these feelings. In fact, research shows that when we develop, practice, and invest in the skills of resilience, the results are improved physical and mental health, energy, passion and engagement. Read More >
Join bestselling author and resilience researcher, Adam Markel, in this important conversation about how to leverage uncertainty and strengthen your resilience in order to show up in the best way possible, both personally and professionally. In this high-energy, interactive talk, Adam shares tangible, impactful strategies and practices to improve our levels of resilience, capacity and well-being. Adam’s techniques will empower you to unlock accelerated success even amidst the complex changes, stress and uncertainty we face daily. Read Less ^
"We were so happy with Adam! He really nailed the brief unlike any other speaker we’ve had before and gave our participants wonderful, tangible tips on building resilience. We’re looking forward to the next time."
"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 o stage, which allowed him to really connect with the executive team."
"From my first conversation with Adam I knew we were going to have an incredible event today. There was some chemistry 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."
"Adam was very well received and his messaging was right on target. He and his team were a dream to work with – professional, organized, and committed to our event’s success. Adam took the time to know our audience and tailor his presentation to address their needs. Our conference attendees left the room inspired and with a tangible next step to increase their resilience."
"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."
"Adam is an amazing speaker who is able to keep the audience engaged all the time even in a virtual session. He goes beyond by sharing his unique resilience assessment tool which is a huge takeaway for everyone. We are super glad we decided to invite Adam to our event, he simply delivered great learnings in a true storytelling experience. Looking forward to having him again in one of our events...And an extra point, Adam has an extraordinary team behind him that helps everything run smooth and flawless during planning and event execution. They are a full package."
"Please pass along our gratitude to Adam for the wonderful presentation today. His energy and transparency was contagious and the best way to end our session. There was something for everyone in the material he presented and the stories he shared. I know my tank was completely filled after hearing his message."
"We were looking for something that was different for our A/E/C Thrive Conference - something out of the box, that would change the way people think. Adam delivered all that in spades. He gave us so many interesting things to think about. The audience loved it - they were talking, engaging and interacting with each other. We weren't expecting that! Adam really knows how to pull people out and get them focused on the core issues. Resilience is a hot topic but not everybody can really talk about it in an engaging way like Adam. He helped us consider things differently."
"Adam’s presentation was super energetic and well received by our manager population. The way he presented far exceeded what I thought was possible for a Zoom experience, and the interactivity and dynamism stood out."
Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life
Change Proof: Leveraging the Power of Uncertainty to Build Long-term Resilience
The I Love My Life Challenge: The Art & Science of Reconnecting with Your Life: A Breakthrough Guide to Spark Joy, Innovation, and Growth
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