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Adam Markel

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Bestselling author, keynote speaker and resilience researcher, guides individuals and organizations to tap the power of resilience to master the challenges of constant change.

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"Adam’s session was terrific – compelling, high-energy and thought-provoking. Folks really got into it and told us later how much they appreciated the interactivity. Three weeks later, I’m still hearing ‘thank you’ from our members!"

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Reasons to book Adam Markel

  • Adam is the #1 Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Los Angeles Times bestselling author of Pivot, a road map for embracing change.
  • For over a decade, he has trained and led programs around the globe in the areas of business and
    entrepreneurship, resilience, leadership, transformation, relationships and public speaking.
  • A sought-after keynote speaker, MC and workshop facilitator, Adam has reached tens of thousands worldwide by sharing his insights and research to develop greater levels of Resilience and sustainable performance
  • He turned a mid-life crisis into a mid-life calling, pivoting his own career path.
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An expert on turning change into opportunities and transforming cultures, speaker Adam Markel empowers high achievers and inspires his audience to reinvent themselves. Adam is a sought-after speaker who has shared the stage with Tony Robbins and is also bestselling author of Pivot:The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life.

Reasons to book Adam Markel

  • Adam is the #1 Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Los Angeles Times bestselling author of Pivot, a road map for embracing change.
  • For over a decade, he has trained and led programs around the globe in the areas of business and
    entrepreneurship, resilience, leadership, transformation, relationships and public speaking.
  • A sought-after keynote speaker, MC and workshop facilitator, Adam has reached tens of thousands worldwide by sharing his insights and research to develop greater levels of Resilience and sustainable performance
  • He turned a mid-life crisis into a mid-life calling, pivoting his own career path.

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 mentoring 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.

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Speaker Adam Markel Keynote Topics

Change Proof: Leveraging the Power of Uncertainty to Create 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 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.

Attendee Learning Outcomes Include:

  • Understanding the importance of resilience as a predictor of the bottomline and the new paradigm of Change Proof resilience.
  • Leveraging the new insights from case studies and research for the most effective recovery rituals and techniques to reduce performance depletion (mentally, emotionally, physically and even spiritually), prevent fatigue, improve health, increase energy, elevate quality of life and reduce stress and burnout.
  • Learning how to utilize the proprietary Resilience Rank Assessment results for your organization and creating a Recovery Map to improve MEPS performance metrics.
  • Discovering the 3 most important aspects of a resilient culture to systemize resilience within your organization.
Speaker Adam Markel Keynote Topics

The Way 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.

Speaker Adam Markel Keynote Topics

Got Your Back: Create a Culture of Care & Collaboration

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.

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.

Speaker Adam Markel Keynote Topics

Create High Performance Leadership Like A Lifeguard: Resilience as the Unsung Hero of Your Business

With 18 years as a trial attorney and 9 years as the CEO of a large training and development company, Adam Markel has much to share with audiences about leadership and resilience. However, his greatest and most enduring lessons came from the 7 years he spent as a lifeguard on the beach in Long Island.

In this high energy talk, Adam will share what he calls the “Resilient Leadership Model” to help create high performance results — where team members are mentally, emotionally, and physically bought into the same mission. Adam helps his audiences understand that resilience is a lot more than endurance and that leadership means more than simply being in charge. His heart-centered leadership techniques help organizations understand how to nurture their teams so they can outlast the competition and go the distance.

Through a combination of audience participation and powerful stories straight out today’s headlines, Adam Markel
shares:

  • How transparency creates trust — the most critical element in developing a high performing team.
  • How to hold team members accountable from a place of love versus judgment.
  • A game-changing feedback system to encourage more authentic, fast and effective communication.
  • Systems that encourage healthy risk-taking and create a got-your-back culture vs, a watch-your-back
    culture.
Speaker Adam Markel Keynote Topics

Use the P.I.V.O.T. Formula To Create A Culture Of Creativity: Embracing Change & the Path to Innovation

Disruption is inevitable. If your organization is not prepared to manage and make the most of change – or clings to the status quo because of the perceived risk, your days may be numbered: 88% of the Fortune 500 companies from 1955 are no longer in business.

Without a pivot-ready culture, businesses run the risk of mediocrity creeping in, threatening an organization’s long term profits and its very survival.Our ability to reinvent and innovate – what Adam Markel refers to as “PIVOT-Ability” – is critical to business longevity. Pivoting requires vision, agility, resilience and the ability to utilize change to its fullest.

Through a combination of foundational principles, stories and interactive exercises, Adam Markel will help your team:

  • Embrace the law of small changes to increase productivity and operational longevity.
  • Leverage a 4-part Resilience Regeneration process to build top-down and bottom-up resilience into your organization.
  • Shift from an old paradigm success formula to one that encourages your team to reach new heights while learning from “great mistakes”.
  • Breakthrough the fear of change and challenge “status quo” results.
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Lesson #2 - 100% Engagement - Rowing Together

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Adam’s session was terrific – compelling, high-energy and thought-provoking. Folks really got into it and told us later how much they appreciated the interactivity. Three weeks later, I’m still hearing ‘thank you’ from our members!

Northeast Business Group on Health
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5 out of 5 stars

"Adam’s session was terrific – compelling, high-energy and thought-provoking. Folks really got into it and told us later how much they appreciated the interactivity. Three weeks later, I’m still hearing ‘thank you’ from our members!"

Northeast Business Group on Health See all references

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