Adam Markel

Resilience Researcher, AI, Future of Work and Change Management Expert; #1 WSJ Bestselling Author of "PIVOT" and "Change Proof: Leveraging Uncertainty to Build Long-Term Resilience

Expert on

  • Resilience
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Change
  • Peak Performance
  • Corporate Culture

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Adam Markel guides and empowers high achievers to navigate change, transform cultures and drive growth. Adam is a transformational speaker, author, entrepreneur, and sought after business mentor and strategist. Adam is also a resilience and change management expert and a specialist in helping individuals and companies magnify their message through high-impact experiential speaking, training and facilitating.

Today, constant and never-ending innovation in the face of change is the key to creating sustainable success. Innovation, simply put, is the transformation or reinvention of something in a progressive, forward-moving direction. Therefore, our ability to reinvent – or pivot – is critical to lasting and meaningful change and success. Imagine the possibility to be better equipped to not just navigate, but UTILIZE change to create new opportunities and achieve maximum performance in your business and life.

No one knows more about pivoting, reinvention/innovation, and lasting personal, professional and business growth than Adam. His latest book is the best seller PIVOT: The Art & Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life. Adam was most recently CEO of New Peaks, North America ‘s largest human potential company, and now leads More Love Media, a company dedicated to empowering individuals and businesses to re-imagine, refocus, and capitalize on change in order to thrive in a world where constant disruption is the “new normal”.


Stress is a major factor in organizational failures. As the pace of disruption and competition
continues to increase, it is vital that leaders develop the ability not only to perform under stress,
but to thrive in the face of it. In fact, a Harvard Business Review study comparing high
performance athletes to high performance executives found that a key characteristic of high
achievers was the rituals they created to recover more quickly from stress.

In this highly engaging keynote talk, Adam will share the critical factors necessary in building high
performance capacity and resilience. Your attendees will takeaway:

● Enable your teams to not only embrace change, but lead business transformation
● Operationalize innovation while still meeting the demands of stakeholders
● Remove the fear of failure for disruptive ideas
● Create incentive systems that reward those that challenge the “status quo”
● Empower employees at every level to make change happen
● 3 key strategies to cultivate resilient and unstoppable teams


Disruption is something we have come to expect more and more. If your organization is not
prepared to manage and make the most of change, or is married to the status quo because the
cost of failure is perceived as too high, your days are probably numbered. In fact, 88% of the
Fortune 500 companies from 1955 are no longer in business. Constant and never ending
innovation is the key to sustainable success. Our ability to reinvent and innovate – what Adam
refers to as “pivotability” – is critical to business longevity. Without a pivot-ready culture, businesses run the risk of mediocrity creeping in, threatening an organization’s long term profits
and even its very survival.

Through a combination of foundational principles, case studies, stories, and interactive exercises,
Adam will initiate a conversation that helps your team understand:
● How to enable your teams to not only embrace change, but utilize it effectively
● What “out of the box” really means and what it requires to implement
● How to build resilience into your organization for long-term growth
● How to prevent toxicity and turnover by aligning company goals with employee fulfillment
and growth
● Create incentive systems that reward those that challenge “status quo” results


Why do people vie to work with Google and Zappos? Because it is an opportunity for them to be
transformed and grow – not just be another worker bee. People want to be purpose driven in
their work and don’t want to give up 60 hours a week without having something in it for them
other than a paycheck. In today’s competitive marketplace, the more engaged and connected
employees are to their work, the less likely they will be looking for other employment and the
more effectively they will perform in their current role.

In this highly energetic and insightful presentation, Adam reveals:
● Why typical employee engagement strategies are no longer effective
● How leaders can cultivate employee trust, buy-in, and innovative expression
● 5 steps to creating a team of self-responsible and intrinsically-motivated leaders
● How to develop an unstoppable collaboration model
● How to use healthy conflict to get 100% team buy-in
● 3 key ingredients to developing organic accountability and integrity