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Adam Markel

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Adam Markel is a best-selling author, CEO, attorney, international speaker, entrepreneur, transformational trainer, program designer, and business leader who inspires, empowers and guides people to achieve massive and lasting personal and professional growth. A recognized expert in the integration of business and personal development, Adam has led programs for more than 100,000 people around the globe in the areas of business and entrepreneurship, finances, health, spirituality, and relationships.

After building a multi-million dollar law firm, Adam became CEO of one of the largest business and personal development training companies in the world, overseeing more than $100 million in sales. His unique expertise is in combining practical business tactics with accelerated learning strategies to embrace change, encourage innovation and increase sales for people and organizations worldwide. His latest book is the best-selling PIVOT: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life. He’s admired for his refreshing, powerful, practical, and inspiring impact on entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, and leaders.

Adam began his career teaching public school and went on to found a successful international seminar and performance development coaching company, a commercial real estate investment firm, a title insurance company and a multi-state law practice.

Keynote Presentations

The Way Forward - Going Back Is Not An Option: Here’s The Way Forward

Over the past year leaders were increasingly faced with the challenge of optimizing employee performance while championing them through the very real issues of the 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.

The only 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. The way forward involves a series of small but meaningful PIVOTS that reset, re-energize and re-engage our workforce.

Resilience is the foundation, both individually and organizationally. Research shows that by utilizing innovative recovery techniques and resilience rituals, we don’t just recover from adversity we actually increase our capacity to address future stress and avoid costly burnout. In other words, 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. Resilient cultures enjoy improved health, more energy, passion and engagement, lower turnover and greater team innovation and productivity.

In his highly interactive keynote, The Way Forward, Adam shares tangible, impactful practices to improve our levels of resilience – and how to leverage the power of uncertainty to build long-term growth and become Change Proof.

Got Your Back: Creating A Culture of Resilience

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. r62021 Adam Markel Key Abstracts Page 2 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 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.

Change Proof: Leveraging the Power of Uncertainty to Create Long-Term Resilience

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 simple, usable daily practices to improve our levels of resilience and how to leverage the stress of uncertainty and change to build long-term growth.

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.
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”.
  • Break through the fear of change and challenge “status quo” results.
Bounce Forward: Leveraging Resilience for Your Bottom Line & Long-Term Success

According to the Harvard Business Review, employee productivity in most organizations dropped by at least 3 to 6 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders are increasingly faced with the challenge of optimizing employee performance while championing them through the very real issues of today. But there are hacks to help employees be more resilient, based entirely on science and a bit of common sense.

The most current research confirms that we are actually built to bounce forward, not back. Our brains can learn (at almost any age) how to process stress and turn it into strategy — by growing the narrative of resilience. Utilizing state-of-the-art recovery techniques and rituals, we don’t just recover from adversity we actually increase our capacity to address future stress and avoid costly burnout.

Resilience is the foundation, both individually and organizationally, for reversing declines in performance. Research shows that when we develop and practice the rituals of resilience, the results are improved health, more energy, passion and engagement, lower turnover and greater team innovation and productivity.

In this high-energy interactive talk, Adam teaches simple, usable daily practices to improve our levels of resilience and how to leverage the stress of uncertainty and change to build long-term growth.

Adam Markel Testimonials

“The unthinkable and impossible become logical and attainable when you listen to the inspirational messages Adam delivers. He’s a guy with big dreams for the world and the passionate personality to inspire to share in his dreams and to dream bigger themselves. If you want to transform the lives within your organization through personal development, Adam is a guy who can help make it happen.”
Steve Olenski, Director of CMO Content & Strategy, Oracle

“Hearing Adam Markel speak is a life changing experience. With so many voices in the realm of personal development, Adam’s message stands out. His humor, heart centered caring about his audience, and his offering of real world tools for transition and transformation make him the best speaker I have ever encountered.”
Vivian Nesbitt SAG/AFTRA, Sol Acting Academy & Host of Art of the Song heard nationwide in public radio

“We enjoyed having Adam as the keynote speaker at our District Manager Engagement Conference. Adam’s talk provided a great foundation for the conference, inspiring attendees to engage in a productive learning experience throughout the week. His presentation was insightful, relevant, and reinforced our key messages and goals. The way Adam engaged our District Managers kept them invested, as well as ensured they got meaningful and actionable takeaways.”
Jack in the Box, Leadership Team

“Adam is awesome! The principles [he presents] are easy to understand, implement, and follow! I think everyone like me has wanted to make life changes but may have focused on “where do I start?” This talk has motivated me to get going and embrace change! Thank you Adam Markel. This talk and your book, PIVOT, has changed my life, attitude, and focus. WOW!!!”
Amy S., PIVOT Talk Attendee

“Having Adam Markel speak at Athena’s Signature Series program to talk about Pivoting and Resilience as it applies to personal and career reinvention was perfect for members looking to reframe their thinking. Adam is an effective communicator with a defined delivery style that’s highly engaging. Our members gained a great deal from Adam. I recommend Adam and his book for anyone looking to gain perspective on their life journey.”
Cheryl K Goodman, Exec Director of Athena Founder, SoGloMo LLC

“Adam is an engaging speaker with a very interesting and relevant message. Adam’s presence is that of a polished professional, with an authentic and relatable charisma. Audience members commented that his keynote was visionary.”
Gerhard Gschwandtner, CEO, Selling Power

“Through the art of storytelling Adam delivers a powerful life changing message opening your eyes to the possibilities life can offer. I felt it was like having a conversation with a best friend. Through his journey and trials and tribulations you learn that achieving your dream is possible as long as you don’t give up on the way, and there will be challenges – many speakers fail to mention that part. And Adam gifted us with his “21 day challenge” which I’m excited to do to keep my momentum going. It’s time to Pivot!”
David O., PIVOT Talk Attendee

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