Adam Markel is the #1 Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Los Angeles Times bestselling author of Pivot, a road map for embracing change. 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.
An attorney, CEO and executive mentor, Adam is a business culture-change catalyst who guides organizations and individuals to create the optimal environment for people to be at their best. His company, More Love Media, helps leaders strengthen their voice, develop resilience, embrace change and cultivate work cultures of greater unity and resilience through keynotes, workshops and business mentoring,
In Adam’s forthcoming book Change Proof: Leveraging the Power of Uncertainty to Build Long-Term Resilience, he reveals 4 tangible, impactful strategies that are required to succeed over time in a world with chronic change. These fundamentals help audiences and readers center themselves and utilize change to their advantage, both personally and professionally, for increased and sustainable performance in the face of change.
Adam credits much of his success to the principles he learned during his 8 years as a Jones Beach lifeguard in New York. As a first responder in a life and death environment, he learned the importance of cultivating a high performance capacity and impeccable teamwork and leadership. He’s found that the principles of this type of culture equally apply to any business that wants to build a sustainable competitive advantage to win.
Since his days on Jones Beach, Adam has spent his life protecting others and bringing them back from the brink of business and professional drowning–including his own. After building a multi-million dollar law firm specializing in finance, commercial and employment litigation, Adam turned a mid-life crisis into a mid-life calling, pivoting his own career path. He became CEO of one of the largest business and personal growth training companies in the world. Here he learned that motivation and inspiration alone are not enough to effectively utilize change; it’s about providing leaders, teams and audiences with tangible, effective takeaways to sustain them over time.
For over a decade, Adam has trained and led programs around the globe in the areas of business and entrepreneurship, resilience, leadership, transformation, relationships and public speaking. Adam’s keynotes, corporate workshops, combine his “Lessons from the Lifeguard Stand” with practical business strategies, personal development insights, and a unique delivery style to create a high-energy and impactful learning environment. As a self-proclaimed “recovering attorney,” he has shared his powerful content and heart-led leadership style on four continents, in dozens of countries, and throughout hundreds of cities. Adam’s core programs are:
- Going Back Is Not An Option: The Way Forward In the Face of Change
- Got Your Back: Creating A Culture of Resilience
- Change Proof: Leveraging the Power of Uncertainty to Create Long-Term Resilience
- Create High Performance Leadership Like A Lifeguard: Resilience as the Unsung Hero of Your Business
- Use the P.I.V.O.T. Formula To Create A Culture Of Creativity: Embracing Change & the Path to Innovation
- The 7 Keys To Speaking With Heart & Impact
Adam’s powerful and practical talks offer a unique bridge between self-development and business mastery. They are crafted to inspire, empower, and guide people to achieve a greater impact through greater awareness, authenticity and action. He’s been a keynote speaker and trainer for Fortune 500 companies and conferences including: Procter & Gamble, Herbalife, Henkel, Jack-In-The-Box, Ingram Micro, Mattress Firm, Harvard University, Byline Bank, Alexion and Bayhealth. He’s shared the stage with the likes of Tony Robbins, Michael J. Fox, Stedman Graham and was honored to become a member of the prestigious Transformational Leadership Council.
Adam’s extensive experience on global stages translates into a powerful experience for any audience. He is known as one of the most charismatic speakers you’ll ever see, as his talks are interactive, engaging and high energy. Adam shares skills, tools, strategies and practices that can be used outside the event setting to achieve sustainable results. Adam employs “accelerated learning” techniques to ensure that the substance of what is being taught is learned faster and participants retain more of what they learn.
Adam is a recognized expert in resilience, thriving through change, and the integration of business and personal development. He’s been interviewed by many outlets, including: Fox News, Entrepreneur, INC., and The Wall Street Journal.
Adam holds a BS in English and began his career as a public school teacher. Adam has tremendous and diverse experience in business, leadership, mentoring, and facilitation of experiential programs for large and small groups — and knows what it takes to thrive as an entrepreneur, business owner and corporate leader.
Family is central to Adam’s life and work. He is immensely grateful everyday for his college sweetheart, wife of 30+ years and business partner, Randi Markel. Their greatest joy is their four beautiful children, who are all committed to having a positive impact on the world.
Adam has truly reinvented what it means to be a heart-centered and authentic leader. He’s admired for his refreshing and inspiring impact on entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and leaders worldwide. He brings this perspective to his podcast “The Conscious PIVOT”, where he facilitates insightful discussions with business leaders and innovators on strategies to build resilience, become Change Proof and pivot effectively in today’s continuously disruptive marketplace.