Keynote Presentations

Today, constant and never-ending innovation is the key to sustainable success. An innovation is the reinvention of something in a progressive, forward-moving direction. Therefore, our ability to reinvent - or pivot – is critical to lasting, meaningful success. Pivoting well requires agility, resilience, and the ability to manage change consciously. A conscious pivot requires a broader vision; a more holistic approach to innovation and performance management. With greater “vision” comes greater “impact” in the world. Adam shares his top strategies and tools for successfully pivoting and producing massive positive transformation over time in your business. Adam’s keynote address brings to life the concepts presented in his latest book, the best-selling PIVOT: The Art & Science of Reinvention.

Have you ever wished you could make a significant change in your life or career, but been uncertain how to begin, or perhaps simply found the process too difficult to sustain? It happens to everyone, but Adam Markel - author of Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life - has a few proven methods for success. You’ll learn from Adam about the power of creating conscious change in your life through small changes. A recognized expert on personal and professional reinvention, Adam reveals his top strategies and tools for creating a new path towards happiness, fulfillment, and whatever personal or professional goal you’ve set your sights on, including finding your big "why" for living. He shares inspirational stories of people who have made small changes in their lives to produce massive transformation over time. Adam’s experiential teaching brings to life the concepts presented in his latest book, the best-selling PIVOT: The Art & Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life.

Businesses that are the most successful are those that recognize that successful leadership is, first and foremost, rooted in personal responsibility. Great teams are made up of great leaders. However, Adam contends that as a society, we all too often look for leadership and problem- solving in other individuals, governments, and/or politicians. By doing so, we are abandoning self-accountability, and thereby, abdicating leadership and perpetuating a culture of mediocrity with an actual lack of leadership. In this keynote address Adam will describe how a company, team, or organization with a powerful “leadership quotient” is one in which all members are leaders of themselves first. They are self-directed and self- motivated because they are actively taking responsibility and accountability for themselves. Leadership also involves being a good follower. How does one achieve this holy grail of management? It requires a focus on the principles of self-accountability and a mindset of ownership. Adam shares strategies and tools to create a culture of effective leadership and an exponentially stronger team.

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Adam Markel

Meet Adam Markel

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. His latest book is the best-selling PIVOT: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life. Known as one of the most charismatic speakers you'll ever see, Adam has shared the stage with superstars such as Tony Robbins and Stedman Graham. 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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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