Top Resilience Keynote Speaker – Adam Markel

Creating a More Resilient World One Organization at a Time

A renowned resilience speaker, Adam Markel, brings transformative insights on building a Change Proof culture and fostering resilient leadership for a brighter business future one organization at a time.

Navigating the territory of AI, employee burnout, mental health challenges, and change brings an untold burden on employees. Organizations with a Change Proof culture can weather storms without losing momentum or profitability.

Learn to foster resilience among your team for a brighter future.

Discover Your Inner Resilience to Bounce Forward

Developing Resilient Team Leader

Adam Markel, a respected and revered culture catalyst resilience speaker, digs deep and shares the highly personal challenges he has bounced forward through in his life to connect with, and inspire, his audiences.

A leading voice on the topic of resilience for leaders, Adam utilizes his own research with more than 5000 business leaders worldwide to demonstrate how being resilient allows leaders to effectively manage change, create solutions, optimize energy and take charge of how situations in your life unfold.

Whether your organization faces massive change or you simply want your employees to be proactive in their response to change, Adam holds the key to unlocking success.

If you are concerned about the quality and effectiveness of your workplace culture and are ready to embark on a journey of organizational transformation, Adam Markel is the resilience keynote speaker you need.

What Clients & Business Leaders Say About Adam's Keynote Speeches

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Adam, thank you!!! Really pleased with the session. My energy level took a quantum leap over the course of the session! It was great with so many inspiring messages and simple but powerful ideas that can easily be implemented. Your interactivity and dynamism stood out.

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Adam’s energy and engagement was really compelling. He did a great job interacting and we appreciated how he personalized the content, including weaving in the celebratory aspect and their work from the last year.

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Adam is an amazing speaker who is able to keep the audience engaged all the time even in a virtual session. He goes beyond by sharing his unique resilience assessment tool which is a huge takeaway for everyone. Adam simply delivered great learnings in a true storytelling experience. Looking forward to having him again.

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Adam was a perfect choice for our all employee meeting this year. His message of resilience couldn’t have been more relevant. His energy was engaging, his passion palpable, and his message gave our team members the boost they needed to move through the balance of the year positively and confidently.

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It was an absolute pleasure to have Adam on our program! He was wonderful! It was a very powerful message and presentation! We all loved him.

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Words cannot fully express the depth of my gratitude. Adam’s presentation was exciting, informative and memorable. The staff was very engaged and are raving about it. Thanks for making our experience with you pleasurable.

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We are 2 weeks post meeting and the energy remains high. People are speaking about the meeting as transformative…that was our goal…notably your ending!!

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Adam is a high energy and dynamic speaker that kept our managers and team engaged with an impactful message that far surpassed our expectations.

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If you want to transform the lives within your organization, Adam is a guy who can help make it happen.

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Adam’s session with us 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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Adam’s talk about leadership and resilience provided a great foundation for the conference, inspiring attendees to engage in a productive and interactive learning experience. His high energy presentation was insightful, relevant and reinforced our key messages and goals.

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Everyone really enjoyed Adam’s engaging keynote! The energy he imbibed lasted well into the event, nearly doubling the engagement over past meetings! Our group is historically very quiet and somewhat introverted; I was impressed with how much participation he inspired.

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We just experienced Adam Markel’s amazing resilience keynote for our audience across North America. These are dynamic times full of uncertainty and resilience is critical to everyone. Adam hit the mark! He really is helping us to be more resilient and to prepare ourselves physically, spiritually and mentally for the uncertainty. I keep hearing from members across the continent about how much his message resonated with them. We’re just so happy to have Adam and can’t wait to engage with him again.

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It was an instant alignment during our initial conversations with Adam and his team. Adam did more than ‘speak’ he ‘immersed’ with our team and our Customers for 3 days. By the end of the event, we were armed and ready for anything and everything the future of our industry could throw at us. We couldn’t have accomplished our goals for the event without Adam’s engagement, insight, leadership and authenticity. Thank you for ‘game-changing’ with and for us my friend.

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We made the right call in having Adam as our keynote!! He was great! The team loved him and his message resonated very well. The assessment that he had us do was also very insightful, both on an individual and group level. Adam was personable both on and off stage, which allowed him to really connect with the executive team.

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From my first conversation with Adam I knew we were going to have an incredible event today. There was some chemistry on the phone and I have to say today absolutely held up to the high expectations I had for what we were going to do. I care about the people in this room and they need to hear this message and Adam was the right person (and this was the right vehicle) to get that to our folks. Thank you so much - we appreciate you being a part of our team.

Zimmer Biomet
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Adam was very well received and his messaging was right on target. He and his team were a dream to work with – professional, organized, and committed to our event’s success. Adam took the time to know our audience and tailor his presentation to address their needs. Our conference attendees left the room inspired and with a tangible next step to increase their resilience.”

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Today, Adam Markel came and changed us. He transformed the way that we think about resiliency and showed us a pathway forward. We can make different choices for our lives that empower us to be the best version of ourselves and really make a difference in the world. Thank you!

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I attended the Buckner Connect function earlier today and thank you for your presentation. It was informative and helpful and as a business leader and high school coach there is quite a bit to take advantage of!

Capital One
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I was impressed by Adam’s matter-of-fact delivery and the helpful tools he provided to improve personal resilience. At HEAPY, we put our colleagues first, and his message of accountability and empowerment was a perfect way to highlight how we can all take small, meaningful steps to improve our health and wellbeing.

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That was awesome, please extend our gratitude to Adam! He killed it!

Monument Health
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Thank you immensely for your inspiring message at this year’s sales kickoff. Not only was it timely, it was well received by the group. I heard guys saying “I got your back” throughout the rest of the event. I look forward to where our team takes the message.

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I also want to thank you for an inspiring session during the 2021 SACSCOC Virtual Annual Meeting. There were so many takeaways that I could incorporate to improve my resilience rating. I’ve signed up for the weekly tips!

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Please thank Adam for keynoting for our events – I really enjoyed his presentation, style of delivery, and willingness to accommodate all requests during the planning process! All in all, very positive results and Adam provided a great keynote!
Our participants were highly satisfied with Adam’s talk based on our survey.

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Adam was a fantastic addition to our Operations Leadership Conference. Adam’s attention to detail and ability to tailor his messaging to our audience really came through in his keynote address. His energy was contagious, and our audience was eager to participate and learn from him. Overall, Adam was the right speaker at the right time and gave the group a lot to think about as we define the next chapter for the Dunkin’ Operations Team.

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Thank you so much. Adam was great and our clients kept talking about his message – so it really resonated!

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I just attended the session you lead with JCHRMA and I have to say thank you so much! I have been struggling over the past few months with all of the changes with our organization, COVID, family, etc and your lessons had a wonderful impact on me. We hear the word Resilience all the time, but I didn’t know how to build on that. This session provided me with the tools to do just that. I am excited to help myself be stronger and then help my team be stronger in return.

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Resilience Keynote Speaking Topics and Workshops

As an expert resilience speaker, Adam custom-tailors his keynote speeches to your event, goals and audience. Not only resilience, Adam is also a seasoned change management speaker who can expertly guide your organization toward embracing change, managing disruption and fostering unity and resilience. Take the Resilience Leader Assessment to receive your personalized score and to access the Resilience Kickstart Kit, offering insight into Adam’s most valuable practices, habits and products.

Adam Markel Speaks On the Following Topics

Cultivating a Change-Proof Culture with AI

Preparing for a Future-Ready Workforce

In the dynamic realm of today’s business, the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) transcends mere technological innovation, playing a crucial part in enhancing employee well-being, happiness, and efficiency. This presentation explores AI’s revolutionary impact on crafting a supportive, productive work environment. We’ll delve into how AI tools can mitigate stress, uplift mental health, and establish a wellness-driven culture, thereby elevating employee contentment and performance.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • AI’s Workplace Evolution: Uncover how AI, including machine learning and data analytics, is transforming workplace practices and enhancing employee relations.
  • Boosting Mental Health and Well-being: Discover AI-powered strategies for monitoring and improving mental health, emphasizing stress relief and emotional wellness.
  • AI and Work-Life Harmony: Learn how AI optimizes operations and workload, fostering a balanced work-life dynamic and curbing burnout.
  • Customized Employee Support: Explore the benefits of AI in providing personalized support and growth opportunities, thereby increasing job satisfaction and personal development.
  • Ethical AI Use: Examine the ethical and privacy concerns associated with employing AI in monitoring and enhancing employee well-being.
  • Looking Forward: Anticipate future AI innovations and their potential to transform workplace culture and employee engagement further.

This talk is designed to offer an in-depth perspective on leveraging AI as a key element in building a positive, high-performance work culture, ensuring a happier, more involved workforce ready to meet the challenges of the future.

Becoming Change Proof

The Power of Resilience for Unprecedented Success

In an era where change is the only constant, Adam Markel’s keynote on Change Proof resilience offers invaluable insights for individuals and organizations navigating the complexities of the modern workplace. Drawing on his extensive experience as a resilience researcher, keynote speaker, and bestselling author, Markel provides a roadmap for harnessing the power of resilience to thrive amidst ongoing change and disruption. His latest bestseller, Change Proof: Leveraging the Power of Uncertainty to Build Long-term Resilience, underscores the necessity of developing resilience before it’s needed, highlighting that resilience is multifaceted—encompassing mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual dimensions.

Through engaging narratives and practical strategies, Markel elucidates how resilience is not merely about enduring but about thriving—transforming adversity into opportunity and growth

Key learnings and takeaways from Adam Markel’s keynote include:

  • Holistic Resilience: Resilience spans mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual realms, requiring a balanced approach to foster overall well-being and long-term success.
  • Proactive Recovery: High performance is linked to recovery, not exhaustion. Incorporating regular, ritualistic self-care practices ensures sustained energy and productivity.
  • Leveraging Adversity: Change and adversity, rather than being feared, can be catalysts for growth and innovation, pushing individuals and organizations to evolve and strengthen.
  • Cultural Shift Towards Self-Care: Prioritizing self-care and encouraging it within teams cultivates a culture of resilience, leading to healthier, more adaptive, and cohesive groups.

Strategic Adaptability: Embracing change and developing strategies to leverage uncertainty can position individuals and organizations to bounce forward stronger, capitalizing on the inherent opportunities presented by adversity.

This keynote offers a transformative perspective on resilience, emphasizing its critical role in achieving and sustaining success in today’s dynamic world. Through his compelling narrative and evidence-based strategies, Adam inspires a shift towards a more resilient, adaptable, and proactive approach to personal and professional challenges.

Got Your Back

Fostering a Thriving Culture of Support and Collaboration

In today’s high-stress environment, organizations face pivotal questions: Are we too overwhelmed to innovate? How do we combat burnout and maintain our competitive edge? As the world accelerates post-COVID-19, creating a nurturing workplace where individuals can excel becomes not just beneficial, but essential.

Annually, businesses lose an astounding $62 billion to health and safety costs arising from exhaustion and burnout. It’s clear that the ability to not just survive but flourish under stress is a critical asset for any organization.

Join Adam in this dynamic, virtual session as he unveils the secrets to enhancing performance and resilience within your team. Through a captivating ‘Got Your Back’ culture, discover practical strategies and actionable insights that promise to transform your workplace dynamics. Prepare to empower your team with tools that resonate beyond the session, driving lasting growth and success.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Empower Innovation: Learn how to foster an environment where creativity and big thinking thrive, even in the face of challenges.
  • Combat Burnout: Strategies to recognize early signs of burnout and actionable steps to address and prevent it within your team.
  • Build Resilience: Techniques for developing individual and collective resilience, enabling your team to perform under pressure and adapt to change.
  • Cultivate Support: Establish a ‘Got Your Back’ culture that emphasizes mutual support, collaboration, and trust, significantly enhancing team cohesion and productivity.
  • Drive Sustainable Success: Practical tools for sustaining a healthy, productive workplace that consistently achieves and exceeds goals.

High Performance Leadership Lessons from a Lifeguard

Building Resilience in Business

Drawing on a diverse background that spans 18 years as a trial attorney, 9 years as a CEO, and 7 years as a lifeguard on Long Island’s beaches, Adam Markel brings a unique perspective to leadership and resilience. His insights go beyond conventional wisdom, rooted in real-world experience and a deep understanding of what it takes to build and sustain high-performing teams.

In his dynamic presentation, Adam introduces the “Resilient Leadership Model,” a transformative approach that aligns team members with a unified mission, engaging them mentally, emotionally, and physically. This model transcends traditional notions of endurance and command, focusing instead on heart-centered techniques that cultivate lasting resilience and superior performance.

Participants will be engaged through audience participation and compelling narratives, exploring the pivotal role of resilience in leadership. Adam’s strategies are designed to foster an environment of trust, accountability, and open communication, setting the foundation for a culture that favors collaboration over competition.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Trust Through Transparency: Uncover how openness fosters trust, the cornerstone of high-performing teams.
  • Love-Based Accountability: Learn to hold team members accountable with compassion, enhancing motivation and commitment.
  • Revolutionary Feedback System: Implement a feedback mechanism that promotes genuine, swift, and productive communication.
  • Cultivating Courage: Establish systems that encourage calculated risk-taking, supporting a supportive ‘got-your-back’ culture over a divisive ‘watch-your-back’ atmosphere.

PIVOT Formula

Cultivating a Culture of Creativity and Innovation

In an era where disruption is the norm, organizations clinging to the status quo face a stark reality: adapt or face obsolescence. A staggering 88% of the Fortune 500 companies listed in 1955 have since vanished, underscoring the peril of resisting change. The key to enduring success and avoiding the trap of mediocrity is cultivating “PIVOT-Ability”—the capacity to continuously reinvent and innovate by leveraging change.

Adam Markel’s presentation introduces the P.I.V.O.T. Formula, a strategy designed to foster creativity, agility, and resilience. By integrating foundational principles, compelling stories, and interactive exercises, Adam guides teams through the process of embracing small, yet impactful changes for sustained productivity and longevity.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Embrace Incremental Innovation: Learn the law of small changes to boost productivity and ensure operational sustainability.
  • Build Organizational Resilience: Discover a 4-part Resilience Regeneration process that embeds resilience at every level of your organization, from leadership to the front line.
  • Adopt a New Success Paradigm: Transition to a success model that encourages reaching new heights and learning from mistakes, fostering an environment where great ideas flourish.
  • Overcome Change Resistance: Break through the fear of change and challenge the status quo, empowering your team to embrace transformation and drive innovation.

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Client's Testimonials

An Inspiring, Entertaining & Impactful Resilience Speaker

Adam Markel, a best-selling author, resilience keynote speaker, leadership development guru and trainer, knows how to live and love an extreme life filled with promise and possibility. Adam’s powerful and practical talks offer a unique bridge between self-development and business mastery. 

After building a multi-million dollar financial law firm from the ground up, Adam knew it was time to follow his heart in a new direction. He engaged his PIVOT-ability and became the CEO of one of the most successful business and personal development training companies. It was this choice to pursue his passion that changed everything for Adam and allowed him to reach even more people with his powerful message about resilience.

Lauded as one of Huffington Post’s top speakers to see, Adam’s resilience training for leaders and keynote speeches on resilience are highly sought after. In addition to his in-demand keynote speeches, Adam is a reinvention expert and the bestselling author of Change Proof: Leveraging the Power of Uncertainty to Build Long-Term Resilience and PIVOT: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life

Leaders around the world are applauding Adam’s innate ability to guide them into redefining how they manage change, engage employees, increase sales, grow their business and accelerate energy, all while allowing their heart to lead the way. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a resilience keynote speaker?

A resilience keynote speaker teaches their audience how to bounce forward and recover quickly no matter how challenging a situation is. A speaker dealing with resilience at a level comparable to Adam connects with their audience by sharing relevant stories and research that points the way forward. Adam’s level of energy and enthusiasm is contagious, and his heartwarming experiences in overcoming adversity provide lessons for his audience to apply in their own lives. He is incredibly approachable, open and down-to-earth, which people find extremely relatable. Adam delivers methods that adapt behavior in order to better serve an organization and everyone involved.

Why should you work with a resilience keynote speaker?

Speakers on resilience will educate your team on the importance of resilience as a skill that can be learned in order to thrive in the chaos and confusion of today’s ever-changing world. By bringing in a resilience and change management speaker like Adam, you and your team will hone resilient skills and mindsets through thoughtful, strategic and practical tips. When put into action, these tips will create a culture of resilience in your workplace. This can, in turn, improve employee engagement, retention and overall productivity and performance.

When should you hire resilience keynote speakers?

While a leader and organization can benefit from the support of a resilience speaker at any point, the best time is when your employees need to feel prepared and supported as they face challenges or obstacles ahead. With the right resilience keynote speaker, together you will bounce forward, no matter what comes your way. 

How does a resilience speaker make an impact on your business?

Engaging a motivational speaker on resilience is one of the most profoundly impactful gifts you can offer to your employees and organization. With his deep insights and encouraging messages, Adam will provide the inspiration and motivation your team needs to achieve even greater levels of success. The hope he can infuse into your organization will nurture employees’ well-being and create a more positive and productive workplace. This can, in turn, improve employee engagement, reduce attrition and increase overall productivity and performance.

How much does a resilience keynote speaker cost?

The cost of a speaker dealing with resilience depends on various factors, such as their level of experience, career and how customized their process is. No matter the cost, investing in a speaker on resilience will pay off tenfold for your employees and your organization. The insights and motivation provided by a speech about resilience will linger with employees long after the resilience training for leaders concludes and will only continue to produce positive effects for years to come. Not just for your organization, but for your employees personally as well.

What makes Adam Markel's approach different from other speakers?

Adam Markel Delivers Impact & Wow! Your audience will learn, grow, feel and take it all back with them. Why? Because of Adam’s dynamic delivery AND because he tailors all of his talks to the needs and goals of his clients so the messages will be relevant and resonate.

First, Adam spends time with his clients learning about the audience demographics, their pain points and challenges, the event goals and the desired attendee outcomes. He then draws upon his research, experience and materials to create a keynote that is calibrated for that specific audience and that will achieve the intended results and objectives.

Adam also brings his passion for helping others overcome challenges to every interaction he has with leaders or employees. His level of genuine concern and heartfelt motivation lifts him high above other resilience keynote speakers.  

This dedication to helping others realize their own strength and potential has touched leaders and organizations across a variety of backgrounds and industries all around the world. 


Whether he is speaking to someone one-on-one or addressing a large audience, Adam’s empathy and sincerity are always evident, which makes him an inspiring motivational speaker on resilience and a leader in the field of resiliency.

Adam’s insights are backed by years of research and his experience as a CEO, entrepreneur, and executive business coach. As the former CEO of North America’s largest training and development company, Adam brings extensive experience in creating transformative environments for audiences to learn and engage. 


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. 

Book Adam As Your Speaker

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