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Adam Smiley Poswolsky

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Adam Smiley Poswolsky

Workplace Belonging Expert, Bestselling Author

Adam Smiley Poswolsky helps companies foster belonging and human connection in a hybrid workforce. Smiley has advised top companies, heads of state and foreign leaders about Gen-Z, Millennials, and the Future of Work. Smiley’s keynotes will help you attract and retain the next generation of talent, engage the multigenerational workplace, create a culture of belonging, manage hybrid teams, and turn The Great Resignation into The Great Reconnection.

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Adam Smiley Poswolsky'S SPEAKING FEE Under $25,000

Adam Smiley Poswolsky is a millennial workplace expert, internationally renowned keynote speaker, and author of three books: The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, The Breakthrough Speaker, and Friendship in the Age of Loneliness.

Smiley helps companies attract, retain, and engage the next generation of talent, communicate across generations, and foster workplace belonging. Smiley regularly speaks at Fortune 500 companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Unilever, Deloitte, and Verizon. Smiley’s TED talk on “the quarter-life crisis” has been viewed over 1.7 million times, and he has spoken in front of fifty thousand people in twenty-five countries. Smiley has advised heads of state and foreign leaders about millennial talent, multigenerational engagement, and fostering belonging in a hybrid workforce.

Smiley has spoken at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Smiley’s work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Fast Company, and the World Economic Forum, among many other outlets.

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Adam Smiley Poswolsky’s Speech Topics

  • Belonging in a Hybrid Workforce: Fostering Human Connection & Community in the Future of Work

    Another way to think of the Great Resignation is as the “Great Disconnection.” As we emerge from the pandemic, the move to remote/hybrid work has increased the lack of human connection at work. More than 60 percent of Americans are feeling lonely, with loneliness and anxiety skyrocketing among young people and working parents. Only 30 percent of employees feel connected to their teams. In this inspiring and timely presentation, Smiley makes the case that the future of work is human connection. Smiley will share how we can attract, retain and engage top talent, increase human connection, and create more belonging, by building supportive communities inside the workplace. We’ll discuss practical tools to stay engaged in a hybrid workplace, how to make hybrid meetings more inclusive, and ways to bring more connection to the whole employee experience, from recruitment and onboarding to learning & development, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and employee well-being and recognition. Smiley will share best practices for fostering psychological safety in a hybrid environment, and how to re-imagine a collaborative, inclusive, purpose-driven culture, shifting this challenging time from The Great Resignation to The Great Reconnection.

     

    KEY AUDIENCE TAKEAWAYS:

    • Understand the costs of employee loneliness and 5 ways to increase human connection and belonging in the hybrid workplace.
    • What top talent are looking for in the wake of the pandemic and the Great Resignation, and how to attract and retain the next generation of talent.
    • Practical self-care and company-care habits to best support your employees with the challenges of burnout, disconnection, and working in a hybrid environment.
    • The #1 key to avoiding proximity bias and making the hybrid workplace work for all.
    • Actionable habits and practical team rituals every leader and manager can use to build a collaborative, inclusive, and engaged company culture in the current climate.


  • Engaging the Multigenerational Workforce: How to Attract, Retain, and Engage the Next Generation of Talent

    A thriving workplace begins with an engaged and collaborative workforce; one that empowers next generation talent. In this inspiring presentation, millennial workplace expert Adam Smiley Poswolsky will help you attract, retain, and engage the talent of the future by leading with purpose. We’ll break through common stereotypes about Millennial and Gen-Z employees; discuss the differences between what Gen-Z, Millennials, Gen-X, and Baby Boomers want in the workplace, and share case studies for increasing employee engagement across generations in the age of uncertainty and the Great Resignation. Smiley will share how we can retain top talent, increase human connection, and create more belonging, by building supportive communities inside the workplace. Smiley offers proven strategies and practical tools to foster collaboration, connection, and engagement in the workplace, which will help you build a purpose-driven culture and become an industry leader in these challenging times. 

     

    KEY AUDIENCE TAKEAWAYS:

    • The similarities and differences between what Gen-Z, Millennials, Gen-X, and Baby Boomers want in the workplace.
    • 4 keys to attracting the next generation of talent.
    • Proven strategies for how to communicate across generations.
    • Insights on the future of work, managing a hybrid team, being an HR leader, building an inclusive company culture, and creating a community of coaching and learning.
    • Actionable habits and practical team rituals every leader and manager can use to build a collaborative, inclusive, and engaged company culture in the current climate.
  • Creating a Purpose-Driven Workplace: How to Attract, Retain, and Engage Your Employees

    A thriving workplace begins with an engaged and collaborative workforce. In this inspiring presentation, bestselling author and millennial workplace expert Adam Smiley Poswolsky will share how organizations can attract top talent and empower the talent of the future by leading with purpose. Smiley will teach a practical framework that helps employees find more meaning in their work, and find alignment between their personal values and the core values of your organization. Having a shared purpose can bring your workforce closer together, and lead to increased performance and retention. Smiley will provide case studies for increasing employee engagement and managing generational differences, with proven strategies and tools to foster inter-generational collaboration in the workplace and build a purpose-driven company culture that engages all of your employees. 


    Key Takeaways: 

    ·      Proven strategies to engage employees of all ages, as well as how to attract, retain, and empower top talent.

    ·      Learn how to find alignment between your personal values and the core values of your organization.

    ·      Tangible HR management tools, technologies, and examples for increasing workforce collaboration and creating a purpose-driven workplace that managers can implement with their own teams.

    ·      Insights on navigating the future of work, building an inclusive company culture, creating a community of learning and development, investing in coaching and mentorship, and how to be a Purpose-Driven Leader who can manage during times of transformation and turbulence. 

  • The Future of Work: Engaging Millennials and Gen-Z in the Workplace

    The average 20-24 year-old is staying at their job barely a year. Millennial turnover alone costs U.S. companies $30 billion a year. Despite struggling with debt, recession, and the jobs crisis, millennials (who already account for more than 50 percent of the workforce) are not motivated by money. Rather, they are driven to make the world more compassionate, innovative, and sustainable. What does the millennial mindset mean for attracting and retaining future talent? How will the rise of Gen-Z, a generation that doesn’t know a world without Smartphones, impact the future of your business? Smiley will share how meaning-hungry millennials and Gen-Z are reshaping the future of work, how companies can engage their employees, attract the next generation, make intergenerational collaboration a priority, and empower the talent and customers of the future by leading with purpose.


    Key Takeaways: 

    ·      Develop a better understanding of the millennial mindset, and how to attract (and retain) millennial employees and customers.

    ·      Understand Gen-Z; the youngest and most diverse generation in history, learn key differences between millennials and Gen-Z, strategies for communicating across generations, how to manage the multigenerational workforce and foster intergenerational collaboration.

    ·      Learn how to become a Purpose-Driven Leader who helps new talent find more meaning in their jobs and build a purpose-driven career.

    ·      Discover HR management strategies to invest in learning and development, coaching and mentorship, and become a future-focused, people-first, mission-driven company.


  • Belonging at Work: Fostering Connection & Community in the Digital Age

    The rise of social media and rapid technological growth have helped contribute to a growing loneliness epidemic across the world. Today, only 30 percent of people report that they have a best friend at work, and 10 percent say they have zero friends in the workplace. Meanwhile, the next generation is spending more money than ever on in-person, transformational experiences. A Harris study found that 80 percent of millennials would prefer to spend money on an experience or live event over buying something desirable. From Soul Cycle to Airbnb, experiences have replaced modern-day religion for the next generation. What qualities define a transformational community and what role do innovative in-person experiences have in the digital age? How can we apply these experience design principles to employee experience, event planning, marketing, and customer happiness? Smiley will share how we can increase human connection, inspire creativity, and create a better world by building experiential community inside and outside of the workplace.

     

    Key Takeaways: 

    ·      Learn how the loneliness epidemic contributes to lack of productivity and disconnection at work.

    ·      Develop strategies for increasing diversity and inclusion, connection, and belonging in the workplace.

    ·      Understand how implementing experience design principles can help build employee engagement, boost creativity, create innovative marketing strategies, and increase customer success.

    ·      Discover HR management strategies to become a Purpose-Driven Leader and build a transformational and inclusive company culture. 

What other organizations say about Adam Smiley Poswolsky

We invited Adam to give a presentation to SAP Silicon Valley’s executives and senior managers on new ways to engage early talent. He ended up staying at SAP for the whole day. His participation helped our team come up with new and exciting ideas for how to recruit and retain top talent.

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What other organizations say about Adam Smiley Poswolsky

Smiley is entertaining, high-energy, engaging, motivational, thought-provoking, behavior changing and an expert on millennial workplace issues. His presentation was delivered with humor and authenticity.

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What other organizations say about Adam Smiley Poswolsky

Adam’s presentation was insightful, engaging, and very well-received by all in attendance. He customized the content and delivery to our audience and offered real life examples of ways to empower millennial talent across sectors and industries. He provided ideas and takeaways that HR professionals would be able to implement at their companies right away. He is a pleasure to work with, and I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again.

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