Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky is a millennial workplace expert, keynote speaker, and bestselling author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough (TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House) and The Breakthrough Speaker.
Smiley helps companies attract, retain, and empower millennial talent, and he has inspired thousands of professionals to be more engaged at work, through speaking at companies like Unilever, IDEO, Salesforce, Genentech, Deloitte, SAP, Pinterest, and MailChimp.
An internationally renowned motivational speaker, Smiley speaks about millennials, employee engagement, and intergenerational collaboration at Fortune 500 companies, business conferences, leadership trainings, and universities. His TEDx talk has been viewed 400,000 times, and he has done hundreds of speaking engagements, reaching over 50,000 people in ten countries.
Smiley’s writing has been published in The Washington Post, Fast Company, Quartz, Time, and Business Insider, and his work has been featured in USA Today, Inc., Mashable, Forbes, VICE, CNN, CNBC, Cosmopolitan, MarketWatch and the World Economic Forum, among others.
Smiley is the former director of community engagement for Hive, former director of the Bold Academy, mentor for StartingBloc, and a teacher at Esalen Institute and General Assembly. He is also a counselor for Camp Grounded, a summer camp where grown ups go to unplug and be kids again. He previously worked as special assistant to the director of global operations at the U.S. Peace Corps.
In 2017, Smiley launched The Women Speaker Initiative, a community that aims to increase the number of women and people of color speaking at conferences and companies, as well as ensure that women and POC speakers are paid competitively as compared to their colleagues. The group now has over 1,000 members.
Smiley is a proud graduate of Wesleyan University, and can usually be found dancing in San Francisco, California (or in an airport en route to a speaking gig).
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