Adam Smiley Poswolsky

Millennial workplace expert, Author, Keynote speaker

Adam Smiley Poswolsky is a millennial workplace expert, keynote speaker, and bestselling author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough (Penguin Random House) and The Breakthrough Speaker. His third book is titled Friendship in the Age of Loneliness (Hachette).

Smiley helps companies attract, retain, and empower the next generation, and he has inspired thousands of professionals to be more engaged at work, through speaking at companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Genentech, Unilever, Salesforce, Verizon, Deloitte, and Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Smiley’s TEDx talk on “the quarter-life crisis” has been viewed over 1.5 million times, and he has done hundreds of speaking engagements, reaching over 50,000 people in 20 countries. Smiley has advised heads of state and foreign leaders about millennials, multigenerational engagement, and fostering connection and belonging in the digital age.

Smiley’s work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, USA Today, Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, CNN, Cosmopolitan, and the World Economic Forum, among many other outlets. Smiley is a thirteen-time camp counselor at Camp Grounded: Summer Camp for Adults and advisory board member for Digital Detox.

Battling the quarter-life crisis with Smiley Poswolsky

Battling the quarter-life crisis with Smiley Poswolsky

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