I'm a millennial workplace expert and the bestselling author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough.

I empower millennials to find meaningful work, and help companies attract, retain, and engage their employees.

I speak at Fortune 500 companies, conferences, associations, business schools, and leadership retreats. 



Speaking & Workshops



"If you’re looking for an inspirational millennial leader, don’t look any further. Smiley spoke at SAP’s biggest gathering of customers, influencers and business leaders and provided the audience with real insight and better understanding of what young people want from employers today. His work is relevant to young professionals seeking purpose in their careers, as well as companies looking to create positive work environments and increase their social impact." 

-Robin Meyerhoff, Global Communications, SAP


"Smiley gave a standout keynote at our Vision 2016 Conference. The audience was very engaged and we received lots of positive feedback from our customers, partners and WorkForce employees about his presentation on millennials and the future of work.  Everyone wants meaningful and impactful work, beyond the millennial generation." 

-Denise Broady, Chief Marketing Officer, WorkForce Software


"Smiley’s message reaches a diverse student population. He brings a purpose driven, inspirational view to the challenges of life after college. Our students responded positively as what he shared buzzed around our campus in the days following. Smiley’s passion and love for helping young people obviously left an impact on everyone in the room."

-Elke Hardt, Director of Career Services Center, La Sierra University


"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."

-Scott Leatherman, Vice President, SAP Silicon Valley


"Smiley was one of our highest rated speakers at Culture Summit as he earned numerous positive remarks in our attendee feedback. We would love to have him back at a future event."

-Hung Pham, Founder of Culture Summit

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