I empower millennials to find meaningful work.

I'm the bestselling author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough.

I speak at Fortune 500 companies, conferences, colleges, business schools, and career workshops. 

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What People Are Saying


“Fresh and engaging, this book will inspire the next generation to lead with purpose.”

–Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness


"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’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


"When Smiley is on stage, you can feel a tangible burst of energy in the room. He offers practical tools that help young professionals find meaningful work and build careers with purpose."

-Evan Walden, President, ReWork