When companies want to increase workplace belonging, human connection, and team engagement, they call Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky. Smiley is an internationally renowned keynote speaker, workplace belonging expert, and bestselling author of three books that have been translated into multiple languages, including including The Quarter-Life Breakthrough and Friendship in the Age of Loneliness.

Smiley shares industry-shaping insights and practical tools to attract and retain top talent across generations, create a culture of belonging, and engage high-performing teams, at world-class organizations like Apple, Google, Verizon, JPMorgan Chase, and the U.S. Navy. Smiley’s TED talk has been viewed 2 million times, and he has delivered 600 keynotes in front of 250,000 people in 25 countries. Smiley’s work has been featured in 100 media outlets, including Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the World Economic Forum.

If you want to tap into the mindset of millennials, the person to ask is Adam Smiley Poswolsky.
– Forbes
This was one of my best career days. So many employees felt extremely seen and inspired today. The message aligned perfectly with our strategy and values, and we had over 500 lines dialed in.
– MassMutual
One of the top human resources keynote speakers of all time.
– Recooty
Smiley’s talks were fun and insightful. He shared excellent stories and practical tips for our team on how to build human connections, support compassion and empathy in the hybrid world. Feedback from our global team has been incredibly positive. As a business partner, Smiley was top-notch. It was fun and easy to work with him. He took the time to understand our audience, objectives, and tailored his narrative to meet our needs. We’d love to work with him again.
– VERONICA RODRIGUEZ, Sr. Manager Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Xilinx
One of the Top 12 Speakers who will inspire you.
– Thrive Global
Smiley was the keynote speaker for Circa’s Diversity Symposium on Building Belonging in the Workplace. It was a fabulous event. We loved Smiley’s authenticity, evidenced- based data, vulnerability and energy.
– CATHY HILL, Vice President Marketing & Product Management, Circa
Your presentation on belonging in the workforce was phenomenal, and we received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our attendees. The information you shared was thought-provoking and will guide us as we move forward in equipping employees and leaders with the skills of today—and tomorrow—here at MetLife.
– MetLife
I first saw Smiley speak at Culture Summit, and knew he was the perfect person to speak to the rest of MailChimp about having a career with purpose. The office was buzzing all afternoon after Smiley’s Coffee Hour talk. I was thrilled that we brought Smiley in to speak to our employees.
– ASHLEY WILSON, Employee Engagement Specialist, MailChimp

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