"We invited Adam Smiley 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, COO SAP US Labs
"Smiley’s message reaches a diverse student population. He brings a purpose driven, inspirational view to the challenges of life after college while staying grounded, peppering his talk with humor and sound advice on how to get there. 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
Adam Smiley Poswolsky is the author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, a bestseller and #1 top-rated job-hunting book on Amazon. His next book will be published by Perigee Books (Penguin Random House) in 2016.
He has inspired professionals and entrepreneurs to find fulfilling work as the former director of community engagement for the Hive Global Leaders Program, and previously as director at The Bold Academy. Smiley is a mentor for the StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation, and a teacher for General Assembly and The Passion Co.
Smiley has spoken about finding meaningful work at Fortune 500 companies, international conferences and leadership development programs, universities and graduate schools.
Smiley writes stories about purpose-driven millennials who are making a positive impact in their communities. His writing has been published in The Washington Post, Fast Company, Forbes, and GOOD, among others. He previously worked as the special assistant to the director of global operations at the U.S. Peace Corps.
He is a proud graduate of Wesleyan University, and can usually be found dancing in San Francisco, California.