With a career spanning an impressive range of industries including entertainment, consulting, and education, Adam Kingl has spent decades working in innovation, strategy, culture and leadership. Adam is a highly respected expert on generational paradigms in the workplace, creativity, strategic and management innovation, the future of work, leadership, empowerment, culture, and fulfilling organisational and personal purpose.
Adam is Adjunct Faculty at the University College London School of Management, Hult International Business School, the Irish Management Institute (University College Cork), and an instructor at Imperial College Business School, Sauder School of Business – University of British Columbia, Hanken Stockholm School of Economics, Headspring Executive Development (JV between the Financial Times and IE Business School), and the Moller Institute at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Previously, he was the Regional Managing Director for Duke Corporate Education Europe, and advised clients on issues of adaptability, performance, creativity, and purpose. Before Duke, he was the Executive Director of Thought Leadership and Learning Solutions at London Business School. He also was an associate at Saatchi & Saatchi and the Management Lab. Furthermore, Adam served on the CLIP steering committee for the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
Adam is passionate about leadership for what’s next and has authored a book on this topic, Next Generation Leadership (HarperCollins, February 2020). A regular keynote speaker and conference facilitator, he speaks with warmth and compassion, encouraging organisations to have different and better conversations, creating a simple and approachable path to transforming business success. He is also comfortable and experienced delivering all his topics virtually and as webinars.
Adam contributes as a writer and expert interviewee to: The Financial Times, Sunday Times, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian and Fast Company, among many others.
Adam holds degrees from London Business School, UCLA, and Yale. He was raised in Silicon Valley, California and now lives in Surrey, UK. He is a dual British-American citizen.
Adam has consulted, designed corporate education, and/or facilitated sessions for companies including::
ADNOC, Aldar, Anglo American, BBC, Boehringer Ingelheim, BP, Carlsberg, Disney, Ericsson, GSK, Heidelberg Cement, HSBC, LVMH, Nestle, Nike, Oman Oil, Orica, Pixar, Scandinavian Airlines, Suntory, Tesco, UBS, UKTV, William Hill and Zurich Insurance.
Audiences Adam has spoken to include:
The Global Leadership Summit, FT-Coca Cola Enterprises Future of Sustainability Summit, Future Talent Conference, HR Directors Business Summit, Employee Benefits Connect, Strategic HR Network Leadership and Talent Conference, European HR Directors International Business Summit, HR Strategy Forum, CIPD Talent Engagement Conference, EMVA Business Conference, Business International, HR Magazine and TiE – the global entrepreneurs’ network.
“Interactive and engaging session with strong relevance to current challenges and practices.”
“I found the session very interesting, and I am applying your model to think outside the box, so very well done!”
“Let me first say that our group is a tough one and are very critical of speakers from the outside. HOWEVER, our group loved Adam’s talk. They felt it was relevant, to the point, and everyone could relate to what was covered. I received compliments on Adam all day.”
Next Generation Leadership: How to Ensure Young Talent Will Thrive with Your Organization
Employers who refuse to adapt to the expectations of younger generations are losing out on top talent, as they leave for positions at companies with more modern practices. Learn what companies need to do to fit into the new normal in the workplace.