Meet Adam

When I was a kid, I loved to learn about great leaders.

I discovered that the best leaders have a unique trait in common – they cultivate an ability to predict where the world is headed, and lead others towards that place.

But how could someone like me, who felt ordinary, unlock the extraordinary?
Leader of award-winning companies
Bestselling author of #1 book in the country
$100M raised across three companies founded
The nation's highest award for public service
Recognized for leadership and innovation

A compelling and singular story filled with universal truths everyone needs to hear.

Cory Booker
United States Senator
As a college student, I asked a young boy begging on the streets what he wanted most in the world. He said with clarity, "a pencil."
The simple request became the inspiration for Pencils of Promise, the organization I founded with just $25 that has now built 600+ schools around the world serving more than 250,000 students.

The lessons learned became the basis for the global bestseller, “The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.”
Through the daily successes and struggles of building multiple award-winning companies over the years, doors have opened to learn first-hand from the best leaders in the world.
I've sat in boardrooms with Fortune 500 CEOs and on dirt floors with village chiefs. By engaging in heartfelt conversations with the best of the best around the world, a hidden truth emerged.

I'm now on a mission to unlock the superpower their teachings revealed...
The best leaders do not build for where the world is today

You have to

Build For Where The

World Is Headed Next

Through a teachable framework — I help organizations learn the tactical steps to anticipate and act on tomorrow's reality, today.
Raised by ventures founded
Best-Selling Author
Online views of Adam’s talks
Students impacted by programs
Market cap of Clarasight clients
Schools built by Pencils of pRomise

Working with the world’s
leading organizations

Today I am the Chairman of Pencils of Promise and the CEO of Clarasight, the leader in sustainability planning with customers who represent more than $1T in market capitalization.
I'm also a keynote speaker, advisor and angel investor in innovative companies that are shaping the future of our society in positive ways.

My most important role though is partner to my wife and father to our two sets of twins. Yes, two sets of twins - it's a wild ride, but wow am I grateful.
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