Member Appreciation Day

Thank You for Joining us on Member Appreciation Day!

As a way of showing appreciation for you, our members, we celebrated Member Appreciation Day with a special online event. Our keynote speaker, Adam Markel, gave an inspiring talk that focused on the power of leveraging resilience and building long-term growth. This was followed by a live Q&A session with Adam and a presentation from AMS leadership about the highlights of our 2021 – 2022 membership year.

Featured Keynote: Adam Markel

Adam Markel

Bounce Forward: Leveraging Resilience for Your Long-Term Success

According to the Harvard Business Review, staff productivity in most organizations dropped by at least 3 to 6 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders are increasingly faced with the challenge of optimizing staff performance while championing them through the very real issues of today. But there are hacks to help staff be more resilient, based entirely on science and a bit of common sense.

The most current research confirms that we are actually built to bounce forward, not back. Our brains can learn (at almost any age) how to process stress and turn it into strategy—by growing the narrative of resilience. Utilizing state-of-the-art recovery techniques and rituals, we don’t just recover from adversity we actually increase our capacity to address future stress and avoid costly burnout.

Resilience is the foundation, both individually and organizationally, for reversing declines in performance. Research shows that when we develop and practice the rituals of resilience, the results are improved health, more energy, passion and engagement, lower turnover, and greater team innovation and productivity.

In this high-energy, interactive talk, Adam taught us simple, usable daily practices to improve our levels of resilience and how to leverage the stress of uncertainty and change to build long-term growth. After Adam's talk, AMS board member, Anita Hanks, hosted a live Q&A session that delved into how to apply Adam's approach within a Montessori environment.

Adam MarkelAbout Adam

As one of Huffington Post’s top speakers to see and the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Pivot, Adam’s messages have inspired tens of thousands worldwide. His keynotes, corporate workshops, and business mentoring integrate practical business strategies, personal development insights, and a unique delivery style to create a high-energy and impactful learning environment.

Adam is currently the CEO of the More Love Media Group, a TEDx speaker and influencer, and host of The Change Proof Podcast, facilitating insightful discussions with business leaders and social innovators and exploring breakthrough strategies to fully embrace an uncertain world and build the resilience required to become Change Proof.