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Adam Braun

    • New York Times Best Selling Author, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist
    • The Founder Of Pencils Of Promise, A Non-profit Organization That Builds Schools And Increases Access To Education For Children In The Developing World
    • Named As One Of The Forbes 30 Under 30 List, Wired Magazine's 50 People Who Are Changing The World, And Was Selected As One Of The World's Economic Forum's First Ten Global Shapers
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5 Keys To Breakthrough Ideas - Adam Braun

5 Keys To Breakthrough Ideas - Adam Braun

What Do You Want Most in the World? | Adam Braun | Google Zeitgeist

What Do You Want Most in the World? | Adam Braun | Google Zeitgeist

The Five Phrases That Can Change Your Life: Adam Braun at TEDxColumbiaCollege

The Five Phrases That Can Change Your Life: Adam Braun at TEDxColumbiaCollege

How To Change The World & Live Your Purpose w/ Adam Braun

How To Change The World & Live Your Purpose w/ Adam Braun

What the U.S. education system can learn from the developing world: Adam Braun at TEDxUNLV

What the U.S. education system can learn from the developing world: Adam Braun at TEDxUNLV

Pencils of Promise philanthropist of finding purpose, creating change - CBS This Morning

Pencils of Promise philanthropist of finding purpose, creating change - CBS This Morning

Adam Braun Speaker Biography


Adam Braun is a NY Times bestselling author and leader in professional upskilling, future of work, and sustainability. He is the CEO of Climate Club, which works with leading companies to identify opportunities for success in the low carbon economy and the Founder of Pencils of Promise, the award-winning organization he started with just $25 that has built nearly 600 schools around the world.

He has been featured as a speaker at The White House, the United Nations, and dozens of industry associations, universities, and Fortune 500 companies. He has also been named to Business Insider’s 40 Under 40, Wired Magazine‘s 50 People Who Are Changing the World, and was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s original ten Global Shapers.

Through his work across the full spectrum of sustainability and education, technology and innovation, startups, and large enterprise, Braun has combined his passion for impact and people to build several industry-defining companies.

Braun graduated from Brown University and has been a frequent speaker delivering an inspiring message to audiences across the world. He avidly engages with his social media following of over 900,000 people and has received the nation’s most prestigious award for public service, the Jefferson Award.

His book The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change debuted at #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list and went on to become a #1 national bestseller.

Ordinary Person, Extraordinary Change: How to Affect the Masses
Adam Braun captivates audiences with his story of being an ordinary person, creating extraordinary change — something he believes everyone can do. In this inspirational presentation, Braun shares five key phrases that will serve as guideposts when facing the most challenging moments in our careers and lives. This talk takes your audience on an unforgettable and inspiring journey— sure to leave them buzzing and eager to consider the following questions with a new lens:

How do you discover your next big idea?
How do you turn that big idea into action?
How do you engage those around you to build a movement?
How do you empower and inspire others?

The Alpha Effect: How Great Leaders Invest in Others
While most think of an alpha leader as the dominant figure in every room, true alpha males and females in nature are only successful because of the empathy they display towards others in their tribe and the investments they make in strengthening each member of their pack. In this talk, Braun unveils the surprising traits of a new type of enduring leadership that focuses on collective team success and the exact tactics to make it happen. By explaining the best practices of the world's greatest alpha leaders in creating workplace culture, he unveils the actions you can take today to build teams that reach their greatest potential together.

Sustainability for the New Economy: The Greatest Opportunity of our Time
The emergency of sustainability as a must-solve challenge for our society has led to deep investment from companies, individuals and governments. But how do we position ourselves and our companies to be successful in this new era? As the CEO & Founder of Climate Club, the #1 sustainability success platform for leading companies, Adam Braun walks audiences through the history of this rapidly growing challenge and the critical steps each of us as individuals and business leaders can take to be a part of the solution. This speech is not about doom and gloom, it’s an uplifting journey through the stories of innovation and growth that will leave audiences clear-eyed about the greatest opportunity to drive impact and business value of our time.

The For-Purpose Approach: Redefining Business for What’s Ahead
Using his unique “for-purpose” approach, Adam Braun meshed for-profit business acumen with non-profit idealism and created a model now followed by a mission driven generation. Braun shares his experience as a model for how to get “unstuck,” outlining the key steps that can actively transform even the smallest ideas into a big reality. In this engaging journey-filled presentation, Braun explains the chances he took early on in his entrepreneurial journey, placing his bets on what he foresaw as an upcoming significant rise in the “profitable purpose,” which also harnessed the power of Millennials entering the workforce, and how together they realized that the most valuable currency we each possess is our commitment to a shared mission.

The Future of Learning and the Evolving Workforce
As the Founder of Pencils of Promise and MissionU, Adam Braun has reshaped the landscape of education in profound and diverse ways. At Pencils of Promise he and his team have built ~600 schools worldwide. At MissionU, a 21st-century higher education company teaching hard and soft skills for the new economy, Braun provided a debt-free alternative to higher education and pioneered hybrid learning for workforce development.

Braun’s work is deeply rooted in innovation, purpose, and the transcendent power of quality learning and development. An early adopter of remote learning (he pioneered education through Zoom and Slack back in 2016) Braun also provides tactical insight into how to navigate a hybrid workforce. In his informative and compelling remarks, he draws on his diverse range of experiences to provide a unique and forward-looking perspective on learning at many levels. He reveals what he’s learned at the helm of innovative and internationally heralded education programs, how to inspire and impact the next generation of leaders, and how to build growth opportunities infused with passion, strategy and intention.

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders
The largest transfer of power and wealth in the history of our global workforce is happening in the next five years, and it's the transition to Millennials controlling the largest share of our global economy. Adam Braun has been at the forefront of this transition as a national leader shaping and inspiring the next generation of leaders. Across Pencils of Promise, MissionU and now Climate Club, Braun partnered with groundbreaking companies from Spotify to Warby Parker, to hone in on the specific qualities and skills that set revolutionary innovators apart from the pack, encouraging the next generation to step out of their comfort zone and into a future of self-discovery, passion, and purpose. In this compelling talk, Braun shares what he’s learned working with members of Gen Y and Gen Z, and the unique tools, tips and tactics to help organizations across industries best engage with, understand, and support the workforce of tomorrow.

The 5 Keys to Unlocking Innovation Within
From Pencils of Promise to Climate Club, Adam Braun has learned the ins and outs of how to grow an innovative business-- and the obstacles and challenges that come along the way at each step of the journey. From Founding Pencils of Promise in his 20s with just one $25 deposit, to starting the company MissionU that CNN called “perfect”, Braun's seen first-hand the unique tactics and tools to achieve unprecedented growth, team-wide breakthroughs, and industry disruption.

In these illuminating remarks, he provides actionable lessons on how to harness the very best of innovation and entrepreneurialism, while simultaneously preparing yourself for the uncertain. He details with uncommon insight, humor, and clarity the concrete steps organizations and individuals can take to succeed in this defining decade. 

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