Adam Kingl is an accomplished expert in innovation, strategy, culture, and leadership, who inspires organizations to embrace strategic innovation, unleash creativity, and transform their success through engaging keynote presentations.
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 an adjunct faculty member at the UCL School of Management and Ashridge-Hult International Business School and is an instructor and programme director at Imperial College, Moller Institute – Churchill College – University of Cambridge, Hanken-Stockholm School of Economics, Headspring (FT and IE Business School joint venture) and Sauder Business School – the University of British Columbia.
Previously, he was the Regional Managing Director for Duke Corporate Education, leading the organisation’s business in Europe, and advising clients on issues of adaptability, performance, creativity, and purpose. Adam was also the Executive Director of Thought Leadership and Learning Solutions at London Business School for a decade. He has been an associate of Saatchi & Saatchi and the Management Lab.
He is passionate about the future of work and the multi-generational workforce, and has authored a book on this topic, “Next Generation Leadership,” (Harper Collins; February 2020). His next book, “Sparking Success” (Kogan Page; April 2023) explores how companies in any industry can enhance their innovative, adaptable and inspirational capacity with lessons from prominent leaders in the creative arts.
Adam’s keynote presentations are an illuminating conversation that not only inspire strategic innovation but also unleash creativity and unlock issues within organisational culture. He speaks with warmth and compassion on paradigms of work and leadership, encouraging organisations to have different and better conversations, creating a simple and approachable path to transforming business success.
He 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.
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What people said about Adam Kingl
- "Adam had excellent delivery & was very engaging. His talk was useful, interesting &thought-provoking, the Q&A session was valuable too."
- Aktis Strategy