Hello, I'm Adam
I'm a writer and communications strategist. All my work is rooted in change. I am trying to make a positive impact myself and I am using my skills and experiences to help power up people and organisations that want to live and act with greater purpose.
When I moved to Amsterdam in 2016, I saw the city’s nickname, A’dam, everywhere. Sharing my name with a place bubbling with the spirit of creative enterprise inspired me to also choose that name for my own enterprise. A'DAM is a communications consulting, content and coaching business.
My work in this area has led to the new book Influence: Powerful Communications, Positive Change (published June 2021 by BIS). This is a comprehensive communications playbook for entrepreneurs and changemakers, building skills for greater impact. I hope it will help many people who want to do good, to become confident leaders.
Before moving to a city situated below sea level (and therefore handily being reminded every day of the urgency of a sustainable economy...) I lived in London. I was a national newspaper and magazine journalist before moving to PR and communications 13 years ago. I have won awards for both journalism and PR.
I continue to write and occasionally take on journalism commissions on communications trends, social issues or cycling. Cycling has been a big part of my life since I pedalled 4,500 miles across the USA in 2004 and found on those long roads my own purpose - to use the power of writing and communications to make a difference. This led to the book The Limey Project.
My work has spanned many subjects but I have specialist knowledge in four principal areas: sustainability, purposeful business, mental health and cycling. For the latter, I have long advocated for greater cycling in towns and cities to improve health, community strength, resilience and environmental commitment. I am proud to support and advise BYCS and its global Bicycle Mayor programme.
I am also a Fellow of the RSA, a charity that works to drive positive social change. And I have publicly signed the Creative Climate Disclosure, pledging to only work on projects that affect change, and to disclose any climate conflicts.
I work part time, providing (even if I say so myself) Grade A daddy daycare for part of the week to the cutest little toddler in the world. Fact.
I’m available for speaking engagements, event facilitation and public speaking coaching
If not us, then who?
If not now, then when?
John E Lewis
I was honoured to provide this TEDx on how cycling transforms people and places.