K D Adamson
Futurist & Ecocentrist
One of the highest-rated female keynote speakers in the world K D is loved by audiences and organisers alike for the huge breadth of hot-button themes she covers, and her talent for distilling them into simple, powerful, concrete and accessible concepts for diverse global audiences.
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What K D Adamson's clients say
"You are a rockstar! What an impact! thank you so much for your inspirational key note, I have never ever got so much great feedback."
"I cannot thank you enough for energizing us with your infectious passion and absolute focus on pushing boundaries with our leaders. Your message was delivered right on point and artfully. Truly world class!"
"Kate- AKA K D Adamson – was excellent. Her presentation was exactly the right mix of scene setting, innovation and technology future gazing. It went down very well! She was also very easy to work with and by the end of the event I felt she was part of our innovation team. Please do pass on our heartfelt thanks to Kate."
K D Adamson's 2023 biography
Leading futurist and ecocentrist K D Adamson argues that the most important relationship we have is with the future, and the future has got stuck in the past.
Pinpointing the cherished societal and business certainties set to be dismantled as an accelerating global syndemic distorts our understanding of intrinsic value she fundamentally reframes the future that could, and should, replace them.
An adviser, presenter, keynote, writer & fi lm-maker, whose performances have been likened to a TED talk on steroids, she is a global authority on the sustainable transformation of business and future value creation and expert in organisational transformation, ESG, leadership, technology & digitalisation andthe blue, green and circular economies.
Her stellar client list spans every continent and industry including major global brands, multi-nationals, governments, non-profi ts and NGOs.
Her live performances are consistently described as inspirational, mindblowing and empowering by audiences who respond to her energy, humour, warmthand charisma on stage, while event organisers appreciate her professionalism, attention to detail, high production values and collaborative attitude to delivering an exceptional experience for their audience.
Described as TED talks on steroids K D Adamson has delivered keynotes to all kinds of global audiences spanning continents and cultures and in both existing and emerging industry sectors.
The breadth of her knowledge and themes enables her to tailor each keynote to its specifi c audience with ease, consistently delighting clients with her ability to take big future thinking and make it relevant to their industry sector, niche, theme and audience.
High-impact visuals and powerful content combined with her signature energy, charisma and dynamism on stage add up to memorable performances which continue to resonate with audiences often for years afterwards.
On stage or screen K D Adamson is a quick-thinking, curious and authoritative host and presenter.
Her genuine warmth, spontaneity and curiosity is evident with the guests and people she meets on stage, on set, or on location around the world and combined with her extraordinary breadth of knowledge, preparation, professionalism and humour signals a safe pair of hands to guests and audience that builds exceptional rapport.
Finding the sweet-spot between visionary ideas and human impact she adeptly negotiates cultural, technological, moral and ethical boundaries resulting in authentic and powerful discussions, debates and interviews.
With more than two decades of work both on and off camera and stage she has a cinematic eye and an instinctive understanding of how to connect with and move live audiences and viewers, from Boomers to Gen Zs.
Her professional, prepared, down-to-earth approach means that crews, producers and organisers enjoy working with her as much as viewers and audiences enjoy watching her, and laughter is never in short supply.
K D Adamson's 2023 talks & topics
NOBLEIZATION – The future of business
The dawning of a New Moral Age where profit is not the only metric is undermining the foundations of business. ESG, Agility, purpose-led business and the blue, green and circular economy will all be crucial. The future is not globalization but nobleization, and it demands bold vision inspired by purpose, articulated authentically, executed consistently and translated effectively into sustainable, generative momentum.
From re-booting digital transformation to re-calibrating value, re-imagining competition to re-defining innovation companies must create holistic and dynamic sustainable transformation strategies, which are resistant to prolonged uncertainty and encompass not just technology and digitalisation but cultural resilience and depth.
Age of Undiscovery
The future has got stuck in the past, but old certainties are crumbling and what replaces them won’t be determined by technology
Taking the Red Pill
Most data isn’t new and it’s used to sell us stuff. Covid-19 exposed how little we really know, and the opportunity for us to change that.
The Global Syndemic
A synergy of co-occurring epidemics in economics, health, ecology and technology means our global system is about to stall
The global economy was a great start up but it won’t scale, so innovation has to be jettisoned in favour of invention.
The New Moral Age
Purpose, eligibility, equity and business value is being redefined by zero-tolerance New Crusaders for our New Moral Age
The Ashes & The Flame
A New Value Nexus, causative leadership, ESG and the Great P.I.V.O.T is about to make legacy business culture and leadership obsolete.
FREE is a four-letter word abused by the global Suggestion Economy destroying our collective understanding of value and values.
The WHealth Ecosystem
Food, health and finance are market failures unfit for the New Moral Age, Caveat Venditor will create a net-new WHealth ecosystem.
K D Adamson's 2023 speaking fees
- United Kingdom
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