Al Adamsen
Al Adamsen

Al Adamsen

People Analytics | Future of Work | Mindful Leadership | Conscious Capitalism | Keynote Speaker | Writer | Facilitator


about Al

I've been helping people develop their careers since a college student in the 1980's.  I was an internship coordinator for UC Davis' Davis-in-DC Program.  While advising others I couldn't help but reflect on my own strengths, development areas, and resources available to help set and, in turn, accomplish my goals.  Fast forward 25+ years and now I run conferences on People Analytics & Future of Work.  I work with leaders to help design the workforce and workplace of the future.  This role has afforded unique insights into what employers are looking for now, what qualities they'll be looking for in the future, as well as how they'll recruit, assess, and hire people.  The PAD Framework captures the key dimensions employers evaluate (either consciously or unconsciously), thus this same framework can be applied to how an individual develops him or her self.  The framework itself is free.  Please use as you see fit.  If, however, you'd like help formulating a vision, developing a plan to achieve it, as well as help getting that plan done, then please contact me.  Me or my associates will gladly do what we can to help.

Other specialities include team facilitation and interventions, leadership training and coaching, and a unique process used to help improve an individual's overall well-being.  My skills and ideas behind these services stems from my 25+ years as a professional, more than 10 of which has been leading People-Centered Strategies and the Talent Strategy Institute.  Other experiences include stints with Ernst & Young, Gap Inc., Infohrm (now SAP/SuccessFactors), and Kenexa (now IBM).  My career has afforded me the honor of serving leaders, emerging leaders, and teams at Apple, Cisco, Whole Foods, Gap Inc., Equinix, Mayo Clinic, Dignity Health, Stanford University, among many others.  

In the end, I'm here to serve, and I'm here to generate positive energy, hone intentions, and facilitate innovative ideas to achieve those intentions.  I adopt a beginners mindset in all my work so I'm able to co-create solutions most appropriate for the individual, team, or organization.  If you sense I can help, know I'll gladly listen, learn, and explore with you.  Just let me know.  

Thanks for visiting; and to makin' great things happen!



Do you have a question for Al?

Do you have a question about talent strategy, performance measurement, workforce planning, and/or workforce analytics? Ask Al and he will respond with a video or private message! 

Head over to the Al Adamsen YouTube channel to explore more. 


Associated Work



How do you learn about People Analytics?  How do you educate yourself on leading practices, emerging innovations, and overarching trends affecting people and the future of work?  This is what the People Analytics & Future of Work Conference Series does.  We convene executives, thought leaders, accomplished practitioners, and those willing and eager to learn in a highly interactive and engaging environment.  From Machine Learning and AI to how outsourcing, contingent labor, and the ever-evolving tastes and preferences of workers, we strive to explore what's possible with people data and analytics,  while keeping a key eye on the ethical and responsible use of data and insights.  After all, it's our hope that data assets and analytic project strive to not only deliver commercial value to the organization, but well-being value to individuals and teams.  You're, of course, welcome to join us in this unique, future-focused format, one that strives to advance the discipline and all those we serve.  



"We are in the Age of Networked Intelligence." - Dan Tapscott   

It's one thing to know a group of people and exchange emails once in awhile.  It's another thing to do work with them; and as well-intentioned as you might be to do this, with everyone being so busy this rarely happens, at least in a sustainable, predictable, high-value way.  This is what we do.  We bring together leaders in People/Workforce/Talent Analytics and Strategy to share leading practices, explore innovations, discuss the vendor landscape and overarching talent and work trends, including the impact of AI, the gig economy, digitization, and other realities affecting data, analytics, decision-making, and ultimately the future of work.  In other words, we help members be more knowledgeable, more confident, more responsive, more proactive; and we do this by harnessing the wisdom of the group.  We organize diverse leaders who are tackling similar challenges.  In this way members are no longer along in their workplace.  They have the resources of the group to call upon to learn, create, explore, trouble-shoot, and ultimately make better decisions and be more influential.



The Talent Strategy Institute (TSI) helps leaders inside and outside of HR understand the future of work and, in turn, how talent strategies - talent acquisition, talent development, compensation, communication, enablement/digitization, etc. - can all be orchestrated to consciously create culture, mitigate risk, and drive desired business outcomes. Simply put, we help leaders bring together formerly disparate disciplines like HR, IT, Operations, Facilities, Finance, Procurement, etc. so strategies affecting full-time employees (e.g, Employee Experience Design) also consider the roles of automation, digitization, contractors, consultants, outsource providers, etc.



Connect, interact, share, and explore with people in your local community, as well as stay up to date on regional, national, and global events.  The amount you interact and engage is up to you.  It's absolutely free.  You can, however, access proprietary content such as templates, job aides, frameworks -- as well as receive conference and bootcamp discounts -- with a Premium membership.  The choice is yours.  In the end, PAFOW's mission is to serve as a central connection point to learn about vendors, innovations, leading practices, press releases, events, and anything else going on in the ever-expanding world of People Analytics.