If &yet were a person, Adam Brault would be the heart. Not just because he’s the founder and CEO, but because his compassion and vision make each of us come alive. He has been described as a firestarter, and that’s true. The power of his encouragement feeds the kind of wildfires that not only spread far beyond the initial spark, but also completely transform the old landscape in the pursuit of something new and better.
Adam is the reason &yet’s core philosophy is “People First.” He embodies that ideal, considering every business and creative decision not just on how it will impact the group, but on how it will affect every person it touches. He is considerate, not just of each person’s practical needs, but on what is even more essential—the needs of the heart.
Adam leads with a fundamental humility, generosity, and inclusiveness that brings out the highest potential in everyone around him. He embodies a philosophy best described as “Intentionally Tiny Leadership”—the idea that tiny leaders build on other tiny leaders to create tiny, resilient, fearless societies. He writes, speaks, and leads workshops exploring these principles, although you’ll more often find him encouraging the people around him to take the stage.
Adam believes strongly in grassroots community development and contributes on the board of several local efforts, including Fuse and the Tri-Cities Public Market. He recently gave a TEDx talk exploring how we can fix the suburbs, and is passionate about the power of one person’s ability to make things better than they are right now.
But most of all, Adam cares about his wonderful family: his wife Kristi (an incredible person, not to mention &yet’s largest investor) and their two amazing kids, Katie and Ephraim. When they’re not going on adventures together, they love watching movies, reading, listening to music, playing with LEGOs, and making art.