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Internationally Recognized Graffiti Artist, Entrepreneur & Bestselling Author of "Unthink"

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 Erik Wahl Biography

Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized artist, TED speaker and No. 1 bestselling author. His breakthrough experience as an artist and entrepreneur has translated into making him into one of the most sought-after corporate speakers on the circuit today.

On stage, Wahl’s keynote experience creates a dynamic multidimensional metaphor for how to systematically embrace innovation and risk. His message: disruption is the new normal and businesses must embrace creativity in a wholesale fashion, or risk being left behind. Wahl’s presentation inspires organizations to be increasingly agile and outlines how to use disruption as a competitive advantage. Some companies will be disrupted others will choose to be the disruptor. Choose wisely.

His new book, "The Spark and the Grind," activates the essential components of translating ideas into action. His breakthrough thinking has earned praise from the likes of top influencers in both art and business. Wahl’s previous book, a bestseller called "Unthink," was hailed by Forbes Magazine as The blueprint to actionable creativity, and by Fast Company Magazine as “provocative with a purpose.”

The Warhol of Wall Street, the Renoir of ROI, The Picasso of Productivity, the Jobs of … Well, Jobs. Wahl discovered an alarming truth early in his career as a partner in a corporate firm: organizations that encouraged the mental discipline of creativity did better than those that did not put innovation as a priority mission. So he set out to challenge companies to change their way of thinking.

In the meantime, inspired by street art, he became an acclaimed graffiti artist—though he has since stopped selling his works for personal gain, and instead uses his art to raise money for charities. His keynote is where his passion for business growth and art converge into a fascinating performance.

Wahl’s list of clients includes AT&T, Disney, London School of Business, Microsoft, FedEx, Exxon Mobil, Ernst & Young, and XPrize.

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Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius

Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius

Speaking Topics
  • The Art Of Vision

    The best sustainable edge in business is the ability to differentiate yourself from the competition. Through this entertaining and highly practical program, we will uncover new ways to make your organization more creative, innovative and profitable, but more-so, help your employees to see the need to become better storytellers within your company and towards your industry.

  • The Art of Leadership

    Leadership, a word often used but rarely seen as a quality requiring you to get your hands dirty. True leadership requires essential skills and commitments for any business leader desiring to transform their people and organizational processes. To thrive in this era of daily change, leaders must rethink their habits and challenge the conventional wisdom which previously defined their world.

  • UNthink.

    Somehow we’ve come to believe that creativity is reserved for the chosen few
    • the poets, the painters, the writers. The truth is bigger and better than that. Creativity is in all of us. We simply need to rediscover the keys that will unlock our potential. UNthink is the keynote experience that will push members of your organization beyond their traditional thought patterns and habitual levels of performance. UNthink will inspire audiences to realize they are capable of so much more than they have been led to believe. The UNthink program helps reframe your organization’s thinking so that new creative actions become possible. Learning how to UNthink will inject your daily grind with new passion, allowing employees to see how the organization wants and needs all of their talents and energies, not just the ones they’ve been using so far. You’ll begin the process of rethinking your life as a blank canvas of limitless opportunity on which to create your masterpiece.

  • This program will allow your organization to

    Step outside convention to discover new and unexpected solutions to business challenge challenge pre-conceived notions about what’s possible-
    • UNthink your way to increased creativity, productivity and passion

  • Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius

    Somehow we've come to believe that creativity is reserved for the chosen few: the poets, the painters, the writers. But the truth is that creativity is in all of us. It's about rediscovering the keys to unlock your fullest potential. Speaker Erik Wahl will help you reframe your thinking so that new creative actions become possible. You'll step outside convention to discover unexpected solutions to business challenges. You'll inject your daily grind with passionate new solutions. You'll rethink your assumptions about your role at your workplace. And you'll begin the process of rethinking your life as a blank canvas of limitless opportunities by which to create your masterpiece.

News
  • Erik Wahl keynote to close out Cardinal Health RBC 2016

    Cardinal Health RBC will host an eccentric keynote speaker as part of its closing session on Saturday, July 23 — just before attendees head home to implement all of the new tools they gained at this year’s conference in Chicago. Author, speaker, entrepreneur and graffiti artist, Erik Wahl comes to the Windy City with a reputation for getting business leaders to “unthink” everything...

  • Well-known artist to help Jersey schools

    Internationally known graffiti artist and author Erik Wahl will pitch in to help raise money for the Jersey Community School District’s fine arts program, the school board was told Wednesday.

  • Famed Artist Erik Wahl Auctions Painting For Charity - Look to the ...

    Famed artist Erik Wahl created a painting at an event in West Hollywood in June 2013, which was a celebration to launch his new book 'UNthink.'

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  • HOW TO BOOK Erik Wahl?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Erik Wahl for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Erik Wahl, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Erik Wahl or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Erik Wahl?

    Booking fees for Erik Wahl, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Erik Wahl, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Erik Wahl?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Erik Wahl for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Erik Wahl for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Erik Wahl or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Erik Wahl or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Erik Wahl

Internationally Recognized Graffiti Artist, Entrepreneur & Bestselling Author of "Unthink"

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Erik Wahl Biography

Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized artist, TED speaker and No. 1 bestselling author. His breakthrough experience as an artist and entrepreneur has translated into making him into one of the most sought-after corporate speakers on the circuit today.

On stage, Wahl’s keynote experience creates a dynamic multidimensional metaphor for how to systematically embrace innovation and risk. His message: disruption is the new normal and businesses must embrace creativity in a wholesale fashion, or risk being left behind. Wahl’s presentation inspires organizations to be increasingly agile and outlines how to use disruption as a competitive advantage. Some companies will be disrupted others will choose to be the disruptor. Choose wisely.

His new book, "The Spark and the Grind," activates the essential components of translating ideas into action. His breakthrough thinking has earned praise from the likes of top influencers in both art and business. Wahl’s previous book, a bestseller called "Unthink," was hailed by Forbes Magazine as The blueprint to actionable creativity, and by Fast Company Magazine as “provocative with a purpose.”

The Warhol of Wall Street, the Renoir of ROI, The Picasso of Productivity, the Jobs of … Well, Jobs. Wahl discovered an alarming truth early in his career as a partner in a corporate firm: organizations that encouraged the mental discipline of creativity did better than those that did not put innovation as a priority mission. So he set out to challenge companies to change their way of thinking.

In the meantime, inspired by street art, he became an acclaimed graffiti artist—though he has since stopped selling his works for personal gain, and instead uses his art to raise money for charities. His keynote is where his passion for business growth and art converge into a fascinating performance.

Wahl’s list of clients includes AT&T, Disney, London School of Business, Microsoft, FedEx, Exxon Mobil, Ernst & Young, and XPrize.

Erik Wahl Videos

  • Keynote Speaker | Erik Wahl 2018
    Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, # 1 best selling author and entrepreneur. Erik redefines the term “keynote speaker.”...
  • 2018 Erik Wahl Sizzle Reel
  • Erik Wahl - Graffiti Artist * Keynote Speaker (2012 sizzle reel)
    Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, # 1 best selling author and entrepreneur. Erik redefines the term “keynote speaker.”...

Erik Wahl Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Erik Wahl

Erik Wahl Speaking Topics

  • The Art Of Vision

    The best sustainable edge in business is the ability to differentiate yourself from the competition. Through this entertaining and highly practical program, we will uncover new ways to make your organization more creative, innovative and profitable, but more-so, help your employees to see the need to become better storytellers within your company and towards your industry.

  • The Art of Leadership

    Leadership, a word often used but rarely seen as a quality requiring you to get your hands dirty. True leadership requires essential skills and commitments for any business leader desiring to transform their people and organizational processes. To thrive in this era of daily change, leaders must rethink their habits and challenge the conventional wisdom which previously defined their world.

  • UNthink.

    Somehow we’ve come to believe that creativity is reserved for the chosen few
    • the poets, the painters, the writers. The truth is bigger and better than that. Creativity is in all of us. We simply need to rediscover the keys that will unlock our potential. UNthink is the keynote experience that will push members of your organization beyond their traditional thought patterns and habitual levels of performance. UNthink will inspire audiences to realize they are capable of so much more than they have been led to believe. The UNthink program helps reframe your organization’s thinking so that new creative actions become possible. Learning how to UNthink will inject your daily grind with new passion, allowing employees to see how the organization wants and needs all of their talents and energies, not just the ones they’ve been using so far. You’ll begin the process of rethinking your life as a blank canvas of limitless opportunity on which to create your masterpiece.

  • This program will allow your organization to

    Step outside convention to discover new and unexpected solutions to business challenge challenge pre-conceived notions about what’s possible-
    • UNthink your way to increased creativity, productivity and passion

  • Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius

    Somehow we've come to believe that creativity is reserved for the chosen few: the poets, the painters, the writers. But the truth is that creativity is in all of us. It's about rediscovering the keys to unlock your fullest potential. Speaker Erik Wahl will help you reframe your thinking so that new creative actions become possible. You'll step outside convention to discover unexpected solutions to business challenges. You'll inject your daily grind with passionate new solutions. You'll rethink your assumptions about your role at your workplace. And you'll begin the process of rethinking your life as a blank canvas of limitless opportunities by which to create your masterpiece.

FAQs on booking Erik Wahl

  • How to book Erik Wahl?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Erik Wahl for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Erik Wahl, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Erik Wahl or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Erik Wahl?

    Booking fees for Erik Wahl, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Erik Wahl, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Erik Wahl?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Erik Wahl for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Erik Wahl for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Erik Wahl or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Erik Wahl or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Erik Wahl is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Erik Wahl for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Erik Wahl generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Josh Linkner, Shawn Achor, Dr. Michio Kaku and Erin Gruwell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Erik Wahl for an upcoming event.

Erik Wahl Speaker Videos

  • Keynote Speaker | Erik Wahl 2018
    Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, # 1 best selling author and entrepreneur. Erik redefines the term “keynote speaker.” Pulling from his history as both a businessman and...
    2018 Erik Wahl Sizzle Reel
  • Erik Wahl - Graffiti Artist * Keynote Speaker (2012 sizzle reel)
    Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, # 1 best selling author and entrepreneur. Erik redefines the term “keynote speaker.” Pulling from his history as both a businessman and...

Erik Wahl Speaking Topics

  • The Art Of Vision

    The best sustainable edge in business is the ability to differentiate yourself from the competition. Through this entertaining and highly practical program, we will uncover new ways to make your organization more creative, innovative and profitable, but more-so, help your employees to see the need to become better storytellers within your company and towards your industry.

  • The Art of Leadership

    Leadership, a word often used but rarely seen as a quality requiring you to get your hands dirty. True leadership requires essential skills and commitments for any business leader desiring to transform their people and organizational processes. To thrive in this era of daily change, leaders must rethink their habits and challenge the conventional wisdom which previously defined their world.

  • UNthink.

    Somehow we’ve come to believe that creativity is reserved for the chosen few
    • the poets, the painters, the writers. The truth is bigger and better than that. Creativity is in all of us. We simply need to rediscover the keys that will unlock our potential. UNthink is the keynote experience that will push members of your organization beyond their traditional thought patterns and habitual levels of performance. UNthink will inspire audiences to realize they are capable of so much more than they have been led to believe. The UNthink program helps reframe your organization’s thinking so that new creative actions become possible. Learning how to UNthink will inject your daily grind with new passion, allowing employees to see how the organization wants and needs all of their talents and energies, not just the ones they’ve been using so far. You’ll begin the process of rethinking your life as a blank canvas of limitless opportunity on which to create your masterpiece.

  • This program will allow your organization to

    Step outside convention to discover new and unexpected solutions to business challenge challenge pre-conceived notions about what’s possible-
    • UNthink your way to increased creativity, productivity and passion

  • Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius

    Somehow we've come to believe that creativity is reserved for the chosen few: the poets, the painters, the writers. But the truth is that creativity is in all of us. It's about rediscovering the keys to unlock your fullest potential. Speaker Erik Wahl will help you reframe your thinking so that new creative actions become possible. You'll step outside convention to discover unexpected solutions to business challenges. You'll inject your daily grind with passionate new solutions. You'll rethink your assumptions about your role at your workplace. And you'll begin the process of rethinking your life as a blank canvas of limitless opportunities by which to create your masterpiece.

Erik Wahl News

  • Erik Wahl keynote to close out Cardinal Health RBC 2016

    Cardinal Health RBC will host an eccentric keynote speaker as part of its closing session on Saturday, July 23 — just before attendees head home to implement all of the new tools they gained at this year’s conference in Chicago. Author, speaker, entrepreneur and graffiti artist, Erik Wahl comes to the Windy City with a reputation for getting business leaders to “unthink” everything...

  • Well-known artist to help Jersey schools

    Internationally known graffiti artist and author Erik Wahl will pitch in to help raise money for the Jersey Community School District’s fine arts program, the school board was told Wednesday.

  • Famed Artist Erik Wahl Auctions Painting For Charity - Look to the ...

    Famed artist Erik Wahl created a painting at an event in West Hollywood in June 2013, which was a celebration to launch his new book 'UNthink.'

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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