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Erik Wahl

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

Erik Wahl

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5 out of 5

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

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San Diego, CA, USA
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Erik Wahl Biography

Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized artist, TED speak, 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. EWahl’s presentation inspired 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 disrupter. 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 Renior of ROI, the Picasso of Productivity, the Jobs of… well, Jobs. Erol 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 – thought 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 included AT7T, Disney, London School of Business, Microsoft, FedEx, Exxon Mobile, Ernest & Young, and XPrize.

Erik Wahl Speaking Topics

  • Building a Better Brand in the Time of Adversity

    When the global economy has gone off the rails, it’s time to rethink who you are and what you can offer to a new world. In this presentation, Erik discusses how to leverage your digital and human capital to emerge stronger and more authentically than ever before.

    Topics covered:

    • Purpose, passion and performance
    • Humanizing your brand in a digital future
    • Amplifying trust to build authenticity
    • Driving a new competitive narrative

  • Disruption = Innovation

    Our greatest growth happens on the border between chaos and order. In this presentation, Erik provides a history of innovation through disruption (Instagram, AirBnB, iPhone, Uber, AIDS, 9/11 and himself) and shows audiences how to spot and create opportunities to benefit their communities and their organizations.

    Topics covered:

    • Adopting a growth mindset
    • Beginner’s mind leads to discovery
    • Overcoming fear and achieving peak performance
    • Dynamic intelligence
    • Navigating ambiguity

    · Divergent thinking

  • Shift Happens: Constant Creativity Through Chaos

    Erik helps audiences to reframe change, embrace the positive, and leverage their creativity. This pandemic will be remembered as a seminal moment in history, the major disruption of our lifetime. Erik’s messages will use examples of how successful entrepreneurs and inventors built something from nothing, and give audiences the tools to do the same.

    Topics Covered:

    • Embracing disruption and resiliency
    • Chaos creates opportunities for innovation
    • Differentiating from the competition
    • Amplifying your unique value proposition
    • Shifting to habits to fortify our mindset

  • The Art of Vision for Educators

    Through this highly interactive and motivational keynote, speaker Erik Wahl uses his skills as an artist as a metaphor and a vehicle to inspire the educational community to build a vision in the best interests of our children. He draws his audience in through humorous and heartwarming stories as well as audience participation. His goal is to help educators at every level explore new levels of achievement and success. Whether you are a teacher, an administrator, or a bus driver, you have the ability to profoundly and positively impact the lives of your children. "The Art of Vision for Educators" is specifically designed to be a unique and entertaining multimedia experience as much as it an educational tool.

    Wahl challenges and empowers the education community to recreate their vision for their students. The principals in this uplifting and highly practical message will redefine the role of a teacher as an artist as well as an architect.

  • The Art of Vision in Business

    Your best sustainable edge in business is your ability to visibly differentiate yourself from your competition. "The Art of Vision" is an entertaining and highly practical program that uncovers new ways to make your organization more creative and ultimately more profitable. It is no longer enough to have good customer service, and a good product. The truly great companies have altered the landscape to create a unique experience for the customer. Whether in sales, service or leadership principles, professionals at all levels can achieve superior performance by creatively differentiating themselves from the competition.

  • The Art of Leadership

    As the business landscape continues to change, leaders need to stay ahead of the game by fostering a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions. They must revive stagnant markets or completely reinvent the competitive dynamics of an industry. Disruptive thinking requires a culture of innovative leadership that can provide the framework and motivation to generate those strategies and execute those solutions. From small startups to global corporations, all business leaders who wish to transform organizational processes and behaviors must master these skills.

    To thrive in this new era, organizations, institutions, executives, and entrepreneurs need to rethink the habits that have made them successful in the past and challenge the conventional wisdom and industry models that have defined their world. Through “The Art of Leadership,” speaker Erik Wahl will make business leaders wonder, “Why haven’t we ever thought about our business and culture this way before?

Erik Wahl Videos

  • Erik Wahl - Keynote 2024
  • Erik Wahl Keynote Speaker Reel 2024
    After two decades of experience, and over a staggering 2,000 shows worldwide, Erik Wahl's latest keynote is not just's...
  • The Future of Virtual | Trailer - Erik Wahl

Erik Wahl Books

  • The Spark and the Grind
    The Spark and the Grind
  • Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius
    Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius

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Erik Wahl is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Building a Better Brand in the Time of Adversity, Disruption = Innovation, Shift Happens: Constant Creativity Through Chaos , The Art of Vision for Educators, The Art of Vision in Business and The Art of Leadership. 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, Shawn Achor, Cassandra Worthy, Chris Gardner and Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Erik Wahl for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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