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Erik Wahl

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Globally renowned artist, TED speaker, and the author of a No. 1 bestseller.
Fee Range: $30,001 – $50,000
Phone: 800-328-6008

Erik Wahl is a globally acclaimed artist, TED speaker, and best-selling author. Leveraging his transformative journey as both an artist and entrepreneur, he has become one of the most in-demand corporate speakers today. When Erik takes the stage, his keynote experience serves as a dynamic, multidimensional metaphor for systematically embracing innovation and risk. His core message emphasizes that disruption is the new normal, urging businesses to wholeheartedly embrace creativity and mental agility or face the risk of being left behind. Erik's presentations inspire organizations to enhance agility and strategically leverage disruption as a competitive advantage. In the evolving landscape, some companies will be disrupted, while others will actively choose to be the disruptors. The choice is paramount.

His latest book, "The Spark and the Grind," activates essential components for translating ideas into action. Erik's groundbreaking thinking has garnered praise from influential figures in both the art and business realms. His previous bestseller, "Unthink," was lauded by Forbes Magazine as the blueprint to actionable creativity and by Fast Company Magazine as "provocative with a purpose."

Simultaneously, inspired by street art, Erik gained acclaim as a graffiti artist. Although he no longer sells his works for personal gain, he channels his art to raise funds for charities. His keynote seamlessly blends his passion for business growth and art into a captivating performance.

Erik's client roster boasts names like AT&T, Disney, London School of Business, Microsoft, FedEx, Exxon Mobil, Ernst & Young, and XPrize.

Speech Titles and Descriptions:

The Art of Vision

In today's competitive business landscape, differentiating yourself from the competition is the key to sustainable success. Erik Wahl, in "The Art of Vision," reveals innovative strategies to infuse creativity, innovation, and profitability into your organization. He also empowers your employees to become skilled storytellers, driving differentiation and achieving superior performance.

When it comes to business today, the most vital skill of our time is "Mental Agility." Erik Wahl highlights the urgency of teaching this skill to thrive in an era of rapid AI advancement. Erik uses his live performance art to delve into the profound role of art in stimulating thought. Art enables us to connect with humanity, fostering trust, compassion, empathy, and meaningful relationships, leadership, and service. It transcends automation, offering a unique gateway to our shared humanity.

In the words of Einstein, "Problems can't be solved from the same consciousness that caused them." Hence, we emphasize addressing challenges with "Hope and Gratitude," as hope is the boldest act of imagination, essential for overcoming obstacles.

Join us on this enlightening journey, exploring vision, education, art, and AI, equipping individuals and organizations to thrive in a dynamic and ever-evolving world.

Erik Wahl's presentation, "The Art of Vision," unlocks strategies to infuse creativity, innovation, and profitability into your business. Professionals can creatively differentiate themselves from competitors, becoming superior performers.  We then spotlight "Mental Agility," a vital meta-skill required in education today to stay relevant in the age of rapid AI advancement. What is the purpose of art? Erik delves into the role of art in stimulating intellectual curiosity, connecting humanity, and fostering relationships, leadership, and service. In this presentation Erik  underscores the importance of mental agility in staying competitive amid AI automation. Einstein's wisdom reminds us to address challenges with hope and gratitude.This concise journey explores vision, education, art, and AI's interplay, empowering individuals and organizations in a dynamic, ever-evolving world.

The Art of Leadership

Today's leaders face a pressure to innovate—or else perish—unlike any other time in history. Advances in social, mobil and cloud technology, coupled with fierce global competition has made the business landscape nearly unrecognizable from what it was a mere 10 years ago. Erik inspires audiences to shed old ways of thinking and "business as usual" processes that are outdated, inefficient and detrimental to productivity. Audience members learn new ways to build an emotional connection to drive future employee engagement.

The Spark and The Grind: The Discipline of Creativity

It's one thing to understand the importance of creativity to the success of your business, but what most people don't understand is to how to put a structure in place so that innovation can find its way. The paradox of creativity is that structure creates freedom. Even the wildest minds require extreme orderliness and attention to detail so that they have the space and discipline to create.


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.


Thank you once again for an outstanding presentation at our National Sales Meeting in Orlando. We look forward to seeing you again at our Solutions meeting next month!

Erik's presentation very specifically and directly sparked an initiative that has already made Microsoft over $30 million dollars.

We continue to receive numerous emails, voicemails and handwritten notes in praise of you, your presentation, and, most importantly, your message! 

Erik Wahl was the highlight of our entire conference. He captured everyone’s imagination with his creativity and added a whole new dimension to the usual motivational message. Not to mention his artistic finale was a complete knockout! 

The standing ovation you received was heartfelt and well warranted. 

Over the past 10 years, the Executive Officers Club has hired over 100 of the most respected speakers throughout corporate America. In all those years, I don’t recall any speaker ever receiving the incredible accolades that you did. Your message was right on target. 

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