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Erik Wahl

Erik Wahl

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

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.

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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.

Erik Wahl Videos

Erik Wahl - Keynote 2024
Erik Wahl Keynote Speaker Reel 2024
The Future of Virtual | Trailer - Erik Wahl

How do I book Erik Wahl to speak at my event?

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How much does it cost to book Erik Wahl for a speaking engagement?

Speaking fees for Erik Wahl, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Erik Wahl are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and $50,000 - $100,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Erik Wahl, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.

What topics does Erik Wahl speak about?

Erik Wahl is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Business, Inspirational, Success, Personal Growth, Business Leadership, Entertainers, Creativity, Communication, Family & Parenting, Art, Innovation, Sales, Human Resources, Motivational, Entrepreneurship, Peak Performance, Business Growth, Literacy, Authors, College, Education, Literary, Celebrity, Leadership and Strategic Leadership.

Where does Erik Wahl travel from?

Erik Wahl generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

Who is the agent for Erik Wahl?

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Erik Wahl is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Inspirational and Success. The estimated speaking fee range to book Erik Wahl for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $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 and Cassandra Worthy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Erik Wahl for an upcoming event.

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.

Erik Wahl Videos

Erik Wahl - Keynote 2024
Erik Wahl Keynote Speaker Reel 2024
The Future of Virtual | Trailer - Erik Wahl
Adapting To The New Normal - Virtual Keynote Experience | Erik Wahl
Keynote Speaker | Erik Wahl

Erik Wahl Reviews

  • addsolutions obo Shockwave Medical - Mar 19 2024

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 they’ve ever thought about their customers and patients, recasting their focus to inspire new opportunities and reinvigorate business operations.

  • 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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