Erik Wahl
Erik Wahl's Speaking Fee $40K - $70K

Erik Wahl

Erik Wahl is a recognized artist and speaker who—using art as a vehicle—inspires professionals to achieve greater levels of performance.
Groundbreaking Artist, Author and Expert on Creativity and Innovation

Expertise In:

  • Business Growth and Trends
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Creativity

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Corporations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Non-Profits
  • Senior Management Groups

Erik Wahl is a recognized artist and speaker who—using art as a vehicle—inspires professionals to achieve greater levels of performance.

Erik Wahl is a visionary whose unique presentations leverage his creative talent to become a visual metaphor to the core of his message: that creativity, innovation and the power to inspire as leaders lies within all of us. Erik’s unique understanding of this vision traces back to his experience as an artist. After first working in the business world for eight years as a partner in a corporate firm where he played with his passion for art, Erik now PLAYS in the business world by WORKING with his art. Erik’s sought after artwork can be seen hanging in executive offices around the world. And as one of the country’s top platform speakers, Erik shares his powerful message on creativity, leading change and innovative leadership that is as memorable as it is entertaining. He is the author of Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius and Unchain the Elephant: Reframe Your Thinking to Unleash Your Potential.

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The Erik Wahl All New Virtual Experience. *Create *Innovate *Expand *Activate* Energize and UNthink the future of Virtual Meetings

As an internationally recognized graffiti artist and a #1 best selling business author, Erik Wahl redefines the term “keynote speaker." Pulling from his history as both a business strategist and an artist, he has grown to become one of the most sought-after speakers available today. Wahl’s on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging organizations as they navigate the challenges and opportunities of the new reality in 2020.

What happens when the world is upside down? When business is anything but usual? When we aren’t sure what the future looks like or how the next few weeks will unfold? Innovation, creativity, and disruption happen. Wahl will help harness the chaos and unlock your organization’s creativity—all to allow for once-in-a-lifetime breakthroughs during the unknown. Our country is currently experiencing Dis-ease. Dis-ease politically, economically and socially. We don’t know what will happen, but we can be prepared for how to handle what ever does happen.

Virtual Offerings: Keynote Speeches, Live-Streams, Broadcasts

Author/artist Erik Wahl, an expert on creativity, reinventing business and rethinking education has delivered keynote speeches around the world. A pioneer in championing disruption, he is uniquely positioned to talk about turning the tragedy of the pandemic into new opportunities that will benefit the individuals, businesses, and the whole of humanity. His inspiring message of hope, innovation and discipline is more relevant today than ever. He can custom-craft a speech for your organization, or use the following outlines:

Shift Happens: Constant Creativity Through Chaos

Wahl 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. Wahl'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

Disruption = Innovation

Our greatest growth happens on the border between chaos and order. In this presentation, Wahl 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

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, Wahl 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

The Spark and The Grind

  • Deconstructs the discipline of the creative process to ignite ideas to action.
  • Explores The Psychology of Success and the Science of Innovation to achieve superior levels of performance.
  • Harness The mental toughness required to navigate ambiguity and master complexity in a rapidly changing business environment

Disruption is the new normal. Are you creating or reacting?

The Art of Leadership

Today’s leaders face a pressure to innovate—or else perish—unlike any other time in history. Advances in social, mobile 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 Wahl’s entertaining and invigorating Art of Leadership presentation paints a compelling new portrait for what the successful leaders of tomorrow will look like. He 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. Erik’s presentation stretches traditional assumptions on leadership. The end results include:

  • innovative solutions to further your organization 
  • attracting and engaging quality employees 
  • new efficiencies and the end of detrimental redundancies

Growth and comfort cannot co-exist. When leaders come from a place of authenticity, curiosity, exploration and purpose, this leads to more meaningful connections among team members and with clients and customers—and ultimately, a more profitable organization. An engaged employee equals an engaged customer.


UNthink is the signature keynote experience from Erik’s best-selling book. It is dynamic multi-media keynote experience specifically designed to challenge audiences to achieve superior levels of performance. It will inspire them to let go of their traditional thought patterns and better understand how to create disruptive strategies of innovation. Creativity is in all of us. We simply need to rediscover the keys that will unlock our untapped potential. UNthink will unleash organizational excellence and help your audience better understand that they are all capable of so much more than they have been conditioned to believe.

The Art of Vision

The Art of Vision is a one-of-a-kind program designed to challenge organizations to discover their untapped potential. The format is fast-paced, entertaining, and full of surprises. No matter what kind of organization—from small companies to large corporations—employees at all levels will better embrace the future by becoming more innovative, more productive and ultimately more profitable. This 45-60 minute multi-media keynote experience is ideally suited to open or close your meeting on a dynamic high note.

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