Erik Wahl

Erik Wahl

Categories: Best-selling Authors | CEOs | Entrepreneurship & SME | Innovation, Change & Creativity | Leadership | Motivation

Travels from San Diego, California, USA

Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, author and keynote speaker that creates art in realtime while also talking to his audience about business.

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. He has been regarded as “The Warhol of Wall Street, the Renoir of ROI, The Picasso of Productivity, the Jobs of … Well, Jobs.”

Erik 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.

On stage, Erik 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. 

Erik Wahl’s 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.”

Inspired by street art, Erik Wahl 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. Wahl’s keynote is where his passion for business growth and art converge into a fascinating performance.

Speaking Topics
Constant Creativity through the Covid Chaos - “shift happens”

Erik helps audiences to reframe change, embrace the positive, and leverage their creativity. 

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 how to put a structure in place so that innovation can find its way. 


UNthink will inspire audiences to realize they are capable of so much more than they have been led to believe.

The Art of Vision

Erik Wahl will uncover new ways to make your organization more creative, innovative and profitable and help your employees see the need to become better storytellers within and for your company and industry. 

The Art of Leadership

Erik Wahl inspires audiences to shed old ways of thinking and “business as usual” processes that are outdated, inefficient and detrimental to productivity. 

SAAC 2018 Keynote Speaker Erik Wahl Artist

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