Erik C. Wahl

Erik C. Wahl

Warhol of Wall Street, the Renoir of ROI, the Picasso of Productivity, He is Erik Wahl: internationally recognized graffiti artist, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist. who redefines the term "keynote speaker." Erik's on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging organizations toward profitability through innovations and superior levels of performance, leaving behind his prized artwork as a reminder of his passion for breakthrough thinking. As the bestselling author of UNTHINK, his 2017 new book release "THE SPARK AND THE GRIND: Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity" presents a new approach to embracing practice of creativity in business and everyday life.

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Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, best selling author and entrepreneur, He redefines the term "keynote speaker." Pulling from his history as both a businessman and an artist, he has grown to become one of the most sought-after corporate speakers available today. Erik's on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging organizations toward profitability through innovations and superior levels of performance. His list of clients includes AT&T, Disney, London School of Business, Microsoft, FedEx, Exxon Mobil, Ernst & Young, and XPrize; Erik has even been featured as a TED presenter. The responses received have been nothing short of incredible, with standing ovations to prove it.

Erik's understanding of vision was originally born in the school of disappointment. After a eight-year career as a partner in a corporate firm, he became frustrated by the lack of innovative thought and corresponding profits he saw in business. So he set out to challenge companies to change their way of thinking, while simultaneously pursuing his own individual passions. He rediscovered his love for art, and now plays in the business world by working through his art.

Erik's bestselling business book UNTHINK was hailed by Forbes Magazine as THE blueprint to actionable creativity and by Fast Company Magazine as Provocative with a Purpose. In his forthcoming book: THE SPARK AND THE GRIND: Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity (Spring, 2017) he argues that success now depends on being able to harness creativity AND discipline. Erik believes that creativity has two faces: the spark of inspiration and the grind of following through to make that idea a reality. It's destined to be another best-seller.

In the past 10 years, he has shared his incredible message with the largest and most influential companies in the world, leaving behind his prized artwork as a reminder of his passion for breakthrough thinking. He's the Warhol of Wall Street, the Renoir of ROI, the Picasso of Productivity, the Jobs of...well, having a Job.

He is Erik Wahl: graffiti artist, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

    "Your incredible message was truly an inspiration to our center."

    - MD Anderson Cancer Center

    "Mind expanding!"

    - Mass Mutual

    "Your presentation was an outstanding contribution to our conference. Your rating in both subject matter and presentation style were some of our highest ratings ever."

    - Healthcare Financial Management Assn

    "I have been waiting 9 years for our keynote speaker to receive the kind of standing ovation you received at our National Meeting. You made a lasting impression."

    - National Institute Case Management, Inc.