ERIK WAHL is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, number one bestselling author, and entrepreneur. Erik 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 onstage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging organizations toward profitability through innovation and superior levels of performance. His list of clients includes AT&T, Disney, the London School of Business, Microsoft, FedEx, ExxonMobil, Ernst & Young, and XPRIZE. Erik has even been featured as a presenter at TED, a conference bringing together people from three worlds—technology, entertainment, and design.
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.” Unthink was also named the 2013 “book of the year” by CEO Reads.
Erik’s understanding of vision was originally born in the school of disappointment. After an 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 sought-after graffiti artwork has raised millions of dollars for charity and can be seen hanging prominently in executive offices all over the world.