Erik Wahl

Erik Wahl

The Art of Vision

Internationally recognized artist, TED speaker, and bestselling author, Erik Wahl’s keynote experience creates a dynamic, multi-dimensional metaphor for how to systematically embrace innovation and risk. His message is that disruption is the new normal and businesses must embrace creativity in a wholesale fashion, or risk being left behind. He leaves audiences and organizations inspired to be increasingly agile and outlines how to use disruption as a competitive advantage.

Wahl started challenging companies to change their way of thinking after discovering, early on in his career, that organizations where the mental discipline of creativity was encouraged did exponentially better than those that did not make innovation a priority. Today, his list of clients includes AT&T, Disney, London School of Business, Microsoft, FedEx, Exxon Mobil, Ernst & Young, and XPrize.

Wahl’s new book, The Spark and the Grind, activates the essential components of translating ideas into action. His previous book, a bestseller called Unthink, was hailed by Forbes as “the blueprint to actionable creativity”, and by Fast Company as “provocative with a purpose”.


UnThink

Somehow we’ve come to believe that creativity is reserved for the chosen few: the poets, the painters, the writers. The truth is bigger and better than that. Creativity is in all of us. We simply need to rediscover the keys that will unlock our potential. UNthink is the keynote experience that will push members of your organization beyond their traditional thought patterns and habitual levels of performance. UNthink will inspire audiences to realize they are capable of so much more than they have been led to believe.

The UNthink program helps reframe your organization’s thinking so that new creative actions become possible. Learning how to UNthink will inject your daily grind with new passion, allowing employees to see how the organization wants and needs all of their talents and energies, not just the ones they’ve been using so far. You’ll begin the process of rethinking your life as a blank canvas of limitless opportunity on which to create your masterpiece.

This program will allow your organization to:

  • 1. Step outside convention to discover new and unexpected solutions to business challenges
  • 2. Challenge pre-conceived notions about what’s possible
  • 3. UNthink your way to increased creativity, productivity and passion

The Art of Leadership

As the landscape for business continues to change, Leaders need to foster a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions to stay ahead of the game. This requires solutions that revive stagnant markets or completely reinvent the competitive dynamics of an industry. Disruptive thinking is about fostering a culture of innovation leadership that provides the framework and motivation to generate those strategies and execute those solutions. It is an essential skill for any business leader, from a small start-up to a global corporation, with the desire to transform organizational processes and behaviors, and ask, “Why hadn’t we ever thought about our business and culture this way before?”

The Art of Vision

Your best sustainable edge is being better at mastering change and innovation than your competition. Wahl’s Signature keynote, The Art of Vision is an entertaining and highly practical program that uncovers new ways to make your organization more creative, more productive and ultimately, more profitable. This 45-60 minute multi-media format is ideally suited to open or close your meeting on a dynamic high note.

Discovering Your Untapped Potential

This fast paced and highly interactive 90-minute workshop is designed to provide specific strategies to unleash personal and professional achievement through creativity. By exploring techniques to stretch our minds, audiences will uncover new methods to solve old problems, discover new opportunities, and ultimately differentiate themselves from their competition. This program is ideally suited as a follow up for audiences who have already experienced Wahl’s Art of Vision keynote.

Shift Happens: Constant Creativity Through Chaos

Erik 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.

Audiences will learn:

  • How to embrace disruption and resiliency.
  • How chaos can create opportunities for innovation.
  • How to differentiate themselves from the competition.
  • How to amplify your unique value proposition.
  • How to shift to habits that fortify our mindset.

As a bonus, each audience member can be given access to the digital bundle, I Am Artist. This short film and workbook offer an innovative way to dig deeper into your own unique talents. After using these tools, past participants have seen improvements in their R&D, discovered new keys to profitability, and seen more engagement from their workers.

Disruption = Innovation

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

Audiences will learn:

  • How to adopt a growth mindset.
  • How a beginner’s mind leads to discovery.
  • How to overcome fear and achieve peak performance.
  • Dynamic intelligence.
  • Navigating ambiguity.
  • Divergent thinking.

As a bonus, each audience member can be given access to the digital bundle, I Am Artist. This short film and workbook offer an innovative way to dig deeper into your own unique talents. After using these tools, past participants have seen improvements in their R&D, discovered new keys to profitability, and seen more engagement from their workers.

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 virtual presentation, Erik Wahl discusses how to leverage your digital and human capital to emerge stronger and more authentically than ever before.

Audiences will learn:

  • Purpose, passion, and performance.
  • How to humanize your brand in a digital future.
  • How to amplify trust to build authenticity.
  • How to drive a new competitive narrative.

As a bonus, each audience member can be given access to the digital bundle, I Am Artist. This short film and workbook offer an innovative way to dig deeper into your own unique talents. After using these tools, past participants have seen improvements in their R&D, discovered new keys to profitability, and seen more engagement from their workers.