Erik Wahl

Graffiti artist, best selling author, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Unthink-Rediscover-Your-Creative-Genius-Hardcover-P9780770434007As an internationally recognized graffiti artist, and a #1 best selling business author, Erik 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 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 TEDpresenter. The responses received have been nothing short of incredible, with standing ovations to prove it.

“Erik Wahl’s UNTHINK is Creative Detox at the highest level.  It’s a kick in the pants that will send you sailing out of the box — back to “beginner’s mind,” to child-like courage, to that place of play where all wonderful work originates.  Erik Wahl is a force of nature.  UNTHINK is his relentless, playful ethos in a bottle.  I love the concept, I love the title. Five Un-Stars!” -Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of The War of Art and Turning Pro

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.

“UNTHINK will catapult you forward to unlock and unleash your creative genius. This thought provoking book is an extension of Erik Wahl’s electrifying keynote performance that will inspire you grow your dreams and challenge your traditional thought patterns to achieve excellence in both business and in life.” -Ken Blanchard, bestselling co-author of The One Minute Manager

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 ofROI, and the Picasso of Productivity.

“Erik Wahl has made creativity his life’s study. In the pages of UNTHINK, you’ll find inspiration for your own creative journey.  Even better, you’ll discover that you won’t have to travel far — the answers are all around you.” -Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell Is Human


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:

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

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