Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, # 1 best selling 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 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 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.
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 workingthrough his art.
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
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“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 to grow your dreams and challenge your traditional thought patterns to achieve excellence in both business and in life."
Purchase your very own copy of the best-selling book UNthink and have it personally signed by Erik following his keynote.
-Ken Blanchard, bestselling co-author of THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER and RAVING FAN
Deanne Bell is a globetrotting engineer, science television host, and a girl that loves her power tools.
She received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to becoming a TV host, she designed opto-mechanics for military aircraft sensors in Los Angeles and worked as a senior application engineer for a software startup in Boston.
In 2006, Deanne took her first job in television, as a co-host for the Peabody Award winning children’s series, Design Squad.
Determined to inspire a new generation of innovators and engineers, Deanne set out to bring her passion for science to primetime television, swapping her full-time cubicle for a full-time production studio.
Whether it’s a show about sports, history, home improvement, or straight-up experiments on TV, she loves to bring science into everyday conversation. Her television hosting credits include ESPN’s “Rise Up”, National Geographic’s “The Egyptian Job”, DIY Network’s “Money Hunters”, and perhaps the most adrenaline-packed of them all, Discovery Channel’s “Smash Lab”.
When Deanne’s not crunching numbers on TV, she seeks out global travel and outdoor adventure. She has hiked to the base of Mt. Everest, cycled from Seattle to Los Angeles, and backpacked solo throughout Asia.
She defies all stereotypes of what a typical engineer should be and speaks candidly about her journey - without a pocket protector.