The Spark and the Grind
Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity
“I’m in the business of creating disruptive strategies—of creating breakthrough pockets of innovation,” says speaker Erik Wahl. An internationally recognized graffiti artist and bestselling author of The Spark and the Grind, Wahl’s focus is on unlocking the creative genius within us all. His dynamic multimedia presentations are motivational, instructive, and flat-out fun to watch.
Erik Wahl is an artist, author, and entrepreneur who has become one of the most sought-after speakers on the corporate lecture circuit. He is the author of new book The Spark and the Grind: Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity as well as Unchain the Elephant: Reframe Your Thinking to Unleash Your Potential, a guide to rediscovering our inner creativity and passion. His previous book, Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius, was selected by CEO Reads as the #1 Business Book of the Year. “Unthink will catapult you forward to unlock and unleash your creative genius,” says Ken Blanchard, bestselling co-author of The One Minute Manager. “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.”
Wahl has been a keynote speaker for AT&T, Disney, London School of Business, Microsoft, FedEx, Exxon Mobil, Ernst & Young, and XPrize, among many others. His artwork has raised millions of dollars for charities.
“Over the past 10 years, the Executive Officers Club has hired over 100 of the most respected speakers throughout corporate America. In all those years, I don’t recall any speaker ever receiving the incredible accolades that you did. Your message was right on target.”Executive Officers Club
“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.”NBC
“The standing ovation you received was heartfelt and well warranted.”State Farm
UNthink is the signature keynote experience from Erik’s bestselling book. It is dynamic multimedia keynote experience specifically designed to challenge audiences to achieve superior levels of performance. It will inspire them to let go of their traditional thought patterns and better understand how to create disruptive strategies of innovation. Creativity is in all of us. We simply need to rediscover the keys that will unlock our untapped potential. UNthink will unleash organizational excellence and help your audience better understand that they are all capable of so much more than they have been conditioned to believe.
The best sustainable edge in business is the ability to differentiate yourself from your competition. Through this entertaining and highly practical program, we will uncover new ways to make your organization more creative, innovative and profitable, but more so, help your employees see the need to become better storytellers within and for your company and industry.
This program is an innovative training experience featuring a short-film that challenges you to discover that no matter what you do, you are an artist. By digging deeper into your own unique talents, you will be inspired to take the next steps to achieve breakthrough levels of success. Join Erik Wahl as he helps you redefine your art, equips you with the tools to become more productive, and unleashes your creativity.