Episode #118: Rediscover your Creativity with Graffiti Artist & Keynoter Extraordinaire, Erik Wahl

October 3, 2018

Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, author, philanthropist 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.

In 2011, Wahl created a 10,000 square-foot Mona Lisa in a desert near Los Angeles. The following year, he was selected by TED as a speaker for the TED2012: Full Spectrum series. Wahl wrote the book Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius in 2013 which was named CEO Reads book of the year in 2013.

As of release, Erik is just days away from releasing his new book The Spark And The Grind: Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity which comes out on March 7.

Topics Discussed:

  • The beauty of long-haul flights
  • The Spark & The Grind (Erik’s New Book)
  • Why we are all creative
  • Art and expanded consciousness
  • Stepping back from linear thinking and not being afraid
  • How important the discipline of daily habit is to creativity
  • How to seek inspiration
  • The human connection
  • How to prime yourself for any performance (including stadium keynotes!)
  • What would you knew you could not fail?
  • Why balance between the right brain and left brain is necessary
  • Meditation and fitness
  • Being comfortable with being uncomfortable
  • 80s heavy metal bands (my fault!)

Show Notes:

1) Erik Art of Vision Website: www.theartofvision.com/

2) Erik New Book: https://amzn.to/2QzVEz5

3) Unthink book - https://amzn.to/2xk0K9X

4) Erik’s blog post about champions - www.linkedin.com/pulse/champions-…ersity-erik-wahl

5) Twitter: @ErikWahl

6) Facebook: www.facebook.com/iamerikwahl/

7) LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/meeterikwahl/

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About steve glaveski

Your host and occasional cybernetic organism, Steve Glaveski, is committed to helping people better navigate the growing uncertainty that technology change brings, in order to survive, thrive, create more value for the world and lead more fulfilling lives.

Steve is the CEO and co-founder of innovation accelerator Collective Campus, founder of children's entrepreneurship program Lemonade Stand, author of Amazon best-seller The Innovation Manager's Handbook and the Wiley book, Employee to Entrepreneur, investor in blockchain based fractional property investment platform Konkrete and is a keynote speaker and startup advisor.

When not fighting T-1000s Steve can be found in the gym, hiking, skating at the beach, attempting standup comedy, at a heavy metal show or socially lubricating at a whisky bar.

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