• Fee: $4,000-$7,000
  • Topics: Leadership, Team Building, Goals, Life Balance, Management, Organizational Happiness
  • Industry specialties: banking, real estate, high tech, direct sales, hospitality
  • Travels from: AZ

Kirk Wilkinson

Does your group or organization need a boost? Are you looking to
create a sustainable and powerful competitive advantage?
Are you looking for dynamic and memorable speaker that
provides real motivation, humor and practical
skills without all the hype?

If so, then Kirk Wilkinson is the perfect choice for your keynote, breakout or training program.

"Kirk Wilkinson presented an outstanding program. One of the things that I judge whether the presentation was good is how memorable it was. Kirk was remarkably memorable. He had an excellent outline, great personal stories as examples, and everyone loved it. He was authentic and believable - very enjoyable.”Kitty Wiemelt – President of the Arizona Chapter of the National Speakers Association.

Walt Disney once said, “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” That’s exactly what happened to Kirk Wilkinson. Having been abandoned by his mother in his youth, laid off and re-hired by the same company three times, experienced personal and financial setbacks, and having survived cancer – twice, Kirk knows what it is like to be kicked in the teeth and why it can indeed be the best thing for you.

Kirk is the author of the bestselling book, The Happiness Factor: How to be Happy No Matter What! His work has been featured in national media, including The Montel Williams Show, Woman’s World Magazine, PBS, National Public Radio, and major U.S. newspapers. Stephen Covey, author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, has praised Kirk’s book as “edifying and inspiring.” The Happiness Factor is published in 13 countries.

As an acclaimed speaker, author and seminar leader Kirk has thrilled audiences around the world with his engaging, inspirational and motivational style.

He has helped hundreds of companies and thousands of people learn the secrets of self-motivation, find greater satisfaction, eliminate stress, and increase the bottom line. Kirk creates memorable, actionable and distinct sessions that receive rave reviews.

His expertise as a dynamic and captivating speaker is in demand by professional associations, corporations and other organizations worldwide.
Kirk’s high energy, high quality programs empower participants with practical, real-world “how-to” principles and techniques that brings a greater ability to face challenges and obstacles, overcome depression, eliminate stress and find satisfaction.

Kirk’s most popular topics:

All titles can be a keynote, 90 minute workshop or ½ day seminar. Kirk customizes each presentation to meet your objectives and the needs of your audience.

Happiness: Your Company’s new competitive edge
Create a powerful competitive edge for your company by learning and empowering happiness strategies at all levels of your organization. Backed by science but presented by Kirk Wilkinson in a compelling, dynamic, uplifting and humorous style.
Learn what great companies like Virgin Airlines, KPMG, Catholic Healthcare West and Zappos have learned to create the most enduring competitive edge: Happiness!

  • Improve the top and bottom line
  • Increase employee productivity and creativity
  • Negotiate better deals
  • Close more sales
  • Reduce sick days
  • Improve customer satisfaction

Cultivating Optimism – How to stay positive in tough times
This interactive workshop is one of Kirk’s signature presentations where you will learn why optimists are better negotiators, close more deals, take fewer sick days, are more creative, more productive and are better employees. In this moving and touching session you will learn the skills of optimism and how to rise above negativity and how to handle any challenge.

You and your employees will learn:

  • The secret of self-worth and self-esteem
  • How to dream and achieve those dreams by thinking small
  • How to live drama free
  • The Hero Factor – to go from victim to hero in 90 seconds
  • Redefining failure as a key to success
  • Many more power full skills to become an optimist

Be a Leader: Envision, Engage, Enable and Energize your teams!
While leadership isn’t about fun it shouldn’t be hard. Self-sustaining leadership is based on tried and true principles of leadership that have a profound impact on the individuals you work with. Don’t think that leadership is a title, a position or a job. Learn the art of self-sustaining leadership that makes all the difference.

What You Will Learn
You will learn the proven formula of true leadership that creates a leadership culture through the five “Es” of self-sustaining leadership:

  • Envision,
  • Engage,
  • Enable,
  • Energize, and
  • Ensure.

With these five principles you will create a leadership culture that reduces your workload, empowers your workforce and increases your profit.

The Business of In-Sight!
Overcoming destructive thought patterns
Negative thinking can destroy teams, products, projects and even companies. Learn to identify and resolve negative thinking patterns to develop In-Sight – the ability to create positive thinking habits that create team interdependency.

In this workshop you will learn seven negative thinking patterns and habits and how to cure them. This is a fun, dynamic, and powerful workshop.

The Happiness Factor – six strategies to create a happier workforce!
In this signature keynote and workshop Kirk will share how to be happy regardless of your circumstances. You will learn how to create happiness instead of just waiting for it to happen. Learn how to create a happier work force. Happy employees are better employees that:

  • Take fewer sick days
  • Are more productive, creative, and capable
  • Handle change and drama better
  • Are better negotiators and close more deals

 Cultivating H.O.P.E. - Happiness, Optimism, Peace and Emotional Freedom
This half or full day workshop encompasses a full range of skills that will help you, your organization, your team or company rise above the daily grind, become your best self and get rid of emotional baggage that weighs you down. Because a team is a collection of individuals each person's trauma, drama and turmoil affects the entire team. Learn to overcome adversity and be at peace. You will be amazed at the personal and organizational transformation that is created by through this workshop.

  • Cultivating H.O.P.E. is a customized workshop for each company, association or organization. If you are looking for a way to motivate your group and help them learn life-long skills that enable them to be their best then this workshop is for you.

Committing to Your Goals and How to Stay Motivated!
This is meant for any organization that has goals and objectives. In this program you will learn how to stay committed to goals that are set for you. You will also learn that setting the right goals is more important than your ability to achieve them. Included in this program are ten ways to stay motivated.

  • Learn how to set the right goals for the right reasons
  • Learn how to be motivated to do the things you don’t want to do
  • Learn skills to define, act and excel at achieving your goals
  • Find out why your strengths are your greatest guide to success

Other keynote and workshop topics:

  • Live Your Life on Purpose
  • You are Worth it! How to Grow your Self-worth.
  • Don’t Let the Past Ruin Your Day! From victim to hero in 90 seconds
  • Forgiving in the workplace
  • Learn to Love what you do!
  • The Power of Intention
  • Learn the Power of Laughter