Audiences are thrilled, motivated and inspired. Kirk’s practical down to earth approach, engaging style, and insight on leadership and personal development motivate and inspire you. He brings real solutions to real world problems - Having twice battled and survived cancer, overcome financial, career and relationship challenges - Kirk delivers high energy and life-changing events that are filled with thought-provoking insights and practical solutions to create effective leaders, engaged employees and find greater satisfaction and live your dreams! Always passionate, energetic and often humorous, Kirk will add a dimension of professionalism, inspiration and motivation to your event.
Kirk specializes in helping companies create a powerful competitive differentiator for any market, any industry and any economy.
"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 – Author of Laid Off – Don’t Stress! How to get from mad to glad! and President of the National Speakers Association – Arizona Chapter
I can’t say enough about Kirk as a speaker …. His story telling ability and great sense of humor brought positive energy back into the room after every break. I will definitely ask Kirk to speak again!
Elke Reichart – Vice President, Hewlett Packard
Edifying and inspiring!
Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
Kirk is the international bestselling author of two books, The Happiness Factor and I AM STRONG! Look for his new book The TRUST Factor in 2014. His work has been featured in national media, including the Montel William's Show, Woman's World Magazine, PBS, National Public Radio and major U.S. Newspapers. The Happiness Factor is published in more than 12 countries.
Kirk exudes enthusiasm, personality and motivation
Kirk is a fantastic speaker that captivates his audiences with real-life experiences, humor and inspiring content that will empower you to be happy, achieve greater results, be successful and find greater purpose and meaning in all you do.
Powerful life-changing Sessions
Great by Design – Force Multipliers of Leadership Greatness
Learn strategies and skills that accelerate, multiply and improve leadership effectiveness
As a keynote, workshop or seminar Kirk will share insights from more than 2000 hours of one-on-one interviews with CEOs and Small Business Owners. Your audience will learn how to get the biggest return on strategies such as Return on Discipline, Return on Optimism, Return on Trust and many more.
The TRUST Factor
Learn why trust is the most essential factor in effective leadership and in business
In this keynote, workshop or seminar your audience will learn a powerful formula to create and maintain a high degree of trust as the most essential aspect of effective leadership. Using a simple yet insightful formula: T.R.U.S.T. your audience will walk away with real-world practical skills that will enable them to build a culture of trust within their organization.
The Optimist's Advantage – Creating a Powerful Competitive Differentiator
Learn the skills of optimism to create a powerful and profitable competitive differentiator
As a keynote, workshop or seminar your audience will learn the keys skills to develop optimism. Optimists make the best employees, they are more creative, they handle change better and they help their colleagues more. Kirk delivers real skills you can use immediately to improve your morale, productivity and creativity.
Intrinsic Leadership – Building a Self-Sustaining Leadeship Culture
Learn the V.A.L.U.E. Based formula of Leadership from the Inside Out!
As a keynote, workshop or seminar your audience will be inspired to learn how their gifts, talents and strengths can combine to create a self-sustaining leadership culture. A culture where each individual is a leader and self-motivated.
More than 22 personal development topics to choose from
Kirk can customize a presentation or workshop to meet the unique needs of your event or audience
With more than 20 years as a professional speaker Kirk has a vast library of topics to draw from to create a unique and memorable experience for your audience.
Tired of being bored and forgetting the speaker the minute they finish? Let Kirk energize your audience and make it actionable, memorable, funny and inspiring
Kirk’s custom presentations are available as:
Keynotes, Half-day, Full Day or Multi-Day Events.
What Clients Say
Jammed packed inspiration. Encouraging and insightful. I won’t forget this for a long time to come. Shilo Richins – Allstate Insurance
Kirk is the best speaker we have ever had. We will have him back again and again. Scott Vanhoogstraat – Edward Jones
Kirk’s presentation on Cultivating Optimism is one of the best I have heard. Our sales teams are still talking about it months later. Kirk is just fantastic. Dan Brooks – General Therapeutics
I can’t say enough about Kirk as a speaker and meeting facilitator. His story telling ability and great sense of humor brought positive energy back into the room after every break. His skill and ability to communicate and manage a global audience helped us achieve a higher level of effectiveness throughout the entire meeting.
I will definitely ask Kirk to speak again and lead our next meeting
Elke Reichart – Vice President, Hewlett Packard
Destination Hotels and Resorts, Sanofi-Aventis, Dorian International, Hewlett Packard, SAP, Motorola, Coca-Cola, General Therapeutics
Fidelity National Title, Arizona Dept. of Corrections, Oracle, Dupont, Comerica Bank, Adobe, Capital One, Option 1 Nutrition, Fresh Start for Women
If you want the best speaker that will listen and create a great event for you –
Praise for The Happiness Factor
The Happiness Factor teaches us that being happy or not is a choice and not a consequence or reaction to circumstance. We can always have the power to rise above our emotions and fly. Edifying and inspiring!
Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
No matter what challenges you are facing - in your relationships, career, business or life – The Happiness Factor is bound to help you live a more rewarding, joyful and happy life. Buy it, read it, live it!
Margie Warrell - Coach, Speaker and
Author of "Find Your Courage! Unleash Your Full
Potential and Live the Life You Really Want"
"Life is full of complex decisions, tough negotiations, and important conflicts. In "The Happiness Factor", Kirk Wilkinson provides a powerful way of successfully managing these challenges through a fresh and insightful approach to developing and sustaining personal happiness."
Jeff Weiss, founding partner of Vantage Partners, LLC and past member of the Harvard Negotiation Project.
Happy people are healthier, have more energy and radiate beauty from the inside out. Kirk Wilkinson empowers each of us to be happy and fulfilled in any situation and any circumstance. You will love this book!
Cynthia Rowland Creator of Facial Magic
You don't need to wait for anything or anyone else to be happy. You can be happy right now! Read and use this book to learn how
Michele Harris, M.Ed, Licensed Professional Counselor
'What an inspirational, encouraging, and practical, book! Turning the P-E-A-S-E-F-U-L framework toward the workplace; imagine how much more productive, creative, and collaborative we could be in business if we operated from a level of trust & self propelled happiness? Let's all read this book and find out!
Carrie Welles – Vice President Think! Inc and Board Member, Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA)