Everyone Has a Wooden Leg
Born without a fibula, Erik overcame his disability to become one of Hollywood’s most popular comedic actors. He is now speaking to audiences across the country, telling his poignant and often humorous personal story of overcoming obstacles and persevering, even when the odds are stacked against you.
Why Book Erik?
Often just the thought of a conference or meeting puts people to sleep. Any professional speaker can give a lecture, but very few have an amazing personal story and a background in comedy. Actor, comedic actor and speaker Erik Stolhanske brings both. His presentation can be tailored to your theme.
Research shows that humor can help people stay focused and retain new information. As a founding member of the Broken Lizard comedy group, Erik uses his storytelling skills to make your group laugh and learn.
Whatever your overall goals – increasing sales, improving morale, motivating your team or just having some fun – Erik Stolhanske can take your event to the next level by:
- Generating excitement for your event, conference or meeting
- Stimulating creativity with high-impact content
- Entertaining, enlightening and encouraging your group with stories everyone can relate to
If you’re looking for a speaker who inspires, Erik Stolhanske has just the profound impact you’re looking for.
Foolish Perseverance: How a Kid with a Wooden Leg Took on Tinseltown
Uplifting and humorous, Erik puts his phenomenal storytelling skills to work, captivating the audience with his story of how a boy from Minnesota, born without a fibula, went on to star in one of the most popular comedies of the decade. Through setbacks and times when his disability seemed to get in the way of his goals, Erik never gave up.
“Pursue your dreams stubbornly. Allow yourself to get knocked down — then dust yourself off and get back up again, and again, and again.”
Erik has inspired thousands of people at colleges, veteran hospitals, and corporations. He continues to instill hope, and most importantly, make his audience laugh. “Erik served as a living reminder of how leadership agility and adaptability are key indicators of a company’s (and our employees’ personal) success. We appreciate the humor – and real-world advice and experience – that he shared with our team. I would recommend his services highly,” said Keith Gregory, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Cox Communications.
“Although you may not have prosthetic body parts, everyone has a “wooden leg” of some kind. I’m living proof that once you realize that your ‘wooden leg,’ whatever it may be, is really just in your head, that’s when you can stay true to yourself, pursue your dreams with foolish perseverance, and truly achieve success in life — whatever that may mean to you.”