Books and Recommended Reading


Kirk’s latest book – Be a Better Leader NOW! is a “how-to” book for managers and leaders that will dramatically improve your leadership effectiveness.

His work has been featured in Woman’s World magazine, PBS, and newspapers around the globe. Stephen R. Covey praised Kirk as ‘edifying and inspiring.’ The Happiness Factor is published in 13 countries.

Books by Kirk Wilkinson

Be a Better Leader NOW!

This is the definitive book on how to be a better leader. Kirk provides keen insight on powerful skills that you can use immediately to dramatically improve your leadership effectiveness.  Available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle

The Happiness Factor

In this international best-selling book Kirk teaches that you practical real-world skills that will help you bee happy regardless of your circumstances. Available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle

I AM STRONG!

This book introduces I AM STRONG as a formula to build your self-worth, self-esteem and self-confidence. You will also learn how to overcome your negative past. Available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

The TRUST Advantage

The formula to develop trust and build a culture of trust as a competitive differentiator. Coming soon.

The Optimist's Advantage

Optimists are more successful, deal with change better and make more money and have an advantage. Coming soon.

You are Worth It!

Coming soon. The powerful formula to learn how to overcome feelings of inadequacy and find your true worth.

Recommended Reading and Publications

Getting to Yes - Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Roger Fisher and William Ury

Strategic Negotiation - Effective Business Negotiation

Brian J. Dietmeyer with Rob Kaplan

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R. Covey

Keynotes and Programs


Kirk gave his first paid speech in 1987 and since then has been wowing audiences with his dynamic and engaging style and his insightful approach. Kirk has given more than 4000 presentations in more than 30 countries around the globe.

“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

 “Jammed packed inspiration. I learned so much and I was motivated to become my best self.” Laura Blanco – Real Estate Attorney

“Absolutely fantastic. Kirk wowed the audience. He was fun, dynamic and powerful. Months later Kirk’s presentation is still talked about!” D. Brooks – General Therapeutics

“Kirk is an amazing speaker. We will have him back over and over again.” S. Vanhoogstraat – Edward Jones

The TRUST Advantage

Trust drives business. Without it companies with great products and great strategies can fail. In this keynote or workshop Kirk will share a powerful formula to create and maintain a high level of trust. Research has shown that trust can have a direct impact on the bottom line. As trust goes up costs go down. As trust goes up so does employee satisfaction, innovation, creativity while sick days and conflict diminish.

The Optimist’s Advantage

In this program Kirk will share the key skills to become an optimist or to become more optimistic. These are real-world practical skills that can be implemented immediately.

Learn how optimism can become a key competitive differentiator and have a positive impact your organization.

Great by Design: Principles of Exceptional Leadership

With more than 30 years leadership experience and more than 2000 hours of one-on-one interviews with CEOs and Small Business Owners, Kirk shares that insight with 13 practical, real-world skills that differentiate great leaders from good leaders. Whether in a keynote or workshop format Kirk will help your executives, managers and employees become exceptional leaders.

Break Free – Achieve Greatness!

We all have things that hold us back. In this program Kirk will share a simple yet powerful formula to overcome feelings of inadequacy and reach your full potential.

Keynotes and Programs


Kirk gave his first paid speech in 1987 and since then has been wowing audiences with his dynamic and engaging style and his insightful approach. Kirk has given more than 4000 presentations in more than 30 countries around the globe.

“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

 “Jammed packed inspiration. I learned so much and I was motivated to become my best self.” Laura Blanco – Real Estate Attorney

“Absolutely fantastic. Kirk wowed the audience. He was fun, dynamic and powerful. Months later Kirk’s presentation is still talked about!” D. Brooks – General Therapeutics

“Kirk is an amazing speaker. We will have him back over and over again.” S. Vanhoogstraat – Edward Jones

The TRUST Advantage

Trust drives business. Without it companies with great products and great strategies can fail. In this keynote or workshop Kirk will share a powerful formula to create and maintain a high level of trust. Research has shown that trust can have a direct impact on the bottom line. As trust goes up costs go down. As trust goes up so does employee satisfaction, innovation, creativity while sick days and conflict diminish.

The Optimist’s Advantage

In this program Kirk will share the key skills to become an optimist or to become more optimistic. These are real-world practical skills that can be implemented immediately.

Learn how optimism can become a key competitive differentiator and have a positive impact your organization.

Great by Design: Principles of Exceptional Leadership

With more than 30 years leadership experience and more than 2000 hours of one-on-one interviews with CEOs and Small Business Owners, Kirk shares that insight with 13 practical, real-world skills that differentiate great leaders from good leaders. Whether in a keynote or workshop format Kirk will help your executives, managers and employees become exceptional leaders.

Break Free – Achieve Greatness!

We all have things that hold us back. In this program Kirk will share a simple yet powerful formula to overcome feelings of inadequacy and reach your full potential.

Keynotes and Programs


Kirk gave his first paid speech in 1987 and since then has been wowing audiences with his dynamic and engaging style and his insightful approach. Kirk has given more than 4000 presentations in more than 30 countries around the globe.

“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

 “Jammed packed inspiration. I learned so much and I was motivated to become my best self.” Laura Blanco – Real Estate Attorney

“Absolutely fantastic. Kirk wowed the audience. He was fun, dynamic and powerful. Months later Kirk’s presentation is still talked about!” D. Brooks – General Therapeutics

“Kirk is an amazing speaker. We will have him back over and over again.” S. Vanhoogstraat – Edward Jones

The TRUST Advantage

Trust drives business. Without it companies with great products and great strategies can fail. In this keynote or workshop Kirk will share a powerful formula to create and maintain a high level of trust. Research has shown that trust can have a direct impact on the bottom line. As trust goes up costs go down. As trust goes up so does employee satisfaction, innovation, creativity while sick days and conflict diminish.

The Optimist’s Advantage

In this program Kirk will share the key skills to become an optimist or to become more optimistic. These are real-world practical skills that can be implemented immediately.

Learn how optimism can become a key competitive differentiator and have a positive impact your organization.

Great by Design: Principles of Exceptional Leadership

With more than 30 years leadership experience and more than 2000 hours of one-on-one interviews with CEOs and Small Business Owners, Kirk shares that insight with 13 practical, real-world skills that differentiate great leaders from good leaders. Whether in a keynote or workshop format Kirk will help your executives, managers and employees become exceptional leaders.

Break Free – Achieve Greatness!

We all have things that hold us back. In this program Kirk will share a simple yet powerful formula to overcome feelings of inadequacy and reach your full potential.

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