Kirk Wilkinson

Leadership and Executive Coach, Facilitator, Author
Aspiring Executives, C-suite, Directors, HR Leaders, Leaders, Managers, New Leaders, New Managers, Rising professionals, VP,

With a global reach that has touched boardrooms and breakrooms alike, Kirk Wilkinson stands as an authority in leadership and personal development. His passionate dedication has empowered individuals and organizations in over 30 countries, making him a sought-after figure in the arena of transformative change.


Kirk’s philosophy centers on “Practical Leadership”—a hands-on approach that delves beyond theories, honing in on the actionable steps leaders can take to amplify their impact and influence.


Whether speaking to a packed auditorium, a small group, or coaching one-on-one, Kirk’s engaging demeanor fosters an environment of trust and immersive learning. His credentials include three international bestsellers, showcasing his profound insights into leadership dynamics and human behavior.


Across industries ranging from tech giants to boutique hospitality, Kirk’s coaching prowess is evident. With over 7000 hours of coaching to his credit, he’s catalyzed transformation for global powerhouses like SAP, Microsoft, Bank of America, and Toyota.


Kirk’s career includes 32 years at Hewlett Packard managing diverse roles and spearheading strategic international partnerships.


An alumnus with a bachelor’s in computer science and legal studies from Whittier College School of Law, Kirk’s journey is also marked by his resilience as a two-time cancer survivor. When not imparting leadership wisdom, he’s savoring good food, cherishing family moments, or riding the waves on a sailboat.


I was once mugged in a Russian Monastery, lost in the Black Forest in Germany, and held at gun-point in the jungles of Yucatan, Mexico

CommunicationExecutive PresenceLeadership

The Power of Trust
Beyond Active Listening
Leading with Empathy
The Art of Diplomacy and Tact
Difficult Conversations
Making Stress Your Friend
The Art of Impactful Feedback
Create A Culture of Effective Leadership
Difficult Conversations
Optimistic Leadership
Making More Time for What Matters (Time Management)
Leading Virtual and Hybrid Teams
Making Stress Your Friend
Intentional Influence

Kirk Wilkinson
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