Erikan
Erikan
Int'l Speaker | Community Architect | Global Brand Expert

Discover your power.

manifest unthinkable opportunities.

I’m Erikan Obotetukudo - internationally touring jazz musician turned #1 salesperson at Linkedin and strategic partner to future building brands. As an acclaimed keynote speaker, I help people and audiences discover their power, express themselves authentically, and build global influence that yields unimaginable opportunities. 

Combining almost 20 years of musical performance, sales, and brand building, I've worked with IKEA, NowThis, Entrepreneur Media and more to inspire millions and emphasize the power of confidence, storytelling, culture, and community to drive the future we all want to see. 

Trusted By:

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“Powerful combo of testimony & wisdom”

“We need more messages like this for all”

“Practical steps to make a difference”


my style:

INFECTIOUS ENERGY.

COMEDIC STORYTELLING. 

ACTIONABLE TRANSFORMATION.

Audacity.

TOPICS:

Networking | Building Communities | Personal Branding & Linkedin | Global Entrepreneurship | Int’l Business Expansion | Sales Best Practices | Job-Hunting & Career Navigation | Cross-Cultural Leadership Practices | Competitive Advantage Discovery | Public Speaking


“the energy”:

TED

"The Power in Your Name"

Everyone has a name. Our names tell dynamic stories about our past, present and future. Behind every name lies context to a person's world view, challenges and ambitions. As multicultural and emerging communities increasingly influence tech, art, business, and thought globally, our "hard to pronounce," "strange," "too long" names will be more prevalent and crucial to embrace. I encourage all of us to recognize and pronounce all people's names. They tell us a lot about our futures. >> Watch Full TED Talk.

IKEA

Watch what 2.5 MILLION people are talking about.

I partnered with Ikea and NowThis on a commercial featuring KIN in their "Made It Series." They used my concept pitch and I also starred in it. >> See Viral Commercial.

 

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AMERICA NEEDS YOU @ JP Morgan

"Let’s reimagine networking as community building"

I gave a workshop for America Needs You, a mentorship program for first generation college students, called "Reimagine Networking." During this interactive workshop, all 400+ of us unpacked our fears of networking, ways to be our true selves when meeting people, how to add value and foster rich relationships, and exclusive Linkedin hacks to network from home.

TESTIMONY: "It was beautiful to see so many of the fellows light up when you spoke about being proud of your origins and fully owning your story."

>> More testimonies. 


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