Waldo Waldman

  • “The Wingman,” Former Combat Decorated Fighter Pilot

Lt. Col. Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman - The Wingman – is a professional leadership speaker and author of the NY Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo.  He teaches organizations how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with their employees, partners, and customers while sharing his experiences as a combat decorated fighter pilot and businessman.  

Waldo believes that the key to building a culture of trust lies with your wingmen – the men and women in your life who help you to overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and achieve success. In business and life, you should never fly solo! The solution to winning when the heat is on lies in the ability of every wingman in your organization, regardless of their role, to support the team and be 100% committed to the mission.

Audiences connect with Waldo not only because of his extensive business background, but also because he truly speaks from the heart and has an infectious passion for helping people. He makes a striking parallel that is memorable and exciting and brings fighter-pilot energy into each engagement. Waldo’s captivating personal stories combined with dramatic jet fighter video footage and inspirational music will encourage you to prepare diligently for every mission, face challenges with courage, build more meaningful relationships, and maximize your potential both in business and in life.

Waldo is a graduate of the U.S Air Force Academy and also holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Behavior. A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), his clients include Hewlett Packard, New York Life, Nokia, Home Depot, Aflac, and Johnson & Johnson. Ranked one of the Top 40 under 40 Business Leaders in Georgia, he’s been featured on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Investor’s Business Daily, and the Harvard Business Review.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Performance, Leadership, Management, Motivation, Peak Performance, Sales, Teambuilding

  • Travels From:

    Georgia

  • Price:

    $15,000 - $20,000

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Waldo Waldman Never Fly Solo Demo 2015

Waldo Waldman - Motivational Speaker - Leadership Speaker

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Lt. Col. Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman - The Wingman – is a professional leadership speaker and author of the NY Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo.  He teaches organizations how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with their employees, partners, and customers while sharing his experiences as a combat decorated fighter pilot and businessman.  

Waldo believes that the key to building a culture of trust lies with your wingmen – the men and women in your life who help you to overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and achieve success. In business and life, you should never fly solo! The solution to winning when the heat is on lies in the ability of every wingman in your organization, regardless of their role, to support the team and be 100% committed to the mission.

Audiences connect with Waldo not only because of his extensive business background, but also because he truly speaks from the heart and has an infectious passion for helping people. He makes a striking parallel that is memorable and exciting and brings fighter-pilot energy into each engagement. Waldo’s captivating personal stories combined with dramatic jet fighter video footage and inspirational music will encourage you to prepare diligently for every mission, face challenges with courage, build more meaningful relationships, and maximize your potential both in business and in life.

Waldo is a graduate of the U.S Air Force Academy and also holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Behavior. A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), his clients include Hewlett Packard, New York Life, Nokia, Home Depot, Aflac, and Johnson & Johnson. Ranked one of the Top 40 under 40 Business Leaders in Georgia, he’s been featured on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Investor’s Business Daily, and the Harvard Business Review.

To book leadership speaker Waldo Waldman call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Wingman Leadership
How to Build a Culture of Courage in Business and Life

  • How can you instill a climate of ownership in your organization so that every person feels like they are accountable and responsible for its success?
  • What tools can you employ to motivate the members of your organization to focus on the mission rather than themselves?
  • How can you help create an organization where change and innovation are not met with fear, but embraced with courage and respected as a tool to beat the competition?

The key to building a high powered organization that encourages innovative thinking, loyalty to the mission, effective communication, and a relentless commitment to excellence lies with its leadership. In this high energy, multimedia workshop, Lt Col Rob “Waldo” Waldman highlights the difference between managing people, and leading them to be responsible, empowered and confident wingmen! What results is a more productive and efficient organization with superior morale that can rapidly overcome challenges in a competitive marketplace.

Waldo discusses proven leadership principals based on his experience as a graduate of the US Air Force Academy, as a seasoned Air Force officer and combat decorated fighter pilot, and experienced businessman. Relentless self-discipline, passion for the mission, dedicated teamwork, and a commitment to excellence are just a few key elements of this engaging and highly interactive seminar.

Following this highly interactive and fun session, audiences will learn peak performance leadership tools based on 4 key concepts:

  • Shared Vision Each and every wingman in your organization must know exactly what they are fighting for. They must be committed to the mission, and understand exactly how their unique role in the organization is essential to its success. 

  • Values-Based Culture Integrity, accountability, mutual respect, and teamwork must serve as the foundation for all relationships between employees, and with partners and clients as well.

  • Effective Communication Leaders listen aggressively and communicate their vision with passion. They promote open communication and connect with the heart and soul of their wingmen.

  • Train to Win Mindset Successful leaders command flawless preparation, not flawless execution. They encourage their wingmen to expand their capabilities, and consistently reward high performers who take calculated risks and ‘1push the envelope’ in order to grow.

Never Fly Solo
The Power of Partnership to Reach New Heights in Business

Flying solo? You might think so. But take a good look around...you have support staff. You have managers. You have suppliers and distributors. And you have colleagues, family members and significant others. By placing your trust in those around you—you can overcome obstacles, adapt to change, serve your customer and achieve success during adverse times. By placing your trust in your Wingmen and by being a Wingman to others, there is no mission you can’t complete in business or life.

Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman overcame a lifelong battle with claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a combat decorated U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and highly successful businessman and entrepreneur. His motto is Winners Never Fly Solo!

Through his captivating personal and business related stories and high energy videos, learn how you, like a fighter pilot, can succeed in highly competitive and demanding environments. Discover how to prepare diligently for every mission; employ loyal Wingmen to promote integrity and trust; and lead your team with courage, compassion and conviction. Be inspired to take to the skies knowing that you have Wingmen to help you face challenges and change with confidence while maximizing your potential in all aspects of your life.

Audiences will learn to:

  • Employ Loyal Wingmen to Promote Communication, Integrity, and Trust
  • “ Check-6” to Develop a Culture of Teamwork and Mutual Support
  • “ Chair-Fly” Sales Missions to Increase Revenues
  • Transform Relationships into Revenue
  • Convert Fear into Focus
  • Lead with Courage and Compassion

COO, The Dwyer Group Franchise Mgmt Company

“You shattered any stereotype of an egocentric fighter pilot our audience may have had. Our franchisees met a personable guy, willing to share the peaks and valleys of his life.”

VP of Corp Development, Zurich Insurance

“This was our first ever sales conference and Waldo delivered! His preparation and care in understanding our business challenges made his message extremely relevant. He’s an outstanding storyteller…funny and authentic.”

Director, Hewlett-Packard Personal Systems Group

"Waldo has a great ability to translate his military experience into key sales and leadership principles that can apply to each of us. His story lines around teamwork, trust, preparation, and execution really resonated with our organization. We’ll continue to ‘Push it up!’ here at HP!”

Asst. VP, MassMutual

“Waldo, you made us laugh and you made us think. You were on-time, on target, and flexible towards our need to create a successful training program and delivered a wonderfully inspirational closing at all seven of our events.”

Honor, Courage, Service Thank you Veterans
Monday, November 11, 2013

We have so much to be thankful for on Veterans Day - Our freedom, wonderful country, and the blessings in our life that are often easy to take for granted.   

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