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Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman

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Leadership expert, Hall of Fame speaker and combat veteran sharing both military and corporate experience

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“I’ve attended hundreds of meetings and I must say Waldo is one of the best speakers I’ve ever heard. Even though we gave him the challenge of an after dinner program and a day-worn audience, his speech was engaging, motivating, and very powerful.”

Kevin Yates, Siemens, President, LMV Division See all references
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Known as “The Wingman,” Lt Col (ret)  and keynote speaker Rob 'Waldo' Waldman is a combat decorated fighter pilot, executive coach, and the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Never Fly Solo. He helps organizations build collaborative cultures of trust, courage and commitment in order to adapt to change, break performance barriers, and overcome adversity.

Why you should book speaker Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman

  • He strengthens organizations. Rob helps organizations build collaborative cultures of trust, courage, and commitment to adapt to change, break performance barriers, and overcome adversity.
  • His experience is universal (diverse). Speaker Rob Waldman has had training and first-hand experience in the military and through corporate sales. Together, he uses his skills as a segway to teach audience members how to overcome adversity, performing under pressure, and how to navigate through a changing environment.
  • He provides the foundation for a stead-fast growth and a resilient organization. Rob shows the different ways that leadership could be implemented and how, through proper guidance, organizations could attain high-performance teams and partnerships.

“We Survive Solo but Win Together.” – Waldo Waldman

Waldo is a graduate of the U.S Air Force Academy and also holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Behavior. He is an inductee into the Professional Speaker Hall of Fame. This prestigious award honors speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence and has been bestowed on less than 180 speakers worldwide. He’s featured on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Inc. Magazine, and The Harvard Business Review, and his clients include Hewlett Packard, Verizon, American Express, The Denver Broncos, MassMutual, Siemens, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and dozens of national associations.

Book Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman if you want a leadership expert who can call on life experiences to show the value of committing to excellence, adapting to change, and building collaborative, trusting relationships. Waldo is an interactive, high-energy speaker who can bridge the gap between the highly competitive world of the fighter pilot and the challenges of business.

Lt. Col. (ret.) Waldo Waldman – The Wingman – is a Hall of Fame leadership speaker, executive coach, and author of the New York 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 F-16 fighter pilot and businessman. He is a highly experienced combat veteran with over 2,650 flight hours and sixty-five real-world combat missions, having flown both in Iraq enforcing the “No-Fly Zone” and in Yugoslavia during Operation Allied Force in 1999. Some of his military honors include five Air Medals, two Aerial Achievement Medals, four Air Force Commendation Medals, and two Meritorious Service Medals.

Speaker Rob Waldman is an inductee into the Professional Speaker Hall of Fame. This prestigious award honors speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence and has been bestowed on less than 190 speakers worldwide. He is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), and his clients include Hewlett Packard, Verizon, American Express, Siemens, The Denver Broncos, and Johnson & Johnson.

In addition to his speaking business, Waldo is also the founder and President of The Wingman Foundation, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to build funds and awareness for soldiers, veterans, and their families in need.

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Never Fly Solo

Lead with Courage, Build Trusting Partnerships, and Reach New Heights in Business and Sales

Flying solo? You might think so. But take a good look around. You have support staff. You have managers. You have suppliers, vendors, and distributors. And you have colleagues, family members, and significant others.

Today in our supercharged, highly competitive world of constant change, those who build trust and work as a team will dodge the missiles and win.

Audience takeaways:

  • By committing yourself to excellence and placing your trust in those around you, you can overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and break performance barriers during adverse times.
  • By placing your trust in your wingmen and by being a wingman to your customers and team, there is no mission you can’t complete!
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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?

Audience takeaways:

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • How treating your staff results is a more productive and efficient organization with superior morale that can rapidly overcome challenges in a competitive marketplace.
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    He was amazing! Even when we had some major technical difficulties with the hotel AV at the end of his presentation, he powered through and didn't miss a beat.

    Abbie Barnett

    CDK Global

    “After delivering your leadership message to our Development Agents, I knew you would be perfect to open our 50th Anniversary Convention in front of 5,000 international franchisees and vendor partners. Not only was your industry knowledge of our franchise system commendable, but your ability to personalize the program was the best I’ve seen.”

    Michele DiNello

    Director of Communications, Subway Franchise

    “Waldo completely exceeded our expectations. We were familiar with his work with other Verizon divisions, and based on previous testimonials, expected him to deliver. Needless to say, not only was his message outstanding, but he also delivered a great experience for our leaders.”

    Andrea Balanta

    Verizon, Sr. Marketing Analyst

    “Waldo’s knowledge of the company and ability to place our current challenges into context, showed how much time, research, and planning he put into his performance. He sounded like a seasoned UPS employee! His infectious attitude carried over to the audience and was undoubtedly the highlight of this year’s conference.”

    Curt Redden;

    UPS, Global Director of Talent Development
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    5 out of 5 stars

    “I’ve attended hundreds of meetings and I must say Waldo is one of the best speakers I’ve ever heard. Even though we gave him the challenge of an after dinner program and a day-worn audience, his speech was engaging, motivating, and very powerful.”

    Kevin Yates, Siemens, President, LMV Division See all references

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