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Waldo Waldman

"ONE TEAM, ONE MISSION - Grow a performance focused culture based on courage, commitment and collaboration"

Travels From: Georgia
  • Motivation
  • Teamwork/Teambuilding
  • Inspirational
  • Peak Performance
  • Leadership
  • Military

A Motivational keynote speaker Waldo Waldman – The Wingman – is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo. He teaches tactics on how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with employees, partners, and customers while sharing his experiences as a decorated fighter pilot and sales expert. A graduate of the Air Force Academy, he holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Behavior and is a former top producing sales manager. He successfully led national sales efforts for several cutting edge technology and consulting firms before becoming a motivational speaker and leadership expert.

Waldo overcame massive claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a fighter pilot with 65 combat missions and 2,650 flight hours. He’s deployed worldwide and flew missions in Iraq, SE Asia, and Kosovo during Operation Allied Force. Waldo has been awarded 5 Air Medals, 2 Aerial Achievement Medals, 4 Commendation Medals, and 2 Meritorious Service Medals.

Waldo Waldman has been inducted into the cpae-hall-of-fame-logoNational Speaker’s Association Speaker Hall of Fame. Also known as the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE), the award honors those who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence. It has been bestowed on less than 200 speakers worldwide since 1977, including Colin Powell, Zig Ziglar, and Ronald Reagan. Waldo is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), which is the highest earned designation recognized in the professional speaking industry. Only 7% of all professional speakers hold this exclusive designation.

Waldo believes that the key to building a culture of trust lies with your wingmen – those who help you to overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and achieve success. In business and life, you should never fly solo! The ability to win 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.

Waldo Waldman AND DR. DREW 26 MAR 2015 for webAudiences connect with Waldman because of his extensive business background and his infectious passion for helping people. Through his motivational keynotes and leadership seminars, he applies the same principles that guaranteed his success in the competitive world of aerial combat. His message is simple – whether achieving victory as a fighter pilot or in business, the same qualities that ensure success apply: courage, accountability, preparation, integrity, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence!

Waldo FOX Out of Combat 2009A high energy motivational keynote speaker, Waldo Waldman was ranked one of the Top 40 under 40 Business Leaders in Georgia and has been featured on Fox & Friends, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, The Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Entrepreneur Magazine, Success Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Business Week, and many other media outlets.

Waldo is also the founder and President of The Wingman Foundation, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to raise funds and awareness for soldiers, veterans and their families in need."




Flying solo? You might think so. But take a good look 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.

    Your audience 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

Business Motivational Speaker

Business motivational speaker Waldo Waldman is a professional sales and leadership sBusiness Motivational Speaker Waldo Waldmanpeaker, former fighter pilot, successful business manager, and author of the national bestseller Never Fly Solo. His motivational programs are designed to help companies and individuals create trusting partnerships between customers and employees and enable them to excel in demanding and rapidly changing business environments.

    Your audience will learn to:
  • Embrace challenge and change with courage
  • Prepare diligently for every business mission
  • Serve clients and colleagues with compassion
  • Lead with integrity during adverse times
  • Break performance barriers and maximize potential in both business and life

A constantly changing economy, increased operational costs, lack of teamwork, and poor leadership are reducing morale and hurting performance in many organizations. Waldo will instill a culture of accountability, mutual support, and performance excellence which ultimately will improve your ability to cut costs, improve productivity, and attract more customers.

Waldo is one of the few business motivational speakers to be featured on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, SUCCESS Magazine, Business Week Magazine, INC. Magazine and The Harvard Business Review. He brings passion and real world business content to each engagement. No story or video is simulated…only real world, just like your business.

Sales Keynote Speaker

Are you searching for an unforgettable sales keynote speaker for your next corporate meeting?

Would you like this speaker to be high energy and able to deliver relevant sales strategies and motivation in a unique manner, who also has a ton of experience in real-world sales?

We understand that hiring a sales keynote speaker can be time consuming and stressful. Let Waldo Waldman be your wingman on this mission.

Audience Pusht it up! smallerWaldo leverages his experience as a fighter pilot and sales manager to deliver a customized, entertaining, and high content program for your meeting. His passion for building high performance teams and creating cultures of trust and mutual support serve as the foundation for his keynotes.

Waldo is the author of the national bestseller Never Fly Solo which was voted the Top Sales Leadership Book of 2012 by Selling Power Magazine. A successful businessman and entrepreneur, he’s delivered sales keynotes for over 13 years and has the real-world experience and reputation critical to attract attendees to your conference or event. He has been featured in Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Business Week, and The Harvard Business Review.

Waldo’s motivating and inspiring sales keynotes, seminars, and workshops have transformed hundreds of companies and have boosted the sales, morale and productivity of companies such as John Hancock, Johnson & Johnson, Honda, Marriott Hotels, Novartis, Subway, and Medtronic.

    Audiences will learn how to:
  • Prepare diligently for every mission
  • Create a culture of accountability, commitment, and collaboration
  • Transform fear of change and innovation into the ability to break performance barriers
  • Lead with compassion, service, and integrity
  • Develop trusting and revenue producing relationships with partners and customers

When Waldo plans for your corporate sales event, he diligently prepares for every mission and customizes his programs to meet your specific needs. He consistently delivers a unique and high energy keynote.

Inspirational Keynote Speaker

Looking for the inspirational keynote speaker that you KNOW will captivate your audience? Lt. Col. (Ret.) Rob “Waldo” Waldman will accomplish this mission. As a highly decorated F-16 fighter pilot and successful businessman, Waldo will teach your organization to build trusting, revenue producing partnerships in rapidly changing and highly competitive environments.

Waldo overcame severe claustrophobia and a paralyzing fear of heights to become a decorated F16 fighter pilot, flying over 65 combat missions over Serbia and Iraq. He is also an exceptionally successful businessman, entrepreneur, and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Never Fly Solo. He has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, The Harvard Business Review, and SUCCESS Magazine. Waldo has the unique wisdom, incredible life experiences, and notoriety necessary for an effective and captivating inspirational speaker.

    Audiences walk away from ‘The Wingman’ with the following insights:
  • Courage to face any challenge
  • Capability to build cohesive teams based on a foundation of trust
  • Passion to serve customers and fellow wingmen>
  • Excellence in all aspects of life and business.
  • Ability to prepare for every mission>


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