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Rob Waldo Waldman          

Decorated Fighter Pilot; Power of Relationships & Trust Advocate

Lt. Col. (ret.) Rob 'Waldo' Waldman--The Wingman--is a keynote speaker and leadership expert and 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.

Waldman is a retired Lt Col who overcame massive claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a decorated fighter pilot with 65 combat missions and 2,650 flight hours. He’s deployed worldwide and led combat missions in Iraq, SE Asia, and Kosovo during Operation Allied Force.

Waldo has been inducted into the National 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. Waldman is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the highest earned designation recognized in the professional speaking industry. Only 7% of all professional speakers hold this exclusive designation.

Speech Topics


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, vendors and distributors. And you have colleagues, family members and significant others. Today in our super charged, highly competitive world of constant change, those who build trust and work as a team will dodge the missiles and win. 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.

Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman, The Wingman, overcame a lifelong battle with claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a combat decorated Air Force fighter pilot and highly successful businessman, entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author.

Discover how to prepare diligently for every mission; employ loyal wingmen to promote integrity and mutual support 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.

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 performing 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, Waldo 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 principles based on his experience as a graduate of the Air Force Academy, seasoned Air Force officer and combat decorated fighter pilot and experienced businessman.

Motivational Keynotes

Peak Performance Seminars

Leadership

Teambuilding

Sales

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, vendors, 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, and break performance barriers 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!

The Power of Trust

The key to building and sustaining relationships is to develop them based on mutual trust. Connecting with people on a human and emotional level and developing a reputation as a trusted resource is one of the most important traits you can have in business. When you combine trusting relationships with a product or service that truly provides value, you win in business... and life!

In this presentation, speaker Rob "Waldo" Waldman will teach you how to gain new business leads and referrals by promoting yourself as a trusted "wingman" among your business associates and peers; implement unique tools and techniques to build value and trust when you network; identify and improve weak areas in your relationship-building agenda that are holding back your ability to grow your business and take positive steps to improve them; and, last but not least, build "relationship currency" with your personal network that can be cashed in when you need it the most.

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