Motivational Keynote Speaker > Business Motivational Speaker
"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." Mike Bidwell, COO, The Dwyer Group
Meet the Wingman - Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman
Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman - The Wingman – is a professional business motivational speaker and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo. He teaches organizations and individuals 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 overcame massive claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a highly decorated combat fighter pilot with over 65 missions in Iraq and Serbia. He 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.
Through his motivational keynotes and leadership seminars, Waldo applies the same principles that guaranteed his success in the competitive world of aerial combat to success in business and life. 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.
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. His captivating personal stories combined with dramatic jet fighter video footage and inspirational music will encourage you to:
- Prepare diligently for every business mission
- Face challenge and fear with courage.
- Build more trusting relationships and partnerships.
- Lead with integrity and compassion.
- Maximize potential both in business and life.
Waldo is a graduate of the U.S Air Force Academy and also holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Behavior. A former top producing sales manager, he successfully led national sales efforts for several cutting edge technology and consulting firms. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), which is the highest earned designation recognized worldwide by the professional speaking industry. Only 7% of all professional speakers hold this exclusive designation of platform excellence.
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Waldo was ranked one of the Top 40 under 40 Business Leaders in Georgia and has been featured on Fox & Friends, CNN, Investor's Business Daily, Lifestyles Magazine, Success Magazine, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Dallas Morning News, Business Week, and many others.
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| || ||Your approach combined the panache of a fighter pilot, the knowledge of a business commentator, the focus of an executive consultant, and the wisdom of a sage. You were engaging without being flippant, you were motivating without being 'over the top' and you were highly prepared without being canned. |Craig Atkinson, Director of Career Development — Walsh Construction