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Waldo Waldman


Decorated Fighter Pilot, NY Times Bestselling Author, Leadership/Sales Expert, & Motivational Speaker

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Praise for Waldo Waldman...

  • “Your message transcended across the 100 top leaders of our global audience and inspired them to action. This was your second engagement with Delphi and you certainly did not disappoint. Still today, your motivational phrases continue to energize, and we are reminded to engage our fellow wingmen and create a culture of mutual support.”

    –Delphi Thermal Systems

  • “Waldo, your "One Team, One Mission" message, philosophy of trusting your wingmen, and becoming Mission Ready totally aligned with our teamwork goal. In all my years of attending sales meetings, you were simply one of the best!”

    –Philips Medical Systems

  • “We tasked you with helping us to focus on embracing our customers, providing them with the guidance that together we can reach new heights, and you exceeded all of our expectations! You showed phenomenal skills in relating your message to the healthcare industry, and your effective use of humor and “industry language” was engaging and a huge plus.”

    –The SSI Group

  • “The relevant presentation, specifically tailored to the aviation industry, together with your sincere brave heart, was a perfect match for our attendees. You brought energy and zest to the last day of our conference and our attendees not only received a strong message, but left smiling with renewed enthusiasm.”

    –The Air Carriers Purchasing Conference

  • “Your opening keynote speech at our National Sales Meeting was the “WOW” factor we needed to fire up our group…. Your personal touch will sustain the memory of this event for years to come.”

    –Sumitomo Drive Technologies

  • “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.”

    –Verizon

  • “Waldo’s presentation was inspirational and packed full of relevant business take-aways. His content was heartfelt and the audience never drifted. He didn’t just talk about being a wingman, he showed it.”

    –John Hancock Funds

  • “Waldo, you made us laugh and you made us think. You were 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.”

    –MassMutual

Waldo Waldman: Speech Topics


① Never Fly Solo!: The Power of Partnership to Reach New Heights in Business and Life


"Winners Never Fly Solo."

We survive solo, but we win together.

Flying solo in business? You might think so. But take a good look around. You have support staff, co-workers and managers. You have suppliers, vendors, and distributors. And you have colleagues, family and significant others. In today’s super-charged, highly competitive world of rapid and constant change, those who build trust and work as a team will dodge the missiles of business and win.

By committing yourself to excellence and placing trust in others, you can overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and break performance barriers during adverse times. By placing trust in your wingmen and by being a wingman to your clients, partners and co-workers, there is no business mission you can’t complete!

This keynote is not about relating combat tactics to winning in business.

Rather, it’s about focusing on what really matters in business – building high performance, trusting teams and fully serving your customers and co-workers. It’s about winning with integrity in highly competitive environments through disciplined training, dedicated teamwork, and courageous leadership.

Waldo overcame a lifelong battle with claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a highly decorated fighter pilot with over 65 real world combat missions. His experience both in the military and business have taught him that success is about camaraderie, courage, and a commitment to excellence.

Audiences connect with Waldo because he truly speaks from the heart and has an infectious passion for helping people. His customized business analogies and captivating personal stories combined with dramatic jet fighter video footage and inspirational music will encourage you to prepare diligently for every mission, face challenges and change with courage, build more meaningful relationships, and maximize your potential both in business and in 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
Execute a Business Game Plan to Survive and WIN!
“Chair-Fly” Sales Missions to Vastly Increase Revenues
Transform Relationships into Revenue
Convert Fear into Focus
Lead with Courage and Compassion

Clients include: Oppenheimer, Verizon, Home Depot, Siemens, Allstate, Honeywell, Aflac, Novartis, Deloitte, Hewlett-Packard, Kiewit, MassMutual, UPS, Safeco, SWATCH, Marriott, Gallo Wines, Panasonic, New York Life Insurance, Lockheed Martin, Outback Steakhouse, Duke Univ. Hospital, Alabama Power, Juniper Networks, Federated Dep’t Stores, Encore Health, Leslie’s Pools, Healthcare Financial Management Assoc (HFMA), the National Association of Retail Marketing Services (NARMS), Associated Builders and Contractors, and dozens of national associations


Waldo Waldman: Books


Never Fly Solo: Lead with Courage, Build Trusting Partnerships, and Reach New Heights in Business

Like the world of aerial combat, today’s high-stakes business world operates faster than the speed of sound … ➡︎

Waldo Waldman: Bio



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.

Waldo believes that the key to growth and 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!

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, a prestigious award that 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 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.

He’s been featured on Fox & Friends, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, The Harvard Business Review, Success Magazine, INC. Magazine, and Business Week.

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WALDO WALDMAN


Decorated Fighter Pilot, NY Times Bestselling Author, Leadership/Sales Expert, & Motivational Speaker

SPEECH TOPICS

① Never Fly Solo!: The Power of Partnership to Reach New Heights in Business and Life


"Winners Never Fly Solo."

We survive solo, but we win together.

Flying solo in business? You might think so. But take a good look around. You have support staff, co-workers and managers. You have suppliers, vendors, and distributors. And you have colleagues, family and significant others. In today’s super-charged, highly competitive world of rapid and constant change, those who build trust and work as a team will dodge the missiles of business and win.

By committing yourself to excellence and placing trust in others, you can overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and break performance barriers during adverse times. By placing trust in your wingmen and by being a wingman to your clients, partners and co-workers, there is no business mission you can’t complete!

This keynote is not about relating combat tactics to winning in business.

Rather, it’s about focusing on what really matters in business – building high performance, trusting teams and fully serving your customers and co-workers. It’s about winning with integrity in highly competitive environments through disciplined training, dedicated teamwork, and courageous leadership.

Waldo overcame a lifelong battle with claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a highly decorated fighter pilot with over 65 real world combat missions. His experience both in the military and business have taught him that success is about camaraderie, courage, and a commitment to excellence.

Audiences connect with Waldo because he truly speaks from the heart and has an infectious passion for helping people. His customized business analogies and captivating personal stories combined with dramatic jet fighter video footage and inspirational music will encourage you to prepare diligently for every mission, face challenges and change with courage, build more meaningful relationships, and maximize your potential both in business and in 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
Execute a Business Game Plan to Survive and WIN!
“Chair-Fly” Sales Missions to Vastly Increase Revenues
Transform Relationships into Revenue
Convert Fear into Focus
Lead with Courage and Compassion

Clients include: Oppenheimer, Verizon, Home Depot, Siemens, Allstate, Honeywell, Aflac, Novartis, Deloitte, Hewlett-Packard, Kiewit, MassMutual, UPS, Safeco, SWATCH, Marriott, Gallo Wines, Panasonic, New York Life Insurance, Lockheed Martin, Outback Steakhouse, Duke Univ. Hospital, Alabama Power, Juniper Networks, Federated Dep’t Stores, Encore Health, Leslie’s Pools, Healthcare Financial Management Assoc (HFMA), the National Association of Retail Marketing Services (NARMS), Associated Builders and Contractors, and dozens of national associations
BOOKS




BIO


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.

Waldo believes that the key to growth and 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!

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, a prestigious award that 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 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.

He’s been featured on Fox & Friends, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, The Harvard Business Review, Success Magazine, INC. Magazine, and Business Week.
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