About Rob Waldman - Fighter Pilot and Motivational Speaker:
Lt. Col. (ret.) Rob
Waldo Waldman - The Wingman is a professional leadership speaker 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 overcame massive claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a fighter pilot and 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 break performance barriers. 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 a member of the 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 200 speakers worldwide since 1977. He is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a board member of the National Speaker's Association, and his clients include Hewlett Packard, Verizon Wireless, New York Life, Siemens, Home Depot, 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. Voted one of the Top 40 under 40 Business Leaders in Georgia, Waldo has been featured on Fox & Friends, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, The Harvard Business Review, Investor's Business Daily, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, INC. Magazine, and Business Week.
What Waldo Waldman Talks About:
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. By placing your trust in those around you, you can overcome obstacles, adapt tochange, 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!
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.
Wingman Leadership - How to Build a Culture of Courage in Business and Life
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 principals based on his experience as a graduate of the Air Force Academy, seasoned Air Force officer and combat decorated fighter pilot, and experienced businessman. Relentless self-discipline, passion for the mission, dedicated teamwork, and a commitment to excellence are a few key elements of this engaging and highly interactive seminar. Audiences will learn peak performance leadership tools based on 4 key concepts: Shared Vision, Values Based Culture, Effective Communication and Train to Win Mindset.
Other Topics Include:
Never Fly Solo - Lead with Courage, Build Trusting Partnerships, and Reach New Heights in Sales
Never Fly Solo - The Power of Partnership in Healthcare
Never Fly Solo - The Power of Partnership to Reach New Heights in Financial Services
Our decision to hire Waldo was the best choice we could have made. Waldo was the perfect climax to our conference and his program was better than I could have even imagined.
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