About Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman - Decorated Fighter Pilot, New York Times Bestselling Author, Hall of Fame Speaker:
Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman - The Wingman.
- You want a leadership expert who can call on life experiences to show the value of committing to excellence, adapting to change, and building collaborative, trusting relationships
- Your audience needs an interactive, high-energy speaker who can bridge the gap between the highly competitive world of the fighter pilot and the challenges of business
- Real world sales experience, MBA, New York Times & Wall Street Journal best-selling author, member of the Speaker Hall of Fame
Known as “The Wingman,” Lt Col (ret) Waldo Waldman is a combat decorated fighter pilot, executive coach, Hall of Fame Speaker, and the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Never Fly Solo. He helps organizations build collaborative cultures of trust, courage, motivational strategies and commitment in order to adapt to change, break performance barriers, and overcome adversity.
In addition to his time in the military, Waldo has real world corporate sales experience and is an expert on change management and resilience – having broken through a lifelong fear of heights and overcoming claustrophobia as a fighter pilot. His compelling stories and techniques on overcoming adversity, performing under pressure, earning trust, and servant-based leadership are extremely relevant to organizations who seek to create a “One Team, One Mission” performance-focused culture of trust and collaboration.
“We Survive Solo but Win Together.” – Waldo Waldman
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 Speakers 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 180 speakers worldwide. Waldo is also founder The Wingman Foundation, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to build funds and awareness for veterans in need. He’s been featured on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Inc. Magazine, and The Harvard Business Review, and his clients include Hewlett Packard, Verizon, American Express, GE, The Denver Broncos, ExxonMobil, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and dozens of national associations.
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
Waldo has a great ability to translate his military experience into key sales and leadership principles that can apply to each of us. His story lines around teamwork, trust, preparation, and execution really resonated with our organization. We’ll continue to ‘Push it up!’ here at HP!
Director, Hewlett-Packard Personal Systems Group
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