Rob "Waldo" Waldman
- Corporate Culture
- Sales Skills and Motivation
Audience & Industry
- Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
- Colleges and Universities
Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman–The Wingman–is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller 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 fighter pilot, philanthropist and businessman.
Featured on FOX News, CNN, CNBC and The Harvard Business Review, Waldo overcame massive claustrophobia and a fear of heights as a fighter pilot and shares his journey of overcoming obstacles to his audiences worldwide. He believes that the key to adapting to change and building a culture of mutual support and trust lies with your wingmen - those trusted partners who you engage with every day. In business and life, you should never fly solo! Audiences connect with Waldo not only because of his extensive business background, but also because he 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 mission, face challenges with courage, build more meaningful relationships and maximize your potential in business and in life.
Rob "Waldo" Waldman's Speech Topics
"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.
Never Fly Solo! Lead with Courage, Build Trusting Partnerships, and Reach New Heights in Business
Flying solo? You might think so. But take a good look around. You have support staff and managers. You have directors, suppliers, and distributor partners. And you have colleagues 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 of adversity 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 barriersduring adverse times. By placing trust in your wingmen and by being a wingman to others, there is no mission you can't complete!
Lt. Col. (ret.) 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, Hall of Fame speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. His motto is Winners Never Fly Solo! Through captivating, interactive stories, and high-energy video, you’ll learn tools and tactics to succeed in highly competitive and demanding environments.
Discover how to commit yourself to excellence, prepare diligently for every mission; and collaborate with your team with trust, mutual support, and courage. Be inspired to take to the skies knowing that you have wingmen to help you face challenge and change with confidence while maximizing your potential in all aspects of your life.
What Other Organizations Say About Rob "Waldo" Waldman
Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman was FANTASTIC!!! He truly connected with every member of the audience and I think his standing ovation speaks for how relatable, funny, interesting and entertaining his presentation was.Solomon & Associates Event Management