Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman

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Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman

Decorated Fighter Pilot; New York Times Bestselling Author; Hall of Fame Speaker

Known as “The Wingman,” Lt Col Waldo Waldman, MBA, CSP, CPAE is a highly decorated combat fighter pilot with 65 missions in Iraq and Serbia. A business consultant and executive coach, he helps organizations build collaborative cultures of trust, courage and commitment in highly competitive, rapidly changing business environments.

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In addition to his time in the military, Waldo has real world corporate sales and management experience and is an expert on change management, peak performance, and resilience – having broken through a lifelong fear of heights and overcoming claustrophobia as a fighter pilot.

A key message in his inspirational “Never Fly Solo” signature keynote is that you can’t reach your highest potential alone. You need wingmen – trusted partners – to help you win when adversity strikes. His compelling stories and techniques on overcoming obstacles, performing under pressure, earning trust, and servant-based leadership are extremely relevant to diverse organizations who seek to create a “One Team, One Mission” performance-focused culture of trust and collaboration.

Waldo is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Never Fly Solo and an inductee into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame, a prestigious award that has been bestowed on less than 190 speakers worldwide. A graduate of the U.S Air Force Academy, he also holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Behavior and is the founder of The Wingman Foundation 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 global clients include American Express, Hewlett Packard, Verizon, GE, The Denver Broncos, New York Life, ExxonMobil, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and dozens of national associations.

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Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman’s Speech Topics

  • 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 and distributors. And you have colleagues, family members and significant others. By placing your trust in those around you—you can overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and achieve success 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. Through captivating stories, business lessons, and high energy video, Waldo will take your team on an unforgettable journey of high performance and excellence in extremely competitive and demanding environments. 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 life.


    Key Takeaways:

    • Promote Open Communication, Integrity, and Trust
    • Develop a Collaborative Culture of Accountability and Mutual Support
    • Leverage Preparation to Execute with Confidence
    • Transform Relationships into Revenue
    • Convert Fear into Action
    • Lead with Courage, Conviction, and Compassion
  • Never Fly Solo! How to Lead with Courage in Times of Uncertainty & Fear

    Known as “The Wingman,” Lt Col Waldo Waldman is a combat decorated fighter pilot, New York Times bestselling author, and executive coach. An expert on change management and resilience, he helps leaders build collaborative cultures of trust and courage in highly competitive, rapidly changing conditions. During his interactive virtual leadership program, Waldo will share combat tested tools and techniques on managing change, performing under pressure, selling with confidence and building trusting relationships to help build courage and focus during challenging times. Leaders will learn:


    • How to leverage one's mindset to maintain focus amidst uncertainty
    • The three steps peak performers take to face adversity with courage
    • Tactics to cultivate resilience and confidence to sell under pressure
    • How to grow influence and impact with coworkers, clients and partners

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.

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