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Waldo Waldman

Leadership Expert and Former Air Force Fighter Pilot
  • Leadership expert who can call on life experiences to show the value of commitment, adaptation, and building relationships
  • Interactive, high-energy speaker who bridges 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.
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Inspiration & MotivationLeadershipSalesCorporate CultureMilitary Leaders

Lt Col (ret.) Rob “Waldo” Waldman is a decorated veteran who shares how commitment, collaboration and courage can help you overcome fear, break performance barriers, and give you the courage to take action in rapidly changing competitive environments. Known as “The Wingman”, Waldo is the 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. 

Waldo Waldman overcame massive claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a fighter pilot and believes that the key to building a peak performance culture of trust lies with your wingmen – the people in your life who help you to overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and achieve success.

“In business and in life, you should never fly solo.” – Waldo Waldman

Commitment, Collaboration and Courage are the three tenets of Waldo’s peak performance programs. His compelling stories about overcoming adversity, earning trust, and breaking performance barriers are heartfelt and will inspire you and your team to reach new heights both personally and professionally.

Waldo Waldman 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 180 speakers worldwide. 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, The Denver Broncos, MassMutual, Siemens, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and dozens of national associations.

In addition to his speaking engagements, Waldo’s is also founder of The Wingman Foundation whose mission is to build funds and awareness for soldiers, veterans, and their families in need. 

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