Lt. Col. "Waldo" Waldman
At a glance:Known as “The Wingman,” Lt. Col. (ret) Waldo Waldman is a combat decorated fighter pilot, executive coach, 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 and commitment in order to adapt to change.
Known as “The Wingman,”Lt. Col. (ret) Waldo Waldman is a combat decorated fighter pilot, executive coach, 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 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 overcome massive 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 are going through massive change and seeking to build high performance teams and partnerships.
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 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. 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.
Never Fly SoloDiscover how to commit yourself to excellence, prepare diligently for every mission; and collaborate with your team with trust, courage and mutual support. 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.
Through captivating, interactive stories, and high-energy video, you'll learn tools and tactics to succeed in highly competitive, constantly changing, and demanding environments.
Audiences leave Waldo's keynote with new skills to:
- Adapt to change
- Overcome obstacles to break performance barriers
- Lead with conviction, integrity and compassion
- Build trust in their fellow wingmen and themselves
- Maximize potential in both business and life