Rob Waldman

  • Leadership Consultant
  • Combat Decorated F-16 Fighter Pilot
  • Motivational Keynote Speaker
  • Author

Rob “Waldo” Waldman delivers the message of maximizing performance in competitive environments. Known as “the Wingman”, he teaches organizations how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with their employees, partners and customers while relaying his personal experiences as a combat decorated fighter pilot and businessman. He makes a striking parallel that is memorable and exciting and brings fighter pilot energy and passion into each story and illustration.

 
  

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Waldo, you made us laugh and you made us think. You were on-time, on target, and flexible towards our need to create a successful training program and delivered a wonderfully inspirational closing at all seven of our events.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Rob Waldman
  • United Airlines
  • The Dwyer Group Franchise Mgmt Company
  • Hewlett-Packard Personal Systems Group
  • Senior Star Living
  • Walsh Construction
  • Zurich Insurance
  • MassMutual
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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, ...

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, serve your customer 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 in business or life.

Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman overcame a lifelong battle with claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a combat decorated U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and highly successful businessman and entrepreneur. His motto is Winners Never Fly Solo!

Through his captivating personal and business related stories and high energy videos, learn how you, like a fighter pilot, can succeed in highly competitive and demanding environments. 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.

AUDIENCES WILL LEARN TO:

  • Employ Loyal Wingmen to Promote Communication, Integrity, and Trust
  • “Check-6” to Develop a Culture of Teamwork and Mutual Support
  • “Chair-Fly” Sales Missions to Increase Revenues
  • Transform Relationships into Revenue
  • Convert Fear into Focus
  • Lead with Courage and Compassion

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 orga ...

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 powered 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 US Air Force Academy, as a seasoned Air Force officer, combat decorated fighter pilot and experienced businessman. Relentless self-discipline, passion for the mission, dedicated teamwork and a commitment to excellence are just a few key elements of this engaging and highly interactive seminar.

Following this highly interactive and fun session, audiences will learn peak performance leadership tools based on 4 key concepts:

  • Shared Vision
  • Values Based Culture
  • Effective Communication
  • Train to Win Mind-set

Walk The Flight Line

When it comes to training, nothing is more critical than effectivecommunication. It flavours every interaction and plants the seed for positive results. Connecting with co-workers and employees and establishing an environment that creates trust are the seeds that facilitate this communication. In a ...

When it comes to training, nothing is more critical than effective
communication. It flavours every interaction and plants the seed for positive results. Connecting with co-workers and employees and establishing an environment that creates trust are the seeds that facilitate this communication.

In a rapidly changing and high- stress environment like a fighter squadron, training is everything. It determines mission effectiveness and even saves lives. The manner in, and consistency with, which leaders in a squadron train and communicate can make or break their ability to adapt to change and accomplish the mission.

As a young fighter pilot in the 79th fighter squadron at Shaw
Air Force Base in South Carolina, I learned a valuable lesson about communication and how important it is when it comes to training.
It not only changed the way I connect to others in business but had a great impact on my personal life as well. 

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Biography

Lt. Col. (ret.) Waldo Waldman - The Wingman – is a Hall of Fame leadership speaker, executive coach, and 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. 

He is a highly experienced combat veteran with over 2,650 flight hours and sixty-five real world combat missions, having flown both in Iraq enforcing the “No-Fly Zone” and in Yugoslavia during Operation Allied Force in 1999. Some of his military honors include five Air Medals, two Aerial Achievement Medals, four Air Force Commendation Medals, and two Meritorious Service Medals.

Waldo overcame massive claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a fighter pilot and believes that the key to building a culture of trust lies with your wingmen – the men and women in your life who help you to overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and achieve success. In business and life, you should never fly solo!

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 190 speakers worldwide. He is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and his clients include Hewlett Packard, Verizon, American Express, Siemens, The Denver Broncos, and Johnson & Johnson.

In addition to his speaking business, Waldo is also founder and President of The Wingman Foundation, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to build funds and awareness for soldiers, veterans and their families in need.

He’s been featured on Fox & Friends, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, The Harvard Business Review, Success Magazine, INC. Magazine, and Business Week.

For more info about Waldo’s programs or his bestseller Never Fly Solo, visit www.yourwingman.com, e-mail info@yourwingman.com, or call 770-333-9867.