Rob “Waldo” Waldman
Rob “Waldo” Waldman

Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman, MBA, CSP

Former F-16 Fighter Pilot, Leadership, Motivation and Peak Performance Expert

Speaking Topics

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  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Motivation
  • Team Building
  • Sales

Travels From

  • GA

Speaker's Fee Range

  • $10,000 - $20,000

Rob Waldman

Rob Waldman's Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Lt. Col. Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman - The Wingman – is a professional leadership speaker and author of the NY 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 fighter pilot and businessman. 

Exciting, Challenging, Emotional, Entertaining and Thought-Provoking are the first words that come to mind when describing your performance Waldo. The experience was simply ‘worth every penny,’ and has given us our battle cry...’One Team, One Goal!’

- Hilton Grand Vacations

Waldo 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! The solution to winning when the heat is on, lies in the ability of every wingman in your organization, regardless of their role, to support the team and be 100% committed to the mission.

Audiences connect with Waldo Waldman not only because of his extensive business background, but also because he truly speaks from the heart and has an infectious passion for helping people. He makes a striking parallel that is memorable and exciting and brings fighter-pilot energy into each engagement. Waldo’s 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 both in business and in life.

More About Speaker, Waldo Waldman. . .
Rob “Waldo” Waldman is a graduate of the U.S Air Force Academy and also holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Behavior.

A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), his clients include Hewlett Packard, New York Life, Nokia, Home Depot, Aflac, and Johnson & Johnson. Ranked one of the “Top 40 under 40 Business Leaders in Georgia,” he’s been featured on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Investor’s Business Daily, and the Harvard Business Review.

Suggested Keynote Programs
  • Never Fly Solo: The Power of Partnership to Reach New Heights in Business.
  • Wingman Leadership: How to Build a Culture of Courage in Business and Life
What People Are Saying

"Our associates and business partners were energized across multiple dimensions. The balanced message across personal fortitude, the importance of partnerships (wingmen), attitude, aptitude, strategy, execution, and reminding folks that we face work as we face life - against a backdrop of the professional and the personal - what we do and how we do it matter in equal measure... character and content. The message is strong and well crafted - but it is you who bring it life and make it stronger yet. You've earned our attention and appreciation."

-Geoffrey Marlow, SVP, Marketing, Acuity Brands, Inc.

"Waldo's presentation was inspirational and packed full of relevant business take-aways. His content was heartfelt and the audience never drifted. He didn’t just talk about being a wingman, he showed it."

- Jeff Duckworth, Exec VP of Sales, John Hancock Funds

"Waldo, your program resulted in a record breaking week for my team! Thank you for investing in the AFLAC process and dedicating yourself to learning our business."

- Andy Bartlein, AFLAC State Sales Coordinator

"Waldo, you made us laugh and you made us think. You were 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."

– Kevin Baldwin, Asst. VP, MassMutual