Waldo  Waldman

Waldo Waldman

Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman - The Wingman believes that the key to adapting to change and building a culture of mutual support and trust lies with your wingmen "those trusted partners who you engage with every day." In business and life, you should never fly solo! Audiences connect with Waldo not only because of his extensive business background, but also because he speaks from the heart and has an infectious passion for helping people. His 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 teams and maximize your potential in business and in life.

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Lt. Col. (ret.) Rob 'Waldo' Waldman - The Wingman - is a professional leadership speaker 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.

Waldo overcame massive claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a highly experienced fighter pilot with over sixty-five combat missions in Iraq and Serbia. He believes the key to building a culture of trust lies with your wingmen - those in your life who help you to overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and achieve success. In business & 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. An inductee into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, - an honor less than 200 speakers in the world have received, including Colin Powell, Tony Robbins, and Zig Ziglar, he is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) with real world sales experience. His clients include Hewlett Packard, Verizon Wireless, New York Life, Siemens, Home Depot, Aflac, and Johnson & Johnson.

In addition to his speaking business, Waldo is the 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 was voted one of the "Top 40 under 40" business leaders in Georgia and has been featured on Fox & Friends, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, The Harvard Business Review, Investor's Business Daily, INC. Magazine, and Business Week.

    "Waldo, your "One Team, One Mission" message, philosophy of trusting your wingmen, and becoming Mission Ready totally aligned with our teamwork goal. In all my years of attending sales meetings, you were simply one of the best!"

    - Tim Krzyzanowski, VP Sales, Philips Medical Systems

    "The three hour seminar in Germany shot by, and many commented how you were able to understand our world so well. We re-used much of your messaging throughout the rest of the week, and I see elements permeating our daily work. Your session will last a long time in the memories and actions of our team!"

    - Ian Eggs, WW Dir. Laboratory Automation Systems, Johnson & Johnson

    "Waldo, your presentation resulted in a record breaking week of prospecting. We closed 70 new accounts, which is almost our monthly quota! You weren't just another "motivational" speaker. You invested in the process and dedicated yourself to learning the Aflac business. Thank you for helping us to "Push it up!"

    - Randy Bartlein, State Sales Coordinator, Aflac