Waldo Waldman is a Hall of Fame Speaker, decorated fighter pilot, executive coach, and author of the New York Times & Wall Street Journal Bestseller Never Fly Solo. He helps organizations build collaborative cultures of trust, courage and resilience in order to adapt to change, break performance barriers, and overcome adversity.


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Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman Combat veteran, New York Times Bestselling Author, Hall of Fame Speaker

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Waldo has a great ability to translate his military experience into key sales and leadership principles that can apply to each of us. His story lines around teamwork, trust, preparation, focus, and execution really resonated with our organization. We’ll continue to ‘Push it up!’ here at HP!

Chris Ogburn, Director — HP Personal Systems Group

“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’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

“I’ve attended hundreds of meetings and I must say Waldo is one of the best speakers I’ve ever heard. Even though we gave him the challenge of an after dinner program and a day-worn audience, his speech was engaging, motivating, and very powerful.”

Kevin Yates, Director, President, LMV Division

“One of the most exciting aspects of your program was your ability to interact so deeply with the audience. You were able to make personal connections that allowed all of us to feel like your “personal wingmen.” This helped us all to connect more intimately and understand that we can grow stronger as a team rather than individually.”

Melissa Withrow, Exec. Asst. to Jeff Connolly, President of Michigan Ops

“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

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