Waldo Waldman, CSP, CPAE, MBA

Your Wingman®, A Trusted Partner in Business & Life

NEVER FLY SOLO!®

Lead with Courage, Build Trusting Partnerships, and
Reach New Heights in the Franchise Industry

Waldo’s message is engaging, entertaining, significant and memorable and is a perfect fit for any franchise conference. 

Here’s a sample franchisee message:

Flying solo in your franchise? You might think so. But take a good look around. You have support staff and managers. You have the home office, suppliers, and vendors, and distributors. And you have colleagues, family members and significant others. Today in our super charged, highly competitive world of constant change, the top franchises who build trust and work as a team will dodge the missiles and win. By committing yourself to excellence and placing your trust in those around you, you can overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and break performance barriers during adverse times. By placing your trust in your franchise wingmen and by being a wingman to your customers and team, there is no mission you can’t complete!

Clients Include:

  • Complete Nutrition
  • AmericInn Hotels
  • Snap Fitness

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Speaker Bio

Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman, The Wingman, overcame a lifelong battle with claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a combat decorated Air Force fighter pilot and highly successful businessman, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author. His motto is Winners Never Fly Solo! Through his captivating personal stories and high-energy videos, learn how you and your franchise organization, like a fighter squadron, can succeed in highly competitive and demanding environments.

Discover how to prepare diligently for every mission; employ loyal wingmen to promote service and mutual support in your franchise; 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 business and life.

Waldo is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and was recently inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame, (an honor that’s been given to less than 200 professional speakers).

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Travels From: Atlanta, GA

  Fee Range: $20,000 - $28,000

“Your presentation was right on the mark, and we were impressed with your level of customization. You knew our products. You knew our opportunities and successes. You even knew the people in our stores! You truly went above and beyond.”
Sheldon Harris, CEO
Complete Nutrition

Program Information

“Never Fly Solo” 

THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS IN BUSINESS

KEYNOTE: 60 – 90 MINUTES 

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
KEYNOTE, HALF DAY WORKSHOP, FULL DAY WORKSHOP 

  • 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: 

I. Shared Vision

Each and every Wingman in your organization must know exactly what they are fighting for. They must be committed to the mission and understand exactly how their unique role in the organization is essential to its success. 

II. Values Based Culture 

Integrity, accountability, mutual respect and teamwork must serve as the foundation for all relationships between employees and with partners and clients as well. 

III. Effective Communication

Leaders listen aggressively and communicate their vision with passion. They promote open communication and connect with the heart and soul of their Wingmen. 

IV. Train to Win Mind-set

Successful leaders command flawless preparation, not flawless execution. They encourage their Wingmen to expand their capabilities, and consistently reward high performers who take calculated risks and “push the envelope” in order to grow.

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Sample Client List

  • Complete Nutrition
  • Granite Transformations
  • The Dwyer Group 
  • AmericInn Hotels
  • Re-Bath
  • Snap Fitness
  • Lenny’s Subs
  • Manhattan Bagel
  • TSS Photography
  • KOA Franchise Services