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Keynote Speaker Waldo Waldman Delivers ‘Wingman Values’
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Keynote Speaker Waldo Waldman Delivers ‘Wingman Values’

What kind of person with claustrophobia and a fear of heights becomes a combat-decorated F-16 fighter pilot? The answer is someone driven by “Wingman Values”: integrity, accountability and service.

Retired Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman worked to gain the focus and training necessary to succeed. An Air Force Academy graduate with an MBA focused in organizational behavior, he developed his “Top Gun” skills as part of “Operation Allied Force” in Iraq, Kosovo and beyond.

Those combat flight experiences fill the pages of his electrifying book, Never Fly Solo. Written with executives, managers and entrepreneurs in mind, this New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller urges readers to “power through the barriers holding you back from reaching new heights in your career.”

The success of Waldman’s book, in addition to his business experience as a former top producing sales manager, led to worldwide celebrity and acclaim. Waldman has appeared in top publications including SUCCESS, Inc. and Harvard Business Review. Major networks and popular broadcasts like CNN, Fox & Friends and Dr. Drew on Call have also featured Waldman for his growth and leadership insights. Today, he delivers bottom-line results to top companies as an executive coach and in-demand keynote speaker.

As a business speaker, Waldman offers executives and teams more than outcome-ready insights. He’s an engaging guest who brings crowds to their feet. His excellence in delivery has even led to his induction into the National Speaker’s Association Speaker Hall of Fame, an honor shared with fewer than 300 speakers worldwide.

With each in-person or virtual keynote address, Waldman provides the practical lessons and methods necessary to gain trust and create revenue-driving relationships both internally and with customers and stakeholders.

Waldman’s business philosophy: the fighter pilot mindset

Waldman believes that to achieve optimal success, organizations must move away from the combat mindset. “Just like well-trained fighter pilots,” Waldman says, “well-trained organizations should never enter into combat.”

He instead believes that “cooperation, communication and a commitment to a core set of values that serve others” create lasting growth and opportunity. While survivors may fly solo, winners build relationships and trust through teamwork. When business leaders develop that trust throughout their organization, achievers are more motivated and dedicated to their workplace. Then they can better focus on achieving the corporate objectives assigned to them.

With this philosophy in mind, Waldman developed “The Seven Wingman Principles”:

  1. “Winners Never Fly Solo”
  2. “Leaders Promote Collaborative Cultures”
  3. “Training and Preparation Drive Sales Excellence”
  4. “Standards Determine Culture”
  5. “Relationships are Foundational”
  6. “Be Courageous, Not Fearless”
  7. “Core Values are Essential for Growth”

Mission ready executive coaching

Even the best leaders have blind spots, and you need an executive coach who will reveal them with honesty and integrity. And as an executive coach, Waldman has you covered. He provides the insight you need, including an honest assessment of your current tactical and strategic situation. 

Among Waldman’s many clients, Matrix Home Solutions, one of the largest home remodeling companies in the nation, serves as a prime example. Thanks to Waldman, their leadership team and sales force got the “shot in the arm” they needed post-COVID pandemic. “Waldo really helps motivate you to lift other people up around you,” says CEO Nick Richmond. “And he is a great, great coach—probably one of the greatest coaches I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.”

Waldman’s custom keynote addresses

When hiring a keynote business speaker, every second of your guests’ time matters. That is why Waldman delivers addresses that are content-rich as well as motivational. Audiences remain engaged at every turn, leaving your event with takeaways that transform their lives and deliver bottom-line sales outcomes.

You can book Waldman for an in-person or virtual keynote address, seminar or video. In each case, he will customize his address to perfectly meet your goals and situational needs. Companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Dell EMC, Kroger, Deloitte and others have benefitted from his lessons in personal and team excellence.

Speaking topics include:

  • “Never Fly Solo®”—Transform relationships into revenue with communications, conviction and compassion.
  • “Wingman Leadership®”—Instill a “one team, one mission” mindset throughout your organization.
  • “Wingman Safety®”—Build a company a value-based culture of excellence with a commitment to safety and trust

Book Waldman

If you are ready to commit to growth and service with a speaker like Waldman, follow his advice and leave nothing to chance. Work with a trusted talent booking agency to ensure hassle-free, professional and cost-effective delivery.

The SUCCESS Speakers Bureau stands firmly on a foundation that includes a century-long commitment to personal growth and relationship-building among the top influencers and business leaders in the world.

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Top Executive Coaching Speakers to Book Today
Business Speakers, Corporate Culture, Executive Coaching, Professional Development

Top Executive Coaching Speakers to Book Today

Hiring the right executive coach assists your leadership in turning the corner from mediocrity to top-notch success. In fact, the best business coaches and keynote speakers transform entire corporate cultures through motivational lessons and actionable guidance.

From virtual leadership programs to in-person seminars, the Success Business Bureau has you covered. Let’s look at some of the top executive coaches available today:

Ricky Mendez

Executive coach and corporate culture authority Ricky Mendez specializes in transforming failing and unexceptional businesses into something great. His background includes serving as president, VP of sales and COO of companies across southern California. In the process, he has overseen more than a half billion in sales by implementing his “Mindset and Prosperity Planning” and sales programs.

As a coach and founder of MPower Prosperity, Mendez mentors executive leaders of companies like American Residential Services, Costco, Home Depot and Sears in methods to build amazing corporate cultures while increasing revenue. Whether coaching leadership or speaking for a corporate event, he inspires the development of a growth mindset throughout the company by using practical, teachable methods.

Alexia Vernon

Women’s leadership expert, author and TEDx speaker Alexia Vernon has earned her renown as a sought-after female executive coach. Dubbed the “Moxie Maven” by the White House Office of Public Engagement, she fuses an array of media with methods to enhance the depth of client development. These methods include virtual retreats focused on sales and publicity, coaching calls and workshops, in-person retreats and her MOXIELICIOUS® mastermind.

A truly transformational corporate speaker and coach, Vernon assists entrepreneurs and business leaders in defeating self-doubt and developing growth mindsets. The result is improved performance, productivity and happiness. Her award-winning book, Step into Your Moxie, offers the same humor, candor and accessibility as her coaching and speaking style. Vernon has also contributed to media outlets and publications including CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS,, Women’s Health Magazine and others.

Daren Martin

Known as “The Culture Architect,” executive coach and bestselling author Daren Martin takes business consulting to new heights with measurable results. Drawing from his experience as an entrepreneur and his Ph.D. in psychology, he crafts his consultations to specifically meet your individual business needs and goals. As Lockton Dunning Benefits CEO Bruce Sammis said, “Daren Martin changed the trajectory of our company, we would not be where we are without him.”

Martin guides you through the best methods to access and retain top talent, achieve superior sales and establish customer service that “wows” your clients. But, most importantly, he gained his reputation by vastly enhancing company cultures. Employee performance, loyalty and engagement improve with his guidance as you achieve new bottom-line heights. His Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller, A Company of Owners, provides a strong, cogent sample of the methods he uses to assist you in meeting your objectives.

Johnny Quinn

Are you ready to take your organization to Olympian levels of performance? Former Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn has helped brands such as Toyota, Verizon and many others do just that. An executive speaker and coach, Quinn assists businesses of all sizes in securing the gold. He connects with audiences with the same confidence and warmth whether coaching virtually or in-person, and his mastery of storytelling never fails to engage.

A successful entrepreneur, Quinn owns the Johnny Quinn Agency—Farmers Insurance, which assists families throughout Texas. That experience of ownership, operation and sales allows Quinn to provide the motivational lessons of resilience and leadership you need to move your enterprise forward. 

Jairek Robbins

Performance coach Jairek Robbins has reached millions of people across more than 120 countries with his passion for helping people. To date, this bestselling author of LIVE IT! has assisted a plethora of clients in achieving scaled corporate growth. So what makes Robbins’ message powerful enough to provide training to Harvard University, the USMC, BMW, UBS and Major League Baseball teams?

Commitment. An awardee of the Congressional Award Gold Medal, Robbins has provided more than 400 hours of community service, invested hundreds of hours in personal development and physical fitness, and ran multiple marathons. Even Deepak Chopra has raved about his commitment to health, fitness, resilience and personal growth. As an executive coach, Robbins helps business leaders bridge the gap between who they are today and what they can be tomorrow.

Stephen Hilgart

Ready to improve your business strategy and achieve new levels of optimal performance? World-renowned Stephen Hilgart provides the ultimate performance training with an engaging and energetic style. 

A national trainer for Robbins, he shares strategies for personal and professional achievement with hundreds of audiences. As an executive coach for numerous Fortune 500 Companies, Hilgart has reached hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and business leaders through his workshops. In each case, he delivers the inside experience and strategies to amplify your growth potential. To get a sense of how he can positively impact your leadership team, check out Stephen Hilgart’s YouTube videos.

Dave Ferguson

International coach and author Dave Ferguson drives personal and corporate growth through executive leadership training. He learned these leadership skills in the U.S. Air Force and through the founding of his own executive training organization. Today, Ferguson is trusted by Fortune 500 executives to assist them in improving communication while helping them grow into their roles.

Author of the international bestseller Boss or Leader, Ferguson earned his business acumen through 25 years of leadership roles in banking, investing and real estate. These rapid pace, results-oriented roles—plus high-stakes military service—make him uniquely qualified in the field of executive coaching. He provides clarity in the storm, helping you and your corporate team gain the insights you need to succeed.

How to book your next executive coach

The Success Speakers Bureau simplifies the entire process of booking your next executive coach. From choosing the right professional for your growth needs to all additional planning, we are here to help. Simply contact us to book your next executive coach or keynote speaker, or browse our curated list of available speakers and executive coaches.