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Dinner Keynote: Waldo Waldman

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Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman
The Wingman

Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman, The Wingman, is a Hall of Fame leadership speaker, executive coach, and the 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, sales manager, and entrepreneur.


In addition to his time in the military, Waldo has real world corporate sales and management experience and is an expert on change management, peak performance, and resilience – having broken through a lifelong fear of heights and overcoming claustrophobia as a fighter pilot. A key message in his inspirational “Never Fly Solo” signature keynotes and seminars is that you can’t reach your highest potential alone. You need wingmen - trusted partners – to help you win when adversity strikes.

His compelling stories and strategies on overcoming obstacles, performing under pressure, and servant-based leadership are extremely relevant to organizations who seek to create a resilient, courageous, “One Team, One Mission” performance-focused culture of collaboration and trust.


Waldo is a graduate of the Air Force Academy and the founder of The Wingman Foundation, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to build funds and awareness for veterans in need.  He is an inductee into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame, a prestigious award that honors speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence and has been bestowed on less than 200 speakers worldwide.  He speaks internationally for clients including Marriott, American Express, AT&T, Procter & Gamble, The Denver Broncos, and Home Depot, and has been featured on Fox & Friends, CNN, MSNBC, Inc. Magazine and The Harvard Business Review.

Presentation Briefing

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 20th 
Time: 6:00PM
Location: Branson Convention Center

Flying solo? You might think so but take a look around. You have support staff and managers. You have directors,

suppliers, and partners. And you have colleagues and significant others. In today’s highly competitive world of change and uncertainty, those who build trust, lead with courage, and collaborate with others will dodge the missiles of adversity and win. During his high energy, interactive keynote, decorated fighter pilot, New York Times bestselling author, executive coach, and Hall of Fame Speaker, Lt Col (ret.) Waldo Waldman will share tools to overcome obstacles, break performance barriers, and take charge of change during adverse times. 


In the program, you’ll discover:

  • How to leverage your mindset to maintain focus amidst change and uncertainty

  • Innovative tactics to cultivate resilience and courage and lead under pressure I

  • Tools to nurture trust, accountability, and confidence with your teammates

  • How to grow influence, trust and impact with customers, coworkers and partners by collaborating more effectively. 

All dinner attendees will receive access to the Resilience Challenge Course (5-video series) and a free audiobook copy of Never Fly Solo.

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