Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) Speaker Hall of Fame recipient, Waldo Waldman is a motivational keynote speaker and leadership consultant. A former fighter pilot who uses real world business experience, Waldman helps turn teams into accountable, trustworthy, and high performance partners for success. Waldman has been voted one of the Top Speakers in the World by Meetings & Conventions Magazine. Audiences connect strongly with Waldman, but not just because of his impressive background. Waldman speaks with an infectious passion for helping others; he speaks from the heart. Waldman’s high energy as a motivational keynote speaker has earned him the honor of being ranked one of the Top 40 under 40 Business Leaders in Georgia. He has been featured on several media outlets, including Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Success Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Fox & Friends, Investor’s Business Daily, The Harvard Business Review, CNBC, Entrepreneur Magazine, and MSNBC. Waldman is the President and founder of the Wingman Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is the raise awareness and funds for soldiers, veterans, and their families. Known as “The Wingman,” Lt Col (ret.) Waldo Waldman is the author of National Bestseller Never Fly Solo. He helps organizations build collaborative cultures of trust, courage and commitment in order to adapt to change, break performance barriers, and overcome adversity. Decorated Fighter Pilot. New York Times Bestselling Author. Hall of Fame Speaker. In addition to his time in the military, Waldo has real world corporate sales experience and is an expert on change management and resilience – having overcome a fear of heights and claustrophobia to achieve his dream of becoming a fighter pilot. His compelling stories and tactics on overcoming adversity, performing under pressure and servant-based leadership are extremely relevant to organizations who are going through disruptive change and seeking to build a “One Team, One Mission” culture of excellence and trust. Waldo is a graduate of the U. S. Air Force Academy and also holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Behavior. He is an inductee into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame, and is the founder of The Wingman Foundation whose mission is to build funds and awareness for veterans and their families in need. He has been featured on CNN, Fox News, Inc. Magazine, and The Harvard Business Review, and his clients include Verizon, American Express, GE, The Denver Broncos, ExxonMobil, New York Life, Siemens, Merck, and dozens of national associations.