When Walter Bond steps onto the stage, you can’t miss him. It could be because he’s 6’5 and stands out in a crowd. But it’s probably because the stage is where he feels most at home.
As a nationally recognized public speaker, he commands the stage. He makes the entire audience, whether it’s a small board room or a large conference venue, feel seen. People walk out of Walter’s talks changed, motivated, and inspired. His principles are simple but powerful, his delivery is smooth, and he combines humor, tough love, and experience in a way that changes people.
Walter’s third and most recently released book, Swim!, released in July 2021, has quickly become a staple for business people and students across the country. This easy-to-read professional development book combines lovable characters, relatable life lessons, and hard truths that help readers understand the power of leadership, mentoring, and next-level success.
Walter’s passion for personal development has been anchored by his professional basketball career. Although a reserve throughout his college basketball career at the University of Minnesota, Bond miraculously enjoyed an eight-year career while spending time as a shooting guard for teams such as the Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz, and Detroit Pistons. This is where he learned peak performance truths that he has also applied to a wildly successful speaking career. Bond’s college basketball career did not say NBA at all. Only hard work, dedication, and commitment got him there. That mentality is what he wants to share with your audience.
Walter travels the world speaking, coaching, teaching, and inspiring companies across a wide range of industries, from financial services to agriculture and franchising to real estate, pharmaceutical, and many more in-between. At any given time, you can find Walter leading a Mastermind Class, offering one on one professional development, hosting book talks, and coaching hungry business leaders and entrepreneurs towards success.
While many know Walter Bond as a former NBA player, more and more people know Walter as a passionate and motivated speaker, author, and business coach with one goal: to help people see their full potential.
Walter graduated from the University of Minnesota and has been married to his wife and business partner, Antoinette, for nearly 30 years. They have three adult children.
Shark Mindset: The Story of The Shark, the Suckerfish and The Parasite
Experience the teaching power of storytelling! based on Walter's most recent book, Swim!, this powerful keynote dives into the power of adopting a “shark mindset,” and how it can drastically alter the trajectory of your business.
This keynote follows four relatable main characters into a journey out in the deep blue. with a little humor, a little love, and a lot of passion, Walter will teach your team practical steps to implement the sacred six –the principles behind the shark mindset.
Creating a Culture of High Performance
Teach your people the hidden habits that turn employees into peak-performing teams and siloed teams into progressive organizations.
This high-energy journey into the secrets of improving communication, chemistry, and accountability is the culmination of Walter's hands-on experiences with good, bad, mediocre, and championship-level teams.
No One Can Stop You But You
How does a benched college basketball player become the first undrafted rookie to play a season-opening game in the NBA?
Spoiler alert: it has everything to do with the fundamentals.
This powerful, honest, and eye-opening motivational keynote dives headfirst into the 7 fundamentals of living every day as a peak performer and helps equip teams with the mental tools they need to win against their greatest competition – themselves.
With a little bit of reflection and self-analysis, and a whole lot of hard truths, you might not recognize your team after this hard-hitting message!
How to Think…Execute…and WIN!
‘“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it.”
This highly requested keynote is designed to help business owners leverage the power of planning and follow-through. here, Walter uses thrilling anecdotes and personal experience to guide listeners through the steps all peak performers must master: vision, venture, and well-planned execution.
Teach your people to strive for greatness, excellence, and perfection in every performance, and give them the essential principles that will make this journey all the more fulfilling!
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