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Walter Bond Speaker

Walter Bond

    • Your Organization’s Sixth Man
    • Former NBA star, entrepreneur, and peak performance coach
    • Dives deep into the concepts of leadership and the power of human connection
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$30,000 - $50,000

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Walter Bond 2023 Speaking Reel

Walter Bond 2023 Speaking Reel

Walter Bond Keynote Preview | Shark Mindset | A vs C Student

Walter Bond Keynote Preview | Shark Mindset | A vs C Student

Inside the Championship Locker Room - What I Learned from Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls

Inside the Championship Locker Room - What I Learned from Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls

SHARK MENTALITY | One of the best Motivational speeches ever by Walter Bond

SHARK MENTALITY | One of the best Motivational speeches ever by Walter Bond

Walter Bond Speaker Biography


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. 

Unleash the Power of the Shark Mindset: Transform Your Team to Dominate the Market

In the fiercely competitive business world, having a mental edge is crucial. "Shark Mindset," a riveting keynote based on Walter’s acclaimed book "Swim," is designed specifically for sales and business leaders seeking to outperform their rivals. This presentation delves deep into the transformative power of mindset, illustrating through compelling storytelling how your mental approach shapes your success.

Discover the journey of four engaging characters navigating the vast, challenging deep blue sea – a metaphor for the business landscape. Their experiences embody the essence of the "Shark Mindset," a strategic approach that equips your team to excel in your industry or niche market.

Key Takeaways Include:
- Mastery of the "sacred six principles" of the "Shark Mindset".
- Practical strategies to instill resilience and a winning attitude in your team.
- Techniques to reorient your business trajectory towards unparalleled success.

Ideal for sales and business leaders, this keynote is a game-changer, providing the tools and insights to give your team the mental advantage they need to thrive and conquer in today's competitive environment.

 

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.

  • Embrace growth and change – even in times of crisis
  • Stay flexible as an individual and a team member
  • Develop a pattern of elevating others within your organization

 

TEAMWORK: Cultivate! The Six Non-Negotiable Traits of a Winning Team

The success of your company or organization starts and ends with teamwork. Your team success depends not only on the skills and traits of each member, but also their execution in working together with other members. Each team member’s contribution impacts the collective success of your team. When each team member performs at their peak, then your team can achieve peak performance.

Our proprietary “teamwork diagnostic” can reveal which of six indispensable traits your team is strong in, and those they are weak in, so you can improve your overall team performance. This

diagnostic also enables you and your team to discover the secrets to improve focus on common goals, communication, chemistry, accountability and more.

This talk focuses on helping you and your team master the fundamental skills of peak team performance, so you can turn your team into a champion. Plus, this talk can help foster your entire company or organization into the dominant leader in your market niche or industry. It is based on the culmination of Walter’s hands-on experiences with good, mediocre and poorly performing teams. Plus, championship-level teams

Takeaways:

  • Discover the six traits all peak performing teams share
  • Enhance team member support of your core values and culture
  • Develop more effective communication, collaboration and trust
  • Sharpen leadership traits at the management level

 

SALES: READY…SET…GO!

Achieving your company sales goals requires having a motivated team of professionals eager to find qualified prospects and turn them into bonafide loyal customers. That starts with cultivating and winning sales culture.

This keynote speaking presentation will challenge your team to completely rethink their role in developing a winning sales culture. Walter breaks down the DNA of a great sales leader - what gets them out of bed in the morning, how they think about coaching, their commitment to core values, and much more!

This high-energy, no-fluff keynote presentation is guaranteed to relight the fire in your sales organization. After this presentation, you’ll be able to see your sales team surpass your expectations. Plus, your team will have the inspiration to not only create a more winning culture, but also one in which they can be happy, motivated, well-mentored, and highly productive.

Takeaways:

  • How to set and consistently meet sales goals
  • The secret to building the kind of sales culture that fosters greatness
  • How to make your sales team accountable for both their successes and failures
  • Why focusing on core values can help you build a cohesive sales team

MOTIVATION: No One Can Stop You but YOU!

Motivation is a driving force that can enable you to achieve your goals – no matter how big or small, despite what obstacles may stand in your way.

So, how does a college basketball player who is benched due to multiple injuries and poor playing performance become the first undrafted rookie to play a season-opening game in the NBA? 

The surprising answer can help you see how vital motivation is to achieving success when so many things may stand in your way – including self-doubt and external things outside of your control.  

This powerful, honest and eye-opening keynote speaking presentation on motivation dives headfirst into the mindset, psychological tools and behavior you must have to overcome adversity and achieve your biggest goals. It inspires self-reflection and self-analysis to help you and your team make the necessary changes to improve your overall work performance!

Takeaways:

  • Re-focus and recommit to your goals - both short & long-term
  • Overcome self-doubt and fear of success
  • Identify time-wasting practices and inspire best practices to help you achieve more
  • How to become an impact player
  • Make accountability an everyday practice

PEAK PERFORMANCE Fundamentals: How to Think… Execute… And Win!...

Winning success in any field depends in part on mastering the key fundamentals. It starts with knowing how to think and execute like a perennial winner. And it follows through with knowing how to execute the fundamentals no matter the circumstance.

This highly requested keynote topic is designed to help companies and organizations like yours leverage the power of planning and follow-through. Walter uses thrilling anecdotes and personal experience to guide listeners through the steps all peak performers must master.

This keynote speaking presentation will also teach you and your team to strive for greatness, excellence and perfection in every performance. Plus, to share the essential principles that can make you and your team a peak-performing champion!

Takeaways:

  • How to develop and execute daily, monthly, quarterly and annual goals 
  • Guidance on how to fulfill your short and long-term goals, despite challenges 
  • Instill core values to achieve and sustain business prosperity
  • Know your personal & organizational Key Performance Indicators


STRATEGIC PLANNING: The Off-Season
Walter's book The Off Season, was inspired by his decade plus years of collegiate and professional basketball in the NBA and abroad. He learned the secrets to working on your work, intentionally making time to step away from your craft, and the power of self-reflection. Now, he tours the country teaching teams and businesses how to take care of themselves so they can take care of others. The Off-Season is perfect for strategic planning sessions and teaches teams how to eliminate time wasters and activate the Power of 2 in their personal and professional lives. Sometimes, speeding up the growth of your business starts with slowing down. Identify the key signs that mean your business needs a detox, and learn how to prioritize an off season to increase productivity. This one-of-a-kind keynote is a must for any team who needs a strategic boost before stepping into their next season of success. 

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