Walter delivers everything he commits to in pre-conference conversations. He is motivating, passionate, and humorous. Our conference participants and team were so moved by Walter's keynote last year, we had to have him back this year.
When Walter 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 could also be because on the stage is where he feels 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!, has picked up speed since its debut in July, and has become a staple for business people and students across the country. His 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 travels the country speaking, coaching, teaching, and inspiring companies across a wide range of industries, from financial services to agriculture and franchising to real estate 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.
Featured Keynote Programs
Resilience & Attitude
Having the right mindset is vital to achieving success. This keynote speaking presentation focuses on the power of storytelling to show you how your mindset can determine the outcome of your actions.
Based on Walter’s book Swim, this keynote presentation dives into the power of adopting a “Shark Mindset.” It highlights four relatable characters on a journey out in the deep blue sea, and why having the “Shark Mindset” can help you and your team dominate your industry and/or market niche.
Plus, by teaching you and your team the practical steps to implement the “sacred six principles” of the “Shark Mindset” to refocus the trajectory of your business toward success!
- Focus on the strengths that enable you to dominate your spere of influence
- 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
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!
- 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
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.
- 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
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!
- 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
- Make accountability an everyday practice
Walter Bond was one of the best keynotes we've ever had at our event. Speaker hall of fame for sure! Walter's ability to incorporate his message along with our company objectives was very well done. He engages with the crowd and has a powerful, relatable message. I would highly recommend.
If you're looking for a keynote speaker who does their homework, studies their audience in advance, and delivers an energetic and inspiring speech, then look no further than Walter Bond. He connects at both the head and heart level, while encouraging his audience to take their performance to the next level, while supporting company goals and initiatives.
Walter Bond is a gem. If he can't re you up... you're dead.
Walter. Off the charts. The feedback from the team has been unanimous that you were the best motivational speaker they have ever seen. We have shark fever. Thank You
The most amazing speaker I have ever come across in any conference, in any industry I have ever attended.
Walter Bond surpassed our expectations! Not only was he very motivational and full of energy, but he gave us great business tips we can use right away! We had many comments from attendees that he was the best Keynote speaker they have seen to date.
Thank you for the presentation you did for us. We enjoyed having you and have had numerous positive responses to your motivational message. We contacted you very in the game but you quickly got to know who ING was and personalized your presentation.
You were the hit of our annual conference. The responses from all school board members and administrators in attendance were outstanding! Your success can be measured by the long line waiting to pick up tapes after your presentation.
Thank you for the great job you did at our region's recognition event. I appreciate all the time you spent getting background on our group as it made your presentation more meaningful.