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Walter Bond

Former NBA Player; Peak Performance & Accountability Expert

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Walter Bond 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 Bond’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.

Bond’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.

Bond 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 and many more in- between. At any given time, you can find Bond 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 Bond as a former NBA player, more and more people know him as a passionate and motivated speaker, author, and business coach with one goal: to help people see their full potential.

Bond 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.

Speaking Topics
  • Teamwork - 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.

    Takeaways:

    • Discover the six traits all peak performing teams share

    • Increase buy-in of your core values and culture

    • Develop more effective communication, collaboration, and trust

    • Sharpen leadership traits at the management level

  • Motivation - 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? The surprising answer will help you tame the excuses keeping from greatness.

    This powerful, honest, and eye-opening motivational keynote dives headfirst into the mindset that makes-or-breaks organizations, 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!

    Takeaways:

    • Re-focusing and recommitting to your goals this year

    • Identifying and de-powering "can't do" thinking

    • Overcoming common time wasting practices

    • Making accountability an everyday practice

    • Keeping fear in its place

  • Resilience & Attitude - 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.

    Takeaways:

    • 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!

    “if you can dream it, then you can achieve it.”

    This highly requested keynote is designed to help organizations 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!

    Takeaways:

    • Instilling core values for business prosperity

    • Staying in sync with daily/weekly/quarterly/annual goals

    • Knowing your personal and organizational KPI's (Key Performance Indicators)

    • Knowing and resolving challenges

    • Staying motivated to execute consistently

    • Guidance on how to reach the finish line, every time

    • Understanding the difference between immediate and long-term impact

  • Sales - Nothing Happens Until You Sell Something!

    Challenge your team to completely rethink their role in winning sales culture, and watch them blow last year’s sales numbers out of the water! Created from 20 years of experience coaching sales organizations around the country, this high-energy, no-fluff keynote is guaranteed to relight the fire in any sales organization. Listen as 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 more! Empower your team to take their first steps towards owning a winning culture – one where people are 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

    • Maintaining a sense of ownership of your team’s goals

    • The role sticking to core values plays in a successful sales team

    • The advantages of thinking like a shark and a suckerfish

    • Eliminating the “parasitic thinking” stopping you from raising the bar

Videos
Books
31 Truths to Boost Peak Performance

31 Truths to Boost Peak Performance

Always Looking Forward

Always Looking Forward

The Off Season For Financial Advisors

The Off Season For Financial Advisors

All Buts Stink (Volume 1)

All Buts Stink (Volume 1)

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  • HOW TO BOOK Walter Bond?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Walter Bond for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Walter Bond, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Walter Bond or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Walter Bond?

    Speaking fees for Walter Bond, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Walter Bond charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Walter Bond, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Walter Bond?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Walter Bond for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Walter Bond for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Walter Bond or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Walter Bond or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Former NBA Player; Peak Performance & Accountability Expert

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Walter Bond 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 Bond’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.

Bond’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.

Bond 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 and many more in- between. At any given time, you can find Bond 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 Bond as a former NBA player, more and more people know him as a passionate and motivated speaker, author, and business coach with one goal: to help people see their full potential.

Bond 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.

Walter Bond Speaking Topics

  • Teamwork - 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.

    Takeaways:

    • Discover the six traits all peak performing teams share

    • Increase buy-in of your core values and culture

    • Develop more effective communication, collaboration, and trust

    • Sharpen leadership traits at the management level

  • Motivation - 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? The surprising answer will help you tame the excuses keeping from greatness.

    This powerful, honest, and eye-opening motivational keynote dives headfirst into the mindset that makes-or-breaks organizations, 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!

    Takeaways:

    • Re-focusing and recommitting to your goals this year

    • Identifying and de-powering "can't do" thinking

    • Overcoming common time wasting practices

    • Making accountability an everyday practice

    • Keeping fear in its place

  • Resilience & Attitude - 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.

    Takeaways:

    • 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!

    “if you can dream it, then you can achieve it.”

    This highly requested keynote is designed to help organizations 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!

    Takeaways:

    • Instilling core values for business prosperity

    • Staying in sync with daily/weekly/quarterly/annual goals

    • Knowing your personal and organizational KPI's (Key Performance Indicators)

    • Knowing and resolving challenges

    • Staying motivated to execute consistently

    • Guidance on how to reach the finish line, every time

    • Understanding the difference between immediate and long-term impact

  • Sales - Nothing Happens Until You Sell Something!

    Challenge your team to completely rethink their role in winning sales culture, and watch them blow last year’s sales numbers out of the water! Created from 20 years of experience coaching sales organizations around the country, this high-energy, no-fluff keynote is guaranteed to relight the fire in any sales organization. Listen as 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 more! Empower your team to take their first steps towards owning a winning culture – one where people are 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

    • Maintaining a sense of ownership of your team’s goals

    • The role sticking to core values plays in a successful sales team

    • The advantages of thinking like a shark and a suckerfish

    • Eliminating the “parasitic thinking” stopping you from raising the bar

Walter Bond Videos

  • Unleashing the Power of Methodology: The Path to Your Next Level
    Today I want to talk about something that has been ingrained in us since childhood—promotion based on mediocrity. We've been brainwashed to believe...
  • Winners Losers and Champions...Be A Champion by Walter Bond
    Your impact to the team is everything. Impact your team today by mentally shifting.
  • Walter Bond Sizzle Reel 2021

Walter Bond Books

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FAQs on booking Walter Bond

  • How to book Walter Bond?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Walter Bond for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Walter Bond, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Walter Bond or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Walter Bond?

    Speaking fees for Walter Bond, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Walter Bond charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Walter Bond, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Walter Bond?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Walter Bond for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Walter Bond for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Walter Bond or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Walter Bond or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Walter Bond is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Teamwork - Creating a Culture of High Performance, Motivation - No One Can Stop You But You, Resilience & Attitude - Shark Mindset: The Story of the Shark, the Suckerfish, and the Parasite, Peak Performance Fundamentals - How to Think... Execute.,. And Win! and Sales - Nothing Happens Until You Sell Something!. The estimated speaking fee range to book Walter Bond for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Walter Bond generally travels from Boca Raton, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eric Boles, Inky Johnson, Mike Eruzione, Bill Walton and Coach Ken Carter. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Walter Bond for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Walter Bond Speaking Topics

  • Teamwork - 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.

    Takeaways:

    • Discover the six traits all peak performing teams share

    • Increase buy-in of your core values and culture

    • Develop more effective communication, collaboration, and trust

    • Sharpen leadership traits at the management level

  • Motivation - 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? The surprising answer will help you tame the excuses keeping from greatness.

    This powerful, honest, and eye-opening motivational keynote dives headfirst into the mindset that makes-or-breaks organizations, 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!

    Takeaways:

    • Re-focusing and recommitting to your goals this year

    • Identifying and de-powering "can't do" thinking

    • Overcoming common time wasting practices

    • Making accountability an everyday practice

    • Keeping fear in its place

  • Resilience & Attitude - 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.

    Takeaways:

    • 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!

    “if you can dream it, then you can achieve it.”

    This highly requested keynote is designed to help organizations 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!

    Takeaways:

    • Instilling core values for business prosperity

    • Staying in sync with daily/weekly/quarterly/annual goals

    • Knowing your personal and organizational KPI's (Key Performance Indicators)

    • Knowing and resolving challenges

    • Staying motivated to execute consistently

    • Guidance on how to reach the finish line, every time

    • Understanding the difference between immediate and long-term impact

  • Sales - Nothing Happens Until You Sell Something!

    Challenge your team to completely rethink their role in winning sales culture, and watch them blow last year’s sales numbers out of the water! Created from 20 years of experience coaching sales organizations around the country, this high-energy, no-fluff keynote is guaranteed to relight the fire in any sales organization. Listen as 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 more! Empower your team to take their first steps towards owning a winning culture – one where people are 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

    • Maintaining a sense of ownership of your team’s goals

    • The role sticking to core values plays in a successful sales team

    • The advantages of thinking like a shark and a suckerfish

    • Eliminating the “parasitic thinking” stopping you from raising the bar

Walter Bond Speaker Videos

  • Unleashing the Power of Methodology: The Path to Your Next Level
    Today I want to talk about something that has been ingrained in us since childhood—promotion based on mediocrity. We've been brainwashed to believe that being average is enough to move to the next...
    Winners Losers and Champions...Be A Champion by Walter Bond
    Your impact to the team is everything. Impact your team today by mentally shifting.
  • Walter Bond Sizzle Reel 2021
    Walter Bond Keynote Preview | Shark Mindset
  • NEXT LEVEL MINDSET | Walter Bond

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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