A Reserve Throughout His College Basketball Career Bond Miraculously Enjoyed An Eight Year NBA Career. Hard Work, Dedication And Commitment Got Him There.
Walter Bond helps people and organizations earn more and create success faster with strategies from his experience as a peak performance in three separate careers that only a handful of others have accomplished.
Walter’s high school aspirations were to become a professional basketball player, but he broke his food twice in six weeks. Through almost insurmountable odds, Walter made it to the NBA. He was the first undrafted rookie to start in a season-opening game in the National Basketball Association as a guard for the Dallas Mavericks.
He went on to be a high-in-demand motivational speaker, author, business coach, and co-founder of a leading professional training and development organization.
Walter became recognized for his teamwork as he played with the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, and Utah Jazz. Even so, he had his eye on a post-sports career of being a motivational speaker.
He became such a recognizable speaker that the Council of Peers Award for Excellence Speaker inducted him into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame® in 2015. He has made more than 2,000 speaking appearances.
Walter helps thousands improve their mindset to overcome challenges and achieve success in goals including executives, managers, and entrepreneurs. He trains attendees to develop skills to improve work performance and develops a proprietary training program for teamwork.
Inspiration/Motivation: No One Can Stop You But You
Power Speaker Walter Bond examines the seven core fundamentals that highly successful people use to reach the top. Through his energetic, funny, and oh-so-relatable journey to the NBA and transition from sports to business, you will learn how to regain control over your mindset and set yourself on the course towards the Next Level of your success. It is your job to reach your potential. What are the sacrifices and must haves you must do to become a better version of yourself? No One Can Stop You but you is based on concepts such as mindset, habits and rituals, teamwork, accountability and more.
Perfect for: Sales Groups, Business Owners, Leadership Groups and more
Motivation: All Buts Stink
Next Level success requires everyone to abandon the excuses and focus on the results. What do you need to do? Who do you need to become? Based on Walter’s best selling book, All Buts Stink is about stopping the excuses and strategizing the plan. Ownership, accountability, overcoming adversity, accepting change, time management and desire will determine how bad you want success. Stop making excuses and get it done. Walter’s teaching is about getting in attack mode. Get ready to stop making excuses and shift because….all buts stink.
Perfect for: Sales Groups, Franchisees, Financial Advisors and more
Teamwork: The Best Team Always Wins..The 6 Traits of High Performing Teams
In sports and in business we all have to compete and work together as a team to win. There are bad teams, good teams and championship teams…everyone wants to win but sometimes just don’t know how. Winning teams are built one layer at a time. How do you take a group of individuals and make them work together for the greater good of the organization? Great teamwork is most about great team building. Trust, Communication, Chemistry, Commitment, Accountability and Common Goals are just a few of the topics that Walter teaches in order to make your team stand tall and WIN.
Perfect for: Mergers & Acquisitions, Sales Teams, Growing Companies
Leadership: Visionary Leadership
Leadership can be broken down into 5 distinct qualities. In this keynote, Walter breaks down his interpretation of leadership traits to help any person up their leadership game. Impact begins with Vision, Executive Presence, Accountability, Employee Engagement, and Servanthood. From a history of studying great coaches came great knowledge….Walter teaches from his exposure to a variety of coaching styles in sports and business. Get your management team on the path to growth and next level leadership. Great leaders influence while mediocre leaders rule. Join Walter to discover your course of positive influence.
Perfect for: Managers, Executives, Leaders and more
“You were fantastic at COUNTRY Financial’s Sales Congress. Your messages and delivery are excellent.”
“Keynote Speaker Walter Bond brought the house down at the TITLE Boxing Club annual convention by using humor, enthusiasm and whit do deliver an impactful message. His message was on point within the franchise industry as he had once himself been a “bad” franchisee, always thinking his way was the right way. So, Walter’s examples painted a clear message that together we’re stronger in numbers and being a positive franchisee is the first key to success. We loved him!”
TITLE Boxing Club
Cayman National Bank
Express Employment Professionals
Famous Dave’s BBQ
Farm Bureau Insurance
Fifth Third Bank
Franchise Resource Group
GAMA Harland Financial Services
Hungry Howie’s Pizza
Lenny’s Sub Shop