Former NBA star Walter Bond is a speaker who motivates people through his life story of trials and triumphs. Growing up in Chicago, he always dreamed of playing in the NBA. Though he lacked the natural athletic gifts of many of his peers, through hard work, parental encouragement, and discipline, he achieved his dream, and had an eight-year professional playing career with the Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz, and Detroit Pistons. He also spent time as a broadcast analyst for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
He later applied the same principles he'd used as a pro-basketball player to achieve great success off the court as an entrepreneur, business owner, and financial analyst. His latest book, The Off Season for Financial Advisors, is a "playbook" designed to help financial advisors win and win big
A powerful keynote speaker, Walter Bond transforms his athletic and business savvy into an action-packed inspirational message that will deliver results to your organization, regardless of their circumstances. He spreads positivity through his inspirational story, and shows listeners how they truly can live their dreams.
HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE MOVABLE MIDDLE? Ignoring it could cost you time, money and productivity.
The biggest group in any organization is called average. They are the people caught between what could have been, what could be, and today’s reality. They are cursed by average. They are your movable middle.
But what if your moveable middle were stellar superstars? What if even 10% decided to be 10% better? Your organization would find unprecedented levels of success. Walter knows it is not only possible, but with the right motivation, it is probable.
Like you, Walter Bond knows what it feels like to be a part of the pack. His South Side of Chicago roots provided little chance for a stellar future – and definitely not a future as an NBA Professional Basketball Player.
He was stuck somewhere in the middle until Walter discovered the proven strategies to become bigger, faster and stronger so he could break away from the pack. The secret to success existed in the habits and rituals that had been a part of his upbringing. His father told him, “Suck it up and get tough!” While Walter thought that was just tough love from a good father, he soon learned that his dad was talking about mental toughness. The type of mental toughness that eradicates excuses, embraces action and propels you to greatness – the type of greatness that allows you to perform at the highest levels of the game.
Walter Bond shares stories, lessons and the type of motivation that sparks the superstars, motivates the middle and excites your attendees. When Walter is on the platform, you will have the knowledge and skills needed to take the proven path away from the pack and into the Peak Performer’s spotlight.
When Walter is on the platform you will have the knowledge and skills needed to take the proven path away from the pack and into the peak performer’s spotlight. Make your goals a reality. Motivate your team with powerful content from a power speaker – Walter Bond.
All of Walter’s presentations can be customized to fit your audience.
- Team Chemistry Trumps Individual Talent - How Exceptional Leaders Deliver Unprecedented Wins
Not every team player is a performer. Not every leader gets to pick all stars. And yet still, some leaders have a magic spell that transforms a group of individuals into a single high-performing unit. But there’s no sorcery here. It’s all about the chemistry. While Walter Bond won’t take you back to 9th grade science class, he will share the formula used by top NBA Coaches to create winning team dynamics year after year. When you need a group of individual players to work collectively and cohesively to reach organizational goals, then this program is for you. You will discover how to:
-Recruit and retain the right talent at the right time for maximum results
-Transform lower performing individuals into top team players
-Drive loyalty to the team and pride of belonging
-Design a framework for powerful teamwork
-Build a team chemistry that bonds
- All Buts Stink - There are No Excuses for Success
It’s the economy. It’s because of my boss. It’s politics. Regardless of what you choose, excuses are the kryptonite keeping you from achieving greatness. Peak Performers don’t have excuses; they have reasons to succeed. They deliver results. And instead of saying but, they ask how. It is time to silence the noise, ignore the distractions, and get back to fundamentals. When you do the ladder to success will feel like an escalator. Hop on! Power speaker, Walter Bond, will uncover the hidden excuses that trip us up in our trek to be better. In this content rich program you will discover how to:
-The daily habits of high performance people
-Leverage an attitude gives you altitude
-Eradicate excuses and embrace initiative
- Suck it up. Get Tough. What Peak Performers do that Others Don’t
You don’t have to train to be in last place. Most people are cursed by average so they might make it to the middle. Peak Performers, however, see the middle as a final resting place for greatness. So what do Peak Performers do that others don’t? Walter Bond – Power Speaker – has the secret. As a former NBA professional from the South Side of Chicago, Walter has discovered what it takes to suck it up, get mentally tough, and perform competitively at the highest level. In this powerfully motivating program you will discover:
-How to be positioned to reach your highest potential
-The secret sauce that makes Peak Performers exceptional
-The one thing that matters most to you and everyone around you
- When Good Ain’t Good Enough - How Top Performers become Epic Achievers
You are at the top of your game. Your wall is covered with plaques. And your trophy case is filled… except for that one spot. Even the best of the best need a little extra motivation to keep reaching goals. And Walter Bond is here to deliver exactly what you need. In this powerful program Power Speaker Walter Bond deliver the extra spark your top players need to stay at the top of their game. You will discover:
-How Power Players tap into intrinsic motivation to move forward faster
-How to transform your great into amazing
-The five ways top performers become top achievers
- Bigger. Faster. Stronger - The Proven Path to Break Away from the Pack
Have you ever seen a rock star colleague? Their trophy case is full. They’re always picked first. And they struggle to fit all their accolades on a two page resume’. Ever wish you were that kind of power player? You can be. But first you have to know that you are not your resume. Or your trophy case. Or just a number in your bank account. You are so much more! In this powerful program delivered by Power Speaker, Walter Bond, you will discover how to break beyond expectations to be bigger, faster, and stronger that you thought possible. When Walter steps off the stage you will:
-Unlock your greatest potential to propel you to the next level
-Accelerate on a proven path to reach your goals
-Step out of the pack to own the spotlight
-This keynote can be customized to fit your audience