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Walter  Bond

Walter Bond

Former NBA Star, Entrepreneur, Mr. Accountability & Peak Performance Coach


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 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. Read More >

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. Read Less ^

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Shark Mindset

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Shark Mindset

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, Swim follows four relatable main characters into a journey out in the deep blue. It introduces your team to the scared six, an intricate breakdown into how to develop a shark mindset. Sharks never stop swimming. They never go backward. They are flexible. Your team will learn these principles, and more, and walk into the keynote as suckerfish and walk out as sharks hungry for success. Your team will learn practical steps to implement the scared six into their lives, and with a little humor, a little love, and a lot of passion, Walter will reignite the spark in your team and unlock their inner shark.

No One Can Stop You But You (All Buts Stink)

If your team is drowning in excuses, your business is drowning, period. This powerful, honest, and eye-opening motivational keynote can help your people tame the excuses keeping them from being their best. Read More >

  • Dive into the things that make-or-break organizations (time management, accountability, fear, etc.) and get your team equipped with the tools they need to face them head on.
  • Motivate your team to re-focus on their goals and start looking for all the ways they can make it work instead of listening to their excuses.

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 keynote!

Great for management, sales teams, and employees! Read Less ^

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 of 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 you 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 steeping into their next season of success.

The Best Team Always Wins…Building Your iTeam

What are your strategies for team building? What specifics do you employ to get your team moving in one direction in harmony and growth mindedness? Walter has discovered the secrets of building not just winning teams but championship ones. Do you have innovators on your team? What about initiators? And that one person that always seems to be stirring the pot? He’s an instigator, and you need him on your team too! Walter explains the power of work expressions, steps to building powerful and focused teams, and ways to customize your communication style to lead each member of your team successfully. Prepare to carefully analyze your current team and learn ways to better understand, connect, and communicate with them. Walter breaks down the importance of teamwork in a brand new way. Perfect for improving work culture and focus, this keynote will change the way your team works together.

Teamastry: Mastering the Art of Teamwork

Think about it, is there anything more important than getting your team to perform better? Smart leaders know that teamwork is everything! Teamwork should be your competitive advantage. Imagine a team full of impact players, working together in harmony dominating your industry. Who would be against that? Read More >

The only issue is, how do we do it? Armed with over 30 years of team building experience, Walter shares a message designed to not only help your organization improve teamwork but to actually master it. Walter’s message is not only built on personal experience as a former NBA athlete but also on research.

Our proprietary teamwork model highlights the fundamentals of 6 key traits of high performing teams. The traits highlighted are trust, accountability, chemistry, commitment, communication and common goals. If your desire is for your team to outshine, outwork and outplan the competition, then this is the perfect message for your team. Great for all audiences! Read Less ^