Peak Performance Expert, Business Consultant, Former NBA Athlete and Sports Broadcaster, Known as “Mr. Accountability”
Walter Bond is a former NBA athlete, a former sports broadcaster, and a motivational speaker. For nearly two decades, Walter Bond has been a premier expert on peak performance. Walter’s mastery in two different global industries has made him an authority on peak performance. Walter has delivered his entertaining and dynamic message to companies and associations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Clients include Accenture, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, The Dwyer Group, Allianz, Amway, GNC, Hilton, Medtronic, UPS Store, Radio Shack, Red Robin and many national associations.
Walter’s passion for personal development has been anchored by his professional basketball career. Although a reserve throughout his college basketball career at the University of Minnesota, Bond miraculously enjoyed an eight year career while spending time as a shooting guard for teams such as the Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons. This is where he learned peak performance truths that he has also applied to a wildly successful speaking career. In his NBA career, Bond played in 153 games and scored a total of 873 points. In just his second professional game in the NBA, he scored a career high 25 points as a Maverick against the Minnesota Timberwolves (where he later served as a sports broadcaster for two years).
Bond’s college basketball career did not say NBA at all. Only hard work, dedication and commitment got him there. That mentality is what he wants to share with your audience. Whether it’s a new product launch, hitting sales goals, gelling as a team Bond is passionate about sharing his 31 Truths to Boost Peak Performance.
Walter is also the author of two bestselling business books: The Off Season for Financial Advisors (2011) and All Buts Stink! How to Live Your Best Life and Eliminate Excuses (2009).
In 2013, Walter appeared as the host of The Food Network’s show Giving You The Business. Walter was chosen over numerous candidates because of his infectious personality and franchise business experience. Episodes featured restaurants such as Saladworks, Famous Familia, Toppers and Jersey Mike’s.
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
When Gold 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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!”
- Director of Marketing | TITLE Boxing Club
“You were fantastic at COUNTRY Financial’s Sales Congress. Your messages and delivery are excellent. You are a pro at what you do and an inspiration to others.”
- Executive VP, Human Resources & Communications | COUNTRY® Financial
“I wanted to thank you again for the presentation you gave to Wachovia yesterday. I am still getting compliments on how much the advisors enjoyed your session. I will keep you in mind for future meetings. Thank you again.”
- SVP, National Account Manager | Transamerica Capital Management