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.
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”