Put the ball back in your court with

Walter Bond

As He Helps Your Team
Think, Plan and Execute Their Way To

Peak Performance


2000+ Stages and Counting

Each year, over 100 organizations trust keynote speaker, former NBA player, and bestselling author
walter bond to inspire their teams to greatness.

The most amazing speaker I have ever come across in any conference, in any industry i have ever attended
– Franchisee

walter. off the charts. the feedback from the team has been unanimous that you were the best motivational speaker they have seen. we have shark fever. thank you.
-Taylor West

walter bond is a gem. if he can’t fire you up … you’re dead.
– don sturgill

Is Walter Bond Your Next Keynote Speaker?

When Walter steps onto the stage, you can’t miss him. It could be because he’s 6’5 and stands out from a crowd. But it’s probably because the stage is where he feels most at home.

As a nationally recognized public speaker, he commands the stage. He makes the entire audience, whether it’s a 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.

Walter’s third and most recently released book Swim!, has picked up speed since its debut, 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 world 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.


Creating a Culture of High Performance

Teach your people the hidden habits that turn employees into peak- performing teams and siloed teams into progressive organizations

This high-energy journey into the secrets of improving communication, chemistry, and accountability is the culmination of walter’s hands-on experiences with good, bad, mediocre, and championship-level teams.


  • Discover the six traits all peak performing teams share
  • Increase by-in of your core values and culture
  • Develop more effective communication, collaboration, and trust
  • Sharpen leadership traits at the management level


No one can stop you but you

How does a benched college basketball player become the first undrafted rookie to play a season-opening game in the nba? the surprising answer will help you tame the excuses keeping from greatness.

This powerful, honest, and eye-opening motivational keynote dives headfirst into the mindset that makes-or-breaks organizations, and helps equip teams with the mental tools they need to win against their greatest competition – themselves

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 message!


  • Re-focusing and recommitting to your goals this year
  • Identifying and de-powering "can’t do" thinking
  • Overcoming common time wasting practices
  • Making accountability an everyday practice
  • Keeping fear in its place


Nothing Happens Until You Sell Something!

Challenge your team to completely rethink their role in winning sales culture, and watch them blow last year’s sales numbers out of the water!

Created from 20 years of experience coaching sales organizations around the country, this high-energy, no-fluff keynote is guaranteed to relight the fire in any sales organization. listen as walter breaks down the dna of a great sales leader – what gets them out of bed in the morning, how they think about coaching, their commitment to core values, and more! empower
your team to take their first steps towards owning a winning culture – one where people are happy, motivated, well mentored, and highly productive.


  • How to set and consistently meet sales goals
  • The secret to building the kind of sales culture that fosters greatness
  • Maintaining a sense of ownership of your team’s goals
  • The role sticking to core values plays in a successful sales team
  • The advantages of thinking like a shark and a suckerfish
  • Eliminating the “parasitic thinking” stopping you from raising the bar

Peak Performance Fundamentals

How to Think…Execute…and Win!

‘“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it.”

This highly requested keynote is designed to help organizations leverage the power of planning and follow-through. here, walter uses thrilling anecdotes and personal experience to guide listeners through the steps all peak performers must master: vision, venture, and well-planned execution.

Teach your people to strive for greatness, excellence, and perfection in every performance, and give them the essential principles that will make this journey all the more fulfilling!


  • Instilling core values for business prosperity
  • Staying in sync with daily/ weekly/ quarterly/ annual goals
  • Knowing your personal and organizational kpi’s (key performance indicators)
  • Knowing and resolving challenges
  • Staying motivated to execute consistently
  • Guidance on how to reach the finish line, every time
  • Understanding the difference between immediate and long-term impact

Resilience & Attitude

Shark Mindset:

The story of the shark, the suckerfish and the parasite

experience the teaching power of storytelling! 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.
This keynote follows four relatable main characters into a journey out in the deep blue. with a little humor, a little love, and a lot of passion, walter will teach your team practical steps to implement the sacred six – the principles behind the shark mindset.


  • Re-focusing and recommitting to your goals this year
  • Identifying and de-powering "can’t do" thinking
  • Overcoming common time wasting practices
  • Making accountability an everyday practice
  • Keeping fear in its place