“If I have my opening nailed down, that helps me to get out of the blocks faster, so to speak, which gets the audience engaged and then … that passion takes over.”
– Wally Adamchik
from Public Speaking Super Powers
In his youth, Wally Adamchik worked with his father and brother in construction. Both master craftsmen, they insisted upon and produced top-quality work. He learned more about excellence from his mother, who was the first woman to referee a basketball game at Madison Square Garden. At the University of Notre Dame, Wally was the mascot where he led 65,000 people on every football Saturday. In case you are wondering, that would be a Leprechaun.
As an Officer of Marines, Wally deployed throughout the world in training, peace-keeping, and combat operations while living in the thriving fishing community of Sneads Ferry, NC. He drove tanks and flew AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters. Always seeking a new challenge, Wally entered the private sector. He was recognized for superior performance and award-winning leadership at two national restaurant companies in NC. At the same time, he earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He is the President of FireStarter Speaking and Consulting and serves today as a leadership consultant and speaker. His book, NO YELLING-The Nine Secrets of Marine Corps Leadership You MUST Know To Win In Business was recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the best business books of 2007.
Books by Wally Adamchik
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