About Wade O. Heath

Author | Speaker | Journalist | On-Air Host

Wade O. Heath, the accomplished author of "Stand Alone: The Walt Disney Way, Ten Lessons for Harnessing Your Own Magic," has forged a remarkable career shaped by a passion for storytelling and an unwavering commitment to the transformative power of Disney magic.

Hailing from Lodi, CA, Wade embarked on a journalism career spanning over 15 years, contributing to reputable publications such as the Lodi News-Sentinel, TheBlaze, and Mediaite. It was during this period that his deep appreciation for the enchantment of Disney led him to join the ranks of the Walt Disney Company. In this magical realm, Wade played a pivotal role in spearheading new projects, building teams from the ground up, and achieving an illustrious career in Senior Leadership at the Disneyland Resort in California.

The pinnacle of Wade's Disney journey came with the prestigious Walt Disney Legacy Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a Disney Cast Member. This recognition marked a testament to Wade's dedication and invaluable contributions to the "Happiest Place on Earth."

Post-Disney, Wade continued to share his love for the magic of Disney as the primary Host of "The Kingdom Report," a digital travel and news channel predominantly focused on Disney Parks. This engaging content is widely accessible through streaming platforms such as The Roku Channel and YouTube.

Delving into the history behind Walt Disney the man, Wade O. Heath was captivated by Walt's tumultuous life events that propelled Disney into global superstardom and influence. In "Stand Alone: The Walt Disney Way," Wade draws inspiration from Walt Disney's setbacks and failures, emphasizing how Disney's journey mirrored that of the average person. Through monumental challenges, Walt often stood alone before achieving the next level of success.

Wade penned "Stand Alone: The Walt Disney Way" as a beacon of guidance for those navigating life's uncertainties. The book encapsulates lessons gleaned from Walt Disney's life, offering universal applications for readers to harness their unique brand of "magic" and attain their next level of success. Wade's narrative weaves a compelling story of resilience, self-discovery, and the triumph of standing alone in the pursuit of one's dreams.

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