Michael Bergdahl

Internationally Acclaimed Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Leadership Specialist & Walmart Authority

Speaker Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000 USD

Travels From: Pittsburgh, USA

Michael Bergdahl is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Michael Bergdahl

    Internationally Acclaimed Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Leadership Specialist & Walmart Authority

    Speaker Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000 USD

    Travels From: Pittsburgh, USA

    Michael Bergdahl is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Michael Bergdahl Speaker Biography

    Michael Bergdahl is an experienced international speaker who has enthralled audiences all over the world. Experience, insight, and a powerful, personable presence combine to make Michael Bergdahl the must-have speaker for any business that’s serious about competing in today’s market. With an upbeat, high-energy style that entertains as it teaches, Bergdahl makes complex business strategies and tactics easy to understand and apply. Following are links to details and descriptions of several of Michael Bergdahl’s most powerful and popular speeches.
    Bergdahl has 25 years of Human Resources experience working for Fortune 1000 Companies, including Walmart (#1), HQ Director of People; PepsiCo (#44), Group HR Manager; American Eagle Outfitters (#703), VPHR; and Waste Management (#217), VPHR. Bergdahl also worked as a Plant HR & Safety Manager at J.M. Huber, a privately owned $2 billion manufacturing company. He started his career in his family’s Houston, TX based publishing business as HR Director.
    He is a turnaround specialist who participated in two successful business turnarounds at public companies. He received the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) lifetime certification from SHRM. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology / Behavioral Science. Michael Bergdahl is considered an authority on the best leadership practices of Walmart & Sam Walton.
    He has been interviewed on CNN, CNBC, CNN FN, MSNBC, CNN International, Univision, CBS National Radio, and Bloomberg TV. He has participated in internationally televised news debates on “Power Lunch”, “On the Money”, “Morning Call”, and “Closing Bell”. Articles written by Michael Bergdahl, as well as articles that others have written about him, have been published in business newspapers and magazines around the world.
    He wrote his first book about “The Strategies of the World’s Largest Company”, titled: What I Learned from Sam Walton: How to Compete and Thrive in a Walmart World (2004). His second book is written about “The Tactics of the World’s Richest Man”, titled, The 10 Rules of Sam Walton: Success Secrets for Remarkable Results (2007). Note: Rob Walton, the current Chairman of the Board of Walmart, and the son of Sam Walton, wrote the foreword for “The 10 Rules” book. Both of these books were published and distributed  internationally by John Wiley & Sons, in English, in both hard cover and paperback versions.
    Translated versions of his books are available in Russian, Thai, Indonesian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, and Spanish. Three of his books have been published in India.
    His third book is a 50th Walmart Anniversary Commemorative Edition titled The Sam Walton Way (Brighton Publishing 2012). His fourth book, is titled, HEATKTE: High Expectations Are The Key To Everything (Motivational Press 2014. His fifth book is titled, Putting Employees First! (2017).

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    Michael Bergdahl Keynote Topics

    Bergdahl shares the keys to effective leadership of a diverse and multi-generational workforce in the 21st century, focusing on what employees expect from you and how you can lead more effectively .

    “HEATKTE is not about how to bring out the best in others, it’s about how to bring out the best in you!” This speech is based on Bergdahl’s latest book.

    “Wouldn’t it be great to learn Sam Walton’s success strategies? Now you can!” This speech is based on Bergdahls’ book, The Sam Walton Way.

    “Strategies of the World’s Largest Company” This speech is based on Bergdahl’s book, What I Learned From Sam Walton.

    “Tactics of the World’s Richest Man” This speech is based on Bergdahl’s book, The 10 Rules Of Sam Walton.

    “Yesterday’s success is no guarantee of success tomorrow. Adapt and change now or risk failure in the future!” This speech is based on Bergdahl’s years of experience with Walmart.

    This Master Class on Business Competition, Leadership, People & Cultural Best Practices is based on Michael Bergdahl’s experiences as the HQ Director of People at Walmart’s Headquarters in Bentonville, where he worked with Sam Walton.

    Michael Bergdahl Speaking Videos

    Michael Bergdahl - H.E.A.T.K.T.E. - High Expectations Are The Key To Everything