Acclaimed International Speaker
Michael Bergdahl is an acclaimed international speaker who has captivated audiences on six continents. His entertaining, high-energy style and power-packed presentations have built his reputation as a storyteller, motivator, and business speaker who really delivers.
Business Turnaround Specialist and HR Transformation Expert
Michael Bergdahl has participated in two successful business turnarounds as a VP of HR, first at American Eagle Outfitters and later at Waste Management. Bergdahl received the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) lifetime certification from SHRM.
Walmart Expert & Master Class Leader
Michael Bergdahl is an expert on The Walmart & Sam Walton Way, and his powerful, popular Master Classes are filled with stories and anecdotes designed to help you improve your ability to compete, survive, and thrive in a Walmart World!
Respected Business Authority
Michael Bergdahl is an authority on the best practices of Walmart & Sam Walton. He has appeared 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”.
Best Selling Author
Michael Bergdahl's four books have been published in many languages, and articles written by him and about him, have been published in business newspapers and magazines around the world.
Make your next conference the best ever
with keynote speaker Michael Bergdahl.
An internationally acclaimed speaker who has captivated audiences worldwide, Michael Bergdahl will transform your conference with a custom-tailored presentation that entertains as it teaches and inspires your team to compete more effectively.
Michael Bergdahl's keynote speeches are a unique blend of inspiration, storytelling, and solid business knowledge, customized to teach the skills and deliver the messages that will help your business most. He'll show your team how to improve service, increase productivity, embrace change, exceed profitability goals, and much, much more. His presentation will make your conference memorable ... and his message will help your business succeed!
Bergdahl is a Walmart authority who served as the Director of “People” for the headquarters office in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he worked directly with Walmart founder Sam Walton. In fact, it was Sam Walton who gave Bergdahl the nickname, “Bird Dawg"! If you'd like to put the tactics of the world's richest man and the world's largest company to work for your business, Bergdahl can show you how.
In addition to his Walmart expertise, Bergdahl is also a business turnaround specialist and HR transformation expert. He participated in successful business turnarounds as a VP of HR at both American Eagle Outfitters and Waste Management, and he received the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) lifetime certification from SHRM. He also worked in the FMCG Industry for PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division in the sales organization and headquarters staff assignments.
Michael Bergdahl is also a best selling author whose books have been published in multiple languages, and he leads Master Classes that teach important business concepts and reinforce the skills and capabilities that leaders need.
Insight, experience, and powerful, down-to-earth know-how make Michael Bergdahl a must-hear speaker who can make your next conference unforgettable!
"Your Message is Powerful!"
Edward Ray, Head of National Sales - Coca-Cola Russia
"Michael Bergdahl provides a glimpse into the "Wal-Mart Big Box" that only an insider could provide.”
Paul Slevin, Director of Food & Impulse, TESCO Ireland
“When was the last time a speaker held your attention for three hours?”
Jim Barr, Nationwide Insurance
"Sam Walton would be proud of you!"
Roger Corbett, Former CEO Woolworths, Australia; Current Member: Walmart Board of Directors
Hailed as a motivator, storyteller, and business expert, Michael Bergdahl has captivated audiences on six continents.
Best Selling Author
Michael Bergdahl's books have been published in dozens of languages all over the world.
Master Class Leader
Michael Bergdahl’s full and half day Master Classes are based on his first hand experiences as an insider at the Wal-Mart Headquarters working directly with Sam Walton. His master classes are filled with stories and anecdotes designed to help you improve your ability to compete, survive, and thrive in a Walmart World!
Michael Bergdahl Videos
Watch some of Michael Bergdahl's nationally televised interviews and see some of Bergdahl's most popular speeches in these videos.
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