Disrupt You! Speech

Michael Bergdahl On Stage in Antalya, Turkey

Michael Bergdahl On Stage in Antalya, Turkey


DISRUPT YOU! is an inspirational speech designed challenge audience members to reach their full potential and to achieve their goals in life! Following a seven-step process the agenda is loaded with content designed to reinforce the importance of “taking charge of your own life” and “controlling your own destiny”. Michael Bergdahl discusses the answers to several important questions: Why do some people always seem to land on their feet, while others fall down crippled under the weight of life’s obstacles? Why does one average person experience great success in life, while a similar average person achieves just ordinary, results. When we see our peers, who have similar capabilities, excelling in life, we often wonder why them and not us? The most important question of all is: Why not you?

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This speech is based on the book “High Expectations Are The Key To Everything” (Motivational Press 2014) , which Michael Bergdahl and his wife Sheryl co-authored  after their lives were forever changed when Sheryl suffered a permanently paralyzing stroke.

Bergdahl's book, "High Expectations Are The Key To Everything"Based on their own experiences, the book was written to provide a blueprint others can use for achieving success in life despite dealing with adversity, hardship, and the rapidly changing environment around them. Specifically, Michael & Sheryl wanted to help others learn how they too can overcome obstacles, control their own destiny, and still reach their full potential.

Bergdahl, a seasoned corporate executive with 25 years of Human Resources experience, uses a combination of “vivid, personal, inspirational stories” and “actual work-related examples” from his career working as an HR Executive for three Fortune 500 companies (PepsiCo, Walmart & Waste Management). Based on his real-world experience, he discusses how challenging, changing and refocusing your personal strategy is the key to achieving your goals in life.


Bergdahl’s inspirational speech is designed to help audience members achieve their goals in life! Acting as the audience’s mentor, Bergdahl reviews a seven-step personal success strategy, loaded with content. Using inspirational examples and affirmations, Bergdahl illustrates how audience members can “control their own destiny, reach their full potential and achieve their goals in life”.


– Create a Personal Strategy
– Control Your Own Destiny
– Choose to Make a Difference
– Overcome Your Fears
– Trust in Your Own Ability
– Avoid the Naysayers
– Believe the Best is Yet to Come


Michael Bergdahl, SPHR, is an international business speaker, turnaround specialist, and author of five books. 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”. Bergdahl has spoken professionally in cities on six continents.


“Your HEATKTE presentation captured the vision that we had when we set up our IUP Stover Speakers Series Endowment. Your speech very effectively gave 500 college students the tools that will help them throughout their working lives. Keep talking and sharing your message – you are very good at what you do, and your enthusiasm is contagious.” Regina & Dennis Stover

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