Decide and Conquer


Seize the Freakin’ Day

What do you want more of in your work and life? I mean really want?

When your mind gets to wander and wonder, where does it go?

Those dreams keep popping up for a reason. They want to get out. What if you let them? How would your life change?

Big ideas. Small steps.

Michelle Cederberg, Change Agent.

Empowering today’s dreamers, leaders and go-getters
to create the life and career they want.

I’ve spent most of my life in the realm of human performance – as a competitive kayaker, as an avid outdoor enthusiast; mountain biker, rock climber and snowboarder. As a fitness instructor and personal trainer. As a psychology major turned Kinesiology Master. I’ve worked as a college instructor, health educator, and personal trainer always interested in what makes people tick – inside and out.

And now, as a coach, consultant, and professional speaker I educate busy, driven professionals about purpose, productivity and the pursuit of better.

To say that I’m inspired by the power of the human spirit is an understatement. And, if anything drives me it’s this: to empower every person who dreams of more to go for it. Every leader who dares to make a difference to trust they’re able. And every go-getter with a vision for success to say “Yeah, I can!”

We only get one chance at this thing called life.

I say, dare to live it BIG!

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Speaker Profile

For over 15 years, Certified Speaking Professional Michelle Cederberg has been captivating audiences across North America with her empowering and humorous messages about how to set worthwhile goals, get energized for success, and live a Carpe Freakin’ Diem life.

An in-demand speaker, author, coach and consultant, she believes that personal and professional success is directly influenced by the physical, mental and emotional capacity we each have within us to create the life and career we want. She helps people boost that capacity, so they gain clarity, build confidence, and get the discipline to do the freakin’ work.

She holds a Masters in Kinesiology, a BA in Psychology, a specialization in Health and Exercise Psychology, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, a Certified Professional Co-Active Life Coach, and an ORSC-Trained Team Coach. She truly combines mind, body and practicality to empower change.

Yeah, You Can!

Everything Good Happens Outside Your Comfort Zone

Convention Mainstage Speaker

Michelle meets every audience with the mission to engage, entertain and enlighten. She owns the mainstage in this uplifting keynote: Energized for Excellence.

Dynamic Keynote Speaker

She’s energetic, funny, and well-researched. When you hire Michelle as your conference keynote, you’ll laugh as you learn.  

Live On Purpose. Do More Of What You Love.


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Michelle was wonderful to work with and really took the time to collaborate with us to customize her message and focus on topics that were relevant to our group.

We conducted a survey after the event and the results showed that >90% of the team were very satisfied or satisfied by the presentation made by Michelle. It was very impressive, and Michelle really exceeded all the previous guest speakers we used in the past.

Everyone in the room left motivated and re-engaged. Shell Retail would highly endorse Michelle for any audience. She did a fantastic job at getting the attention of the group with her lively and energized presentation.
Michelle Watt & Anne-Sophie Branjon, Shell Retail Canada
Michelle provided a thought-provoking half-day program at our Developing Leadership Workshop for Public Service Employees. Her session was very well-received and included ideas and insights for work-life betterment that everyone could implement right away. She provided simple solutions to often difficult workplace issues and her ‘Do the Work’ message was universally well received! I have received both positive feedback and requests for further sessions with Michelle from many attendees who felt she truly inspired them. I highly recommend Michelle as a keynote speaker for any company or agency seeking to improve employee wellness and live a better life.
S/Sgt. William G LAIDLAW, “K” Division Training Branch, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Michelle got our conference off to a positive and focused start with her keynote speech about work/life balance. Within the first minute of her presentation she had our conference delegates laughing and fully engaged in her message. She was wonderful to work with and really took the time to understand her audience to make sure her message focused on topics that were relevant to our group. I have seen a lot of keynote speakers over the years and Michelle is absolutely one of the best.
Mike Rosson, Assistant Executive Director / Nova Scotia International Student Program
I have heard Michelle speak twice before, and would jump at an opportunity to hear her again. She will gauge your group and customize her presentation, keeping your interest with her heartwarming stories and enthusiastic energy that she brings to the room. I remember and live by her quotes on living life to the fullest.
Barry Bynoe, Corporate Health & Safety Officer, Regional Municipality of Durham
Michelle Cederberg recently came to Canada Diagnostic Centres as a guest speaker for our X-ray and Ultrasound Technologists. She has a wonderful ability to connect with the audience, and immediately brought everyone's spirit up. I have heard nothing but great things from all of the technologists about Michelle's presentation. Her tips and tricks to stay energized at work are already being used at CDC. I highly recommend Michelle as a keynote speaker for any industry. Everyone left the conference energized for excellence!
Jess Kraneveldt, Radiology Manager, Canada Diagnostic Centres
We recently hired Michelle to be our keynote speaker for our Annual Spring Education Day/AGM. She is an extremely engaging speaker, and I wish we could have heard her speak for the entire day. She brought a lot of laughter and energy into the room and provided simple take-aways for us to use on a daily basis. Michelle used her personal stories to engage the whole audience, and tailored her self-care presentation to meet our specific needs. This topic is especially important for all, and I would highly recommend Michelle to any group. Michelle really connects with her audience and keeps the group engaged.
Natasha Brandt, Conference Chairperson, Saskatchewan Society of Nutrition Management
Rocky View Foundation has had the pleasure of working with Michelle Cederberg on three different occasions. Most recently she presented her Work Life Energy session to our management team in Crossfield. Her material was interesting, relatable and thought provoking. We had lots of laughter, a few tears and plenty of inspiration to think about the areas we would like to change in our lives, plus the motivation to get started. Thank you Michelle!
Gail Nowlan, Human Resources Manager, Rockyview Foundation
Michelle presented at our staff wellness event and shared ways to incorporate positive thinking into our often-challenging jobs. The feedback received from our staff was nothing but positive. We loved her upbeat, quirky and fun approach. She made the very important, but often uninspiring topic of staff well-being very engaging, funny and practical. We would definitely love to experience the additional modules that we did not have time to cover, and look forward to welcoming her back in the near future. Keep up the great work!
Matthew Cheng, Assistant Team Lead, Mental Health Specialist, The Alex: Pathways to Housing
Michelle was our Keynote Speaker at a Leadership Event our organization hosted. She was upbeat, knowledgeable, fun and funny! Michelle’s practical approach to taking small steps resonated so well with the audience. Our guests left feeling invigorated, energized, and learned some great tips about embracing a healthier lifestyle. We had continuous positive feedback for weeks following her presentation.
Meredith Bongers, Communications Consultant, Excel Society
Michelle was our guest speaker as part of our staff health and wellness initiative. Her down to earth suggestions on creating more energy for yourself in a busy life are simple and easy for anyone to achieve. Michelle delivers her message in a fun and creative way, and gives her audience helpful tips. You can’t help but feel energized after hearing this lady speak!
Laura Morden, Health and Safety Coordinator, Lethbridge College
Michelle was the kick-off speaker for our new women’s initiative – WISE (Women in Support of Excellence.) Her presentation, Energized for Excellence, was fun, informative and witty. Michelle had our group laughing right from the beginning. The women took away some fabulous advice to begin the process of making themselves and their careers better and more focused.
Lorraine Walker, Partner, BDO Canada LLP

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