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Keynotes & Programs to educate & empower

It’s How We Work

The Surprising Science Behind Getting Your Best Work Done

How we work isn’t working. And, in this thought-provoking and entertaining keynote, Change Agent Michelle Cederberg shares new research from her forthcoming book It’s How We Work that will help change that. She explores how we can work better through four success factors that will help you cut through distractions, fatigue and ‘auto-pilot living’ once-and-for-all.

Confidence, Capacity and Your Competitive Edge

The Leader’s Guide to Peak Performance… in Everything

Research shows that the very health practices we push aside in the name of work progress, are the keys to better leadership and peak performance. In fact, health delivers the ultimate competitive edge for business success at every level of your organization. Boost confidence, capacity and your competitive edge with simple methods that make a big impact.

Dare to Live It Big

How to Move from Self-doubt to Success in 787 Easy Steps

When it comes to crushing goals and finding success at higher levels, often the biggest barriers we must navigate are ones we’ve built for ourselves. Self-doubt and lack of confidence often show up when we stretch outside our comfort zone toward something big. That’s normal by the way. We’re genetically wired to look out for danger and avoid risks. So, how do we know when to trust those self-doubt voices and when to tell them to shut up?

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Exposing the Myth of Life Balance

How to Find Better Balance Even With a Busy Schedule

75% of Canadians don’t believe that work-life balance is possible. We’re working more than ever, spending less time with our friends and family, and inevitably watching our health and happiness drift away. Get clear on what better balance means to you and develop strategies to move forward with greater clarity, work-day focus, and life balance.

Stress Defense

Combat Tips to Help You Move from Stress to Success

Long hours, large workloads and lack of time are part of today’s workplace reality but that doesn’t mean you should let it affect your quality of life. Explore the impact stress has on the body, how we create needless stress for ourselves, and what you can do to move from stress to success.

The Myth of Multitasking

How to Find Focus in a Distracted World

In an era of 24/7 connectedness and ‘nose to the grind-stone’ ideologies, multitasking has become something of a workplace badge of honour. But is it? Learn how multitasking impacts productivity and what happens in your brain when you take on too much. Then explore ways to re-focus, prioritize, and really get the job done.

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Workshops +
Breakout Session

Workshops +
Breakout Session

Exposing the Myth of Life Balance

How to Find Better Balance Even With a Busy Schedule

75% of Canadians don’t believe that work-life balance is possible. We’re working more than ever, spending less time with our friends and family, and inevitably watching our health and happiness drift away. Get clear on what better balance means to you and develop strategies to move forward with greater clarity, work-day focus, and life balance.

Stress Defense

Combat Tips to Help You Move from Stress to Success

Long hours, large workloads and lack of time are part of today’s workplace reality but that doesn’t mean you should let it affect your quality of life. Explore the impact stress has on the body, how we create needless stress for ourselves, and what you can do to move from stress to success.

The Myth of Multitasking

How to Find Focus in a Distracted World

In an era of 24/7 connectedness and ‘nose to the grind-stone’ ideologies, multitasking has become something of a workplace badge of honour. But is it? Learn how multitasking impacts productivity and what happens in your brain when you take on too much. Then explore ways to re-focus, prioritize, and really get the job done.

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Master
Of Ceremonies

Fun, focused and fired up!

There are a lot of moving parts to hosting a successful conference or event. And with all you have to juggle, the last thing you need to worry about is what’s happening on the stage. As a professional emcee – one who knows the ins and outs of successful events – not only will Michelle add fun and energy to your program, but she’ll reduce your stress and help elevate the entire experience for you and your audience.

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Executives and managers in fast moving industries

You love your job and you do it well, but you’re busy and at risk of being stressed out, maxed out and burned out. You need tools to maintain high performance and the capacity to hit it out of the park with everything you do. Michelle’s straight-shooter style cuts straight to the punch with ideas and strategies that even busy people can get behind.

Any audience whose primary job is to take care of others

If you’re in education, healthcare, human resources, payroll, administration, health and safety, emergency services, recreation – any career where your goal is to take care of everyone else and everything else before yourself – Michelle’s sessions provide information and motivation to refocus and recharge.

Government groups, business teams, growing organizations

If you’re looking for ways to improve productivity, team performance, employee happiness, work/life capacity, and your business bottom line, Michelle’s sessions are backed by research, her methods are developed through years of hands-on experience, and her approach is inclusive and engaging.

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Who Best Benefits
From Michelle’s Message

Who Best Benefits
From Michelle’s Message

Executives and managers in fast moving industries

You love your job and you do it well, but you’re busy and at risk of being stressed out, maxed out and burned out. You need tools to maintain high performance and the capacity to hit it out of the park with everything you do. Michelle’s straight-shooter style cuts straight to the punch with ideas and strategies that even busy people can get behind.

Any audience whose primary job is to take care of others

If you’re in education, healthcare, human resources, payroll, administration, health and safety, emergency services, recreation – any career where your goal is to take care of everyone else and everything else before yourself – Michelle’s sessions provide information and motivation to refocus and recharge.

Government groups, business teams, growing organizations

If you’re looking for ways to improve productivity, team performance, employee happiness, work/life capacity, and your business bottom line, Michelle’s sessions are backed by research, her methods are developed through years of hands-on experience, and her approach is inclusive and engaging.

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The executive director of a chamber of commerce is a key representative and advocate for business owners and employers in a community.  Chamber directors plan, organize and oversee a wide range of services and events for members, which can often leave them stretched to the max.  Michelle's message and practical advice on balancing the success-energy equation was bang on and what our audience of Chamber executives needed to hear.  Thank you Michelle for presenting our keynote during our 2019 ACE Summit and professional development.
Linda Sallstrom, Alberta Chamber Executives
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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