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Former Walmart Executive, Bestselling Business Author, Human Resources & Retail Sales Speaker

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Michael Bergdahl is a professional international business speaker, author and turnaround specialist. Bergdahl worked in Bentonville, Arkansas for Walmart, as the Director of “People” for the headquarters office, where he worked directly with Walmart’s founder Sam Walton. It was Sam Walton who gave Bergdahl the nickname, “Bird Dawg!” Previous to Walmart he worked in the FMCG Industry for PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division in the sales organization and headquarters staff assignments. He is a turnaround specialist who participated in two successful business turnarounds as VP of HR at both American Eagle Outfitters and Waste Management. Bergdahl has more than 25 years of HR experience, and he has 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 to be 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”. Articles written by him, and articles written by others about him, have been published in business newspapers and magazines around the world. He has written a variety of articles for Hardware Retailer Magazine (NRHA), Progressive Grocer Magazine, and the Retailer Association of India, STORAI Magazine. Bergdahl is the moderator of two LinkedIn discussion groups called, “Walmart’s Best Leadership Practices – Super Group” and “Sam Walton’s Best leadership Practices” with a combined social network of more than 10,000 worldwide members including: Retailers, FMCG/CPG Product Manufacturers/Suppliers, HR Professionals, & Supply Chain Professionals, as well as a large number of current and former Walmart and Sam’s Club employees.He is the author of several books, including “What I Learned from Sam Walton: How to Compete and Thrive in a Walmart World” (2004) and “The 10 Rules of Sam Walton: Success Secrets for Remarkable Results” (2007). His third book is a 50th Walmart Anniversary Commemorative Edition titled “The Sam Walton Way” (Brighton Publishing 2012).Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Michael Bergdahl and other top speakers and celebrities.

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