Michael Bergdahl – Keynote Speaker

Author of The 10 Rules of Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart

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Specialist Subjects

  • Transformation
  • Business Strategy
  • People Management
  • Walmart
  • Organisational Design
  • Retail



  • English


Michael Bergdahl is an author and turnaround specialist. He 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.

Bergdahl has 25 years of Human Resources experience working for four different Fortune 1000 Companies including: Walmart (#1), HQ Director of People, PepsiCo (#44), Group HR Manager, Waste Management (#217), VPHR, and American Eagle Outfitters (#703), VPHR. He also worked as a Plant HR & Safety Manager at J.M. Huber, a privately owned $2 Billion Manufacturing Company.

He is a turnaround specialist who participated in two successful business turnarounds at public companies. He received the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) lifetime certification from SHRM.

Bergdahl is considered an authority on the best leadership practices of Walmart & Sam Walton.
He wrote his first book about The Strategies of the World’s Largest Company, titled: What I Learned from Sam Walton: How to Compete and Thrive in a Walmart World. He is the author of five books in total, with his fifth book due for release in 2018, titled: Putting Your Employees First!.

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