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Health and Productivity Expert Michelle Cederberg helps organizations increase productivity and effectiveness by cultivating energized and engaged employees. Through 20 years of hands-on experience as a speaker, fitness educator, coach and author she has developed innovative and practical methods to solve our enduring health and energy dilemmas in a realistic and do-able way. She holds a Masters in Kinesiology, a BA in Psychology, a specialization in Health and Exercise Psychology, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, and a high-performance coach. She truly combines mind, body, and practicality to inspire change!
During her years as a personal trainer, she regularly worked with clients to overcome work-related injuries that included repetitive strain, back and shoulder injuries, chronic fatigue and more. She witnessed first-hand how poor health and high stress contributed to the injuries, and negatively impacted recovery. Now, as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and high-performance coach, she shares how a focus on health and self-care not only contributes positively to energy, safety and alertness on the job, but significantly improve productivity. When Michelle was 17 years old, her father was killed in a workplace accident, so she knows firsthand the heartbreaking impact a moment’s inattention can have on a family. It’s part of what motivates her to educate others, in a fun and accessible way, about the benefits of health and energy management for safety and the presence of mind on the job.
Michelle’s background in personal health and stress management makes her sought-after for impactful and practical Health and Safety presentations for varied organizations including oil and gas field operations, food packaging plants, healthcare, emergency services, construction, municipal staff and more. Michelle is the author of several books. Her latest book The Success-Energy Equation debuted as a bestseller in October 2020.
Presentation Description & Topics
The “Success-Energy” Equation
Beat Burnout. Harness your Energy. Streamline Success.
In this high-energy keynote, Health and Productivity Expert Michelle Cederberg shares research from her latest book The Success-Energy Equation. After years of studying top-in-class professionals she’s uncovered obvious, though rarely recognized, or exercised ways to streamline success, reduce stress and eliminate exhaustion. From fail-proofing your routines, to clarifying your goals, and finally breaking free from the traps of distraction, Michelle uncovers a powerful combination of scientific facts, health truths, and laughable human behaviors that when implemented, will set you apart from the average ambitious individual and help you solve your own personal formula for success in profound ways.
KEY OUTCOMES & AUDIENCE IMPACT:
- Develop a clearer understanding (and newfound sense of humor) about where your energy is being ‘poured, invested or drained’.
- Learn how to overcome common barriers like distractions and bad habits, to become more consistent with your goals and outcomes.
- Discover four science-backed variables that can significantly impact your goals, confidence, productivity, and success.
- Streamline, optimize and eliminate unnecessary stressors to boost productivity and drive you, and your company, to new levels of true success.
★ THE “PERFORMANCE IGNITER”: Geared towards high-performers, leaders, and those in busy, professions—this keynote delivers action-ready strategies and science-backed principles that leave audiences refreshed, motivated and ready to experience their own next personal best.
Choosing Your Competitive Edge
The Leader’s Guide to Peak Performance… in Everything
For many of us, getting ahead means putting in longer hours, sacrificing time with our family and friends and persevering until we ‘break through’ to that next level of success. Ironically, those same sacrifices have driven employee burnout, corporate fatigue, and the skyrocketing costs of mental and physical health.
In fact, research indicates that the very health practices we tend to push aside in the pursuit of ‘more’ are the same practices that drive today’s peak performers and greatest leaders to succeed. Indulge yourself and your team in a research-backed, smirk-filled experience that debunks the idea that “struggle and stress” are part of success. Then make way for clearer, more consistent results that draw on health to give you a sharpened competitive edge.
KEY OUTCOMES & AUDIENCE IMPACT:
- Significantly increase confidence, capacity and clarity.
- Learn the performance benefits of exercise, healthy eating, sleep, and stress management on your cognitive and decision-making abilities.
- Examine current health-practices with a guilt-free analysis of what’s going well, what could be better, and what it takes to be better.
- Improve focus, engagement, production, and retention with these highly effective (and time-efficient) strategies that alleviate stress and reduce exhaustion.
★ THE “PRODUCTIVITY-BOOSTER”: Built for busy and highly ambitious professionals who are committed to outperforming themselves more sustainably. This session powerfully communicates the extreme advantage that comes when you make health a “non-negotiable” in your business, corporate and personal goal setting.
Energized for Excellence
Go Beyond the Ordinary. Get Extraordinary Results
Today, success requires high-energy, clear vision and a high-performance mindset to make it happen. But what do we do when we’re lacking in any of these areas, and how can we reinvigorate our sense of self (and that of our teams) to get back in touch with these vital, excellence-driving attributes?
Author, Speaker, and Health and Productivity Expert Michelle Cederberg has literally written the book on living an energetic and abundant life. Her signature talk “Energized for Excellence” has lit up thousands of minds to help them recognize that “there is a masterpiece in all of us”, and we can unleash it through focus, effort and trusting that it’s possible.
After 20+ years of studying the intersections between health, productivity, and motivation, she uses humor and practicality to empower audiences to take on bigger challenges, conquer the stresses that slow progress, and dare to show up as leaders in their own lives.
KEY OUTCOMES & AUDIENCE IMPACT:
- Get clear on what excellence means to you in your career and life, and how you can take it to the next level.
- Discover ways to strengthen your mental focus, emotional energy, and day-to-day prioritization to be a stand-out in all you do.
- Commit to physical health as a foundation for personal and professional growth and learn why it’s the key to excellence.
- Embrace a path to excellence that includes career success without compromise.
★ THE “BREATH OF FRESH AIR”: This high-energy, inspirational keynote effectively helps teams explore what’s possible by equipping them to reduce overwork and overwhelm and move toward an energized future with a clear vision of what success and excellence means for them today.
The “Busy” Breakthrough
Work-Life Balance for Today’s Overachiever
For many of us “being busy and getting things done” is exactly where we feel most comfortable. On a good day this feels like high productivity, great time management and lots of creative thinking as we challenge ourselves to fit in even more — more goals, more accomplishments, more responsibilities. Until we find ourselves too busy to eat, too busy to sleep and too busy to tend to the areas of our life that actually matter the most. Soon, busy turns to “burned out”, and productivity grinds to a halt. Deadlines get delayed and details get missed as we try to keep up with the pressure and unrealistic expectations brought on by that idyllic “busy thinking”. Comedic, practical and incredibly insightful, “The Busy Breakthrough” is a crowd favorite that debunks the myth of “work-life balance” and helps audiences recalibrate the illusion of “busy” into chealthier, more manageable and increasingly sustainable practices for success.
KEY OUTCOMES & AUDIENCE IMPACT:
- Increase productivity, efficiency, and fulfillment by recognizing (and removing) the unnecessary stressors that may be slowing you down.
- Identify your biggest distractions and time wasters, and effectively prioritize your day to be truly focused and productive, wherever you’re working.
- Develop strategies to move forward with greater clarity, workday energy, and life balance.
- Accomplish more while doing less. Learn how to optimize your efforts to create a greater sense of stability (and encourage your teams to do the same by example!)
★ THE “RECALIBRATOR”: Teams, managers and performance-based industries will benefit most from the key insights and emerging trends that Health & Productivity Expert Michelle Cederberg presents during this highly energized keynote. Improve workplace morale, performance, and productivity by giving audiences the freedom to step back and recognize how effective (or ineffective) their efforts to ‘stay busy’ have really been.
The Stress Test
Breaking Down the Cost of Stress and 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.
Research overwhelmingly shows that stress-related absences cost employers across North America more than $300 billion each year. To make matters worse, chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death, and more than 75% of all physician office visits begin with stress-related ailments and complaints. Without intervention stress quickly piles up to burnout, soaring corporate costs and dead ends. But it doesn’t have to be this way… Let Health and Productivity Expert Michelle Cederberg illuminate obvious choices (and simple steps) that every company, employee, and individual can adopt to help reverse this costly trend.
KEY OUTCOMES & AUDIENCE IMPACT:
- Understand the physical impact that stress has on your body, mind and long-term health, and learn how to recognize the subtle (and not so subtle) signs of increasing stress.
- Learn the difference between acute, chronic and pervasive stress, and the surprisingly simple tactic that will help you avoid burnout, and boost productivity.
- Discover how stress affects your day-to-day cognition and productivity and learn ways to stay focused and alert so you can do your best on the job, and still have energy for life.
- Find ways to prioritize simple stress management practices that can strengthen personal well-being and corporate health.
★ THE “COST SAVER”: Most of us don’t have any control over the chaotic, intense, and demanding aspects of our jobs, but we can learn how to recognize and alleviate the physiological (and professional) impacts of stress to notably reduce the cost of sick-leave, talent-loss, and low engagement. Side effects include greater employee morale, corporate confidence and long-term personal well-being.
The Myth of Multitasking
Finding Focus (And Superpowers) In A Distracted World
With the overload of technology, digital information and 24/7 communication at an all-time high, it’s a true superpower if you can set boundaries, find focus, and alleviate distractions. Break down the myth of multitasking once and for all.
Author, Speaker, and Health &Productivity Expert Michelle Cederberg helps you and your teams find new levels of personal and professional fortitude by examining the science and social implications of multitasking, digital overwhelm, and more. Find out how to break free from the constant stimulus of hyper-connectedness, social media and never-ending work demands to create a work-life balance fit for today’s ambitious but highly distracted workforce. Don’t worry, you won’t have to give up your phone altogether or sacrifice the things you love for the sake of accomplishing your goals. Instead, you’ll learn how to streamline, edit, and focus your energy to optimize your results.
KEY OUTCOMES & AUDIENCE IMPACT:
- Explore the signs of ‘auto-pilot living’, why it happens, and how to get off it.
- Look at how multitasking impacts productivity, what’s happening in your brain when you take on too much, and how it hinders learning and memory
- Discuss simple strategies to push aside distractions and be more mindful and focused when it matters most.
★ THE “EFFICIENCY OPTIMIZER”: Turn distracted teams and overwhelmed employees into results-driven superstars with these small-step strategies that can help increase productivity and the ability to meet goals, timelines and budgets with better precision. Side effects include happier, less stressed employees and greater corporate satisfaction in performance and productivity.
Hear what others have to say
Michelle Cederberg was the emcee and a keynote speaker at our 25th annual Mining Health and Safety Conference, our first in-person conference since the pandemic. As emcee, Michelle’s sense of humour and positive energy captivated the audience and kept them engaged throughout the event. Her personal story of loss due to a workplace incident brought a heartfelt message to our delegates, and her insights on how to regain focus to increase safety and productivity while reducing stress were invaluable. We were very impressed by Michelle’s ability to collaborate with other speakers to tie in key themes that emerged during the event. The result was a tailored experience that demonstrated Michelle’s versatility as a speaker. Michelle is a true professional and was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her for any event. – Mike Parent, Vice President, Health and Safety Services, Workplace Safety North
We had the pleasure of working with Michelle to deliver an inspiring virtual opening keynote address for our Annual General Meeting & Professional Development Institute. Michelle was able to transcend the ‘digital divide’ to create an energetic and motivating environment where delegates were engaged and felt comfortable asking questions. Her set-up was top-notch and allowed you to feel as though you were right there in the room with her. We received lots of compliments and positive responses following her presentation and we would gladly have her back to speak at future virtual or in-person events! – Jacquelyn Folville, The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario
Thank you to Michelle for the time spent with our delegates! Her straight-shooter style and humour built rapport with our attendees right out of the gate, and folks were laughing throughout, while learning strategies to help refocus and deal with stress and overwhelm. Her high energy delivery, research-backed takeaways, and practical examples of ways to apply these concepts were exactly what we wanted to close out our conference. Do not hesitate to hire Michelle if you would like a speaker that interests, entertains, and inspires professionally and personally. – Ana Fuller, Local Government Managers Association of BC
Our group found Michelle to be very uplifting, engaging, energizing and empowering. She was also down to earth and easily able to connect with our group. Attendees really enjoyed Michelle's enthusiasm, honesty, and refreshing take on energy and how it drives success. She is extremely motivating and exudes passion and promise. Michelle offers a fun, engaging, and realistic view of how we can take control in our lives and live to our full potential. We also enjoyed meeting with Michelle in person. She helped our team feel some joy and human connection, something we have all been missing for a very long time! – Teresa Lynn Potter, The City of Airdrie, HR and Payroll
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. Her practical strategies to help people work smarter, with more focus and energy, are worthwhile and easy to implement. I remember and live by her quotes on living life to the fullest. – Barry Bynoe, Regional Municipality of Durham