MICHAEL BERGDAHL is a professional keynote speaker, author and leadership specialist. Bergdahl worked for Walmart as the Director of “People” for the headquarters office, where he worked directly with Walmart’s founder Sam Walton. Bergdahl worked for 25 years in Human Resources for Fortune 1000 Companies, and then he started his career in his family’s Houston, TX-based publishing business as HR Director. 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. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology/Behavioral Science. Michael Bergdahl is a husband, father, caregiver, servant leader, HR guru, and mentor. Bergdahl is the author of several books, including Putting Your Employees First.