Michelle Bergquist – CEO | Co-Founder | Publisher | Speaker | Author
Michelle Bergquist is a nationally recognized author, award-winning entrepreneur, lively moderator and engaging, professional speaker.
Michelle is the CEO and Co-Founder of Connected Women of Influence, a professional association of women leading people, projects, teams and companies.
Michelle is also a founder of SUE Talks™. SUE Talks™ are bold, passionate talks and viewpoints, centered around business and success by successful, unstoppable, and empowering women changing the face of business.
In 2015, Michelle became a founding partner to Women Lead Publishing as the go-to-source for aspiring women authors and existing female authors. Women Lead Publishing also produces Women Lead Magazine, a leadership publication published twice a year providing ideas, inspiration and insight for aspiring women leaders, along with those who champion the advancement of women in business.
Michelle is a passionate advocate to advance women in business, and committed to designing platforms, programs, connections and collaborative opportunities that result in more women leading projects, teams, people and companies. In 2014, Michelle was recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners as the Women’s Advocate of the Year. In 2015, Michelle was featured and recognized as one of the Women Who Impact San Diego by the San Diego Metro Magazine.
With a passion to ‘give back’ in business, Michelle’s philanthropic efforts have resulted in over $100,000 in contributions for local nonprofit organizations that support women and young girls.
Michelle’s corporate background includes 13 years in commercial banking and over 25 years as an entrepreneur and business owner. Michelle is the author of two books: How Women Sabotage Their Success in Business…According to Men and How to Build a Million Dollar Database. Michelle’s professional background includes over 20 years’ expertise in helping companies develop winning business plans, obtain funding, increase sales and improve business performance and success.
Michelle is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Big Red!!) and a past board member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce, YWCA of San Diego and the American Institute of Banking.
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Michelle’s Most Requested Topics:
How Women Sabotage Their Success in Business…..According to Men
I Knew I Was a Leader When…..
Lead Like SUE:
How Successful, Unstoppable, Empowering Women are Changing the Face of Business!
Women Breaking Barriers: How Today’s Remarkable Women Lead, Achieve and Succeed……Together!
How to Build a Million Dollar Network
How to Communicate with Power and Influence
How to Build a Million Dollar Database™
When It Comes to Business & Success – It’s All About Relationships!