Featured in Speaker Showcase, our audiences at Fortune 500 companies, foreign multinationals, non-profit organizations, associations, colleges and universities, and professional conferences and conventions learn new radical approaches to leadership, negotiation, and balancing work and life while maximizing career progression and results.

As SHRM Preferred Providers, our keynote topics are presented in a gripping, relatable way through storytelling and experiential involvement by audience members. Experiencing a captivating Berdéo Group keynote gives participants real, tangible actions on which to act immediately.

Berdeo Group extensively delivers interactive, inspirational, informative keynotes, seminars and workshops for leading organizations including Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, American Hospital Association, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Booz Allen Hamilton (Strategy&), Society for Human Resource Management, Women’s Success Summit, National Association for Professional Women, Inspiration University, and National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

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What People Are Saying

“This is the funniest book I have ever held in my hands.” — Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author and Humorist about Radical Sabbatical

“Thank you for leading such a relevant and insightful session.” – Patty Riedl, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Strategy&

“LJM_Familyaura is a skilled facilitator, with presence that engages the whole room and wisdom that makes an impact on each individual. Her session for us (the SFLODN March Meeting) provided me a fresh way to examine my own leadership, revealing habits of thought I’ve carried forward and guiding me to reframe my leader journey into the future. Insights I applied over the next several days are already producing new results for me and my team. We wish we had provided more time on our agenda for her lively session! Laura’s ability to draw connections and share her own growth experiences are valuable assets for any individual or group that engage her services.” Chris Chittero, Leader & Strategist in Org Development, Human Systems, Culture and Leader Effectiveness, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

“I can’t remember the last time I was at a talk, and everyone was so engaged. There were no cell phones out. You could hear a pin drop.” – Gina Allchin, The New York Life Company

“As working professionals we are often-times pulled physically, emotionally and “cyber-dimensionally” in many directions… In Non-Voyage: The Global Culture of Overwork and What You Can Do About It, Glen and Laura share their own experiences and some of the best practices they’ve identified for large and small organizations alike.. We were honored to have them speak… GMSHRM will never be the same. Non-voyage truly a great success.”– Laura Marks, President of Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management

“Laura and Glen are amazing speakers, and I’m so happy to have seen their presentation, filled with energy, motivation, and a bit of comedy, just to make it easier to digest. I will forever look at the way I work and play differently, and it will definitely impact my leadership skills in a very positive manner. I will bring back their messages of leadership and creativity to everyone I work with.” – Vicky Townsend, CEO of Inspiration University

“Laura is an outstanding facilitator! Her professionalism, organizational skills and ability to keep meetings on track helped her create very successful facilitated sessions.” – Jim Gibson, Director Business Integration, American Hospital Association

“Your presentation captivated us through story telling. My favorite way to learn!” – Steven Light, President, Lumiere Solutions Group

“It’s very rewarding to sponsor such a successful program.” – Debbie Winkles, SVP, Strategic HR Partner, ODM Performance Solutions, Inc.

Keynote Topics

CONTINUING EDUCATION ACCREDITATION: Berdéo Group is a SHRM Preferred Provider, and certain keynotes and workshops can be offered for Continuing Education Credits in the SHRM certification program.

We are also happy to engage with clients one-on-one to customize existing topics or devise entirely new ones where it makes sense.


Berdeo Group is a registered preferred provider with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Please inquire about programs qualifying for recertification credit with SHRM and the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

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Speaker: Laura Berger

Laura Berger, PCC has captivated and inspired tens of thousands of leaders and professional superstars to balance peak performance with a gratifying life. Her mission has spread prolifically through her dynamic talks, workshops, media appearances, executive coaching, and bestselling autobiographical jungle caper Radical Sabbatical: A Hilarious Journey from a Stifling Rut to a Life without Boundaries. Her columns in Psychology Today and Huffington Post as well as appearances on ABC, Huffington Post Live, The Dr. Oz Show with Deepak Chopra, CNBC, US News and World Report, Yahoo Finance, Self Magazine, The Miami Herald, and radio shows across the country showcase her exclusive Four Pillars of SuccessTM to pose tough questions and motivating a-has.

  • How do ones priorities and the way time is spent match his/her core values?

  • How can more efficiency be embedded in a workday to accelerate promotions and raises with the least effort?
  • What cutting-edge techniques in mindfulness and compassion can be implemented today to promote innovation, sharpness of mind, and better health?

Laura is a certified executive coach and founder of Berdéo Group. She has spent 20+ years counseling leaders at The Walt Disney World Company, Volvo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Quarles & Brady, Leo Burnett Worldwide, American Hospital Association, JP Morgan Chase, Comcast NBC, Willis Group, Publicis Group, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Merrill Lynch.

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What People Are Saying

Merrill_Lynch“Laura’s talk closed the symposium and through her typical blend of humor, insight and understanding of the human experience helped make the event a resounding success” – Jay Feldman, CEO of Jay Feldman, Inc., speaker, and former Executive Director of UBS Wealth Management (regarding keynote delivered to Merrill Lynch.)

Laura’s polish, poise and passion for her message gets your attention immediately. She draws you in with an “I challenge you” style that somehow still feels non-threatening.”– Gina Allchin, The New York Life Company

..members were fortunate to meet and hear …It truly underscores the point of the role instinct plays in learning how to trust female natural talent. – Linda Bolliger, Founder, CVO & Chair at Boardroom Bound®

…Any corporation or organization out there looking for the real deal-Laura Berger is it! She is a leadership expert and more importantly she coaches, speaks and trains with results.” – Laurie Woodward Garcia, Account Manager at Kaylin Printing & Promotional Products

“Laura brings vibrant and insightful stories in a humorous, playful communication style that lights up a room and inspires her audience to go forth to shatter their personal and professional speed limits. Her relatable professional and life experiences translate to practical applications for achievement and fulfillment. She shows that the sky is the limit for anyone who decides to be successful regardless of background or circumstance.”– Heidi Richards, Founder, Women In Ecommerce and Publisher of WEMagazine for Women

“Her sessions have been rated as some of the highest in our history and the requests for her return put Laura among those in highest demand. I highly recommend Laura for any event seeking inspiration from the intelligence and the sheer bravery that Laura embodies in her life story.”–Vicky Townsend, CEO of Inspiration University

““I would recommend Laura to speak to any organization that wants to motivate, inspire and coach their teams to reach the next level” – Teana L. McDonald President of National Association of Women Business Owners Ft. Lauderdale, FL”

“Laura walked us through an insightful, interactive, deeply personal, and thought-provoking journey on “horizontal leadership,” analogizing her own experience rappelling down a Costa Rican waterfall to navigating through everyday hurdles in our careers and professional lives. I would highly recommend Laura for similar presentations, workshops, trainings, and one-on-one coaching.”– Jenelle La Chuisa, President of National Association for Professional Women and Partner at Astigarraga Davis Mullins & Grossman, P.A.

“Laura’s dynamic and enthusiastic style really motivated me to question the status quo. Her “you only live once” message and practical techniques gave me the motivation to forge more of a balance between life and work while continuing at a high level of performance.”– Carolann Mazza, Owner, Carolann Mazza, P.A

Laura Berger describes how tone of voice can influence negotiation to an audience of 200+.

Keynote Topics

CEU CREDITS: Berdeo Group is a registered preferred provider with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Please inquire about programs qualifying for recertification credit with SHRM and the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

“Non Voyage!” Radical Solutions in the Face of the Growing Epidemic Global Overwork”

Humorous and action-packed stories from a radical jungle sabbatical combine with the current state of overwork and on-the-job stress, culminating in practical and implementable solutions. Leaders learn practical implementations to offer to employees who also are inspired by actionable practices to increase health, engagement, and performance while enjoying balance in life.

The Four Pillars of SuccessTM: The Time-Tested Recipe to Radical Reinvention and Peak Achievement (View Sept 2014 Media Release)

Successful and striving professionals believe that if they work hard and play the perception game well, they will reach their loftiest goals. While that’s certainly part of it, the true road to success is paved in courage and humanity. Laura shares her exclusive four simple, time-tested principles that have propelled her and the top executives who she mentors to exceptional personal and professional achievement.

Jungle Gems: Inspire Your Teams Rise to New Achievement with Leadership Lessons from a Jungle Radical Sabbatical

Learn the practical techniques that anyone can use to navigate monumental challenges toward breakthroughs and successful outcomes. Explore with Laura the trials and tribulations of living in the jungles where she reveals the harsh and comical lessons learned and how they apply to your everyday jungle in effectively handling client demands and issues, different personalities, and complex cultural shifts.

A View From The Top of a Radical Rappel: The 3 Secret C’s to Your C-Suite

Be captivated by how rappelling from 200ft waterfalls, paragliding from the heights of 2400 ft over the jungles and coastline of Costa Rica translate into techniques to fostering and nurturing your leadership capabilities. This topic caters to senior leader audiences.

Negotiate Like a Woman: Radical Techniques to Bridge the Gender Gap to Yes

Women who lead fulfilling lives know and ask for what they want–in the professional and personal space. Laura discusses a collection of smart, practical tips on how, ask for, and get what you want and ask for it. Capture maximum value through skillful and effective negotiation. The results? Laura’s tips have empowered clients to double their salaries!

Basic Instincts: A Radical Rediscovery of a Woman’s Place in Leadership

Women are viewed as more meek, are less permitted to be direct, and continue to be paid less than their male counterparts. Ironically, they think creatively, are true partners and collaborators, and walk in others’ shoes with emotional intelligence and empathy. Yet, these skills are often underutilized in a society valuing the traditional perceptions of strength and clout. Join Laura Berger through the jungles of Costa Rica, clearing paths and rappelling 200ft waterfalls to bring the wonder of navigating life and business as authentic women into vivid and practical focus.

Speaker: Glen Tibaldeo

Glen Tibaldeo, PMP, CPA, has enthralled tens of thousands with his messages about risk-taking, creativity, and outsized achievement balanced with an enjoyable life. The reach of his calling has burst forth through his comedic speaking, media appearances, mega-project leadership, and bestselling autobiographical jungle adventure Radical Sabbatical: A Hilarious Journey from a Stifling Rut to a Life without Boundaries. His columns in Psychology Today and Huffington Post as well as appearances on ABC, Huffington Post Live, CNBC, Redbook, US News and World Report, Yahoo Finance, The Miami Herald, and radio shows across the country showcase his poignant teachings and stirring breakthroughs through comedic storytelling and his exclusive Four Pillars of SuccessTM.

  • What practices can leaders and staff embrace to bring more cutting-edge creativity into the workforce?
  • How can today’s overworked employees bring practical tools into their lives to promote mental and physical health and engagement?
  • How has the rapid adoption of the virtual workplace affected employee engagement, the quality of interactions, and their productivity, and what cutting-edge practices can maximize effectiveness in this new environment?
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Glen is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who has spent 20+ years leading mega-projects at ADP, Aon, CNA, Hewitt Associates, Kaiser Permanente, The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), Polyglass, and State Farm Insurance.

What People Are Saying

“GMSHRM will never be the same. Non-voyage truly a great success.”– Laura Marks, President of Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management

“Glen’s use of compelling, relatable, and funny storytelling coupled with a seasoned presentation style truly drives the practical concepts in his talk home. You’ll never glaze over during one of his talks!” – Vicky Townsend, CEO of Inspiration University

Keynote Topics

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