Get empowered with Michelle Cederberg

May 26, 2020

If there’s one word that captures what our latest Page Two author Michelle Cederberg delivers, it’s “empowerment”.

A coach, consultant, and professional speaker, Michelle has spent most of her life in the realm of human performance. With degrees in psychology and kinesiology, Michelle has worked as a health educator and personal trainer, and remains a life-long outdoor enthusiast, mountain biker, kayaker, and snowboarder.

In her upcoming fall book, she’ll be sharing her deep insights into what motivates us, drives us, and keeps us focused on our goals. Read on to learn more about Michelle, and you’ll see why we’re freakin’ thrilled to be working with her!

What three words best describe you?
Those who know me say things like energetic, optimistic, driven. I’d use these three words: A compassionate ass-kicker.

What is your book about?
Put simply, it’s a book about getting clear and getting on with it.

The Success-Energy Equation will help you navigate today’s new brand of overwhelm and clarify what you want more of in your work and life. You’ll also learn how to go after it. The principles I teach in it rely on two truths: what science says about health and human performance, and the deep-down common sense you already possess about what it takes to find success.

This combination is more powerful than you know, and it will help you work better. At everything.

Whom do you most admire?
My 86-year-old mom whom I dedicated this book to, because she’s fit, feisty, and shows no signs of slowing down—even though she’s nearly ninety. I mean, she still chops her own wood and knows how to use a chainsaw!

What is the last book you read?
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

What’s your best stress-buster?
Exercise, for sure! I love mountain biking (any biking actually), and de-stress on trails near my Calgary home. I also teach spin classes, golf, kayak when I can, and do yoga. My second-best stress-buster is an end-of-day glass of wine.

Who is your favorite author?
Margaret Atwood…because, Margaret Atwood.

I also love Steven Pressfield for The War of Art and Do the Work, because his in-your-face messages around overcoming creative resistance are constant reminders  to keep doing the freakin’ work.

What expression do you use the most?
Carpe Freakin’ Diem! I have it tattooed on my forearm.

What is your personal motto?
Do the freakin’ work, get the freakin’ results. (Are you sensing a trend?)

Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration in music. Whether it’s my powerful, energizing spin class playlists, or watching live indie bands, or playing music while cooking dinner, good music fires me up.