Michelle Weger: Speaker, Advocate, Author

Be Inspired by Michelle's Path of Thriving in Business Despite having Narcolepsy

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Michelle Weger Forty Under 40 recipient in 2020
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Meet Michelle and her Narcolepsy Service Dog

In a world saturated with curated images and generic stories, true authenticity stands out. Join Michelle Weger as she shares her unique journey as a business owner with narcolepsy, accompanied on stage by her Great Dane service dog.

Michelle’s keynotes are not  just about one person’s story—it’s an invitation to discover the strength within your own narrative and learn how to overcoming your fears.

Dive deep into a narrative that weaves together challenges, resilience, and the power of overcoming perceived limitations.

Prepare for an inspiring keynote that showcases the beauty of embracing every part of ourselves and leveraging our uniqueness to achieve maximum success.

Download Michelle's Press Kit

Download Michelle’s press kit for an inside look at her latest keynote topics, bio, and headshots. Let Michelle’s journey and impactful narrative inspire and captivate your audience.

Disability Advocate

Michelle’s latest starring role was on AMI’s nationally broadcasted television show “You Can’t Ask That” where she answered anonymous questions about services dogs.

Disability Advocate

Michelle collaborated with CBC Marketplace on an hidden camera investigation to document human rights violations against people with disabilities within Canada’s transportation networks. You can watch this enlightening documentary here.

“I had to start my own business if I wanted to be successful.”

Starting her own business was not only a goal for Michelle, it was necessary. Having been diagnosed with narcolepsy in her early twenties, she knew that she couldn’t keep up with a normal nine-to-five job.

You don’t get a restful sleep,” she says. “It’s like if you stayed up for 48 hours straight and then tried to do your normal workday.” Most people with narcolepsy are either underemployed or unemployed. If Michelle wanted success, she would have to build it herself.

Her business, Venture Creative Collective, has been operating successfully since 2012. Michelle is passionate about offering a flexible work environment, recognizing the importance of such flexibility for her team, as well as herself.

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Active Advocate

Alongside her professional endeavors, she serves as a co-founder of the Narcolepsy Awareness Programs and Services, Canada’s first Narcolepsy not-for-profit organization. Additionally, she initiated the Entrepreneurs with Chronic Illnesses, Disorders, and Disabilities group, a platform she established to support fellow business owners facing similar challenges.

A Truly Motivational Speaker

Michelle uses her position to spread awareness and uplift others through many speaking events and podcast appearances. With a genuine commitment to making a difference, she shares her experiences as a woman in business with a disability, to show that those similar to her can not only survive, but thrive! Her engaging talks and podcasts educate and inspire countless listeners, while fostering a more inclusive business community. Michelle embodies the spirit of resilience and inclusivity, proving that with determination, one can achieve greatness and give back to the world.

Testimonials

Michelle Weger was a captivating speaker at the Partner Day East event! She was inspiring, impactful and her vulnerability opened up the audience. Michelle genuinely connected and showed she's living her message!
- Mika C.
Michelle's abilities as a business operator and automations expert are only surpassed by her empathy and care for her clients. She achieves success by understanding that not every business has the same needs, and is able to turn that care into beautiful, functional web products.
- Lou S.
Michelle knows her business, and has an engaging personality, and clearly Quinn is totally comfortable on stage! This is just the beginning of a successful new career.
- Susan H.