MEET BERNADETTE
MEET
BERNADETTE

“My mission is to empower women leaders to be truly seen and heard so they can achieve greatness and serve the world by living a life of significance.”

– Bernadette McBurnie

“My mission is to empower women leaders to be truly seen and heard so they can achieve greatness and serve the world by living a life of significance.”

– Bernadette McBurnie

Why me, why now?

Many people ask me, “How did I go from Corporate IT, to stay-at-home mom to Entrepreneur, Success Coach, and Speaker?” Simply put, I do what I love, and I love what I do!

But looking back, I realized that I made a conscious choice to build the life I wanted, a life of happiness, wholeness and fulfillment. I understood that from that moment forward, I would have to be intentional and make the choices that would support my heart’s desire. I have learned that I have the power to shape my life with the choices that I make every day, no matter how trivial they may look.

My Journey

My career started with 16 years in corporate. I lived the rewards and challenges of climbing the ladder from software developer to executive with large multinational corporations, including L’Oréal, one of the largest Cosmetic companies in the world, BNP and Paris Indosuez Banks. That career took me from France, to Hong Kong, and then on to Japan.

I then chose to take an 8-year career break to be a stay-at-home mom as the “Chief Home Officer”, moving to Canada and then to my current home in California.

Next, I decided to become an entrepreneur, but when I started out, I did not believe that I could run a business. I had lost confidence in myself; I was full of fears and self-doubts, and I was absolutely petrified by the idea of speaking in public. Since then, I adopted a growth mindset and have been on an ongoing journey of personal discovery and transformation that continues to this day.

Over a period of 25 years, I built an International Health Network from home and expanded my work into Leadership Coaching, working with professionals and business owners who are committed to take their overall success to the next level.

Most recently, I became part of CoSuccess Partners where we work with leaders and teams to build High-Trust High-Performance cultures, leaders and teams.

Through my professional and personal life path, I have acquired a deep understanding of how to focus on the essential, how to identify, manage and overcome challenges, and how to create victories, big and small, while enjoying the journey.

My Journey

My career started with 16 years in corporate. I lived the rewards and challenges of climbing the ladder from software developer to executive with large multinational corporations, including L’Oréal, one of the largest Cosmetic companies in the world, BNP and Paris Indosuez Banks. That career took me from France, to Hong Kong, and then on to Japan.

I then chose to take an 8-year career break to be a stay-at-home mom as the “Chief Home Officer”, moving to Canada and then to my current home in California.

Next, I decided to become an entrepreneur, but when I started out, I did not believe that I could run a business. I had lost confidence in myself; I was full of fears and self-doubts, and I was absolutely petrified by the idea of speaking in public. Since then, I adopted a growth mindset and have been on an ongoing journey of personal discovery and transformation that continues to this day.

Over a period of 25 years, I built an International Health Network from home and expanded my work into Leadership Coaching, working with professionals and business owners who are committed to take their overall success to the next level.

Most recently, I became part of CoSuccess Partners where we work with leaders and teams to build High-Trust High-Performance cultures, leaders and teams.

Through my professional and personal life path, I have acquired a deep understanding of how to focus on the essential, how to identify, manage and overcome challenges, and how to create victories, big and small, while enjoying the journey.

More about me…

I was born and raised in France of Vietnamese descent and see myself as a citizen of the world. Throughout my global travels and professional career, I have become passionate about empowering women around the world, creating inclusive environments for diversity and equality, keeping our families healthy and protecting the beauty of our planet.

I unconditionally embrace self-leadership and believe that when we learn to lead ourselves in every area of our life, we become stronger and more compassionate individuals.

Giving back and contributing to a greater good is an essential and powerful part of my life that plays an important role in my sense of fulfillment. I love being a support and a resource to two organizations that play a meaningful role, socially and economically.
As partner of CCSF EIR, City College of San Francisco Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, it is rewarding to be a workshop facilitator and a member of the Entrepreneur-in-Residence program.
Phase2Careers is a private nonprofit organization preparing and empowering the ”over 40″ worker – with a focus on women – for career opportunities in the new economy.

In my spare time, I am an avid reader, music and movie lover, as well as a scuba diver. Most importantly, I am blessed with an incredible husband and three beautiful children.

More about me…

I was born and raised in France of Vietnamese descent and see myself as a citizen of the world. Throughout my global travels and professional career, I have become passionate about empowering women around the world, creating inclusive environments for diversity and equality, keeping our families healthy and protecting the beauty of our planet.

I unconditionally embrace self-leadership and believe that when we learn to lead ourselves in every area of our life, we become stronger and more compassionate individuals.

Giving back and contributing to a greater good is an essential and powerful part of my life that plays an important role in my sense of fulfillment. I love being a support and a resource to two organizations that play a meaningful role, socially and economically.
As partner of CCSF EIR, City College of San Francisco Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, it is rewarding to be a workshop facilitator and a member of the Entrepreneur-in-Residence program.
Phase2Careers is a private nonprofit organization preparing and empowering the ”over 40″ worker – with a focus on women – for career opportunities in the new economy.

In my spare time, I am an avid reader, music and movie lover, as well as a scuba diver. Most importantly, I am blessed with an incredible husband and three beautiful children.

Bernadette McBurnie

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          TUCKER STINE

          Executive & Team Coach. Brand Architect.

          Tucker has worked with Fortune 100 companies, tech giants and global changemakers such as Microsoft, F5, Accenture, Azure, AWS and more.

          His career began in the advertising and marketing world through large agencies in Boston and San Francisco working on large consumer, food and beverage and technology brands, but ultimately life brought him back to Southern CA where he continued his love for helping companies tell great stories. In 2012, Tucker left the corporate world to taste the life of an entrepreneur and founded his own firm that focuses on helping leaders develop their purpose, create strategic action plans, and connect with their customers on deeper levels through transformational communication.

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          BERNADETTE McBURNIE

          Executive & Team Coach. Women Leadership. TEDx Speaker.

          The first half of her career was with large multinational corporations, in cosmetics, banking and import-export industries, including L’Oréal, one of the largest Cosmetic companies in the world, BNP and Paris Indosuez Banks. She gained invaluable experience leading teams and successful projects in very diverse organizations and cultures, in Europe, Asia and North America.

          In the second half of her career, Bernadette became an entrepreneur and runs two businesses. She built an international health network and established her speaking and coaching practice, working with C-suite executives, professionals and business owners who are committed to take their overall success to the next level.

          Throughout her global travels and professional career, she has become passionate about empowering women around the world, diversity and equality, keeping our families healthy and protecting the beauty of our planet. Bernadette is blessed with an incredible husband and three beautiful children.