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Our voice is our greatest superpower

yet so many of us keep our inner superhero hidden from the world

Being a lifelong introvert, I spent many years afraid of being criticized, judged, and scared of not being good enough. I chose to be ”invisible” as a way to protect myself. I had lost confidence in myself; I was full of fear and self-doubt and was absolutely petrified by the idea of speaking in public. It stopped me from tapping into my own power and being able to empower others through my own story.

A few years ago, I promised myself “Enough is enough!”, and embarked on an exhilarating journey to let go of my fears and used my voice for good. In fact, I even gave a TEDx talk to empower others to reveal their own superhero stories.

Our voice
is our greatest
superpower

yet so many of us
keep our inner
superhero hidden
from the world

Being a lifelong introvert, I spent many years afraid of being criticized, judged, and scared of not being good enough. I chose to be ”invisible” as a way to protect myself. I had lost confidence in myself; I was full of fear and self-doubt and was absolutely petrified by the idea of speaking in public. It stopped me from tapping into my own power and being able to empower others through my own story.

A few years ago, I promised myself “Enough is enough!”, and embarked on an exhilarating journey to let go of my fears and used my voice for good. In fact, I even gave a TEDx talk to empower others to reveal their own superhero stories.

Bernadette has delivered keynotes, training sessions, in-person and virtually, on three continents, in English and French.

She excels at connecting and engaging audiences on intimate stages and prominent corporate platforms. With high energy, warmth, and powerful stories, she challenges mindsets and provide innovative and actionable solutions and strategies to developing and established leaders, in corporate, business and entrepreneurs.

Bernadette has delivered keynotes, training sessions, in-person and virtually, on three continents, in English and French.

She excels at connecting and engaging audiences on intimate stages and prominent corporate platforms. With high energy, warmth, and powerful stories, she challenges mindsets and provide innovative and actionable solutions and strategies to developing and established leaders, in corporate, business and entrepreneurs.

Read about Bernadette’s most requested

KEYNOTES

Read about Bernadette’s most requested

KEYNOTES

Everyday Courage Always Wins!

You are born without courage or fear, and every day, you can choose which one shapes your life and accomplishments.

Go for what you want and stop playing small or fit into a mold you did not choose!
And be ready to take risks, break barriers and limitations imposed on you by yourself and others.

Be inspired by Bernadette’s life journey of struggle and victory, on how to find strength through weakness, courage through fear, and resilience through adversity.

YOU are your Superpower! Gain actionable tools to:

  • Recognize how courage is the key to powerful self-leadership
  • Transform your fears into fuel and unstoppable energy, no matter what!
  • Develop the courage to ask for, and act on, what you want

Everyday Courage Always Wins!

You are born without courage or fear, and every day, you can choose which one shapes your life and accomplishments.

Go for what you want and stop playing small or fit into a mold you did not choose!
And be ready to take risks, break barriers and limitations imposed on you by yourself and others.

Be inspired by Bernadette’s life journey of struggle and victory, on how to find strength through weakness, courage through fear, and resilience through adversity.

YOU are your Superpower! Gain actionable tools to:

  • Recognize how courage is the key to powerful self-leadership
  • Transform your fears into fuel and unstoppable energy, no matter what!
  • Develop the courage to ask for, and act on, what you want

Be Seen!

Find the courage to stand out.

If you can’t advocate for yourself, you won’t be heard, make an impact, or rally support to drive the adoption of your ideas.

Bernadette delivers an inspiring message about creating a future-focused vision. With powerful stories, and relevant case studies, she shares her process for transforming fear into fuel and power, to reframe obstacles as opportunities for growth.

Key actionable takeaways that empower you and your group to:

  • Recognize your worth, the power of standing out, and how to stop self-sabotage.
  • Know how to take risks, challenge the status quo to create change.
  • How to build support and engage others.

Be Seen!

Find the courage to stand out.

If you can’t advocate for yourself, you won’t be heard, make an impact, or rally support to drive the adoption of your ideas.

Bernadette delivers an inspiring message about creating a future-focused vision. With powerful stories, and relevant case studies, she shares her process for transforming fear into fuel and power, to reframe obstacles as opportunities for growth.

Key actionable takeaways that empower you and your group to:

  • Recognize your worth, the power of standing out, and how to stop self-sabotage.
  • Know how to take risks, challenge the status quo to create change.
  • How to build support and engage others.

The Power of Women Leaders

Who you are, is how you lead!

Quiet or exuberant, introvert or extravert, soft or strong… diversity of leadership adds significant value to business, to people and to communities.
And yet women still face gender bias, career growth limitation, lack of visibility and influence, and poor work-life balance.

Bernadette guides developing and established women leaders through the complexities of adapting to rapidly changing landscapes and to meeting business and workplace challenges head-on.

Gain a roadmap and implementation tools to:

  • Tap into your unique Leadership Superpower, to show up authentically, powerfully and unapologetically
  • Identify and strengthen your personal brand, presence, and increase your visibility
  • Lift other women in your organization, by advocating for each other, addressing imposter syndrome and overcoming limiting beliefs

The Power of Women Leaders

Who you are, is how you lead!

Quiet or exuberant, introvert or extravert, soft or strong… diversity of leadership adds significant value to business, to people and to communities.
And yet women still face gender bias, career growth limitation, lack of visibility and influence, and poor work-life balance.

Bernadette guides developing and established women leaders through the complexities of adapting to rapidly changing landscapes and to meeting business and workplace challenges head-on.

Gain a roadmap and implementation tools to:

  • Tap into your unique Leadership Superpower, to show up authentically, powerfully and unapologetically
  • Identify and strengthen your personal brand, presence, and increase your visibility
  • Lift other women in your organization, by advocating for each other, addressing imposter syndrome and overcoming limiting beliefs

Challenging The Imposter Syndrome!

Understand and Overcome.

If you lead, manage, mentor/coach, or train others you need to understand imposter syndrome. It has no gender, age, experience or industry. In fact, many high achievers experience it at some point in their career.

Across profit and non-profit organizations, healthcare and research, education and arts, entrepreneurship… impostor-related thoughts and feelings lead to unproductive and costly behaviors to individuals, but also to organizations.

Bernadette shares a proven process, powerful insights and stories to empower the audience to understand and overcome the imposter syndrome.

Key actionable takeaways to:

  • Understand how you are unconsciously conditioned to experience impostor syndrome
  • Explore ways to deal with and break down this challenge
  • Empower yourself and others to not let it slow down accomplishments

Challenging The Imposter Syndrome!

Understand and Overcome.

If you lead, manage, mentor/coach, or train others you need to understand imposter syndrome. It has no gender, age, experience or industry. In fact, many high achievers experience it at some point in their career.

Across profit and non-profit organizations, healthcare and research, education and arts, entrepreneurship… impostor-related thoughts and feelings lead to unproductive and costly behaviors to individuals, but also to organizations.

Bernadette shares a proven process, powerful insights and stories to empower the audience to understand and overcome the imposter syndrome.

Key actionable takeaways to:

  • Understand how you are unconsciously conditioned to experience impostor syndrome
  • Explore ways to deal with and break down this challenge
  • Empower yourself and others to not let it slow down accomplishments

THE POWER OF BEING SEEN
TEDx

"Here’s what I know to be true.
I am strong because I’ve been weak.
I am brave because I’ve been afraid.
I am “Me” and I will be seen.”
– Bernadette

Bernadette believes that the fear of being seen is at the heart of all fears. How we handle that fear determines our life path.
Bernadette’s debut TEDx talk, is to inspire the quiet and unspoken voices, help them find their inner power, be true to who they are and stand up for themselves. Be inspired by Bernadette’s life journey of struggle and victory, how she found her own power, and became stronger, more confident and driven than ever.

THE POWER OF BEING SEEN

TEDx

Here’s what I know to be true.
I am strong because I’ve been weak. I am brave because I’ve been afraid. I am “Me” and I will be seen.”
– Bernadette

Bernadette believes that the fear of being seen is at the heart of all fears. How we handle that fear determines our life path.

Bernadette’s debut TEDx talk, is to inspire the quiet and unspoken voices, help them find their inner power, be true to who they are and stand up for themselves. Be inspired by Bernadette’s life journey of struggle and victory, how she found her own power, and became stronger, more confident and driven than ever.

Impact

Ben W.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Bernadette on an international level.
She is totally outstanding as a keynote speaker.

Her incredible delivery of valuable, meaningful and truly helpful experiences and content is exceptional. She knows instinctively
what an audience needs.”

– Ben Woodward, Founder-Director, Ragnar Circles Ltd

Saori O.

“Bernadette was able to quickly establish and create a personal connection with our attendees. The virtual workshop was amazingly enthusiastic, and we could feel the excitement from the women in Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the Bay Area. Our bilingual English-Japanese Global Women Leadership event was a great success!”

– Saori Osu, Founder & CEO Global Stage Inc.

Vivian F.

“Bernadette has been an ardent partner of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation as a workshop facilitator and a member of our Entrepreneur-in-Residence program. Her workshop attendees were fascinated by her ability to engage the audience through her stories that are inspirational and empowering.
 
Bernadette won’t hesitate to take on difficult questions from the class and always ready to fire back with her infectious energy and jovial outlook in life.”

– Vivian Faustino-Pulliam, Founder CCSF CEI

Ron V.

“Bernadette was the keynote speaker at our Professional Women Returning to Work Conference and has given a variety workshops for Phase2Careers clients.
 
Bernadette engages her audience with high energy, warmth, and personal stories, while challenging their mindset about key issues relating to careers, relationships and success.”

– Ron Visconti, Founder & Executive Director Phase2Careers

Michael D.

“I can honestly say Bernadette’s presentation was of the
highest standards I have ever seen. Bernadette’s transparency,
compassion and authenticity makes her trustworthy
on a level that is exceptional.

She demonstrates an unwavering commitment to make a
positive difference in people’s lives, and provides a space that is inviting,
quickly engaging and creating trust with her audience.

– Michael DiMuccio, Owner, Good Vibrations International, Ltd

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Impact

“I have had the pleasure of working
with Bernadette on an international
level. She is totally outstanding as
a keynote speaker.

Her incredible delivery of valuable,
meaningful and truly helpful
experiences and content is
exceptional. She knows instinctively
what an audience needs.”
Ben Woodward
Founder-Director, Ragnar Circles Ltd
“Bernadette was able to quickly
establish and create a personal
connection with our attendees.

The virtual workshop was amazingly
enthusiastic, and we could feel the
excitement from the women in Japan,
Thailand, Singapore and the Bay Area.
Our bilingual English-Japanese Global
Women Leadership event was a great
success!”
Saori Osu
Founder & CEO Global Stage Inc.
“Bernadette has been an
ardent partner of the Center for
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
as a workshop facilitator and
a member of our
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
program.

Her workshop attendees were
fascinated by her ability to engage
the audience through her stories that
are inspirational and empowering.

Bernadette won’t hesitate to take on
difficult questions from the class
and always ready to fire back with
her infectious energy and jovial
outlook in life.”
Vivian Faustino-Pulliam
Founder CCSF CEI
“Bernadette was the keynote
speaker at our Professional Women
Returning to Work Conference
and has given a variety workshops
for Phase2Careers clients.

Bernadette engages her
audience with high energy,
warmth, and personal stories,
while challenging their mindset
about key issues relating to
careers, relationships and success.”
Ron Visconti
Founder & Executive Director Phase2Careers
“I can honestly say Bernadette’s
presentation was of the highest
standards I have ever seen.
Bernadette’s transparency,
compassion and authenticity makes
her trustworthy on a level that is
exceptional.

She demonstrates an unwavering
commitment to make a positive
difference in people’s lives, and
provides a space that is inviting,
quickly engaging and creating trust
with her audience.
Michael DiMuccio
Owner, Good Vibrations International, Ltd

Developing Leaders Around the World

Developing Leaders
Around the World

Bernadette’s most requested

WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

ACCELERATE YOUR SELF-LEADERSHIP

A 6-module course with videos and workbooks to help students develop the awareness and skills on how become a better, stronger more impactful leader.

LEADING THROUGH CHANGE

Highly interactive session where Bernadette guides participants to broaden their leadership skillset.

STAYING RESILIENT IN CHALLENGING TIMES

Highly interactive session where Bernadette guides participants through the resilience roadmap.

YOU UNSTUCK: THE POWER OF MAKING A DECISION

A powerful session for identifying and getting past any excuse in the way of your progress.

HIGH TRUST HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS

A deep dive into our proven process that transforms the ability of your teams to deliver exceptional results, solve complex problems and overcome their biggest challenges.

Bernadette’s most requested

WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

ACCELERATE YOUR SELF-LEADERSHIP

A 6-module course with videos and workbooks to help students develop the awareness and skills on how become a better, stronger more impactful leader.

LEADING THROUGH CHANGE

Highly interactive session where Bernadette guides participants to broaden their leadership skillset.

STAYING RESILIENT IN CHALLENGING TIMES

Highly interactive session where Bernadette guides participants through the resilience roadmap.

YOU UNSTUCK: THE POWER OF MAKING A DECISION

A powerful session for identifying and getting past any excuse in the way of your progress.

HIGH TRUST HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS

A deep dive into our proven process that transforms the ability of your teams to deliver exceptional results, solve complex problems and overcome their biggest challenges.

Presentations and coaching programs can be delivered in-person or online.

Bernadette delivers interactive keynotes and workshop sessions customized to fit your objectives and needs.

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Presentations and coaching programs can be delivered in-person or online.

Bernadette delivers interactive keynotes and workshop sessions customized to fit your objectives and needs.

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