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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 in 2022 to empower other women leaders and entrepreneurs 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 in 2022 to empower other women leaders and entrepreneurs to reveal their own superhero stories.

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

Signature Talks


Succeeding
in a male world

Anyone who thinks that leaders who are women are treated the same as leaders who are men, is flying in the face of the facts on the ground, and a growing body of research. You feel the pressure to prove yourself more, and that you are not being taken as seriously as your male counterparts. You wonder how to play the game and win, while being true to yourself.

Lean into your power! Learn how to amplify your strength and confidence, leverage your vulnerability and humility, and unleash your power and authenticity. By understanding and embracing who you are and how you choose to lead, is how you will be successful on your own terms.


Finding the courage
to stand out

You know you’re meant for more. More to say, more to give and more to receive. And yet you continue to limit yourself to what you can safely achieve, rather than going for what you really desire, because you are afraid to take the necessary risks.
We are born with neither courage or fear, but we can learn, and choose, which one will shape our life’s path.

Embrace and leverage your self-leadership. Learn how to understand and use your superpower and transform your fears into unstoppable energy in the face of adversity. Discover how to build your blueprint for the meaningful success you aspire to, and how to make it real.


Living a life
of significance

In my late 30s, I made the conscious decision to live a life of significance, wholeness, and happiness, and it was a pivotal moment in my life. I realized that we are all leaders in both our personal and professional lives, and like the ripple effect of a pebble thrown into the pond, the consequences of our choices and decisions spread out to our family, our workplace, and the wider community, in ways we can barely imagine, or sometimes even know.

Learn to be intentional, and to connect with your inner leader, so that you can enrich the lives of others and create change for the better. Understand the win-win, that when you make choices that will positively impact people’s lives and futures, it will also provide you with a richer and more fulfilled life.

Signature Talks


Succeeding
in a male world

Anyone who thinks that leaders who are women are treated the same as leaders who are men, is flying in the face of the facts on the ground, and a growing body of research. You feel the pressure to prove yourself more, and that you are not being taken as seriously as your male counterparts. You wonder how to play the game and win, while being true to yourself.

Lean into your power! Learn how to amplify your strength and confidence, leverage your vulnerability and humility, and unleash your power and authenticity. By understanding and embracing who you are and how you choose to lead, is how you will be successful on your own terms.


Finding the courage
to stand out

You know you’re meant for more. More to say, more to give and more to receive. And yet you continue to limit yourself to what you can safely achieve, rather than going for what you really desire, because you are afraid to take the necessary risks.
We are born with neither courage or fear, but we can learn, and choose, which one will shape our life’s path.

Embrace and leverage your self-leadership. Learn how to understand and use your superpower and transform your fears into unstoppable energy in the face of adversity. Discover how to build your blueprint for the meaningful success you aspire to, and how to make it real.


Living a life
of significance

In my late 30s, I made the conscious decision to live a life of significance, wholeness, and happiness, and it was a pivotal moment in my life. I realized that we are all leaders in both our personal and professional lives, and like the ripple effect of a pebble thrown into the pond, the consequences of our choices and decisions spread out to our family, our workplace, and the wider community, in ways we can barely imagine, or sometimes even know.

Learn to be intentional, and to connect with your inner leader, so that you can enrich the lives of others and create change for the better. Understand the win-win, that when you make choices that will positively impact people’s lives and futures, it will also provide you with a richer and more fulfilled life.

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          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.

          Tucker holds a BS in Marketing and Business Management and an executive credential in Strategic Marketing Management from Stanford University. He resides in San Diego, CA with his wife of 22 years and their two teenage kids.

          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.