Bernadette is an experienced executive and team coach delivering significant change in organisations. Her 25 year blue chip experience includes roles as IT Director for Gillette International and Programme Director for London Underground. Bernadette was responsible for the delivery of major change programmes, incorporating new working practices, operational transformation and culture shift. She deployed coaching alongside professional best practice to develop individuals, teams and organisations to deliver sustainable change business objectives.
Bernadette specialises in transition coaching, assisting others to create and adapt to change. She coaches individuals, teams and organisations to identify and develop their options and commit to action, often through complex circumstances. She supports and challenges clients to find their own solutions and achieve their objectives, within the context of defined business benefit.
Bernadette has a strong interest in systemic change and uses Transactional Analysis as the framework for her approach. She trains, mentors and supervises coaches at all stages of their careers, runs part of the UK International Coach Federation education programme, and runs pro bono community coaching initiatives.
Bernadette specialises in working with individuals and teams who are managing change and uncertainty. builds relationships with clients based on trust and respect. In this context she offers support and challenge in equal measure, working transparently, and sharing her curiosity and any questions arising. She invites clients to achieve tangible results by asking themselves what they are going to do and think differently as a result of coaching, and what impact that will have on others around them, and on achieving their objectives.
Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation
International Coaching Federation approved Diploma in Coaching
Transactional Analysis TA101 core concepts & Transactional Analysis in Organisations
International Coaching Federation approved Coach Supervisor
Member of the Association for Coaching
Member of the Institute of Developmental Transaction Analysis.
As a coach I believe in my client’s ability to fulfill their potential and to find their own solutions, even when the subject seems intractable. I am a student of Transactional Analysis, and my work is based on the principles that we can all think, learn and develop, and that coach and client work co-actively as equals. I have high expectations of myself and my client, and I coach people to identify and develop their options and commit to action, often through complex circumstances. Building rapport based on openness and trust, my work can involve clients stepping out of their comfort zones and enables them to find the resources to tackle major challenges, often adjusting their approach and behaviour to create new ways of working. I am a non-directive coach. I believe that in order to create sustainable results it is essential that the client is responsible for his own decisions, and that the coaching relationship is robust, secure, supportive and challenging.