Bernadette moved to Porto, Portugal in 2013 from the US with her husband and two daughters. It was a conscious move toward creating a life that felt more aligned with her family’s values and a desire for a more sustainable lifestyle. As a transformation coach, Bernadette has been helping people move through their limitations and create a life aligned with their values and dreams for a better world.
But after 25 years in the study, practice and implementation of higher consciousness practices, Bernadette had a deep realization: helping individuals become empowered was not enough as long as we are living in a systemically toxic society. Her burning desire to assist in the transformation of the old systems that no longer work led her to Sociocracy for All.
Through Sociocracy Training, she helps organizations and communities self-organize and co-create together in a healthy, conscious, and productive way.
Bernadette specializes in practices of Non-Violent Communication, Emotional Intelligence and cooperative practices for building community, connection, and accessing group intelligence.
Trainer and Facilitator ~ Sociocracy, Emotional Intelligence and Conscious Communication
CEO, Creative Woodwork International
Director, Tree of Life Wisdom School
Sr. Marketing Analyst, Honeywell, Inc.
Teacher, The Himalayan Meditation Center
Villanova University, BS in Business Administration and Marketing
St. Thomas University, Graduate Studies in Intercultural Communication
Certified Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Coach
The Way of Council Authentic Communication and Circle Facilitation
Sociocracy Leadership Training: Dynamic Governance Facilitation and Implementation
Advanced Facilitation Training with John Buck
Emotional Intelligence Training with Rea Gill