Bernadette Wesley 

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 to live in support of sustainability. 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 organizational 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.


  • Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator ~ Sociocracy, Emotional Intelligence and Conscious Communication

  • Transformation Coach

  • CEO, Creative Woodwork International

  • Director, Tree of Life Wisdom School

  • Sr. Marketing Analyst, Honeywell, Inc.

  • Sr. Sales Representative, Honeywell, Inc.

  • Teacher, The Himalayan Meditation Center


  • Sociocracy For All Academy and Advanced Certification

  • Sociocracy Leadership Training: Dynamic Governance Facilitation and Implementation

  • Advanced Facilitation Training with John Buck, Director, Dynamic Governance Alive

  • Emotional Intelligence Training with Rea Gill

  • The Way of Council Authentic Communication and Circle Facilitation

  • Certified Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Coach

  • Certified Yoga Therapist

  • St. Thomas University, Graduate Studies in Intercultural Communication

  • Villanova University, BS in Business Administration and Marketing