MY STORY+ CREDENTIALS
Hi, I’m Bernadette!
Thanks so much for taking the time to learn a little bit about me and what I do! I’m a Midwest gal from Steubenville, Ohio, where I was blessed to grow up in a wonderful Catholic community.
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been attracted to beauty and to anything that lifts the soul in wonder. It’s not surprising that I followed my mom’s footsteps in studying fine art and earning my BFA in painting and drawing.
However, I found that my longing for beauty went beyond the aesthetic; I ached to share my gifts of listening, understanding, insight, faith, and caring with others in order to reflect back the beauty of creation that I see in each and every human being.
This led me to pursue my coaching certification through Accomplishment Coaching, a prestigious coach training program accredited by the International Coaching Federation. After becoming a coach, I joined the program’s leadership team and assisted in training new coaches for an additional year.
Since 2017, I have been working one-on-one with women in my practice, and I am so grateful for the heartfelt, life changing conversations that I’ve been privileged to facilitate.
Why Do I Coach?
The short answer—to set women on fire with love, faith, confidence, and zest for life.
Women in today’s world are attacked on all sides. We struggle with body image, with balancing the desire for career/success and raising a family/being a mom. We struggle with being single and with being in relationships. At every turn, we feel like we’re not good enough. We burn out from trying to be everything to everyone while feeling guilty about spending time listening to the desires of our hearts.
I want to help you identify and shift these obstacles and lies so that you can continually evolve into the woman God created you to be. The fear, made up stories, guilt, and false beliefs keep us from using our gifts—gifts that the world needs so badly and that God specifically knit into your very being. You will be absolutely stunned when you start seeing yourself through the eyes of your Creator and realize what you are capable of and how magnetic you are.
My prayer is for every woman, every person in the world, to know a solid identity as a beloved and important child of God.