With a Master’s in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a Degree in Economics and Commerce, Bernadette has over 16 years of experience in setting up and managing businesses.
Bernadette has extensive expertise in Product Development, Brand Management and Marketing in the Retail and the Professional Beauty Industry.
She has worked with internal and external stakeholders in National and International markets executing Product Launches and Business and Marketing Plans. She has been instrumental in Selling and Marketing into a large number of retail and FMCG channels in New Zealand and she has actively managed sponsorship, PR, and marketing campaigns.
Bernadette has been a Business Mentor with the Auckland Chamber of Commerce (in New Zealand) to provide start-up and emerging businesses support and guidance in their journey over the last five years. She is the founder of Let Your Light Shine Charitable Trust and over the last four years has been working closely with businesses, councils and local organizations to generate new business ideas and work alongside start-ups to achieve their potential through training, mentoring and support.
Bernadette is also an investor in several other businesses from the Film Industry, Tech Industry and the Social Service Sector. Over the last 16 years, she has been the recipient of several business awards.
With this daily guide, I have embarked on a new journey. Writing and speaking and empowering women wherever I go is something that I have always wanted to do, and now I am sharing my insights with you.
Even though this book has been a six-month project, it has really taken experiences of my life thus far to put these insights and empowering words into actions for you to follow. My hope is that this daily guide and journal will be a blessing in your life and something that you will want to keep at your bedside, to read each day and encourage you to succeed in your life’s journey.
I have tried to weave my business journey and my faith in God in a light-hearted, humorous and easy-to-read book. If you are looking for inspiration and courage along life’s journey, there is much you can glean from my experiences; I believe that regardless of your faith or background, the life-changing benefits of positive mental habits are available to all people. If you want to influence your emotional mind, don’t argue with it; instead, overwhelm it with truth affirmations.
Be ready for the changes in your life, you will need to speak up and back yourself. Everything that you will learn in Outrageous Living will mean nothing if, at the end of the day, you are not confident in yourself and your abilities. Remember confidence starts with the mind. Then apply all the skills and abilities you have,
learn some more—and you will achieve more every year. You can do this!”