Bernadette started her career as a Solicitor before redirecting to become Director of one of the region’s leading independent legal recruitment consultancies. She developed a successful business in a competitive environment.
Advising lawyers and law firms, from major internationals to entrepreneurial boutique partnerships, she supported leaders and entrepreneurs on focused objectives, strategy and talent retention.
As a Director, she understands leadership and the challenges of building a successful business in a competitive market. Motivated, talented individuals within an organisation make the difference between success and failure, and maximising their potential is no longer a “nice to have” but a “must have”.
Bernadette holds Post Graduate qualification from Leeds Metropolitan University in Business and Executive Coaching. She is an Associate Member of the Association for Coaching, a Member of EMCC and Business Member of the Association of Business Psychologists.
On a personal note, Bernie enjoys a challenge and reached the summit of Kilimanjaro, raising money for a children’s home in Zimbabwe. Taking a sabbatical, she returned to the Kilimanjaro Region with a local charity, looking at improving training for teachers, and liaising with small businesses and womens’ projects.
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– Julia qualified as a Corporate Solicitor with Clifford Chance in 1996, then in 2006 transitioned into the corporate world, becoming Legal & Governance Director (International) of RSA. As a senior leader, she has operated at Board level in a complex organization and led teams through change. Julia holds a BSc (Econ) from LSE, is an Organisational Coach from Ashridge Business School and is trained in MBTI profiling. In addition to 1:1 Coaching, Julia is involved in our workshops on Equality & Diversity, and women as leaders.
Every organisation can benefit from Coaching and we are delighted to be involved in exceptional work with organisations who place their people at the heart of what they do.
Our clients seek to improve business performance, examining how they can develop their people to achieve goals or sharpen competitive advantage. They require clear outcomes and a definitive return on investment.
We have a distinct expertise working within the legal sector and offer coaching to firms and individual lawyers across the spectrum. See
We have have exceptional insight into the Partnership business structure which is called upon by professional services firms to include Accountants, Architects, GPs and businesses with a partnership leadership.
The founding Director of Platinum Leaf, having built and run small businesses, has particular insight into the challenges facing owners and leaders of smaller enterprises, particularly in this difficult economic climate.
We are always delighted to work with professional individuals on a private basis, see Career Development and Transition.
We forget what excellent resources we carry ourselves. Coaching simply helps unpack the bag.
to discuss our Rucksack Coaching programmes, delivered to individuals and small groups, to provide valuable re-packing time for your talent.
provides coaching to individuals and teams within the organisational and professional context. We believe that there is real strength in personal and professional growth and this forms the cornerstone of our business.
We improve business performance by maximising the performance of the people within the business. Our clients place their people at the heart of what they do – and so do we.