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Who Is Coach Bernadette?

Hi, I’m Bernadette De Souza and I’m a Certified Professional Coach. My passion is people. Specifically, helping people grow and be successful, and helping to raise their happiness quotient. I have worked for over 30 years as a senior executive in the public, private, diplomatic, international development and not-for-profit sectors, leading large-scale, complex organizational transformations, divestments, mergers and start-ups. My focus has been making it easier for citizens while ensuring healthy people-centred cultures. I have coached executives, aspiring leaders, young people seeking new paths or yearning to change careers, by helping to remove obstacles, develop clarity in life and boosting confidence. My strength is coaching people to navigate through transitions and transformations in all areas of life, and there’s nothing that makes me happier than to watch people thrive and succeed in their lives and achieve their goals! Throughout my career as an executive, what brings me the greatest pleasure is to listen to people talk about their goals, to help them plan their strategy to achieve those goals, and then to hear about their successes. I love it when people want to be “go-getters”! Anyone who knows me knows my motto: Plan. Act. Achieve. By partnering with you, offering useful tools and asking the right questions, I can help you do that!

At GoGetter Coaching, I work with people who are aspiring to management and leadership roles, and professionals seeking a career change that will bring more fullness to their lives. Always centering on the positive, the focus is on identifying their career aspirations and achieving results …. their goals. Working together, we identify desired outcomes, hone in on deep, intrinsic values, set smart and achievable goals and work through any issues that may be holding them back. I take genuine pride in bringing out my clients’ resourcefulness and truly enjoy celebrating their progress as they overcome adversity or challenges and move to their next step.

The world needs more women in senior and decision-making roles, whether in corporate leadership, public or other sectors. I have a particular passion for assisting in the creation of the next generation of female leaders in this ever changing world that is full of possibilities! Get in touch to learn more.

When I’m not coaching, I like to devote myself to being a mom of three sons and a soulmate to my husband. As a family we love to travel, play music, cook together and give back as volunteers in the community. Everyone has only one life to live — we try to live ours to the fullest!


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What My Clients Are Saying

I'm so grateful for the time that I have spent being coached by Bernadette. Not only has she met me where I'm at during each session, but she's also inspired me to take the steps and actions I need to in order to move toward my goals. And she has supported me as I've done so. Her positive energy and enthusiasm are contagious, and her coaching has made a hugely positive impact in my life!

Heather Kennedy