Bernadette Cabrera

Client Summary

  • Clients range from C-Suite to mid-level managers in the following industries: Professional services, Financial institutions (banking and insurance), Life Sciences, Health systems, Retail, Telecommunications, Non-profit
  • Women and minority leaders
  • Team coaching

Education and Credentials

  • MBA, Vanderbilt University
  • BS, Accountancy, De La Salle University (Philippines)


Bernadette was leading the People and Organizational Change (Consulting) practice for the Financial Services Arm of a Big 4 prior to becoming a full – time coach.    This included managing sales, pipeline and delivery for consulting services, managing the personnel (talent acquisition and performance) and operations (productivity and profitability) for the group.   In addition, she has held the following positions:

  • Chief of Staff for the CEO of the Americas Consulting
  • Chief of Staff for the Auditor General at the World Bank Group
  • Global Investment Bank Lead for the Internal Audit Group for Corporate Processes and supervised internal audit reviews and reporting to management and the Board
  • Lead for Consulting Risk Practice for Asia Pacific for a global professional services firm

She has extensive experience in strategy, leadership alignment, change management, risk and regulatory management, process redesign and communications – and therefore very effective in identifying themes and issues, influencing, messaging and reporting.


  • ACC, International Coaching Federation
  • Integral Coach, New Ventures West
  • Certified in Coaching Mindset Index
  • AIIR Team Effectiveness

Coaching Philosophy

Bernadette is committed to inspiring leaders to find their unique strength, talent and voice, enabling them to bring ‘their whole selves’ to their professional and personal lives.  In her coaching, she employs the principle of integration – the use of a person’s major centers of intelligence: the mind (cognitive), heart (emotional intelligence) and body (somatic) – to achieve holistic alignment of the person in the pursuit of their professional goals.

As a coach, she is known to bring warmth, sincerity and directness that enables her to engage effectively and relate authentically with clients at all levels. Having a strategic perspective allows Bernadette to distill various inputs and get to the core of the client’s issues. By applying her creativity and powerful questioning, she guides clients to different perspectives and actions, enhancing their leadership and personal skills.

Community Activities and Personal Interests

  • Reading, Meditation, Dance, Yoga, Travel, Tennis, Energy Healer