Bernadette is an accomplished entrepreneur, skilled accounting professional, published author, and distinguished public speaker with deep experience in business development, business training, forensic accounting, strategic planning, and financial management.
She is a focused, goal-oriented, and enthusiastic relationship builder with a keen eye for details.
She is an honors graduate of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, earning a BS in Accounting (GPA 3.44). While at Cheyney she played on the Women’s Basketball Team, was a peer tutor, and a resident advisor. She has two graduate degrees, an MBA (GPA 3.06) from Keller Graduate School of Management and an MS in Fraud and Forensics (GPA 3.914) from Carlow University. Bernadette is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with active memberships with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the Georgia Chapter of CFE.
She is a highly sought after keynote speaker and corporate trainer. She speaks for business conferences, colleges, and professional organizations on the subjects of entrepreneurship, fraud prevention, and ethics.
Bernadette also serves as an Adjunct Instructor at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media. She teaches Accounting and Tax Essentials for Entrepreneurs.
She enjoys speaking to college students who are aspiring to be entrepreneurs. She has had the pleasure of speaking to students from Cheyney University of PA, Carlow University, Spelman College, Florida A&M University, Albany State University, Fort Valley State University, and Georgia Perimeter College.
She is a best selling and four-time author.
Her first book (written in 2010): Business Blueprint: A Small Business Owner’s Guide to Starting & Running A Business THE RIGHT WAY! (out of print)
Her second book was co-authored with her college basketball coach. They came together to share the how playing basketball made an impact on their lives as business women, mothers, and community leaders. Get your copy of: Life and Basketball: 7 Locker Room Lessons That Score Big in Life.
Her third book was released in October 2016 and it is called Business Blueprint 2.0: A Guide To Starting & Running Your Business THE RIGHT WAY!
Her fourth book was released in June 2017 and it is called Did You Hire a Fraud? Solid Safeguards to Prevent Insider Theft