Who knew that watching a video of a business owner explaining about how she doesn’t take unscheduled phone calls would lead to several collaborations, success, and a meeting of the minds. Bernadette Harris is my client, my friend, my colleague, and an actual mirror of my “energizer bunniness,” if that’s a word/phrase?? She is driven and confident, a risk taker, and a woman who isn’t afraid to ask for help and say, “I have no idea.” But she’s also the number one person you want in your corner when you’re doing that “Big Scary Thing” that takes your breath away. I’m so glad she’s in my corner and that I’m part of her team.
Bernadette is an accountant, author, business coach and consultant, professional speaker, and trainer committed to “Keeping Small Business In Business”. In addition to my coaching and speaking practice I run a tax and forensic accounting firm, By The Book Accounting. That business has allowed me to help thousands of entrepreneurs across the country start, run, and grow thriving ventures.
I am an overachiever so I “kinda” overdid it when it came to school. I earned my B.S. in Accounting from the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning for African Americans, Cheyney University of PA. I later earned an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and then a M.S. in Fraud and Forensics from Carlow University. I earned the second masters in 12 months and I graduated with a 3.9 GPA (I got an A- in two classes). And as if that’s not enough, I’m also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). So what does that mean to you? Let’s just say I know my stuff and I’m committed to doing and being better. I show up for my clients the same way!
I have conducted workshops for the U.S. Small Business Administration, in addition to developing seminar series of my own. I have helped thousands of clients and workshop attendees alike avoid costly mistakes and save thousands of dollars in taxes. The advantage of working with me is, you get to learn from my mistakes (which are a lot) AND the mistakes of my clients. I teach what I have experienced. There’s no theory in my teaching, not one ounce.
Even with all these things going on, because of the efficient business practices I employ (and teach) I am able to maintain a very balanced lifestyle. If you follow me on social media you will see in addition to handling my businesses (I own several), I have an active social life and time with family and friends is very important. I encounter lots of entrepreneurs who cannot say that and they feel trapped. Instead of owning a business, their business owns them. My job is to set you free. I founded “The Efficient CEO Movement” where I teach entrepreneurs the importance of creating efficient enterprises which allows them to lead balanced lives. Will you be next?
Learn more about Bernadette at TrustBernadette.com
Women’s History Trivia
I am the first female Secretary of State.
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Thank you for nominating women who have been inspirational in your life. Below are the names that have been submitted for today: (we will include the pictures where we can)
|Dr. Kat Smith it takes a brave woman to talk about intimacy and to make it fun and interesting. Dr. Kat does all of that. Her knowledge and sincerity in delivering the content are awesome.|
Women’s History Trivia Answer: Madeline Albright: Check out HERstory
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