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"Bernie has a terrific approach and knowns her subject matter inside out. If you want to see your business from a new perspective, Bernie is the ideal candidate to help you achieve this."
Bob Quinn, Money Adviser
"Bernie ran a coaching programme for me, which she delivered to front line managers in the Engineering function. I attended myself and her material and style of presentation was first class. She has a very detailed knowledge of her topic and presents it in a way that brings all participants along with her. I can highly recommend Bernie as a trainer facilitator and as a coach. I hope that we have the opportunity to work together again soon.”
Matt Walsh, Associate Director HR, Pfizer Grange Castle
"Having completed a marketing course with Bernie, I can recommend her as a very focused and results oriented facilitator. The course was delivered with great presentation, attention to detail, combined with a personable, fun and creative approach. The team was put at ease which brought out the best in individuals, creating a strong interactive group. I would be delighted to recommend Bernie to any organisation."
Miriam Dempsey, Darling Wear
“Bernie is an engaging and informative trainer with a rare ability to get a room full of students to listen and interact in a friendly productive manner. I've been fortunate to attend a few of Bernie's training courses (communications, sales, running your own business et al) and found them to directly impact on the success of Sole Recruitment. I would highly recommend Bernie's magnetic personality and work ethic....”
Justine Negri, Sole Recruitment
“Bernie is an excellent Facilitator and Executive Coach who is highly knowledgeable on her subjects and performs her projects with excellence as her standard.”
Imelda Butler, Century Management
“Bernie provided a very useful and practical input in to my business in relation to sales and marketing. These were delivered in a professional and understandable manner. Bernie has the ability to "dare to be different" and to "think outside the box" while at the same time being practical. I look forward to working with her again sometime in the future.”
Ciaran May, Business Excellence & Lean Six Sigma Consulting
“I engaged Bernie to co-facilitate training and coaching programme for a large client organisation. Working with Bernie was a pleasure. I was delighted with her input to the programme at the design and development phases, with her engaging delivery style and depth of knowledge of the subject matter. Delivery of the programme was fluid and seamless and the feedback from the client was excellent. I can highly recommend Bernie as a trainer and as a coach and I look forward to working with her again following this positive experience.”
Enda Brennan, Oyster Coaching
“I found Bernie to be very efficient in her position; she paid excellent attention to detail from start to finish. Bernie was very punctual and had very good communication skills. She took on the task at hand and completed it in a very professional and diligent manner. Bernie was a pleasure to work with and we will most definitely continue the services provided from Bernie in the future, and would have no problem in recommending her.”
Sean Candy, Managing Director, Aertech Satellite Communications Ltd
“I had the pleasure of attending a one day course that Bernie gave entitled "Closing the Sale". I found the course fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable. Bernie kept us all interested with a variety of different teaching methods and had obvious expertise in the subject matter. The exercises we performed were excellent and really brought home what we were doing wrong and how to improve. Not only did Bernie display great knowledge of the subject matter, but was very well prepared and experienced at passing that knowledge on. I would certainly recommend Bernie as a Sales & Business Consultant & Coach”.
Andy Black, Marketing Analyst
“I have worked with Bernie several times in the past and found her to be excellent. I have in the past and would in the future have no hesitation recommending her to any company looking for a thorough yet personable coach that can truly see the potential in an idea or a business. I have no doubt that Bernie and I will work together again soon.”
Alison Cummins, The Life Company
Bernie has been a Trainer with the Meath Partnership over the past two years. Running training
courses in Creative Marketing, The Art of Effective Selling and Fostering Female
Entrepreneurship she has been a great source of advice and support to all our
clients. She has gone above and beyond in her delivery of the courses and is
always very flexible and friendly in her approach. She has also played a
pivotal role in encouraging small businesses become confident and focused in
their approach to marketing and selling. I would highly recommend Bernie as a
Trainer and Mentor.
Aine Duffy, Meath Partnership
I am pleased to recommend Bernie Tracey. During her Management Course here in Kilkenny, she was a wonderful asset to our much needed Marketing skills. Her ability to connect with each business owner, by addressing each person's unique talents and specific needs, was absolutely incredible. Bernie was 100% reliable and always gave constructive criticism to each business with an experienced and honest advice for improvement. If anyone is looking for a marketing coach and a life long business mentor, there is no doubt, that you will be especially pleased and enriched by having Bernie guide you along the way.
Ana Pnpic, Plan A Design & Print
I found the Women in Business Enterprise Development Programme extremely educational, useful and inspiring. It was well paced, covered finger-on-the-pulse approach to marketing (especially regarding the web) and enabled me to refocus my business out of the 2009 hole. I thoroughly enjoyed the programme and found the group work helpful for objective learning. The extra support from Bernie and the Carlow County Enterprise Board was exceptional. I would, and have, highly recommended this course to female friends in business.
Sasha Sykes, farm21
I have engaged with and hired Bernie several times for the Chamber. Bernie is a hugely committed and qualified professional with an outstanding track record that speaks for itself. If you or your company is looking for someone who can make "a real difference" particularly in the current climate I would strongly recommend you engage Bernie. Her presentation style and insight is second to none and you will see immediate results. She is a pleasure to know and do business with.
Allan Shine, CEO, North Kildare Chamber of Commerce
I have hired Bernie to present a Sales/Selling Module for Kilkenny Business Women's Network more than once as she was so good. I have also had the pleasure of attending a Management Development Course given by Bernie this past year and found the standard of the course exceptional. Her presentation skills are second to none but what makes Bernie special is her interaction with the group and her enthusiasm for both her subject and her pupils.
Trish Finegan, Creative Catering
As Training and Development Manager, sourcing trainers who are both technically excellent and easy to work with is really important. Bernie is both, a wonderful facilitator who really gets the best out of course participants and is professional in all her dealings with our company.
Liz Carroll, Training & Development Manager, ISME
Bernie has delivered a number of sales and marketing programmes for the Laois County Enterprise Board. Bernie has an engaging presentation style and a very good understanding of her subject matter and is able to convey the material in a practical way during her training to ensure participants understand the concepts and can apply them immediately into their business.
Maria Callinan, Chief Executive Officer, Laois County Enterprise Board
Bernie has delivered several sales courses for us over the years and we have always found her standard of delivery and presentation to be excellent. She has proved to be a very popular trainer with our clients, and is prepared to go that extra mile every time.
Lorna Cooney, Business Adviser, Meath County Enterprise Board
Bernie has run a number of programmes in sales and marketing for our Board
and is a member of our mentor panel. She has good knowledge of her
material. Bernie is a talented trainer and a consummate professional and
is committed to the Board and to her course participants. We have been
pleased with the outcome of her programmes and the feedback from the
participants have always been positive.
Kieran Commerford, Assistant Chief Executive, Carlow County Enterprise Board
Bernie is a member of our mentor panel and she has also delivered a number of training courses for the Kildare Enterprise Board in sales and marketing. Bernie has a very good understanding of business practices and has the ability to discern quite quickly where a business needs to go in order for it to succeed long-term. We have been very happy with Bernie’s personal commitment and professionalism to our training programmes and the mentor assignments and the feedback from our clients is always very positive.
Mary Fitzpatrick, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Kildare County Enterprise Board
Bernie's ability to distill complex business management concepts and communicate them in a crystal clear way, is one of her many expert coaching attributes. For this and her many other strengths, as a business mentor, I cannot commend Bernie's myriad of talents highly enough.
Pat Carroll, Business Development Manager
Having completed a Marketing and Sales Development Programme Leading to a Level 6 FETAC Award in Business Development facilitated by Bernie Tracey in 2009 , our business is in a much stronger place now knowing the market for our service . Not only that, I understand its needs and how and why we must alter our approach to different individuals. Bernie delivered the course in a manner that the participants of the group could and did interact. It was evident at all times that Bernie had the experience and knowledge required to advise and guide us. Her style is warm and accommodating yet confident and clear. Always ready to answer a query or shine light on a course of action best taken. Notes taken from the course are often still reviewed.
Gerardine Walsh, SIGN MANAGEMENT SERVICE
I completed the Carlow Enterprise Board's 'Women in Business Enterprise Development Porgramme' which was expertly delivered by Bernie. Astute, consistent, focused and extremely helpful are just some of the attributes that Bernie displayed in her conscientious and thorough teaching of the course. The course was well structured, planned, focused and also importantly, very enjoyable.
I would recommend to any business owner who feels they need assistance with marketing and sales to attend one of Bernie Tracey's courses. You will learn so much and you will also enjoy it immensely
Lorna Sixsmith, Garrendenny Lane Interiors
I met Bernie in 2009 as part of the Women in Business Enterprise Development FETAC Level 6 Programme. The knowledge I have gained has changed my business significantly.
My revenue has increased, my clients are even happier than before and my business planning strategies, new sales and marketing efforts have definitely made my business more successful. I highly recommend Bernie to any business that wants to get great results with a trainer that cares about each individual and makes sure that the outcome reflects in satisfied customers and increased sales and excellent planning strategies.
Sylvia Shirley, Cosmetic Artelier
I thoroughly enjoyed the Women in Business Enterprise Development Programme and gained so much understanding of business and marketing skills from the programme. Bernie is one of the best tutors that I have ever had the pleasure of learning from and she was always there for all the participants to give advice and help. I owe my present success in business to this programme.
Imelda Connolly, Barrowvale Embroidery
We have the pleasure of working with Bernie on an ongoing basis. From the beginning, Bernie very quickly understood our business processes and identified how improvements could be implemented. Her experience and comprehension of business led to very fast improvements in our company. She could see very quickly how we needed to change and more importantly what we needed to do in order to achieve our business goals. She is very committed to helping us achieve our business objectives and works well with all members of our team. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Bernie.
Michael Geraghty, Managing Director, Entropic