Bernard is the Owner and President of the Institute for Human Development. The Institute is a management consulting company that has been in business for since 1988 and has provided performance management consulting and leadership and business coaching for individuals and businesses thousands of clients in numerous industries. In a career that has spanned nearly 40 years, he has helped clients respond to an assortment of performance, operational, systems change and organizational improvement performance challenges and helping them improve performance, productivity and growth. He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). The CMC designation reflects a certification awarded to consultants who have met high standards of education, experience, competence, professionalism and ethics as a management consultant by the Institute of Management Consultants USA, Inc. CMC is held by less than 1% of consultants. He is also a member of the Mentors Guild: The Mentors Guild invitation is extended to management consultants and seasoned business experts with at least two decades of expertise and a track record of thought leadership to become members. Member since September 2014.
Prior to starting IHD, Bernard worked as a senior manager in a developmental health institution, training manager for a county government organization, senior trainer in the federal government and hospital organizations. His principal involvements as a consultant have spanned fortune 500 companies, religious institutions, non-profit organizations, government and nursing and healthcare industry. He is an expert leadership coach and leadership and management development trainer, curriculum and training program designer and organizational development and group process facilitator. During his career, he has led the development and implementation of numerous organization wide training and change management initiatives.
For nearly 20 years, Bernard has been an expert trainer and lead facilitator for the Graduate School USA, a not for profit institution headquartered in Washington, DC. A hallmark of his consulting career has been a high interest in and a commitment to helping others strive for and create excellence in their personal and professional pursuits. In fact, a large part of his practice involves mentoring consultants and business professionals as a business development coach. Clients have rewarded his work by sharing their satisfaction with others, which is reflected in the fact that approximately 70% of the work the Institute does coming word of mouth referrals. Bernard enjoys and values the work of his clients and they enjoy working with him.