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ABOUT BERNARD

Long story short

While serving in the United States Air Force, I had the privilege of training and leading over 350 of the nation’s bravest savers of life and limb in almost all of the major medical centers of our military. Now I help my fellow Veterans with one of their most difficult missions in life, their transition out of the military, back to civilian life. Whether you are a corporation, educational campus, or conference, I’d love to explore who we can team up together for your next event.

I retired from the Air Force at 16 years of service under the unique, Temporary Early Retirement Act, that enabled 5,000 volunteers the choice to retire earlier than the normal required 20 years. While this retirement package wasn’t as lucrative financially as the traditional 20 year retirement, it did enable me to have the freedom to help my fellow Veterans in a much more impactful capacity and launch a professional speaking career. I’ve been blessed to give keynotes, workshops, and presentations to audiences that range from 40 to 4,000 attendees.

ACHIEVEMENTS

RETIRED US AIR FORCE VETERAN

ARMED SERVICES FOOTBALL TEAM PLAYER

MILITARY EQUAL OPPORTUNITY LIAISON

NFL SUPER BOWL LI SIRIUS XM/FEDEX AWARD SHOW HOST

FOUNDED 501c UNCONVENTIONAL VETERAN

MASTERS DEGREE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

FEATURED IN PBS DOCUMENTARY – THE NEXT MISSION

SPEAKING TOPICS

I would love to learn more about your conference or organization and how we can team up together to meet your objectives.

Change Management

Leadership

Diversity

Military Transition

Personal Growth

Testimonials

“Bernard captured the attention of our audience through storytelling and his personal experiences that created a real impact in our programs. Bernard might just be the most easy to work with person we have ever hired.”

Marcus Meurer, Founder, DNX Global, Digital Nomad Conference

Bernard inspires and provides solid strategies for transitioning military Veterans. He is an asset to any organization.

Jaspen (Jas) Boothe

Founder, Final Salute

“Truly an educator’s educator. Coming from a traumatic operating room training environment, it is clear Bernard knows first hand, the calling to teach carries with it the responsibility to help students learn, lead, and achieve.”

Noah Thomas

Transition Team Leader, Hire Heroes USA

“Bernard is my favorite speaker. Period.”

Lyndel Johnson

Program Manager, USO

“According to the feedback and evaluations of our students, you were easily the highlight of our summer leadership and academic excellence program. Your message on servant leadership and world travel is still being talked about on campus.”

Erik Yamamoto

Director, Iolani College Prearatory School

BOOK ME

Please submit the form below to request fees and availability for Bernard. The more information you supply, the better we will be able to serve your needs reserving Bernard for your upcoming event. We look forward to working together to change lives!

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