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Andrew Bernard

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Andrew Bernard (Bernie) is a Professional Motivator Speaker, Cancer Survivor, Author, CSR Expert, TEDx Speaker, Designer, Inventor who happens to be an entrepreneur.

Bernie was an underachiever at school, and left with an E and a U at A level from a Grammar school and this changed his life and he decided to make a change and went away to college in North Wales.

After a successful three years and a Distinction in HND in Business and Finance he went on to work at Management levels in Unilever, before working in a Professional Construction firm in Manchester, then for Salford and Lancaster Universities, where he did a Degree and teaching qualification part time.

In 1988 Bernie got testicular cancer and had an orchidectomy, followed by 6 months of Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and 12 years of follow up appointments with the Oncology department at Christie’s Hospital in Manchester.

Whilst Bernie went onto make a recovery and continued to work, he never felt he was in a career that really satisfied him and he wanted to work with young people. After working for 17 years in the wrong jobs, in 2005 he decided to set up Innovative Enterprise – with the aim to make people feel better motivated, better skilled and more energised – whether in a school, business, college or charity.

Since then Bernie has designed and delivered more than 1,800 workshops and talks internationally, and has worked with 150,000 people, including with such international companies such as Rolls Royce, Kellogg’s, BAE Systems, Mubadala, SHARP, Siemens, Plastipak, Unilever, ConvaTec, Jaguar Land Rover, Premier Foods, Busch Pumps, CoolKit, Safran, Survitec and GE / Unison

Bernie is also is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, TEDx Speaker and a Director of National Careers Week CIC.

Sadly, further tragedy hit Bernie’s life when his sister Sarah was murdered by her abusive partner in 2012. To provide a legacy for his sister, Bernie has been working hard to raise awareness of domestic abuse, and delivers workshops and talks raising awareness of the subject and challenging some of the myths and responsibilities involved in this area of relationships and what each and every person can do to put an end to domestic abuse.

SPEAKING TOPICS

Bernie’s speaking topics are about people and the infinite power they have:

Engineering Random Opportunities to Succeed – Soon the be published in book form (see below) Bernie talks about how everyone has the duty to support others.

Life By The Balls – is a motivational talk based on Bernie’s experience as a Testicular Cancer Survivor. It’s funny, informative and moving as well as being thought-provoking.

The PERILS of Being An Accidental Entrepreneur – is about how sometimes the most obvious choices for us are staring us in the face but we ignore them because we’re busy on the treadmill of life.

Domestic Violence: Sarah’s Story – is a keynote about Bernie’s sister, Sarah, who was murdered by her partner in 2012. It is shocking, informative and brings a hidden truth to the fore. Donations are made to Refuge from the proceeds of this talk.

Launch Your Resilience – is a workshop session for businesses and organisations who are looking to help staff and partners become more grounded. A half or full day event which is fun, challenging and gets people out of their comfort zone

NEWS (Oct 2020) – Andrew’s book “The Ladder”, will be published in February 2021

The Book is a distillation of what Andrew has learnt from 15 years working with businesses, schools and young people. It introduces the CASK (Continuum for the Acquisition of Skills and Knowledge) and highlights research supporting the need for business and schools to work together to deliver better futures for young people. The Ladder also highlights the crucial element of the skills – as well as qualifications – to deliver flexible and prepared young people. More news to follow in February.

Writing as Jamie Stone, Andrew has also written a number of e-books collated into a paperback from called “Back Row Boys”click here for more details

Topics

Entrepreneurs
Mental Health
Overcoming Adversity
Teamwork
Wellbeing

Testimonials

We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.