BC Team Coaching works with Fortune 1000 firms and Scale-Ups mainly in Europe.
A Scale-Up is a company who has an average annualised return of at least 20% in the past 3 years with at least 10 employees in the beginning of the period (OECD, 2007) and can be identified as being in the "growth phase" life-cycle in the Millers and Friesen (1984) life cycle theorem, or the "Direction phase" in the Greiner growth curve.
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Jeremy James Launders
European Head of Operations at Bimeda
"Bernard is a world class executive coach with a direct approach and applies vertical learning with high achievers. While Bernard is very skilled and has many tools, processes to lead any coaching program, he invests time in his clients by getting to know their needs and requirements. I can describe my experience with Bernard as a highly engaging and informative. It is no surprise to me that Bernard is ICF Ireland Coach of the year. I look forward to working with him again and I would highly recommend his work."
"We just had a two day session with Bernard first day on devising a marketing plan and second on sales coaching. There are 2 things I liked about Bernards approach. One is that he coached us to be accountable and measureable and secondly his approach is action oriented. Its early days on the results but he has set us off energised and directed."
Europe and Canada Region Manager at GECAS
"I completed an executive coaching assignment with Bernard in 2008-9. I found Bernard and the Xenergie company to be excellent in their field with a wealth of background material and techniques to hand and a very in-depth knowledge of the subject matter."
Vice President R&D at Beckman Coulter
"Bernard provided me with career coaching over a period of 18 months. He has excellent insight in to areas for personal and career improvement including emotional intelligence, upward and peer management, authentic leadership, and business leadership. He emphasizes accountability to ensure the changes are achieved and sustained. He has a keen ability to detect and coach behaviors that can be career derailers or prevent success as a leader within complex, global organizations. I would recommend his services for leaders and executives who want to be even more effective in their roles"
Head of Operations
"My executive coaching engagement experience with Bernard was both inspiring and thought provoking. He help me examine my working practices and ultimately led to me greatly improving areas of weakness and fine tuning my strengths."
SVP Operations at Shannon Engine Support Ltd.
"I have worked with Bernard for over 3 years now in seperate coaching assignments. I have found his style of coaching and business knowledge very beneficial to my own career. I worked with him when appointed as a new manager and also during a transition phase to senior management. Bernard helped me grow and develop in each role."
Seppo Kopsala CEO Optomed
"We had extremely good and effective 9 months leadership coaching program with Bernard. We started it in September 2017, had a management team workshop followed by later sessions of 121 coaching.
It has truly helped us to improve how our management team works and how individuals take responsibility and communicate between each others.
I can sincerely recommend this for any growth company."
Director Commercial Capabilities Europe
Bernard worked closely with me over an 8 month period on an Executive Coaching assignment. I found Bernard's approach to be insightful, thought provoking and to the point. Bernard is direct which personally I liked, he set the tone of the coaching engagement in our first meeting making it abundantly clear coaching only works if the person been coached is both accepting and willing to put in the effort. Bernard quickly understood what was required and over the 8 month period found ways to enlighten me, positively challenge my leadership style and general self awareness. I am very grateful for guidance he has provided!
Senior Research Engineer at Exergyn
After spending just over a year of 121 coaching with Bernard, I can truly feel a difference in my focus, delivery and delegation of projects and interaction with direct reports. In our initial sessions, we laid out a series of goals and metrics to determine success. Then by providing me with the tools, literature and guidance, he assisted me in diagnosing and tackling areas that which were acting as a barrier to change. As a result, this has generated a positive change within myself, direct reports and department. I would highly recommend Bernard as a coach & mentor.