High Content Speaker
On Sales | Business Growth | Inspiration | Leadership

Recognized as one of the 35 Most Influential Women In Sales globally

If you want someone to drive change and instigate innovation, or if you want that someone to inspire and shake things up, then Bernadette will ensure the boundaries of possibilities are stretched by your people, and for your people, every single day.

Her provocative and edgy angles are insights you will have never considered before, and her personal moments of vulnerability will cause you to reflect on the results that really matter the most to you.

Bernadette McClelland has given three keynote presentations for Rev it Up – Sales Leader Summits – one in 2017 in Boston, one in 2015 in Chicago and our closing keynote speaker in 2019. Each times, the audience of B2B sales leaders was riveted, fully engaged, and gave great feedback. I would not hesitate to invite Bernadette for a future event. Additionally, she was professional, prepared, and supportive of our efforts.

Lori Richardson

Organizer, Rev it Up - Sales Leader Summit, and President of Women Sales Pros

Bernadette travelled from Australia for the 6th #SocialSellingForum Paris, where 500 participants shared their experience about Social Selling. Through two keynotes, two panels and one workshop, she shared some fresh new ideas around neuroscience, social selling and the future of Sales. We would love to have her speak with us again in upcoming editions of the #SocialSellingForum.

Loic Simon

Founder of the #SocialSellingForum, Paris, Europe, Australia


Whether you are looking to motivate large audiences at annual conferences or activate your local team on a critical initiative, I can help you lead a conversation that educates, inspires and shifts thinking to achieve those results.


Whether you are looking to objectively evaluate your people and your business, are in need of a personal sounding board or want to experience having a team of ‘A’ players all exceeding your expectations, I can give you the resources.


Today, it’s no longer about just doing the deal, it’s about being the real deal – and that starts with you.

…..My name is Bernadette and I help Sales Teams, Businesses and Associations mitigate risk within this world of rapid change.

Where they can generate greater client respect, market relevance and the right kind of results – with Absolute Certainty!

We are all different, but we are all the same. 

We love a different voice, we want shortcuts, we thrive on new perspectives and we are challenged with deeper questions.

Especially high performers! Those who are wanting to differentiate themselves even more and up their levels of resilience, resourcefulness and responsibility!

Let’s talk…  and ensure your own message lands with the right person and in the right context to generate the results that matter the most – to you!

Bernadette was recruited to speak to 60 of our top salespeople in order to jumpstart results across the organization. RESULT: The workshop was followed by a year of company growth and her teachings have been incorporated into their sales training materials year on year.

Director of Sales

Northwest Exterminating, Atlanta, GA

Bernadette’s Signature Keynote Themes

‘Conscious Selling’ –The Silver Bullet to Driving More Sales

The sales team that will overachieve is the team that is consciously capitalistic, humanly focussed and is generous without giving away the shop. We are entering and leaving  economies at such a rapid rate of knots, this connection economy we are now in is focussed more on ‘caveat venditor’ (let the seller beware) than ‘caveat emptor’ (let the buyer beware). 

In this provocative and stimulating keynote, learn the nine conversations that will move you beyond informative and influential, and step into the role of the inspiring salesperson that buyers now demand.

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‘#playBIGGER’ – The Not-So-Straight Path to Rethinking Risk, Digging Deeper and Choosing Change

Black Swan moments happen to us all – those left of field moments we never saw coming. Imagine having the foresight and tools to create calm from chaos, back yourself unconditionally and shift your career and life to where you deserve.

Bernadette will share with you the three exceptional qualities that are inherent in individuals, leaders and business that create momentum and master change. Woven throughout these key takeaways is her own riveting, inspirational and personal story that took her from being bedridden and bankrupt to helping others master disruption and interruptions. In essence, to #playBIGGER.

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‘The Business Of Connection’ – Amplifying Human Potential

What’s next? The Future of Work tells us jobs today won’t be here tomorrow, skills needed yesterday are gone forever and algorithms will hold the key to our superpowers in the future.

So, how do we elevate our leadership skills to navigate this era of change? How do we amplify the human skills critical to bringing real connection back to business? How do we navigate this ‘connection’ economy we are now in, and still product the results that matter the most? Discover the four evolutions and the four revolutions that will create this cut-through.

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‘One Woman Rising’ – Step Up, Show Up, Speak Up

A sense of presence is critical for women wanting to rise to a higher level of achievement.  Women in business continue to fight the good fight and the biggest enemy can more often be themselves and not the men they are trying to match or the ceiling they are trying to smash.

This keynote identifies three reflective themes relevant to women in any role wanting to better herself and lose the shackles of self-doubt. Bernadette shares her journey of becoming an international speaker in the very male dominated space of corporate sales, especially after being told she didn’t have what it took because she was not aggressive enough and too nice.

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‘Selling YOU’ – How to Get Seen, Get Known, Get Business

Seth Godin once said, ‘ You don’t create a purple cow by being different. You do it by creating something worth talking about’. The overarching message and the five stage ‘sales leadership scale’ in this presentation is based on the premise that ‘prospecting will never, ever get you clients! You and your message to market will!’

With an increasing amount of businesses unable to meet their targets, and an increasing amount of salespeople sounding like everyone else, it’s time to think differently about what you really bring to the table and what you are really selling. Ditch the pitch and the scripts because your message will trump your method every single time. Know how to deliver your message. 

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Bernadette is a leading voice in the Asia Pacific and global sales thought leadership community. Her perspectives on how to sell ethically, authentically and with purpose are profoundly impactful and reflect the broader change currently underway in the B2B sales industry.

Bernadette is a must inclusion on any list of women leaders to watch.

Cian Mcloughlin

CEO, Trinity Perspectives

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