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Bernadette Harris

Lab Coach

As a Finance Coach, Bernadette shares her financial expertise and experience owning businesses with law firm owners.

Her brilliance on the team is:

Bernadette will tell you how it is, with conviction, candor, and a smile. Her positivity and drive are infectious. She’s not only a level-up, but she brings you with her and grows your confidence in yourself.

WHAT ANONYMOUS HAS TO SAY ABOUT BERNADETTE:

Bernadette is so smart that I leave each call smarter.

WHAT SPENCER SCHMIDT HAS TO SAY ABOUT BERNADETTE:

Her positivity is infectious.

Bernadette ziplining through the trees.
Bernadette with her husband.

Her history and specialties include:

Bernadette is an award-winning tax and forensic accountant and a certified fraud examiner committed to growing small businesses. She has helped thousands of entrepreneurs strategize, start, and successfully transition their business from profitable to profound. 

 An expert at making accounting and taxes easy and fun, Bernadette has been featured on well-known media outlets, including ABC, CBS, and NBC to lend her insight on entrepreneurship and fraud prevention. Bernadette is also a bestselling author, adjunct instructor, podcast host, and TEDx Speaker. 

Bernadette is no stranger to the woes of entrepreneurship. Her business journey includes failures, plateaus, and larger-than-life successes. These experiences, paired with more than 1,000 client success stories and what she’s learned in over two decades of entrepreneurship, give her a unique ability to serve with understanding and compassion.

Bernadette with her daughter.
Bernadette ATVing.

Offline, you’ll find her:

When she’s not serving clients or wearing her entrepreneur hat, you will find her in the kitchen, trying new recipes and perfecting the old ones. Mac and cheese, shrimp and grits, and red velvet cake are some of her claims to fame.

You can get her talking about:

Her love for food and hospitality, which she got from her great-grandmother. She would share that her great-grandmother was one of the best cooks she knew. And, everyone enjoyed visiting because they knew she would feed them well!

Her genius as a coach is:

As a coach, Bernadette simplifies complex subjects and provides clarity around law firm finances and strategy. She works with Lab members to implement smart financial strategies to keep cash flow and capital running.

SPENCER SCHMIDT

Lawyerist Lab Member

I really love working with Bernadette every month and I’m always looking forward to our meetings

I feel like she really believes in me and what I’m trying to do and I always leave our calls with more confidence going forward. She has great reminders and suggestions for me. I feel like she could push me even higher and harder.”