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What I Do

Bernie Siegel

Executive Development/Leadership Coach and Strategist


As an executive development and leadership coach for over 12 years, Bernie has extensive experience supporting leaders through phases of transition, personal and business development and change. As an expert in the science of emotional intelligence, Bernie helps his clients increase their awareness of how their behaviours’ impact those around them and by so doing increase their effectiveness and success as leaders. With his unique combination of coaching accreditations, success as a former CFO;COO and CEO of organizations both public and private, Bernieprovides personal insight and wisdom that have helped his clients achieve their personally relevant goals. Bernie easily builds rapport and trust with clients due to his calm and friendly demeanour, while his thought provoking and creative approach inspires clients to maximize their personal and professional potential. Bernie served as Treasurer and Vice- Chair of the International Coach Federation (28,000 members).

Areas of Expertise:

  • Individual, one on one coaching
  • Recognizing and adjusting leadership styles for success
  • The Servant leadership model
  • Emotional Intelligence –the key to success
  • Effectively handling change and transition
  • Stakeholder perceptions – building personal brand
  • Building executive presence
  • How to inspire and motivate
  • Leading in changing environments
  • Leadership best practices
  • Grooming for promotion
  • Onboarding new leaders
  • Introverts and perfectionists
  • Coaching entrepreneurs
  • Building and repairing Trust
  • Career coaching with focus on resume; interview mastery and directed search

Client Types/Levels of Experience:

Aspiring leaders, Partners, Directors, Managing Directors, Senior Executives, CFO, COO and CEO’s, high potentials

Industry/ Functional Experience:

Coaching within Professional Services, Banking, Insurance, Financial Services, Technology, manufacturing,Media, Retail.

Representative Clients:

HSBC, SAP, Kullicke and Soffa, Penn Mutual Insurance, Barclays Bank PLC, New York University,National Basketball Association, Pfizer, Georgia Port Authority,Allied World Assurance, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, Mackay Shields, Westpac (Australia)

Cultural/Multi-National Experience:

Coached executives from Switzerland, Germany, Israel, Norway, USA, Hong Kong and UK, India, Australia. Served as Board member, Treasurer and Vice Chair of the International Coach Federation with over 28,000 members in over 130 countries

Professional/Corporate Experience:

  • Senior Manager KPMG
  • CFO to COO Fleet Brokerage Securities
  • CFO Waterhouse Investor Services
  • Founder/CFO Wit Capital Group-brought public
  • CFO to CEO, Yazam Venture Capital
  • Founder MB Siegel Group (organizational consulting)
  • CFO to CEO, Hotspot FX

Training and Education:

  • BA Accounting and Finance
  • Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
  • Mentor Coaching
  • Situational Leadership II Certification
  • Emotional Intelligence

Professional Affiliations:

  • Ken Blanchard Companies
  • International Coach Federation


  • ICF PCC ( Professional Certified Coach)
  • Booth 360 assessment
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 assessment
  • Association of Certified Public Accountant’s
  • IPEC certified empowerment coach

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