Positively Powered with Author Bernadette Boas
Have you ever had a micromanaging, nightmare boss? Bernadette admits to being one – what she calls the “Ultimate Corporate Bitch.” Now she teaches women and organizations about collaborative business and moving from bitch to rich.
Her transformation finally came with a “pink slip to freedom” when she was laid off of her corporate job.
Bernadette says, “Out of that struggle came a “shift to riches” mindset. “It hurts to see pain that I’ve caused. I realized that I had been a nasty person, acting entitled, with an attitude to go with it. I had to confront that bitch to peel away the fears and insecurities to discover riches.”
I asked Bernadette what made her want to turn her story into a book. She said, “When I realized I had been wreaking havoc on other peoples’ lives, I needed to write it. It needed to be an apology, and I had to take responsibility. Now, I wasn’t looking for forgiveness, but to share an understanding about how I got there. My work was that I had to forgive myself. I’m much more successful now working collaboratively and serving others.”
She added, “People I use to work with think I’ve had a facelift – being a happier person looks good!”
Bernadette gives some great advice about how to make the shift to a more positive perspective – listen to the podcast now!