To understand what Shedding the Bitch® is all about, you have to ask yourself: can I relate to this story?
For decades, I was consumed by feelings of insecurity, doubt, negativity, feelings of being a fraud, and other self-sabotaging beliefs about my skills, talent, expertise, appearance, fitting in and more. Never being one to retreat inward, I spent years projecting those ugly emotions and self-beliefs on other people; thereby earning the title, ‘bitch’.
It wasn’t until I lost my job, all of my friends, and the love for myself, did I realize something had to change. I had to shed myself of those ugly emotions, which I soon realized were the real bitches; fear, insecurity, and doubt.
I had to share that discovery with others; which soon became my first published book, Shedding the Corporate Bitch, Shifting from Bitch to Rich in Life and Business. I had no idea my story; focused mainly on the corporate tyrant I discovered I was, would help hundreds of other women and men discover their own ‘shedding the bitch’ experience in their own lives as they confronted illness such as Cancer, Diabetes, Anorexia, etc., hardship from losing a loved one, coming out of the closet, dealing with a divorce or a breakup, and, as one woman stated to me; she was dealing with similar corporate tyrant issues as an African American woman. It quickly became apparent – bitches are not people, they are the negative emotions or junk, people are burdened with and their only outlet is to lash out on others and themselves. From that discovery, the megabrand, Shedding the Bitch® was born.
Today, women and men around the globe engage, collaborate, and learn how to discover, confront and shed their own bitches of fear, insecurity, negativity, low self-esteem or self-worth, doubt, and more…. so they too can create and accelerate the RICHes in their career, business, and life that they deserve.
Ball of Fire Inc. is the parent company to Ball of Fire Consulting (a mindset leadership coaching and consulting practice), and Ball of Fire Media (a multi-media digital company creating film/television and radio content, coaching methodologies, books, events, merchandise and more …for Shedding the Bitch® brand with over 75 Titles to its name, i.e. Shedding the Corporate, Divorce, Male, Gay, Cancer, etc. Bitch, Confessions of a Bitch™ (scripted content), and Shift to Riches™.
I am a sister, aunt, lover and friend.
I am an entrepreneur and a professional shifter.
I am an author, speaker, screenwriter and radio/TV show host.
I am a people connector…… and many consider me a ball of fire.
I am an ex-corporate executive of twenty-five years where my bitch was born AND where she died! Today, I share my stories, experiences, and lessons learned to audiences, companies, and individuals around the globe so they can realize their personal and professional dreams, whatever they may be.
I am also the author of the acclaimed true story and book, Shedding the Corporate Bitch, Shifting from Bitch to Rich in Life and Business. It is my apology, explanation and account of the havoc I caused so many, including myself throughout my career. In 2017, I adapted my story into both a film script and television story bible – Confessions of a Bitch. My new world of storytelling to transform lives has transformed me, and I absolutely love it.
Interview with Bernadette Boas – Where did Shedding the Corporate Bitch Come From?
I wrote my book, Shedding the Corporate Bitch as an apology to the road kill I left behind in my corporate life, and to accept responsibility for the years of chaos I created for those around me—including myself. Since then, thousands have related to and been inspired by the message: you don’t have to be a bitch or be consumed by life’s bitches to be successful. In fact, it’s those bitches that are holding you back!
Can you relate?
The Shedding the Bitch® movement provides its members—AKA “RICHies”—the tools, resources and support to shift from bitch to rich, no matter the challenge. Whether it’s a tough climb up the corporate ladder, marriage and divorce, parenting, weight loss, dealing with illness, menopause, bullying or even your golf swing, I’m here to help you shed your personal challenges and reap the riches you deserve.
Shedding the Bitch® offers a variety of books, training programs, events, seminars, retreats and more. Additionally, the brand licenses it coaching methodology, branded products and “Bitch Party™ Kits” for companies and individuals looking to leverage this powerful message. Contact us for details or click here to visit the Shedding the Bitch™ Store.
“I cannot say enough about Bernadette! This is an extraordinary and passionate woman and advocate, with a driven attitude and exceptional business acumen. She is truly one of the brightest minds in her industry. There has been so much buzz around her book, Shedding the Corporate Bitch! I have watched Bernadette work through building her business with fierce resolve only to come out on top! She is a mover and a shaker, and one of a kind! I recommend everyone work with Bernadette.”
– David Storrs, Director of Marketing & Investor Relations, AutomaticallyYou.com
Keynote Speeches and Training Topics include:
- Create Ball of Fire Leaders™
- Shed the Workplace Bully™
- Shift to Riches in Your Career, Business and Life
Workshops and Training Topics:
- Dealing with Confrontation in the Workplace
- Breaking the Glass Ceiling with Panache
- Cobwebs to Clarity™ – Goal Setting and Time Management
SPEAKER VIDEO –
Sharon Noble, VP Global Human Resources at Huber Engineered Materials
“I invited Bernadette to speak to the Women in our Atlanta office. This was the first event geared for this group. She exceeded my expectations in motivating and engaging the group of women. Examples of the comments we received were; I would love to be with her just 5 minutes a day to keep me motivated, I’m re-energized, insightful, encouraging, I needed someone to push me to think about my personal and professional goals. Bernadette made it real and was extremely humbling in telling her story. We had customer service reps attend as well as the Chief Legal Counsel to our corporation. Everyone benefited from our lively discussion.”
Kamales Lardi, Keynote speaker,author, digital business strategist transforming traditional business to compete in the digital economy
“I discovered Bernadette by chance through her profile on LinkedIn earlier this year. Following our first phone call, I was convinced that she would be the right business advisor for me. Not only does she have strong experiences in the corporate world, but she is also analytical, strategic and driven. She is able to quickly understand what I need to take my business to the next level and acts as a sounding board for my ideas and concerns. Her belief in my capabilities and persistence in ensuring I push through challenges motivates me to keep moving forward.”
December 17, 2014, Kamales was Bernadette’s client
A Partial List of Clients includes:
If you, your projects, or your company need a ‘ball of fire’ Mindset Leadership Coach or Speaker to educate and energize your team, you can reach her at email@example.com or 678-438-1908. Refer to her Linkedin profile for additional details
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Bernadette Boas, Chief Ball of Fire….Ball of Fire Inc.