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Coaching Philosophy

Dr. Kari Bernard's coaching philosophy is grounded in cognitive-behavioral coaching and motivational interviewing.  With a focus on personal values and how they are expressed at work, Dr. Bernard helps clients leverage personal resources to achieve professional fulfillment and work-life balance.  She maintains as the central concept that coaching is client-driven and empowers her clients to identify work-life priorities in an unconditionally supportive interpersonal setting.

Evidence-Based Coaching Practices

Underlying Motivations

Dr. Bernard guides her clients through a series of inquiries aimed at uncovering underlying motivations and goals in each arena of life.  She skillfully extracts her client's personal strengths and uses these to build their sense of self-efficacy around accomplishing their goals.​

Dysfunctional Beliefs

Dysfunctional beliefs about one's competence or worthiness can decrease productivity and increase stress at work.  Dr. Bernard uses tools from her psychiatry practice to help clients adapt dysfunctional thought patterns into empowering beliefs and healthier work behaviors.


Finding Balance

Dr. Bernard inspires her clients to create and maintain work-life balance by combining well-articulated goals with empowering self-beliefs.  Understanding underlying motivations and dysfunctional beliefs allow clients to maximize efforts and overcome barriers.  

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Group Coaching Available

Group coaching provides an expanded opportunity to explore goals, generate ideas, and build camaraderie. 



"Dr. Bernard’s approach allowed me to feel heard and empowered. She allowed me to hold myself accountable and to reach self-actualization. She’s the absolute best.

Highly recommended"

Latonya Moye/Therapist

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