Bernie White


Strategy, leadership, change, sales

Bernie is curious about how individual and group mindsets shape how we sense our world and inform our decisions and behaviours. His focus is on dealing with change in a changing world and the consequential impact on human potential, intelligence, reputation and outcomes. Bernie has worked with Australasian public and private sector clients over the last 20 years to help organisations understand how to deliver a powerful change experience for people by getting the soft change right. He has facilitated the design and implementation of systemic change. He has helped people develop their change capabilities so they can better understand important social networks, build trust, communicate effectively and be change fit in complex and dynamic environments.

Prior to establishing change consultancies Better Change and The Moment NZ, Bernie was a coach with Rogen NZ for six years. He has also led teams in the New Zealand dairy industry (NZ Dairy Board, NZ Dairy Co.), and the IT industry (Digital, MasterSoft, Unisys) in a range of sales and marketing roles. Bernie has an open facilitative style and challenges clients’ thinking about themselves, the future and how to execute change. He emphasises simplicity and focus. The scope of his work has covered change, leadership development, building trust-based relationships, compelling communication of complex ideas, building high performance teams, and innovation. Bernie likes to encourage himself and others to be brave, real, and have some fun.

Bernie has a BSc. (Honours) from Canterbury University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Food Science & Technology (Distinction) from Massey University. He is an accredited coach with Human Synergistics (GSI/LSI) and a NLP practitioner.

Outside of work Bernie has four grown children and a wife that he likes hanging out with. He’s been an active acting student for several years and has appeared in a number of theatre productions. To recharge, Bernie finds nothing better than getting away from it all – throwing a pack on his back and spending a few days somewhere high on a ridge in beautiful New Zealand (especially Kahurangi). He’s also an avid Liverpool AFC fan.

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