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Meet Bernadette McClelland

Sales Leadership Expert and Inspiring Storyteller

Bernadette Speaks on:

DELIBERATE DISRUPTION: Because Bouncing Back Doesn’t Cut It and Resilience Isn’t Enough

Message: Helping you and your team shift from hesitation and uncertainty to intentional and decisive action.

AUDIENCE: CEOs | Leaders | Sales Teams | Associations | Franchises

Bernadette's Story

Bernadette McClelland believes that if you are not deliberately disrupting the way you think, feel, or act, then someone or something else will do it for you or to you. A standout Australian speaker now residing in Denver, Colorado, Bernadette is known for her inspirational insights, humor, and compelling style.

  • Secured million dollar deals in corporate Australia.

  • Recognized by the US Government as being in the top 1% of sales leaders globally.

  • Endorsed by Harvard as a current MBA sales coach.

  • Breakout speaker at Tony Robbins' ‘Unleash The Power Within’ event, setting a company sales record.

  • Endorsed by Brian Tracy for two of her sales leadership books.

  • Overcame the challenges of being bedridden for the whole of 2009, proudly

  • surviving illness and bankruptcy.

  • Named Top 50 Keynote Speaker for 2019 and 2020 by Top Sales World.

  • Recognized as a Top LinkedIn Voice in 2024.

  • Listed as one of the Top 35 Most Influential Women in Sales by Sales Hacker.

  • Mentor for the University of Colorado (Leeds School of Business).

  • Mentor for the Colorado Global Landing Pad, supporting Australian and NZ businesses expanding in the USA.

  • Mentor and volunteer with maximum security prisoners in Colorado's State Penitentiary on their personal transformation and entrepreneurship program.

  • An author of six books on sales and personal leadership, her latest book is 'SHIFT and DISRUPT: Stop Selling Widgets. Start Selling Wisdom.' Other notable works include 'The Art of Commercial Conversations,' 'The First Sale Is Always To Yourself,' 'When You're Going Through Hell, Keep On Going,' 'The 25 Fatal Sales Mistakes,' and 'Smash Through Your Sales Barrier.'


In an environment of accelerated mental health challenges, top talent turnover, and reduced market share, Bernadette is an excellent choice to inspire your audience. Her engaging, yet practical keynotes leave audiences energized and more capable of redefining their personal leadership impact, as well as that of their teams and the wider community.


On a personal note, Bernadette is the luckiest wife in the world to her husband Tim, a proud mother of two adult children, Danielle and Matthew, mother-in-law to Yasmin and David, and Nana B to three little girls, Grace, Bonnie, and Luna.

Jeb Blount,

Managing Partner, Outbound Conference

For the past 3 years we have asked Bernadette to speak at Outbound because her ideas are fresh, have depth and our audience always walk away energized and ready to take action. We LOVE working with Bernadette because she is enthusiastic, kind, makes everything easy and is incredibly flexible and this is exactly why she is one of my favorite speakers and why I highly recommend Bernadette.

Tony Robbins

Peak Performance Coach, RRI International

Bernadette McClelland …You’re a superstar!

Nuno Rodrigues Poço
President, AA-ISP Portugal, American Association of Inside Sales Professionals

I won’t talk about Bernadette’s great speaking skills. Those are obvious. I’ll choose to talk about how she made such an impact in me, that even 10 days past her speech I still reflect on it daily.
If you’re looking for a public speaker, they’re a dime a dozen. Bernadette’s key difference is that she REALLY cares and goes the extra mile to deliver content and advice that makes a difference.

Bernadette Spoke at 

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