Bernadette M. Wilson is CEO of Cognitive Performance. Her company provides contemplative neuroscience programs and business consulting to optimize cognitive performance and well-being for high-performing executives and teams. Ms. Wilson is a certified mindfulness trainer (CMC) and contemplative neurocoach (CNC), author, and inspirational speaker. She utilizes her deep knowledge of the inextricable linkage between our brain, mindfulness, and positive health and well-being to deliver her breakthrough programs.
She is the author of transformational books including: “Become Exceptional!” and “Growing Through Loss: 7 Brain-Based Strategies to Transcend Grief and Suffering,” and soon to be published “BrainFIT – Neurocognitive Skills for High Performing Teams.” Bernadette is written numerous guides and blogs providing insights on cognitive performance, resilience, and compassion. Additionally, she created a brain basic program BrainFIT 101 which caters to all who want to learn how to have better performance, more success and well-being.
Ms. Wilson has been honored to be the keynote speaker for American Foundation Suicide Survivor Day-Orange County, CA, noted speaker on Mindfulness Skills for the Work Place, panel host for the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) screening of Do No Harm, including other key note presentations and expert panel participation. She also leads transformational workshops in-person and online.
Bernadette holds an MBA with a focus on ethics and leadership from Mills College and is a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Scholar and Forte Foundation Fellow. She holds certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Unified Mindfulness, and Contemplative Neurocaoching and is also CANDOR trained in healthcare compassionate safe-care protocols. Bernadette has more than 20 years in corporate leadership has trained and taught techniques for optimizing the neurocognitive solutions for individuals and teams operating in stressful and complex environments, such as healthcare, high-tech, and the corporate environment. Throughout her career, Bernadette has brought her skills and knowledge in support of non-profit organizations through volunteer board positions, including Big Brother’s Big Sisters and regional woman’s support organizations. Currently, Ms. Wilson is an advisory board member for the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF).