Rosanne Bernard

Rosanne is an experienced trainer, facilitator and coach with substantial experience gained in both the public and private sectors. She worked for many years as a generalist HR Business Partner and has experience working at a senior level formulating and implementing HR strategy and policies. In addition, she has extensive experience advising and supporting managers with the full range of HR responsibilities, including recruitment, employee and industrial relations issues. Rosanne also has extensive experience working as a learning and development consultant, trainer and coach. She now runs her own consultancy practice and brings enthusiasm, pragmatism and a real understanding of the challenges facing organisations today.

Key areas of expertise

Rosanne’s work focuses on:

  • training (in the areas of HR skills, management development, skills training and train-the-trainer)
  • building high performance teams
  • one-to-one coaching
  • expert facilitation (of meetings, workshops, strategy development days, etc)

Rosanne is passionate about helping organisations and individuals reach their full potential. She has substantial experience of training and development at all stages, including training needs analysis, designing and delivering training interventions and training evaluation against business outcomes and performance.

Career highlights

Before starting her own consultancy practice in 2002, Rosanne had HR roles at Bedfordshire County Council, British Waterways and, for ten years, at Kodak, where as an HR business partner within a senior management team she provided a comprehensive range of HR services at a strategic and operational level to over 700 employees. This generalist role encompassed resourcing, compensation, industrial relations and employee relations. Rosanne then moved into Kodak’s management consultancy service where she designed and delivered management and personal development programmes, facilitated team meetings and events, and coached teams and individuals to maximise their performance.


Rosanne gets outstanding feedback from workshop participants, as the following comments show:

‘Fantastic! Extremely helpful and very knowledgeable.’

‘Rosanne’s presentation and knowledge were brilliant.’

‘Excellent course in terms of content, right balance of theory and practical sessions. Rosanne made us feel extremely relaxed and gave feedback to help us learn from the practical sessions.’

‘I don’t think I’ve ever had such a good day’s training – very relevant, good information and the trainer was very good.’

‘A lot of information was absorbed. I’ve not had SO MUCH FUN on any previous course.’

‘Excellent facilitator. Can draw the audience and get the best out of them.’

‘I think that this is the most useful and enjoyable course I have attended so far, not only in content but also in presentation.’

‘Thoroughly enjoyable and highly relevant throughout. Very professionally prepared and presented. Thank you.’

‘Really fun, very informative, lots of great ideas.’

‘Excellent trainer, very motivating, clear, concise and approachable. A great day’s course.’

‘Very inclusive, very clear, very informative!’

‘Relaxed style and a lot of knowledge.’

‘Knowledgeable and wealth of experience means she is able to effectively advise on all HR situations.’

‘Confident professional delivery.’

‘Very worthwhile course would highly recommend it to all supervisors/managers.’

‘Excellent course, valuable info gained and delivered a comfortable pace, especially considering I have had no previous investigation training.’

‘Great refresher that all supervisors should attend.’

‘A very worthwhile course.’

‘Very credible. Rosanne knows her stuff and holds the attention of the group well. Thoroughly enjoyed the day – thanks!’

‘Energetic, experienced, knowledgeable.’

‘Very knowledgeable. Prepared to listen and adapt. Well presented.’

‘Rosanne was really good, I like the way she delivered the training.’

‘It bought the group together as a team.’

‘Great at identifying shortcomings, positive and negatives.’

‘A great programme to allow reflection and the opportunity to re-group.’

‘Excellent discussion based event, forward focused.’

‘Great facilitator.’

‘Excellent and knowledgeable facilitator.’

‘Very professional, concise relevant, held my attention all day!!!!’

‘Vast knowledge and willing to listen and answer all questions.’

‘Excellent, knowledgeable and kept us all on track.’

‘Unflappable trainer. Great, would recommend.’

‘Great! Well prepared. Asked questions and got delegates to break down their explanations to find out what exactly was required for actions moving forward. Engaging and inviting. Had fantastic
conversations at lunch and felt she gave more than just her training tasks. Thank you!’

‘Friendly, knowledgeable, fun!’

Qualifications, training and professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management
  • Business Practitioner in NLP
  • Qualified coach through the Coaches Training Institute
  • Qualified to use a number of psychometric instruments, such as OPQ, MBTI Step 1 and 2, WAVE, FACET 5, TMSDI, Mental Toughness (MTQ 48), etc
  • Solutions Focus Practitioner