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Bernadette Boas

Bernadette Boas

CEO, Founder

Ball of Fire, Inc.

Igniting Leadership in Women, Businesses and Company Cultures Around the World! ASK ME HOW!

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Ball of Fire, Inc.

CEO, Founder

Challenging the paradigm that skills and talents trump a strong and empowered mindset. Our power brands Shedding the Bitch™, Shift to RICHes™, Circle of Riches, Creating the Rich..... ™ and Business Rich Accelerator™ integrate one's bold, audacious and real self, with the life and business talents needed to drive women to great riches in their life.

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Ball of Fire Consulting

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A business growth and leadership consulting, coaching, training and public speaking practice offering small to large size companies and their female leaders, the leadership and operational focus that drives change and significant bottom line results to their employees, company, business cultures and them.

Our motto: We are dedicated, determined and committed to driving significant ROI for you and your company - guaranteed.

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Teradata

Vice President Professional Services Capabilities Development

Member of Global Professional Services leadership team responsible for driving associate productivity and effectiveness, customer satisfaction and business improvements (time to billability, on boarding, gross margin) via critical productivity optimization programs; Data Warehouse Solution Methodology, Professional Services Business Processes, Knowledge Management/Collaboration Networking, Organization Development, and Consulting Implementation Productivity Tools, for the +2500 professional services consultant organization.

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Teradata

Vice President Knowledge Enablement

Chief Knowledge Officer responsible for leading a global cross functional team (of 30 plus) in establishing a strategy, approach and business case, resulting in a significant investment in one of the top 5 corporate strategic initiatives - Knowledge Management/Collaboration Networks and Portals.

Led this team and ITS in the definition, development and deployment of the people, processes, content and infrastructure needed to drive substantial productivity improvement in the PS organization

Designated Top Talent (100 leaders) of NCR/Teradata as of 2005
Awarded Consulting Excellence award 2005 for successful deployment of the Knowledge Management Program

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Teradata

Director, Global Business Consulting Practices

Established a team of 11 responsible for deployment of global business procedures, practices and disciplines required to gain significant associate productivity in the selling, delivery and management of data warehouses within the field organization

Defined and deployed a global end to end business impact modeling and proposal management team responsible for tracking, measuring and reporting business improvements that lead to substantial return on investment for our Fortune 500 customers

Individual contributor to special projects for a newly formed Global Consulting Services Organization; communications, consulting guiding prinicipals, standards and processes)

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Teradata

Partner, Americas Central Business Consulting Practice

Assessed business needs, requirements, organizational and executive readiness, as well proposed business solution opportunities for major retail organizations; Target, SuperValu, Best Buy, Hallmark and others

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Teradata

Director, CRM Consulting Services, Americas

The following is a list of customer projects requiring mission critical risk mitigation, resolution of project implementation issues, and ensuring ultimate success in delivering business critical CRM solutions on time and within proposed budget; Federated Department Stores, and Wal-Mart

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Teradata

Senior Industry Consultant, Americas Retail

Consulted and lead CRM, DCM and other projects: Sears, Federated Department Stores, Limited Stores, Best Buy, Target, Apple Bee's, Office Depot and others

Awarded Consultant of the Year and Consulting Excellence awards 1999 and 2000 for exceptional customer service

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American Retail Group - Uptons and Byrons Department Store

Business Solution Support, Woman's Apparel Buyer

Spent 14 years in various merchandising and buying roles, led a business solution support team, as well as managerial functions.

Florida Atlantic University

BA, Management/Marketing