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Gentle transformation for women and men with high success on the outside
and low spirit on the inside

A simple, effective, repeatable and sustainable system for reducing anxiety and
re-balancing self-esteem and sense of self-worth - any time, every time.

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If you're searching for life to be different, you have come to the right place. I hope you find the reassurance and confidence here to realise that life can be beautiful, and that you do really have the power within you to make that happen.

What you say to yourself on the inside impacts every aspect of your life - whether you realise it or not.

Your thoughts really do drive everything.

Which means that if you're feeling

  • Stuck
  • Fed up
  • Anxious
  • Frazzled
  • Trapped
  • Stressed
  • Low mood
  • Loss of hope
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lacking in self-confidence
  • Like you want life to be different but not sure what to do or how to do it

then together we can re-connect you to the power and beauty of You!

I work with women and men with high success on the outside and challenges on the inside.

If you are reading this, then you know what I mean. On the surface, you've got everything going on and are outwardly successful - the job, the house, the car, the title. But underneath the surface, you are struggling. Maybe not all the time. And maybe not enough to get you going to seek professional help.

But enough that you really want things to change.

You really want to get back in the driving seat. And to live your life feeling confident, joyful and optimistic about your future too.

I'll help you shift your thinking, regain a different perspective and learn some powerful strategies so you can take back control over your life, your business and your dreams.

It's all about mindset, taking responsibility for change and having a crystal clear vision of what you want.

It's really easy to take the first step too. Just book a free discovery call and together we'll take that first, all-important forward movement towards your self-empowerment.

I'm really looking forward to connecting with you

Bernadette x

What is 



Self-empowerment comes from choice. Owning and acknowledging your ability to choose one thought over another; one emotion over another; one behaviour over another.

Self-empowerment is about being completely in alignment with your body, mind and spirit. Knowing and staying true to your values. Challenging and changing unhelpful beliefs.

And knowing exactly what you want for your life.

It's about releasing your armour and taking responsibility for your life; your decisions; your emotions; your actions and reactions. It's about staying curious, without judgment. It's about learning new ways of relating with yourself and with others.

And it's about developing a rock-solid, unshakeable belief in yourself. In who you are, in your special gifts and talents and being clear on the difference you have come here to make.

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So that you can

  • feel more confident in yourself and your abilities
  • stop sabotaging yourself
  • enjoy better relationships
  • improve your performance at work and in business
  • get clarity of direction
  • be kinder to yourself and the people around you
  • manage your emotions more effectively
  • create more peace in your life
  • stop worrying
  • quieten your internal critic
  • respond to any situation with intelligence and integrity
  • feel more powerful and capable
  • live your life the way you want to, by design and choice

If you'd like to know more about becoming

self-empowered, book your free discovery call

with me.


Most of the mental and emotional suffering we experience as human beings comes from either not living in the present moment, or from making up our own stories (we all do this by the way, so you're not on your own).

Do you worry about the future?

Do you feel yourself getting anxious or tense about a scenario playing out, which hasn't even happened yet and in all likelihood probably never will?

Do you replay situations that have happened in the past?

Constantly going over and over conversations and situations in a way that keeps you stuck?

I passionately believe everyone has the capacity for self-empowerment.

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With the right guidance and support, you can learn to re-balance yourself whenever you need to, so instead of focusing on what you

  • don't have
  • don't like
  • don't want

You can instantly bring yourself out of that place, and focus instead on what you

  • can do
  • are capable of
  • already have in your life

What is the 

 Spirit Level Success™ System?

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Secret 1 - Self - Climb your S.T.A.I.R.™ of Self-Confidence

You are unique. You are special. You may not always realise and appreciate this, but it is true.

All of the time.

Let’s be clear from the outset – you’re strong, and you deserve to be here and to live the most meaningful and fulfilling life possible.

Secret 2 - Spirit - Learn to S.H.I.N.E.™

In this Secret, you will Learn to S.H.I.N.E.™ so your spirit can flourish.

So you can nourish your soul with everything it needs to stay lifted and living fully. You will connect deeply with your true sense of purpose, and your intuition.

Secret 3 - Space - Get yourself S.O.R.T.E.D.™

In this Secret you Get yourself S.O.R.T.E.D.™. You explore your inner and outer environments in terms of your ‘stuff’ (and yes, you do have it), your state and your relationships.

Both your internal and external environment affect your self-esteem and sense of self-worth.

Secret 4 - Skills - Navigate your S.T.R.E.A.M.™

In this Secret, you explore your behaviours and capabilities.
So you can recognise and accept that you exist completely independently of both.

Your self-esteem and sense of self-worth are not dependant on your performance. Or you holding a particular role or job title. Nor should they be.

Secret 5 - Stand - Establish where you S.T.A.N.D.™

In this Secret, you explore your values, beliefs and boundaries.

First of all, when you Establish where you S.T.A.N.D.™ you gain clarity and confidence. Like returning faulty goods to a shop and knowing exactly what rights you have as a consumer.

Secret 6 - Spotlight - Find your F.O.C.U.S.™

In this Secret, you learn to Find your F.O.C.U.S.™ and gain real clarity on your life direction.

What do you want? By when? How? Where? With whom? These questions are so important.
Most importantly WHY?



The Spirit Level Success™ System - Six Secrets of Self-Esteem, which so many people say is beautiful, is a simple effective repeatable and sustainable system to reduce anxiety and re-balance your self-esteem and sense of self-worth - any time, every time.

Working in gentle transformation for women, and men, with high success on the outside and low spirit on the inside, we focus on shifting your perspective and empowering you in the six key relationships you have in your life.

Your relationship to your Self, your Spirit, your Environment, your Skills & Behaviour, your Values & Beliefs, and your Future Vision.

Take your journey to self-empowerment where you will...

Secret 1 - Self - Climb your S.T.A.I.R.™ of Self-Confidence

Secret 2 - Spirit - Learn to S.H.I.N.E.™

Secret 3 - Space - Get yourself S.O.R.T.E.D.™

Secret 4 - Skills - Navigate your S.T.R.E.A.M.™

Secret 5 - Stand - Establish where you S.T.A.N.D.™

Secret 6 - Spotlight - Find your F.O.C.U.S.™

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Are you ready to Climb Your S.T.A.I.R.™ of Self-Confidence?

When you Climb your S.T.A.I.R.™ of Self-Confidence, you will instantly reduce anxiety, get grounded and feel more connected, valued and alive than ever before.

Life can be tough. And you don't always know how to be resilient and re-balance yourself.

Self-esteem is everything. How you feel about yourself at any given point in time will either nourish or contaminate every other relationship you have in your life.

Especially the most important one.

The relationship you have with yourself.

Climb your STAIR of Self-Confidence

What is 


Your self-esteem, put simply, is how you feel about yourself at any point in time.

It's a moveable point, and it's quite normal to have the usual ups and downs in life. To sometimes feel really great about yourself, and at other times, to be locked in a world of ruminative, repetative, unhelpful thinking patterns that literally drain the life force out of you from the inside out.

I know how this feels because I struggled with low self-esteem and social anxiety for years, brought about by the way I had internalised a certain childhood experience. This influenced how I felt about myself, and whilst I was achieving increasing academic and professional success on the outside throughout my school and University years, I was struggling with low spirit on the inside.

I had developed a very efficient and unrelenting self-critical aspect of my personality, and it was only at age 35 that I finally realised that I could do something about it. That I had a real choice over how I wanted to think, what perspective I could chose to have in any situation and how I wanted to be living my life.

Until that point, I thought this was how it would always be. So it was so liberting and empowering to discover that there was another way and that you don't have to stay there, even if you still go there.

You can read my full story here...

You Are Enough

Receive your FREE copy of The Little Book of You Are Enough to learn simple, effective, repeatable and sustainable techniques for instant Self-Empowerment!

Learn how to rebalance your self-esteem and sense of self-worth any time, every time …

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I asked Julie-Anne Hart what it was like working with me...

"It's hard to put into words or even begin to articulate because Bernadette has a very magical way that, at times, is very unexplainable how fast she moves things on. How she enables you not to stay where you are, so you're not 'in' the problem, you're not in the pain of it.

Bernadette really helped me fast track with some really deep stuff.

I realised I didn't need to stay in that place of pain and discomfort. She gently and quickly lead me to the root of it, and then the rising Spirit.

She really lives up to the name, Spirit Level Success. She really is that. "

Julie Anne Hart, Intuitive Leadership Consultant

What's in a 


Well, it's a little bit of a play on words...

When you want to get grounded, balanced and in complete alignment, the tool to use is a spirit level. You use it carefully and deliberately, making small incremental changes until you hit the 'dead centre' mark and establish that the surface is perfectly level.

When you want to soar to great heights, you must connect with your Spirit and allow it to fly. Deeper connection with whatever you believe in that is greater than you will allow you to achieve heights of success far beyond your current perception.

And so the name Spirit Level Success™ was born.


Are you ready for change?

Are you willing to
do what it takes?

Book your FREE 30 minute call with me now.

Today is the first day of the rest of your amazing life!

Spirit Leve Success Logo

Gentle transformation for women and men
with high success on the outside
and low spirit on the inside

A simple, effective, repeatable and sustainable system of self-empowerment