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Marlene Berne

As an executive recruiter retained to identify talent for her clients, Marlene brings a unique perspective to leadership and career coaching.

As an executive recruiter retained to identify talent for her clients, Marlene brings a unique perspective to leadership and career coaching.

Full Bio

Marlene has successfully advised organizations and professionals at all levels of experience for over 25 years. She has worked directly with senior hiring executives across a variety of industries, understands the demands of many different roles and the paths that lead to successful careers in global and domestic organizations.

Marlene has conducted thousands of interviews and believes that the critical element of a leadership challenge, job search or a career transition involves setting clear goals. Her coaching process is specific to every individual and may include: communication and technical skills assessment; resume, cover letter, linked-in profile, and social media review; identifying targets for a lateral move or transition; effective networking tools, interviewing skills, and compensation negotiation techniques.

Having experienced leadership and management challenges across several organizations and made a successful career transition herself, Marlene will encourage clients to focus on a healthy work/life balance and will help them achieve that!

Notable Client Achievements

  • Advised executives at a growing investment bank on the challenges of new promotions and greater management responsibilities
  • Conducted mock interviews and case studies with a recent graduate to win a job offer at top consulting firm
  • Worked with MBA graduate on resume, linked in profile, cover letter, and networking which resulted in a job offer at a top investment firm
  • Worked with C-suite finance executive seeking transition which led to a new business development role within a growth industry
  • Successfully helped mid-level executive relocate geographically by securing a new job
  • Mentored three students from my alma mater and worked with them to obtain summer internships
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Berne Advisors Ltd
The Gerson Group
A.T. Kearney Executive Search
Managing Director
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  • 25+ Years as an Executive Recruiter
  • Retained by Global & Domestic Organizations
  • Financial Services Industry Experience
  • Mentor to College Students
  • TOFT – Life Coaching Certification
  • Charter Member & Angel Sponsor of 100Women in Finance
Financial Services
Investment Banking
Professional Services
Staffing Recruiting
Non Profit
Accounting Auditing
Finance Investing
Human Resources
Recruiting Staffing
Job Search Strategy
Career Direction
New Grad
Early Career
Mid Career
New People Manager
Experienced People Manager
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Describe your coaching style.

I listen and provide feedback and tools to move forward and achieve goals. Very hands-on and positive “can do” approach.

Who is your ideal client and why?

Someone energetic, passionate about career/life balance, open to ideas, and takes direction.

How do you measure success with a client?

When they realize their potential and are no longer feeling stuck.

What is your coaching superpower?

Positivity and helping clients achieve a successful & happy & healthy career/life balance.

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