Paul Bernard MA'75

(212) 957-3470
New York, NY

Paul Bernard, MA'75 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, is an innovative executive coach and career management advisor with more than 20 years of experience. He is the founder and principal of Paul Bernard & Associates, where he provides cutting-edge career management and outplacement services to individuals ranging from recent college graduates to seasoned executives. Before opening Paul Bernard & Associates in 1989, Bernard held senior management positions in both the financial services and publishing industries.

Since 1997, Bernard has offered a large number of well-received career management and career transition workshops for Duke alumni in the New York City metropolitan area. Topics have included "Career Strategies and Techniques 101 - A Game Plan for Difficult Times," "Networking 101 - 'Dos' and 'Don'ts' During a Recession," and "Interviewing 101 - Putting Your Best Face Forward." His work has also been profiled in BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Forbes, CNN, and The Today Show.

His areas of practice include:

Career Management: Individualized programs to help clients take a pro-active, rather than a reactive, approach to managing their most important asset - their careers. Career services include:

  • Networking and interviewing "do's" and "don'ts" during a recession
  • Optimal ways to answer ads, work with recruiters, and use the Internet
  • Due diligence for accepting a new position: Is this the job for me? Salary negotiation and work/life balance questions
  • Adjusting to office culture and handling office politics
  • Reentering the workforce after an absence
  • How to keep your job in a volatile economy

Outplacement: Customized outplacement services to help individuals market themselves, resourcefully and effectively, after a job loss or downsizing.

Executive Coaching: Paul Bernard & Associates' coaching programs help individuals adapt to a changing workplace and become flexible and resilient enough to compete in a rapidly shifting economy.

Bernard holds a BA from Fordham University, an MA from Duke University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the International Coach Federation, the American Society for Training and Development, the Association for Psychological Type, the Human Resource Planning Society, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

All Duke University alumni will receive:

  • 50% discount off the intake appointment
  • 30% discount off of the regular fees

For more information, call 212-957-3470 or visit Bernard's website,

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