Act 2. Business, Career and Mid-Life Coaching

About Bev Berner
Bev Berner, Business, Career, and Mid-Life Coach
    Bev has been a coach since 1996. She is a graduate of Coach U and is also certified in MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). For 20 years, she has been coaching business owners, executives and not for profit professionals. She also enjoys coaching people in transition-whether it is career coaching from one job to the next, or mid-life coaching from one life phase to the next. Bev's strong and varied business and volunteer background helps her clients trust that she has the hands on practical experience to understand their point of view.

More about Bev's Background
Bev served as VP of Client Services at Lee Hecht Harrison, a global career transition firm. During her career at LHH, Bev coached dozens of professionals through the career transition process.

Prior to her coaching career, Bev was a VP at Cass Bank where she called on owners of small and mid-sized privately held companies. She learned about their businesses, the markets in which they compete and the financial results of their efforts. She developed respect for the unique challenges and opportunities faced by owners of privately held businesses.

Prior to her banking career, Bev had a long, successful career in the advertising business. While in St. Louis, she was a VP in account service for Gardner and DMB&B where her client companies were Anheuser-Busch, Purina, and Red Lobster Restaurants. Bev learned marketing and advertising from the ground up; she developed an appreciation for what strategic planning and targeted marketing can add to the success of a brand.

Bev Berner and Boswell the beagle Bev and Boswell the beagle
In 2010, Bev took on a new challenge and became an insurance broker for long term care insurance and earned the designation of CLTC. She is affiliated with Comfort Long Term Care in Kirkwood. Bev believes that long term care insurance is a good way for people to take care of themselves (and their loved ones) as they age by recognizing that at some point, they most likely will need care and when they do, they have the financial resources to pay for it. Learn more at

In addition to caring for Boswell the beagle, Bev is active in several professional organizations in St. Louis such as The Forum. Late in 2013, she and 3 other professional women launched a networking group called "Women of the Grapevine" which meets monthly and provides a lively discussion of topics of interest to mid-career women. She is also a community volunteer and is currently involved with the marketing of the STL Village. Bev wants to change how the world looks at aging.