Bernadette CLANCY

Bernadette is the mother of three adult children and has two grandchildren. In her spare time, she likes trekking when the weather permits, meditating, reading and cooking. She is passionate about all that is green and sustainable, so she keeps as up to date as possible with trends and solutions in this area. She likes challenges and feels she grows through these experiences. Bernadette is an advocate of Equality, Inclusion and Support for those who have the initiative to be Self-Sustainable. Always updating her skill set with online courses and reaching out to partner with others.

About Me

Bernadette Clancy has a wealth of experience in a wide variety of management positions and a spectrum of industries, ranging from hospitality to waste management, manufacturing and property development. She has post graduate qualifications in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise and Management Development.

She set up Solutions Consultancy Ireland in 2015 to provide a resource for innovation, design thinking and strategic skills to companies irrespective of size or function.

Since then she has been instrumental in helping start-ups, micro businesses, entrepreneurs and SME’s throughout Ireland to thrive and grow using the most current management techniques in Planning, Management Development, Business Strategy for Social Impact, Sales Strategies, Innovation and Design Thinking.

She also specializes in the Business Model Canvas and using the nine building blocks to differentiate your business idea, bring value and find the product market fit. The art of the sales conversation (yourself to employers and your business to investors) a toolkit which is essential for entrepreneurs stepping out into the world.

The importance of networking, how and where to network, tips that once practiced and fine tuned gives the entrepreneur confidence to make an impact on potential employers, clients or partners.

In 2020 she founded Crafters of Ireland, a support service for the arts and crafts sector. She is a believer in continuous professional development, and she has proven that even if you have left school early, you can learn what you need to know specifically for your needs to have a viable, remarkable, and thriving business and/or career.

Finally, learning can be tough, but it should also be fun. She is the mother of three grown up children who juggled rearing children with study and building her career. Bernadette really enjoys meeting new people and she strives to have a lasting positive impact on the lives of those she mentors.