Former Marketing Exec Now Aesthetic Entrepreneur
T. Bernie is a Miami-based real estate advisor, public relations strategist, beauty industry expert and yogi known for delivering intuitive client services with a distinctly dynamic point of view and aesthetic emphasis.
At Compass, the nation’s leading and fastest growing, technology-driven, real estate brokerage, she is pioneering an event series called #lipstickandpropertyvalue that employs recognizable comparisons in beauty to educate women on the core components of homeownership.
As an independent consultant, Bernie is uniquely versed in the cosmetics industry from both the business and academia perspectives. Beyond client projects, she provides insights to venture capital and global consulting firms to validate their beauty industry investment. Her strong portfolio of work stems from a New York City career where she developed multifaceted expertise in brand management strategy, results-oriented promotions execution and forecasting analysis at Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial firms including: L'Oréal USA, Sue Devitt Beauty, Clinique Laboratories, LLC, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., Citigroup and American Express. Additionally, she founded COCOACHiC, a trailblazing platform an ethnic consumer beauty content and empowerment initiative. Within the ethnic beauty space, she monitors trends, posts her POV blog commentary across social media, is cited in lifestyle and cosmetic industry press, and presents her case studies and perspectives as a guest lecturer and public speaker.
She holds a Master of Professional Studies in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management from the Fashion Institute of Technology and former adjunct professorship at F.I.T. in Marketing for the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing undergraduate program. She received a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from the widely respected School of Journalism at the University of Florida.
Aside from professional endeavors, her affiliations have included Cosmetic Executive Women, The New York Junior League Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Femfessionals. For over 15 years, she has served as an avid community volunteer, mentor, workshop facilitator, panel moderator, and inspirational speaker.
Her work, passion & mantra in summary: Inspire Through Beauty™.