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Check out the full recap from Bernie and Amanda’s LIVE Q&A on Employee Advocacy!

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Bernie Charland
Bernie Charland

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About Bernie:

Bernie is a seasoned leader with more than 25 years experience in corporate communications in Canada and the United States. Though Bernie’s career spans a variety of settings – including agency, corporate, trade association, politics and consulting – for the past 15 years he has specialized in employee communications, leadership outreach and social media planning.

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Bernie has been owner and principal of Thinktwice Communications since 2009. Before starting Thinktwice Bernie was Vice President, Internal Communications for Iron Mountain, the global leader in information management services based in Boston. Prior to that he managed the Global Internal Communication function at Dell Inc. and led strategic planning for the award-winning Conversations & Communities (social media) team. During his agency days, Bernie worked with a range of leading organizations including Ford, Deutsche Bank, Boeing, Gerber/Novartis, Toyota, Nationwide, MolsonCoors, Visa and Sprint.

Bernie’s educational background includes a Masters degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern’s Medill School and an Honors Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Bernie has passion and a drive for excellence that extends beyond his work. Personal achievements include completing over 40 marathons (including ultra-marathons), 50 triathlons and climbing trips to Mt. Everest, Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua.

Bernie and Amanda’s VOD, “Employee Advocacy: Why Employees Are The Next Big Thing”

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Amanda Turner
Amanda Turner

About Amanda:

Having spent the past 15 years in corporate communications, Amanda has worked closely with executive teams to drive engagement and effectively lead employees through organizational change. Throughout her career, she has provided valuable communications council to corporate leadership.

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Amanda works with companies across a variety of industries including financial services, education and healthcare. Whether a company is redefining its mission, introducing a new strategy, acquiring a competitor or simply seeking to improve upon the status quo, Amanda identifies how to best engage employees and align them toward a common goal.

Amanda spent eight years at Fortune 200 leader, Baxter International. As the head of internal communications, she oversaw financial and strategic messaging, a global rebranding, the introduction of new leadership and the acquisition/divestiture of numerous entities.

Amanda has a bachelor’s degree in both English and Communications from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two boys and runs her own firm, ClearChange Communications.

Amanda and Bernie’s VOD, “Employee Advocacy: Why Employees Are The Next Big Thing”

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