Bernadette Ryder

Bernadette has worked in the fields of training, group facilitation and community development for 25 years. From 6 years establishing sustainable resettlement projects with refugees in sub-Saharan Africa, to several years in UK multicultural inner-city areas she has empowered numerous grass roots initiatives including Credit Unions, Community Businesses, local youth facilities, drugs rehabilitation programmes and the establishment of a local Development Trust.

She is fascinated by the role of the intuitive right brain processes in our capacity to learn and effect change in ourselves and in the world. Her approach is holistic, comfortably including intellectual, analytical and experiential processes. She is currently a trainer with “Be the Change” and The Pachamama Alliance as well as Transition Network. She has an unquenchable appetite for fun. She is herself a dancer, a singer an artist and a mediator.