Bernadette Harris

Bernadette Harris

Bernadette L. Harris has a B.S. in Accounting, a Master of Business Administration degree, and an MS in Fraud and Forensics. She is an award-winning tax and forensic accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner committed to growing small businesses. 

She has helped thousands of entrepreneurs strategize, start, and successfully transition their businesses from profitable to profound.  

An expert at making accounting and taxes easy and fun, Bernadette has been featured on well-known media outlets, including ABC, CBS, and NBC, to lend her insight on entrepreneurship and fraud prevention.   

Bernadette is no stranger to the woes of entrepreneurship. Her business journey includes failures, plateaus, and larger-than-life successes.  

These experiences, paired with more than 1,000 client success stories and what she’s learned in over two decades of accounting, give her a unique ability to serve with understanding and compassion. 

And when it comes to her unshakeable commitment to seeing her clients win, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a comparable match.  

Bernadette is also a bestselling author, adjunct instructor, podcast host, and TEDx Speaker.  

When she’s not serving clients or wearing her entrepreneur hat, she may be visiting a new place on her bucket list. 

Guest Appearances
August 3, 2023

#457: Healthy Profits: Understanding the Story Your Numbers Tell, with Bernadette Harris

The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited doubled-down on our Healthy Firm model. But what, exactly, is it? Join us for another stop on our podcast book tour. This week we’re diving into achieving...

February 23, 2023

#432: Working Abroad Full Time

Have you considered moving abroad full time? Have you wondered what it would take to make that a reality? Lawyerist Lab Coach Bernadette Harris moved herself and her business to Mexico and...

November 24, 2022

#418: More Income, Fewer Taxes, with Bernadette Harris

Financial Coach Bernadette Harris shares end of year financial considerations, including paying less in taxes while increasing income.

September 1, 2022

#404: The Other F-Word: Protecting Your Business from Fraud, with Bernadette Harris

In this episode, Stephanie talks with Lawyerist Lab Financial Coach Bernadette Harris about protecting your firm from fraud. She explains how to implement proper procedures and financial safeguards, the benefits of outsourcing...

April 7, 2022

#377: Investing in Your Law Firm, with Bernadette Harris

In this episode, Stephanie Everett talks with our Lawyerist Lab coach and finance expert, Bernadette Harris, about law firm expenses, when it’s okay to spend money on your business, and when debt...

August 19, 2021

#342: Thinking Through Your Financial Strategy, with Bernadette Harris

Lab financial coach Bernadette Harris talks about how to think through your financial strategy in your firm.

December 10, 2020

#306: Getting to Know & Love Your Numbers, with Bernadette Harris

There are three numbers everyone should be paying attention to if they have a business, Bernadette Harris says.