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Transformation of Government

Bridging the Gap Between Best-Practice Business Management and the Real World of Government

Best-Selling Author
John’s two best-selling books, Business at the Speed of Now and Government That Works, have been endorsed by governors and business leaders alike.
Master Strategist
Develop your own approach or leverage the lessons of those who have already succeeded? John has played a strategic role in the transformations of five states and more than 50 state agencies.
Innovative Thought Leader
John has spent his career integrating the best management practices and in developing leading edge tools and strategies to transform government.


  • “Transformation is hard work, and no one knows the journey better than John. He’s been there and his experience continues to help me avoid tactical pitfalls and maneuver around strategic boulders. No one can better anticipate and articulate the complexities of a results-driven, Lean transformation than John Bernard. If you are leading large scale change, you couldn’t find a better, more trustworthy advisor to have by your side.”

    Henry Darwin
    Former COO, State of Arizona
  • “It is not a question of whether we are moving our states left or right, but whether we are moving our states forward or back. John Bernard’s Government That Works offers an important path towards a better future for our states.”

    Governor Martin O‘Malley
    Maryland (former) & presidential candidate in 2016
  • “John Bernard is a master at articulating how to effectively manage a complex organization in common sense language. He has built the bridge between best-practice business management theory and the real world of government.”

    Colette S. Peters
    Director, Dept. of Corrections, State of Oregon

A Leader For Leaders

John has worked side-by-side with governors, chiefs of staff, chief operating officers, transformation offices, and agency leaders to develop and implement results-driven government in multiple states. He understands the challenges leaders face and leverages his experience and expertise to ensure success in large-scale transformation efforts.

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