Bernard played rugby in school and was persuaded by Warren Gatland to turn professional. He went on to play for Connacht, the Sale Sharks and Leinster and, internationally, for Ireland, before retiring in 2010 due to a concussion injury.In 2011, he published his autobiography, Blue Blood, before making the move into coaching at club level when he joined FC Grenoble on a consultancy basis. He went full-time in the 2012-2013 season and was appointed head coach at Grenoble in June 2016. He then moved to the Welsh team the Dragons for 18 months. Since leaving coaching behind in December 2018, he has been working as a rugby pundit and columnist whilst rapidly building his profile as a motivational speaker and high-performance consultant.Bernard works one to one with executives to give a different perspective and help them think outside the box and drive themselves and their team forward.
Bernard was born in Tullow, Co. Carlow and raised on his parents’ farm. He attended Newbridge College in Kildare before going on to study business and Japanese at University College Dublin.He played rugby in school and was persuaded by Warren Gatland to turn professional. He went on to play for Connacht, the Sale Sharks and Leinster and, internationally, for Ireland, before retiring in 2010 due to a concussion injury. Today he remains an Ambassador for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, whose ‘Mind Your Head’ campaign he strongly supports.In 2011, he published his autobiography, Blue Blood, before making the move into coaching at club level when he joined FC Grenoble on a consultancy basis. He went full-time in the 2012-2013 season and was appointed head coach at Grenoble in June 2016. He then moved to the Welsh team the Dragons for 18 months. Since leaving coaching behind in December 2018, he has been working as a rugby pundit and columnist whilst rapidly building his profile as a motivational speaker and high-performance consultant.Bernard maintains that when it comes to building a high-performance culture, ‘Success leaves clues’. In other words, learn from others. Identify the key behaviours that have built a successful culture and then find ways to foster those behaviours throughout an organisation so that it becomes not just a collection of people, but a cohesive team with real clarity of purpose. When you have buy-in from people at all levels, success is inevitable because everyone is willing to go the extra mile.Clients include Molson Coors, Aviva, Sogeti, Bank Populaire, Microfocus and Goodbody Stockbrokers
Aled and Richie spend this podcast with the one and only Bernard Jackman. AKA Birch. Bernard Jackman was persuaded by Warren Gatland to turn professional and subsequently had two spells playing for Connacht. In between he also played for Sale Sharks, helping them win the 2001-02 European Challenge Cup.In 2005 Jackman signed for Leinster. A broken leg hindered his early Leinster career but he eventually established himself as a first team regular. He was a prominent member of the team that won the 2007–08 Celtic League title and he also earned himself a recall into the senior Ireland squad.He has now retired from the professional game after a concussion injury in 2010. Bernard Jackman has become an acting ambassador for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, standing strongly behind the concussion awareness campaign.Ireland internationalJackman represented Ireland at U19, U21 and college levels and captained Ireland A before graduating to the senior Ireland team. He was included in the squad for the 1998 tour of South Africa but was not capped. He was capped twice during the 2005 tour of Japan and won two further caps during the 2007 tour of Argentina. He was also included in Ireland's 2008 Six Nations Championship squad and featured in all five games.Coaching careerJackman has coached several junior Leinster teams, including Tullow RFC, Newbridge RFC and Coolmine RFC. He has guided Newbridge to victory in both a league title and the Lalor Cup. In May 2009, he was appointed Director of Rugby and forwards coach of Clontarf FC.In 2011 he was appointed on a consultancy basis as skills and forwards coach with FC Grenoble and made full-time for the 2012/2013 season. In June 2016, following the departure of Fabrice Landreau, he became Head Coach of FC Grenoble.In March 2017, with the club bottom of the Top14 Jackman left Grenoble. Grenoble were subsequently relegated at the end of the 2016-17 season.For 2017-18, he became head coach at the Dragons in Wales. Jackman parted company with the Dragons in December 2018 after 18 months in charge.In May 2019, Jackman was announced as the new head of coaching of Bective Rangers FC, a Dublin based club and one of Ireland's oldest existing rugby clubs. On his appointment to Bective Rangers.To contact us at Once Were Warriors please follow the below linksinstagram @once_were_warriors_rugby_podcast
Bernard Jackman - Lessons learned from amateur to professional
The Mike Quirke Podcast
Bernard Jackman played rugby and won titles for numerous teams, most notably Connaught, Leinster, Sale and Ireland, while later coaching with the Dragons in Wales and Grenoble in France. In this third episode of the series Bernard takes us through his colorful journey from starting playing the game in an amateur era to being one of the first players in Ireland to receive a professional contract. He talks about the lessons he learned from various coaches and coaching jobs along the way and how those experiences, along with a desire for continuous improvement shape the kind of coach he is today. Also, I've set up this podcast with a dual purpose in mind, firstly to provide some thoughtful debate for coaches, but I've also linked up with Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin, to try and help raise much needed money for them. Covid 19 continues to have a hugely negative impact on their ability to raise funds in the ways they normally do, so if you found some value in the podcast, it would be great if you could donate anything, no matter how small to Temple Street Children's Foundation through the link here: https://bit.ly/39857sS If you enjoyed this episode, click on the like button, share, leave a review and follow the podcast. Thanks for listening.
#39: Bernard Jackman part 2: Instilling a winning culture at Leinster, Grenoble & being resilient
Red Devil Talk
Jimmy is joined by former Connaught, Sale Sharks, Leinster and Ireland rugby player, Bernard Jackman, to chat about changing the culture and mindset at Leinster to a winning one, coaching in France, his tenure in Wales with Dragons and achieving high performance. Red Devil Talk is brought to you in association with Classic Retro Shirts. For a £10 discount off your purchase, you can use the code RDT10 when checking out. Check them out at classicretros.co.uk
#38 Bernard Jackman part 1: Achieving high performance in business and in sport
Red Devil Talk
Jimmy is joined by former Connaught, Sale Sharks, Leinster and Ireland rugby player, Bernard Jackman, to chat about life post-professional athlete, the reality of life as a coach and meeting Sir Alex Ferguson. Moreover, we speak about Bernard's thesis; ''the correlation between a high performance culture in elite business and sports teams.'' Red Devil Talk is brought to you in association with Classic Retro Shirts. For a £10 discount off your purchase, you can use the code RDT10 when checking out. Check them out at classicretros.co.uk
Johnny Murtagh and Bernard Jackman | Meath and rugby woes | Sanctity of the dressing room
OTB's Sunday Paper Review
Joe Molloy is joined by the legendary flat racing jockey and trainer Johnny Murtagh, as well as former Leinster and Connacht hooker Bernard Jackman, as we look through the best of this Sunday's newspapers.
This season of the podcast is focused entirely on the coaching side of the game, discussing topics like creating a positive environment, focusing on the process, overcoming ego, various aspects of player management, and dealing with the euphoria of the wins and disappointment of the losses. Bernard Jackman, current head coach of Bective Rangers and formerly of Grenoble and Dragons Rugby, joins me on this week’s episode to discuss: making memories, player management, leadership, coaching development, and the mental side of coaching. As always, a huge thank you to Bernard for taking the time to come on the podcast. If you enjoyed it, feel free to subscribe, rate, review, and share.
Why Sports Leadership Translates into Business Leadership - Bernard Jackman
Global Tech Leaders' Podcast
In this episode, Ross and John speak with Bernard Jackman, Leinster and Ireland International and coach to FCG Grennoble and The Dragons. Bernard shares his transition from a 14 year career in professional rugby to the corporate world and why sports leadership is akin to business leadership. We cover: How traditional farming meant I was always selling to people. Why he chose Japanese because it’s that different and a conversation starter. Why he feels mindset and adaptability are the cornerstones of success. How to identify a leader regardless of culture. Keeping 3 things front and centre each day and how to get it done. Prep, prep prep…. Period! How to deal with perfectionism and how a difficult team member may not be what they seem. Spotting raw talent and deciding what to do next. How data has replaced gut feel and how it serves you better. Why COVID is the ultimate test of adaptability in the new ‘Abnormal’. Always deliver as people remember those who deliver. Crisis as an opportunity! The jungle as a learning environment. To be successful seek out those who are already being successful. How the ‘Craic’ has opened doors for me internationally. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gloabl-tech-leaders/message