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  Bernie Xiong  
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Berni Xiong, The Shin-Kicking Life Spark, is the founder and president of XIONG CONSULTING LLC, a strategy consulting and coaching firm helping small business owners and entrepreneurs spark people and movements.

A former corporate sales executive, Berni infuses her relationship-building skills, business savvy and spunky enthusiasm into the work she does with clients across the globe.

Berni has been featured on TMJ4’s The Morning Blend, in The Business Journal of Milwaukee, Journal Sentinel, The UWM Post, and is currently co-hosting the weekly web show The Shut Up Show, interviewing brave entrepreneurs from all over the world.

Berni offers extended services through the School of Continuing Education as a remote career coach for the Career Transition Center and consultant through the Small Business Development Center.

When she’s not kicking shins, she writes about her journey from corporate to coaching at


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