Natalie Bruno

Natalie Bruno

Vice President

Natalie is a communication and empowerment coach with expertise in emotional intelligence. Her foundational belief, that every person inherently possesses everything they need to reach their desired self, drives her to help hundreds of individuals reach their personal and professional goals. Natalie has a natural curiosity about human behavior and embraces a continuous learning lifestyle – professionally and personally. She is particularly interested in neuroplasticity and brain development, specifically in the areas of threat assessment and techniques to counteract self-sabotaging habits. As a professional coach, Natalie specializes in positive intelligence (EQ development), family dynamics, strengthening interpersonal relationships, leadership development, and team development.  

With a background in graphic design and graphic arts, Natalie leads the sales and marketing strategies for ILD and is responsible for client engagement. She also conducts emotional intelligence, parenting, and personal development coaching with clients. 

Prior to ILD, Natalie served as the Art Director for a marketing agency, managed marketing for Harper Corporation (a family business recognized for setting new standards in the printing industry around the world), and as an international personal development coach for over ten years. She co-founded Powerfully Breakthrough in 2020 – a community of women where one is not only supported but also stretched to expand comfort zones, play big, and become the leading lady they were meant to be!

Top Communication Style(s): Producer / Teamist

Everyone Is a JERK to Someone, Every Day


Painless Ways to Improve Communication with Individuals and Teams

Written by Rebecca M. Rhodes                    

Who Sounds More Like a Jerk to You?

Someone who hangs up before you are done talking.

Someone who stares out the window when you are speaking.

Someone who won’t let you forget your past mistakes.

Someone who justifies everything in response to a question.

We tend to judge ourselves by our intentions, while judging others by their actions. This often leads us to one thought... “Jerk!”

In Everyone Is a Jerk to Someone Every Day, communication expert and ILD President, Rebecca Rhodes, uses the Breakthrough Communication Model to explain how perceptions lead to misunderstandings that can be easily avoided.