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Bernice Rahm Portrait

Bernice Rahm - Executive Resume

recovering CEO- in service to human connection

Currently CEO & Founder of

Victoria, BC, Canada


Business for Humans Mentoring Ltd.  Founder & CEO    (2023-Present)

  • Workshops, Speaking & Coaching on Relating in Business Environments . I empower humans in their relationships with themselves & others - supporting them in creating a life & spaces in which they feel 'energized peace' & connection.


TheRingLord Corporation  (TRL)    (1999-2019)

  • Co-founder, CTO, CFO, CEO … all the things. 

  • Created a niche industry that hadn’t previously existed - manufacturing metal rings and scales for chainmail. TRL grew to become a multi-million dollar business with a worldwide customer and supplier base. 

  • Began transition to CEO in 2017 and became 91.5% owner and legally CEO in 2018 when I bought out the other co-founder and increased shares of the COO.  With this new level of freedom in leadership I re-systemized the entire company's operations - going from doing to delegating to empowering. This prepared the company for sale. 

  • Mechanized the manufacturing of rings for chainmail by designing and adapting industrial machines. I designed a custom ring cutting system for the highest quality rings. I systemized all manufacturing processes & procedures.

  • TRL Inventory System - I designed, coded and implemented an extremely detailed and highly integrated system that electronically connected everything involved in the running of the company. I designed and coded a custom website and android app. The entire integrated system connected the online ordering system including admin features, cyborg order picking (app assisted), shipping & inventory handling; kanban manufacturing and purchasing.  

  • I valued truly understanding my staff’s roles before I systemized & mechanized or trained staff and managers. This often meant I performed their jobs, & in several cases was the most skilled expert. I was hands on.

  • Created a very active online community - built & hosted an online forum before social media (yes there was a before) - then transitioned to social media where we gained over 23,000 organic followers. In these communities,  staff, suppliers and customers shared connection and excitement about each other, the art and their projects. 

  • Designed & built factory spaces to suit the human and business needs. 

  • Created all graphic design, including customer facing playful product photos and notes. 

  • "Survived" not taking more than a couple days off in a row for over 10 years. 


Avendesora Holdings Inc.    Founder & CEO    (2017-Present) 


President SCA Myrgan Wood    (2016-2018)

  • President of a local chapter of an international not for profit organization, The Society for Creative Anachronism. This group was synergistic to TheRingLord. Under my leadership we tripled the membership.


Acquisition of Spathis Philp Inc.    (2014)

  • I orchestrated purchasing a primary supplier to TheRingLord & bringing on their former CEO as COO


Co-Founded & Shareholder MailleTec Industries Inc.    (2011-2018)

  • I orchestrated spinning off a product line from TheRingLord into a new company where I acted as a mentor, shareholder and silent partner.

TRL Holdings Inc. Co-Founder, Director and 50% shareholder    (2007-2018)

R&D Design Engineer, Professional Engineer   Venmar CES           (~1999-2002)

HVAC Design Engineer     Key West Engineering                     (~1998-1999)


"Exploring new frontiers: All in a day's work"

UofS Alumni Magazine Green & White featured Bernice (2019) 

"Company with Saskatchewan roots involved with Mars Insight Probe"

Global News interview (2018)

"Saskatoon woman’s product on NASA’s Mars InSight probe"

Global News interview (2018)


"Mars lander features chainmail skirt with Saskatoon connection"

CBC News article (2018)


"Put a Ring in It"   ShopFloor Lasers Feature Article (2015)


"Metal rings put couple in prestigious circles"

Western Producer article (2011)

"The Renaissance of Chainmail"    NUVO Magazine article (2008)


"Chain Reaction"   Saskatoon StarPhoenix article (2003) 

EY Entrepreneur of the year badge


Entrepreneur of the Year Regional Finalist

Ernst & Young (2017)


Business of the Year  & Customer Service Awards Finalist  SABEX (2017)


Student in Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Program

Yorkville Univerity (2024 - current)

Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate 

The Embody Lab (2023)

Certified Professional Coach with specializations: Energy Leadership Master Practitioner and COR.E Dynamics Transition Specialist

iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) (2022-2023)

RAIC Syllabus Architecture Program

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (2000-2001)

I had completed ~1/2 of the program when TRL took off & I pivoted from my plan of being an architect

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

University of Saskatchewan (1993-1997)

Acheived registration as a professional Engineer in Saskatchewan

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energy leadership index master practitioner badge


"The Art of Leadership" - Authentic Relating International Level 3

Circling Immersion & Training

Nervous System Regulation & Polyvagal Theory

Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner

"The Art of Being Human" - Authentic Relating International Levels 1 & 2

Mentor & Facilitation Training (1yr program)

Certified Energy Healer and Trainer

200hr Yoga Teacher Training


Relational Practices - Circling & Authentic Relating

Non-Violent Communication                                 

Holistic & Somatic Psychology               

Nervous System Regulation                                                 

Dance     Yoga     Laying on Rocks

Renovating     Sculpting     Hiking     Kayaking


TheRingLord Projects
(non-comprehensive list as of 2019)

TRL Scales Warcraft Movie Poster

Warcraft - The Beginning

Movies - Costuming 

The Great Wall (2017)

Suicide Squad (2016)

Warcraft - The Beginning (2016)

The Huntsman: Winters War (2016)

Seventh Son (2016)

Night at the Museum 3 (2014)

Kubrick Remembered (2014)

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (2014)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Immortals (2011)

Stargate Continuum (2008)

Joyride 2 (2008)

In the Name of the King (2007)

Good Luck Chuck (2007)

Pathfinder (2007)

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

X-Men 2 (2003)

TV & Live Theatre - Costuming & Set 

Game of Thrones 

Once Upon A Time


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles


Curtain for Dell Commercial

Cirque du Soleil - O


Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan and Persephone Theater


Fashion Designers Projects

Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show

Madonna Sticky & Sweet Tour

Fergie (Black Eyed Peas)

Miley Cyrus

Kesha (appearance on American Idol)

Fannie Schiavoni

Industrial Customers

JPL Laboratories (NASA) - skirt for the Insight Mission seismometer that is now on Mars 




AECL (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd)

NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Research)

Test and Tag

McGill University - Lunar Rover Tire prototypes 



Neptunic Sharksuits

MCI (Motor Coach Ind.)

Northrop Grumman

Lumberjack Leg Protection

Scientists at JPL Laboratories NASA with the Mars Insight Seismometer Scales and chainmail on the skirt

NASA - JPL - Seismometer skirt


Chainmail Banners and Panels: 

The Tower of London, London, England

Omni Hotel, Chicago

Standard Hotel, NY

Hilton Double Tree, McAllen,TX - Huge chainmail curtain panel (1.13 million ring panel) 

Galaxy Casino, Macau China - Largest chainmail curtain in the world (at the time) ~20 MILLION RING Chainmail Curtain for water feature

Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store NY - Front Window Display Panels

Burberry flagship store London - Front Window Display Panels



Bellagio Casino & Aria Casino, Las Vegas 

LA Night Club

Scott’s Lamp, Fuse Lighting, Vision Quest Lighting

scales on Elf armor in the hobbit the battle of the five armies

The Hobbit

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