The Bitch Network was founded by business psychologist and coach Paula Gardner. Paula began her career in journalism, moving quickly over to PR where she worked for an agency with big music names such as George Michael and Bananarama. Within 18 months she had left and set up her own PR company specialising in London restaurant PR. She spent over 15 years in PR and marketing, and has had two PR and marketing books for small businesses published, Do Your Own PR and Get Noticed.
A few years ago she decided to go back to University to do a Masters in Business Psychology. She now offers personality testing for businesses and organisations over at Scarlet Thinking. The Bitch Network has in part been inspired by her work with those people, and part by her own experiences. She has seen how confidence and assertiveness has the power to transform or suffocate a career or business ambitions.
In 2019 Paula was joined by her business partner at the Bitch Network, health and well-being consultant Rachel McGuinness of Wake Up With Zest. Rachel’s biggest frustration is watching women self-sabotage their health and fitness goals by thinking that they are too busy or too old, or just put themselves last after everyone else. Rachel believes that the health industry today over complicates things and confuses people. In contrast, Rachel works with clients to set their own health and fitness agendas and stick to them.
As someone who has worked hard to change herself from being unfit, fat and burnt out, to hot and healthy and – most importantly has stayed that way for over 15 years – Rachel has personal knowledge of the many challenges involved in transformation.
Paula and Rachel have handpicked a number of coaches, psychologists and experts in leadership and development who will guide you through this exciting journey.
Both Paula and Rachel are available for Bitchin’ sessions – talks and workshops – in their respective areas. These cover: