Coaching around work, confidence and visibility

Psychologist and coach 


coach for women over 50 Remember when all you had to do to shake things up was put on a slick of scarlet lipstick? Or get out those red shoes? It was almost magical; the way they could energise you within a moment, and conjure up that spirit of freedom, even edginess.  Scarlet Thinking is the red lipstick of coaching. It helps you feel:


  • Visible
  • On the right track
  • Energised
  • Focused
  • In control
  • Supported
  • Feminine
  • Alive


For many women, life over 50 can be a shock. We watch our parents grow old before our eyes, and health conditions of our own may start to crop up. Our children leave the home and additionally, we may find that jobs, careers and businesses that were once fulfilling suddenly start to feel less meaningful. Relationships of all sorts change, or even crumble, and bereavement becomes more common. I haven’t even got onto the havoc that hormonal changes can wreak. Finally, we become aware of our own mortality. Hmmm, doesn’t sound too great does it? However it doesn’t have to be like this. For many, our fifties can be our passport to freedom. Our time to chase our long-held dreams, to follow new paths, and to invest in our health and financial futures. The key question is…are you going to let your fifties break you, or make you?


About your coach, Paula Gardner


I may be a psychologist and coach, but I am not perfect. Often I repress my anxieties by being busy. Additionally, I have little self-control when faced with a cheeseboard. However, I am also a bloody good coach. I retrained as a coach and psychologist in my mid-forties, after running my own PR company for over ten years. This included doing my Masters whilst running a business and being single mum to three teenagers. I now run a successful coaching and business psychology practice, and am the author of three books, Get Noticed, Do Your Own PR and The Career Pause and Pivot. Additionally, I advise coaches and psychologists on their own PR and marketing. I’m the founder of The Redundancy Recovery Hub, an outplacement resource for employers. I was also was named in a list of 100 inspiring women by If you’d like to know more, contact me to arrange an initial chat or meeting here

“Paula’s creativity, passion, and ability to see the larger picture were evident from day one. Working on my own, I value her collaborative and supportive process.  I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.”
Clinical psychologist and personal brand consultant,  Lisa Orban of Golden Note Book.

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