Paula Gardner MABP MSc MPRCA



Paula Gardner PR Consultant, Coach & Author

Working With Paula Gardner and Scarlet Thinking ®

I am the lead coach and trainer, and also the founder, at Scarlet Thinking. My career includes many years in PR and marketing, writing books, and then retraining as a business psychologist and career coach. I now specialise in delivering workshops to organisations and businesses, including many apprenticeship providers.  My coaching and psychology background enables me to cover subjects such as productivity, team work and making decisions. My PR background is also perfect for showing people how to stand out in the workplace, as well as create a vibrant network.


Additionally, I am on the last stages of  my journey to becoming a psycotherapist and counsellor using The Human Givens. The Human Givens is all about making sure that every one of us gets our emotional needs met, making it a wonderful foundation for building great teams and workplaces.  You can see more about my psychotherapy practice at The Good Therapy Practice.


Clients I have worked with include BA, the PRCA, Supermums, Digital Marketing Mentor, Digilearn, Wake Up With Zest, Qube, Innolearn, The University of Lincoln, and Marvel Recruit.


Other Things 


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  • Author of Get Noticed, Do Your Own PR and The Career Pause and Pivot
  • Volunteer coach with AgeUK
  • Living in on the Kent coast
  • Mum to three young adults and two tabbies
  • Early days cold water swimmer
  • Learning Italian


I would like to chat through how we could work together. Please get in touch with me.



Publications Featuring Paula Gardner


You can find Paula Gardner in The Guardian, Stella magazine, Marie Claire, Psychologies and HR Zone, among others. Paula’s books are Do Your Own PR and Get Noticed. Paula is a Member of the Association for Business Psychology.




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“I started working with Paula in the New Year, and she has truly re-energized my business. Her 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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