Some of our favourite interviews Paula has done and some top podcast from around the world.

Newstalk ZB

Kerre McIvor talks to Paula Gosney on Newstalk ZB about courage, connection and what it is to be badass!

Radio Live

Wendyl Nissen caught up with Paula Gosney to find out about Badassery and farting rainbows.

The Cafe

‘Courage, Connection & Badassery’ is an event taking place in June that features some inspirational speakers including the truly incredible Turia Pitt. Coach and co-founder Paula Gosney joined us this morning to tell us all about it.


Good’s Natalie Cyra talked to Paula Gosney, the woman behind the upcoming inspiring speaker event Courage, Connection and Badassery.

New Zealand Management

Management’s focus is to inspire New Zealand’s business leaders and the managers of today and tomorrow to succeed. Management is the officially recognised magazine of the New Zealand Institute of Management Inc.

Now To Love’s Profile

Top rated Becoming Your Best podcast, helps you uncover the principles of highly successful leaders; giving you tools and processes to help you become the parent, partner or leader you dreamed you could be.

Join Up Dots

Hugely popular, top rated business podcast Join Up Dots inspired by Steve Jobs, full of amazing, inspiring online and off success stories and career content.

Entrepreneurs En Vogue

Hosted by Iman Oubou, Miss New York, 2015 who has a masters degree in Biomedical Engineering and a big vision. This podcast is ranked No 1 for entrepreneurial woman by INC and is rising fast on iTunes as an amazing resource for inspiration for women by women.

Breakfast Appearance

Paula Gosney is putting on ‘Courage, Connection and Badassery’, an event encouraging women to embrace their inner rebel and take the world by the proverbial.

Now To Love Profile

On Saturday, June 2, Auckland business woman Paula Gosney will be staging a women’s event that she’s unwittingly spent her whole life preparing for. The event, Courage, Connection and Badassary is an afternoon conference which encourages women to celebrate who we are, right now, broken parts and all.


Paula is fiercely honest: a writer, businesswoman and a self-proclaimed warrior. Unafraid to speak up on the issues she feels most strongly about – the systemic sexualisation of teenagers and girls and violence against women.

With a remarkable career, establishing the first of three successful businesses at 21, Paula discovered along the way, a great talent for public speaking, writing and helping others be the best they can be.

Her life wasn’t all bright-lights and beautiful people. She was sent to boarding school at eleven, never to live at home again, and the victim of a serious sexual assault as a teenager contributed to a decline into hard drugs and alcohol that almost destroyed her.

Paula says she lived a double life: one of a successful entrepreneur, the other a woman in deep pain relentlessly trashing her body, like the worthless object the rape had taught her it was.

In 2020 Paula completed her Masters of Creative Writing at the University of Auckland with the first draft of her memoir gaining First Class Honours.

An excerpt from Bitches, Bikes and Honey’s

In that diary entry, I asked myself, ‘Why do grown men like me?’ A question I now know is not a normal question for a young teen. The burden of that question defined my early life and fuelled some terrible choices that took me from an untroubled child building huts in our hay shed to a junkie who could score hammer off the streets of Cabramatta with the lift of an eyebrow.

This memoir is a disrobing of sorts. I rip open my blouse revealing my identity through the words I have scraped from my well-worn notebooks and clawed out of the dark hollows of my memory. An account that I am thankful to have lived through, in all its hopeful and messy glory.

Maybe if someone had given me this story to read as a young woman, the shame wouldn’t have cut so deep, nor my decisions been so dangerous.


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