Who better to learn it from than the extraordinary TURIA PITT, Hollywood actress ZOE BELL,
award winning journalist LIZZIE MARVELLY & the creator of CCB PAULA GOSNEY.

Join us on Saturday 2nd June 2018 at The Langham, Auckland for a day of Courage, Connection and a wee bit of Badass.



In a world that profits from our insecurities,
we say ENOUGh.

You don’t need to be fixed or remodeled.

You are stronger, more creative and far more resilient than you allow yourself to believe.

Courage, Connection & Badassery is a day for us to celebrate our fabulous selves, broken bits and all.

If you love to connect with awesome women who are a little bit badass, this event is for you.

If you love to be inspired by women who walk to the beat of their own drum, this event is for you.

If you are restless and wanting to create change in your life, this event is for you.

With four dynamic, inspiring speakers chosen because of their courage and badassery—and loads of fun and games in between—you’ll leave our event connected and ready to take on the world.


For a woman to make it onto our wish list of awesome speakers, she needed to be a little bit badass and she had to be true to herself.

Each of the speakers we have collaborated with are women who are showing us how to navigate this mental world with courage, grace and a wee bit of rebel.

Through their actions they are lighting the road less travelled.

You won’t leave our event with a ‘To Do’ list of things you must fix.
You’ll leave with your heart full, your shoulders back and your head high!

Turia Pitt

Without doubt, Turia is one of Australia’s most inspiring, courageous and downright badass woman.

Renowned for her pure grit, indomitable spirit and passion for humanitarian work, people from all over the world have taken Turia into their hearts and are deeply inspired by her.


zoe bell

Kiwi-born Zoe Bell is one tough badass, and we are beyond excited to have her coming home to NZ to share her story live at Courage, Connection & Badassery.

The Quentin Tarantino muse and Waiheke Island native is one of only a handful of performers who can successfully transition between stunt woman and leading lady.

Talking about her move into acting, Zoe says, "People hadn’t seen me cry, people hadn’t seen me feminine or sexual; being vulnerable was far scarier than jumping off moving trains—I've had to learn that I'm also fragile.”

LIzzie Marvelly

Lizzie Marvelly may have gained notoriety as a singer, but she has since earned her stripes as an engaging public speaker, feminist and badass.

Lizzie is a passionate advocate for women and often speaks about female empowerment. In May 2015, Lizzie launched Villainesse, an online media project aiming to create smart, ‘no-filter’ media for young women. Winner of the 2017 Canon Media Awards Best Blog Site, Villainesse is on a mission to empower young women through its mantra of “badass do-gooding".

paula Gosney

A writer, businesswoman, warrior, speaker and mum. Fiercely honest, a passionate coach and a woman who knows we are much more capable than we allow ourselves to believe.
With a remarkable career, establishing her first of many successful business at the age of 21, it’s easy to think Paula has it all.
However, life threw some nasty curveballs her way....


When we give with no motive, no payback expected, many unseen forces come into play. There is no better way to create evidence for yourself of how valuable you are, than by contributing to those around you.

We have chosen to partner with The Women’s Refuge because we believe from the bottom of our hearts in helping those who are right in the middle of shit storm. We will be giving a nice big cheque to the Women’s Refuge at the end of this event.

We give because it feels good, it does good and it creates good. Thank you for being part of this.


She Says

Nicola and Paula created She Says Events to provide a platform for courageous, badass women to share their incredible knowledge, stories and wise words with the world.

Women are drowning in an ocean of should’s; relentlessly being held up against an ideal that is almost impossible to achieve. We are expected to be slim, fit and forever young, domestic goddesses, career women and some weird mix of a sex kitten and Mother Teresa.

She Says wants to contribute to the worldwide movement of women supporting women, women teaching women, women believing in women; knowing we are so much better when we connect, rather than compete and compare.


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Paula Gosney

Paula Gosney is a coach, a writer, a successful entrepreneur and a warrior. She passionately believes people are so much more capable than they allow ourselves to believe.

Her hundreds of hours of working with beautiful humans have shown her that self-belief defines the results people create for their lives. 

Paula Gosney is the founder and creator of Belief School, a program and community focused on giving people the tools and confidence to create change, celebrating our courage, diversity and resilience.

Paula Gosney has a 25-year career in marketing, public relationship and training – a workshop facilitator, speaker and MC.


Nicola Carter

Nicola Carter gets things done; it’s that simple. She is motivated, organised and focused on creating life-changing events, courses and festivals. Nic is one of the best and most experienced event producers in the country.

Her passion for events was initially as a successful competitor, holding the NZ Secondary Schools Triathlon Title and representing her country. Leaving Uni with a Degree in Sports Management and a blossoming career in events, public relations and marketing; she was developing brands, opening stores and editing magazines before choosing to partner with her husband in Total Sport; one of New Zealand’s largest event companies, producing 20 sports events annually.

In 2015, Nicola stepped away from the day-to-day operation of Total Sport and shifted her focus to the Arts. From her initial vision, she established and lead the production team for the Taupo Winter Festival, a four-day arts and entertainment festival—now an annual event.

Belief School and She Says Events are the inevitable and exiting result of such a stellar career. These two platforms give her the vehicle to combine her incredible skills with her passion for helping people celebrate their lives.  Hang out with Nic and it won’t be long till you see what lights her up; her beautiful close family, good people and creating changing in the world.

— Nicola Carter & Paula Gosney