An award-winning journalist, charismatic public speaker and published author, Poorna Bell works extensively across several areas including women's journalism, women in business, wellness, mental health and champions issues affecting the BAME community.
The former UK Executive Editor and Global Lifestyle Head for HuffPost, Poorna now works as a freelance journalist and editor for titles including The Pool, The Guardian, Red magazine, Stylist, Women's Health, The Debrief and the Daily Telegraph. She is also the founder of Fix My Life Workshops and Events and a popular public speaker and event facilitator.
Poorna’s debut book, Chase the Rainbow, was published in 2017, to high acclaim. The personal memoir is the story of one man’s journey with mental health told by the woman who loved him. It has received a raft of glowing testimonials from, among others, novelist Matt Haig and author and presenter Fearne Cotton. Poorna’s second book, In Search of Silence was released in 2019.
Recently Poorna has been busy delivering workshops and keynotes to clients in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown. As we all find new ways to navigate and adapt to the current climate Porrna has developed a number of bespoke webinar sessions that she can deliver to companies and brands who are seeking new ways of supporting and engaging their workforces, many of whom are now working remotely from home.
With the impact of Coronavirus affecting not only our physical health but also our mental wellbeing, Poorna is keen to offer assistance to companies in delivering various packages of support for their staff in order to help promote a positive sense of self, motivation, reassurance and guidance.
Some of her workshops and keynotes include:
Resilience & Inner Strength: How to boost your resilience in challenging times
Self-Care in Challenging Times: Why it’s important and how to maintain it
Goal Setting in Uncertain Times: How to measure and set realistic goals
Coping with Significant Life Change: How to cope mentally and adapt in these circumstances
Poorna has acted as both a facilitator and guest at many mental health and wellness events, has been named as one of Balance magazine's top 100 wellness personalities and has spoken on mental health for the NHS and at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit. Poorna has presented in a number of formats from panel sessions to chairing conferences and has spoken on a variety of topics including women, mental health, men, BAME and social media, as well as having spoken at industry advertising and marketing events.