Career Design
Focus Group

Career Design
Focus Group

It’s frustrating, trying to find time to focus on YOU when you’re so busy doing your job, right?

This was going to be the year that you made a change, did things differently. Is that on track?

When women come to me, they usually have a list of things they’ve not gotten around to- their health, more social activities, managing their wealth better… and the big one that seems to prevent all else: the kind of CAREER JOY that comes from having your values and your interests aligned with your job while also being well paid and respected for it.

Imagine, a job that you love but that doesn’t consume you and that you’re paid well for, where you also respect the people you work with.

Sound like ‘pie in the sky’?

Thankfully, its not. I’ve worked with many hundreds of women 1:1, to help them map out the strategies for getting it ironed out. Then I worked with hundreds more in small groups and large groups, doing the same thing. Its incredibly rewarding, but honestly, like you I only have so many hours in my day.

Maybe like you, I’ve also got small children who fill every ‘spare’ minute I didn’t even realise I had. But I believe in whole of life wellness and that has to start where most of your hours are spent: at work.

So I created this Focus Group: Career Design, to help you to get it sorted.

Career wellness helps whole-of-life wellness

I know you don’t have time for business-hours coaching

I know that while the men I coach go to work for themselves and for the boss, the women I coach tend to just go to work with the boss’ requirements in mind. You come last. After family commitments and KPIs and household stuff and meals and laundry… I know that your best career planning happens about 10pm Friday night, possibly with a glass of wine in hand. I call it pyjama planning.

To be honest, that’s where I was when this Focus Group started to come together (without the wine, I was pregnant at the time!). Lounges can be quite inspirational places!

I created Career Design as a Focus Group because I wanted to bring you the resources to map your way from where you are to where you want to be. I wanted to make it easy for you to see the steps you can take to make a difference in your job.

I’ve helped people change industries, completely re-skill, get out from under a bullying boss.

Whether small or mighty, the best changes
all have three common themes:

1: Getting clear on what you want

2: Getting clear on what’s expected

3: Fitting YOU into your priority list

Not everyone needs a big change to make a big difference in how they feel about work. Sure, it may be time for a new boss, but maybe much more subtle changes will give you the extra time, more financial rewards and more joy at work that you’ve been craving.

What past participants say …

“Knowing that others are feeling the same way I am helps me to work through the materials I need, to put my best foot forward. I’m not so self-conscious and the tools make me look really good.”


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Ever signed up for a course and then
done nothing with it?

I was meant to do 100 squats a day this month, but I confess I got distracted, got busy (a new starter in our team this week, a website relaunch, coaching clients and at home, a bunch of kid chaos bursts- just to name a few urgent distractions!)

By the time my work day is done, I’m often kind of talked-out. But despite my lack of time I want to be connected with people who get it. That’s why our Tribe – your network of cheerleaders on this journey, is in Facebook. It’s where you hang out! You can tap in during pyjama planning and zone out when you’re on a social media break.

Don’t worry, when you’re part of the Career Design Focus Group you won’t be able to forget about your career just because you’re having a Facebook hiatus. Here’s what joining us will look like:

Video library

1: Tap into over 12 cornerstone career-building blocks, short videos with templates for homework strategising. Work out where you’re heading, learn interview strategies to feel confident and stand out; makeover your resume; grab my top tips for stellar public speaking; how to drown out negativity … and a dozen or so more.

Mindful Mondays

2: Each Monday you’ll receive a three-minute video with Cath Gillespie from The Calm Institute, walking you through a mindset meditation to set your focus for the day and week ahead. What a stellar start to a week!

3: Our weekly emails are not a whole lot of homework that you’ll feel bad about not getting to. These emails are a quick shot of inspiration. These are small reminders from me to add YOU to your priority list, as you’re getting through your days. Small reminders not to let another year slip by without getting what you want most.

Your tribe

4: This is your network of supporters. Working on your resume and stuck for wording? Ask your Facebook tribe. Wondering whether a course is the best way to kick-start a new career direction? Get feedback from your tribe. Just had a really, very long week and want to vent rather than quit? Your tribe will understand.

But career support is expensive, right?

Not this way it’s not! That’s one of the reasons we created the program in this format. Flexibility isn’t just great for accessibility, it also keeps the program costs down. The program is yours for just $197 (including GST).

Career Coach programs are typically anywhere from $450 to $8000.

The Career Design Focus Group gives you access to the knowledge without the 1:1 price tag… but you still have the support via the Tribe, along with our very experienced coaches and myself, stopping by.

Remember this Focus Group access fee is tax deductible too. And $10 from each membership goes toward funding free access to the program for women working through domestic violence.

A little extra sweetness right now


Just at the moment, we’re in the final throes of renovation, so you can’t see the whole library just yet. But the fabulous news for you, is that you can sign up now at a whopping 50% discount.

So you’re paying only $98.50 for lifetime access to the program. Once the library is complete, this price goes up. But not for you if you’re already in!

You will start to receive weekly ‘You on Your Radar’ emails immediately and we’ll drip-feed you access to the video library from THIS week.

What past participants say …

“Gender Gap Gone gave me the confidence to take my career to the next level. The content is powerful but simple to implement and Cath and the other coaches are so helpful.”

Indah Campo,


Hi! I’m Cath Nolan.

I love what I do.

The absolute most exciting thing for me is that it’s not drastic moves that make the biggest changes for women’s careers: its small tweaks with guided insight. Those improvements to career have a rolling impact to the rest of our lives and in turn our families too.

You absolutely have the power to claim the kind of career happiness you deserve. For less than a hundred tax deductible dollars, you can be part of a team highly motivated to be more, to get more for themselves. I so hope you decide to be one of them. Can’t wait to meet you inside.

Cath Nolan