mind the gap kick-off workshop

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do". Eleanor Roosevelt


  • Smiley icon The Happiness Gap: Research shows that women's subjective view of their happiness has declined every year for the past 35 years.
  • Strong icon The Confidence Gap: Across a wide range of exam and job performance related criteria, women consistently score themselves lower than men.
  • Examples of this would be:
    - expected earnings on leaving college.
    - sense of self-doubt in job performance.
    - readiness to apply for a promotion.
  • Smart icon The Knowing-Doing Gap:
    We invest more and more time in gaining knowledge but achieve less and less in terms of doing what we know we can do or really want to do. This gap leads to a crazy eight of frustration and further procrastination until we feel completely stuck.
  • Girl icon The Purpose or Meaning Gap: "In Man's search for Meaning" Victor Frankl says we are responsible for creating our purpose or our meaning and without it we end up chasing the wrong goal.

    • Striving for wealth or complete certainty around finances.
    • Striving for approval of others or;
    • Striving to keep up with the Jonses.

    But all of this is short lived and can leave a void. You can find your purpose and goal by focusig on this every day to close the gap.

Women continually underestimate their ability.

mind the gap programme


Why have I decided to launch this programme this way?

How important is it to you to have support when you are taking a step in a new direction? Joining a gym, going on a hiking trip or taking a course, all seem better and more exciting when you have the support of a wider network. The same is true for making active choices to develop opportunities in your life or career. When setting goals, being connected with others who are setting out to achieve their goals, you are more likely to hold yourself accountable and focus more on getting results. You will be with people who are willing on to success.

If you invest the time identifying gaps and understanding why they might exist, increase your awareness about what is causing them and most importantly, learn the tools and mindset to close them, you can put your ideas into action every day and move closer to your goal.

Without clarity of purpose and a deep sense of belief in yourself, you are at the mercy of external conditions and other peoples decisions. You have much more control over your circumstances than you realise.

I feel its outside of the box thinking, (conscious v unconscious), rather than just saying and doing things once, its encouraging behaviour changes and to stick with it. Due to the size of the group, there is nowhere to hide – a good thing. Good pace to it – one hour religiously once a week – no matter where you are/what you are doing you have to check in.

(past participant)

1 A 6 month group coaching programme tailored for women who:

  • commit an hour and a half a week to a learning session.
  • spend 40 minutes on daily study to prepare for the day.
  • build in some reflection time to create goals and consider where next.
  • set themselves up with an attitude to succeed.

2 Upskilling Clinics to improve your practical knowledge on managing your Business, your Finances, and Career planning or promotion.

3 A network of talented women of all generations who have worn the particular T-shirt and who can:

  • advise and support.
  • mentor or collaborate.
  • work for you as you set on your new journey to success.

During these 6 months and beyond, you will have the confidence and be at your most comfortable in times of change when

going for that new job

go back to a career you always wanted

go on Mat leave with confidence

come back from Mat leave with vim and vigour

go for the promotion and the raise

know how to manage or invest your money better

be in charge of your happiness

You are the expert in your own life and this programme is to help you connect with that. You can control who shows up every day to add something, instead of looking for what we can get from people, work or from life.

"A really
refreshing approach
to personal development, that
builds a community of trusted advisors in your group. Working with Bob / Cathy and the peer group I have the key to personal accountability and am starting to really understand myself and my ability to make the results I want to happen." (Past participant)

"Whether you like the idea of royalty or not, you have got to admire the Queen as for 70 years, she got up, suited up and showed up, every day, to serve her country." (LinkedIn)

Setting up
daily reminders to
set daily goals and get to do
an actions list is helping. Getting focused on streams of income is giving me a focus like never before, on making decisions and not procrastinating" (Past participant)

It's made me
focus more on "me"
"my own ability" "my own goals".
It has made me more aware of where I want to go / do. It has slowed me down and made me see the bigger picture/long term strategy. Although doing the study every day was a CHALLENGE at the start, now I look forward to it first thing in the morning!! (Current Participant)