Ready for a career you're obsessed with?

The Impactful Career is a 6-week online learning program for values-driven working women who want to build a meaningful, profitable career without sacrificing themselves or their families.

Scaling your career requires clarity, vision, and the ability to execute consistently on the right strategies. Without a roadmap or guidance, the process can be overwhelming.

The Impactful Career can fast-track your growth and save you years of frustration, pigeon-holing and trial and error. We've already helped thousands of career-builders across hundreds of industries and 12 countries (and counting). We'd be honoured to work with you too.

Is The Impactful Career Right For You?

The Impactful Career is for career women who are sick of spinning their wheels, agonising over what to do next, or simply doubting their ability to be effective as both a leader and a whole human, at the same time.

Regardless of your industry, thriving in today's workplace means delivering high-quality work and on-message communication, creating meaningful connections, and inspiring EVERYbody to work to their best.

The Impactful Career is right for...


Our previous grads are mamas, daughters, carers, elite athletes, side-hustlers, moonlight entrepreneurs and solo world travellers.

If you identify as a woman and you spend some of your waking hours working for an employer, The Impactful Career can help.


Whether you’re an Exec Sec, a CMO, VC, FC, a Head of IT or a Board Member wanna-be should-already-be... let The Impactful Career work for you.

Tighten your leadership style, your message and reputation for exposure to a broader audience and deeper impact.


Take your image to the next level by delivering on-target work for the right people. If you do solid work, The Impactful Career will elevate your exposure for all the right reasons- extending your networks, delivering more authentic and on-message messaging to inspire your team, engage your stakeholders and believe in yourself.

The Impactful Career is intensive and challenging. There are no silver bullets or golden handshakes and no guaranteed results.

Building a career requires focus, courage and a values-driven, goal-inspired tenacity. Most of all, you need to grow and leverage your emotional intelligence and be willing to commit to the long game.

You know the saying, give a girl a fish and feed her for a day. Teach her to fish and she'll eat for life. That's why our primary goal is to coach you to think, behave and make smart decisions like a winning working woman. That way you have skills to serve you for life. And probably feed the whole village!

The Impactful Career is for doers and change-makers who want to use their gifts to do work that matters.

“Work’s going really well. I was very sceptical of all this, but I took the steps you told me, and they had the exact impact you said they would! I’ve shifted so much!

Even my personal life has improved. I’m a lot calmer now, I’m investing my energy in the right things. I’ve worked out what works for me and for my stakeholders and I’m more comfortable saying no. I’ve always been vocal, but you helped me to word it better, to get a better result.

My stakeholders are quite excited, but its helped me more than anyone else. All of the answers were with me, you just helped me to find them.”


Pyjama Planning welcome: it's all online.

The Impactful Career program is entirely online. Bras entirely optional. Who would've thought that a professional development possibility pre-COVID?!!

Access MP4 Masterclasses, Workbooks, Cheat Sheets and audio downloads in our Private Members portal from work or home. Join our weekly Q&A calls live or catch the replay. Interact with the community 24/7 to build confidence, competence and connection.

Busy-Life -Friendly

New modules are released weekly throughout the program.

Devour the minute they're released if you choose, or if a module lands in a week thats especially extra? No prob, we got you. Access the modules whenever it works for you. Catch up or revisit when the busy-life weeks aren't quite so intense.

A dedicated 6-week strategic learning burst can have lasting, transformational impact on your career. Learn the actions in 6 weeks, and apply them for the rest of your life. Building a career that matters is not a 6-week event.

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Here's whats inside The Impactful Career

Whether you're moving from pigeon-holed senior exec to Big Chair generalist, or returning to work, going from specialist to leadership, transitioning to greener grass or you're earlier in your career and planning ahead... The Impactful Career can help.

This 6-week online program provides the elements vital to building your best move.

Identify your sweet spots for greatness, close the gaps you need to, and get the right message to the right people.


Great systems allow your left brain to relax, so your right brain can soar with creativity and work its magic.

something about psych testing & guided self-analysis


Apply our award-winning approach and best-selling methodology. Up-level your ability to connect, engage, and inspire, to transform your results with lasting impact.

something about habit-forming new patterns & mindset shifts... for building self-appreciation & EQ & targeted comm strategies.


You want to see a change, a transformation. Better.

Our distraction-free learning environment and experienced, Award-Winning Coaches maximise your results.

The Core Curriculum

There are six core modules, plus a bevy of bonus Masterclasses to help you to build your stellar, heart-centred success story.

This is not a theoretical stab in the dark: we're using robust psych assessments, action, observation, correction, action... with a hefty dose of celebration along the way.


Map Your Next Move

This may be the deepest dive you've done into what makes you tick. Your drivers shift over time, so we'll be looking at your long-term patterns and your skills compared with other leaders and current market expectations.

  • Identify your true purpose (it's rarely your first guess)
  • Learn from your past highlights reel
  • Set growth goals that fit YOU and not just the norm
  • Identify the skills you need to build, rather than all the skills you know you don't have yet
  • You can't build a career in a vacuum, so we'll also be mapping your network

Most career moves are decided with a yes/no response to opportunities that appear like a bunny from a top hat. Now, you'll have a strategy. With or without a clear dream-job in your sights, you'll have a Yes-If checklist so you can be sure your next promotion is indeed a great move.


Authentic, Magnetic Branding

We're all known for something - and there's no OSFA for great leadership. This week, you're going to build your brand kit:

  • Unpack what you're known for and what you want to be known for
  • Craft a succinct 'what I stand for' message and see it play out face to face and in print
  • Craft a Bio, Resume and LinkedIn profile that fit the image you want to project. Don't be limited by how you feel about yourself on your least-confident days.

Mostly, unconscious bias is your greatest time-saver. But when it comes to the messages you tell yourself? Bias can be a curse - and mostly because it is UN-conscious!

The colour of your hair and the height of your heels have very little to do with your brand- for most people! You'll come away from Module Two knowing what people think of you - or how to find out. And you'll know which bits to keep and which to flush.


Control Yourself (Don't Contain Yourself)

In module three we tackle the grey area of the grey matter. Mindset week unpacks what's holding you back and the mindset hacks you can use to tread some tricky lines. You want to be a team player, but you shouldn't have to feel like you need a shower afterwards. You want to be authentic, but you also want to be inclusive. This week is meaty on its own and lays the groundwork for the next two enormous weeks.

  • When I speak my truth, they say I'm aggressive.
  • Taking one for the team vs. being taken advantage of.
  • Are you being resilient, or tolerating abuse?
  • Exercise should be good for resilience... but its plaguing me like a clogged artery!
  • Self-control vs. self-oppression.
  • My sleep is keeping me awake at night.

We take on the leadership conundrums and create a cheat sheet for when they come up.


Unlock The Key To Connection

This is the land of Emotional Intelligence. The #1 identifier in successful leaders. And unlike IQ, you can expand your EQ. EQ is worth a concentrated focus, because it impacts all else you do in a gargantuan way.

Let me answer the two most popular questions.

  • 1. No, women are not more emotionally intelligent than men, but we do tend to be stronger in different parts of Emotional Intelligence.
  • 2. YES! You can increase someone's Emotional Intelligence, even if they don't see a problem with their EQ!

Emotional Intelligence is a power-week, where you learn some of your blockers and start to build your EQ, ready for leverage next week.


Your Story Bank

AKA, What / How to Communicate, When.

Let me tell you a story. I've interviewed thousands of leaders in the last 20 years- all of them impressive in some ways. But none of them have been as memorable as the ones who told great stories. There's scientific reason for it. More parts of your brain fire when you hear stories, than straight facts. Actually that's a rubbish story, but my story doesn't matter here. Your stories do matter.

This week is all about effective communication. We'll unpack killer strategies for Powerful Presentations and getting buy-in... but the most powerful of all, is creating your very own Story Bank. Crafting your message into a compelling pitch is one thing: but if you don't have stories, you won't connect. And logic alone does not build relationships.

This one week alone is worth the price of admission. Inspire followership through communication.

  • Decide on the stories you need to have
  • Fill your StoryBank easily
  • Use our Don't be ARSD Story Bank® spread sheet to store and retrieve your stories easily, when you need them.
  • Never again be shocked to silence- or lost for words.

Never again be lost for words. This is your absolute best-shot at being consistently on-message, personable, connected and inspiring.


Inclusive Leadership

Stellar teams make leaders look great. Module six is a powerhouse medley of finding the best people, leading them effectively and using science and celebration to help them gel together. Inclusive leadership is the essential, non-negotiable base-line. But in many workplaces, it's not yet the norm.

In Module six you can expect mini-masterclasses on:

  • Situational leadership and adjusting your style for the circumstances
  • Inclusion with lessons from Amazon
  • Performance conversations
  • Recruiting the right crew
  • Opportunities to advocate

Whether you're the Michael Jordan (well-established doyenne) or the Michael B. Jordan (promising spunky newbie) of leadership, this week's dedicated focus on your people will boost your stakeholder management game and deepen your influence.

You'll be given access to one module per week

so you have plenty of time to implement what you're learning.

We do this to protect you from the over-load and overwhelm that often stops high-performers from focusing on their own career progression. This way: one step at a time, you'll have time to implement before we move on to the next.

Plus These Bonuses To Help You Generate Momentum, No Matter What Else Lands In Your Lap.


20 Live Group Coaching Sessions with Catherine inside The Impactful Career Facebook Group for Members only.

Never get left behind. That's the promise I'm making you inside this group. I'll be live at least twice each week for 8 weeks. That's over 20 opportunities to have your questions answered by moi!

Our private group is an active, highly curated community of supportive go-getters who are on the exact same journey you are. Going it alone could take weeks - but with the community you can get past hurdles in moments. With me, my team and your peers in your corner, you'll turn isolation into inspiration and frustration into fearlessness.

Value $997


Quiet Strength

Megumi Miki is quiet by preference and mighty in impact. With a career that includes consulting and now award-winning author of Quietly Powerful, this masterclass is not to be missed. Join the Masterclass, then listen in for my conversation with Megumi about the need for all types to tap into the benefits of being quietly powerful.

Culturally we celebrate fast action and loud voices. But is that causing bad decisions and relationship damage? Here we look closely at inner quiet & why you need to nurture yours.

Value $249


Career Conversations

These are the least-had of the critical conversations you need to have with your team. Join me in conversation with expert career strategist and author of Career Conversations, Greg Smith - diving deep into his insights into managing your career and the careers of others.

Done well, career conversations build trust, retention and reinvention of skill sets for future needs.

Value $249


Next-Level Coaching Tips

Award-Winning Coach and multiple best-selling author, Stacey Ashley is the person you need to contact, when your team needs Coach training. When do you use it and how? Learn all in this generous Masterclass conversation with Stacey, as we dive deeper into the roadblocks and benefits of pushing through.

Value $797

Limited Time Bonus


Like Me, But Flashier - Mini-Course

Oh honey this is huge. This is where you start to reap the benefits of the unstoppable machine that is video.

Video is expected in leadership - in team meetings, presentations, inspiration and resumés. This is your chance to conquer it.If you want to feel like the best, most authentic version of yourself, to present like a goddess of professionalism on camera, this powerhouse woman is your #1 go-to. Her zone of genius is helping people who don't think they're engaging, to glow. Helping people sag under the weight of the camera glare, to get comfortable with the tech and with themselves.

In this 3-Part Mini-Course, Melinda unpacks:

  • Educate, Entertain or Inspire
    Learn the ins and outs of presenting as a Pro in person and on video.
  • Everyday Video
    How to show up easily on camera to engage remote teams - and how to repurpose this content in meaningful ways.
  • Nail The Tech
    Gain expert insight on the basic tech you need and how to best put it to use, to give you the best result.

Value $649

This is a Fast-Action Bonus only. Join The Impactful Career and snatch up Mel's Mini-Class Bonus before it's gone... just 24 hours from now!

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This Program has the power to profoundly change your career trajectory. If by DATE you don't feel it's the right fit, submit your completed coursework and we'll issue you a full refund.

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About Catherine Nolan, Founder of Gender Gap Gone

I know what it's like to hide parts of yourself in order to do a great job. To be striving and successful but heavy with 'not-enoughness', pleading with the universe, 'isn't there more?'

My career breaking point led me to craft cut and paste impactful career navigation that's helped many thousands.

Later, my personal breaking point showed me the fight switch. How to turn it on, even in the worst of circumstances, to lead with heart and energy.

I would love for you to win too. Your unique style, experience and circumstances are so important. I cannot wait for you to know completely that you're totally on track and winning in the areas most important to you.

The Impactful Career is led by Catherine Nolan, Founder of Gender Gap Gone and the Don't be ARSD Movement®. With a global reputation as a womens leadership expert, her ASXTop 10, Fortune Top 50 client list has included Coca Cola, Toyota, Uber, Disney, Johnson & Johnson, numerous government departments and many more.

Having won Awards for Leadership and Women Will Change the World, Catherine is a two-time #1 Best-Selling Author, regularly seen in discussion with celebrity women's advocates and leaders, on how we can see the Gender Gap Gone.

An ex-corporate girl with 20 years of coaching expertise and 3 young kids, life then delivered her a knock so big it nearly ended her. Fighting back from that- with the kids in tow, delivered transformational insights and tools that thousands of clients have since implemented and loved too.

Her mission is to help you to build a life of purpose and joy, basking in the rewards you deserve.

It's Your Time!

There has never been a better time to be a woman in leadership, if you know how to navigate.

I hope to see you in class.

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