Life Planning Workshop

Looking to create a plan for your future and take hold of your personal finances? The 10thousandgirl Life Planning Workshop is a profound day full of inspiration, clarity and vital information to get your life and finances on track.


We plan our holidays, our weddings, we plan parties and house renovations – do we put enough time aside to plan our life and our long term financial future?


Are you?

          16-45? (although we say if you feel like a girl, you’re welcome)
          proactive and looking to step up or get ahead?
          going through some change and looking for a fresh direction?
          been meaning to put the time aside to create or review your goals?
          looking for a structure and motivation to set a life plan in motion?
          looking to meet like-minds and find a supportive network?
          looking for introductions to sound financial service providers to help you with your plan?



Come and enjoy a fun and informative life and finance makeover. Over the day you will collate tools and resources and realise what’s possible personally and financially in achieving your life plan. Whether you have four credit cards you have never told anyone about, or a couple of houses and one on the way, you will walk away with a new sense of motivation, confidence and perspective around your own next steps. In the afternoon, there’s an opportunity to engage with a panel of leading local financial service professionals – to broaden your network and to start setting your plan in motion. Yes! I would like to register for a 10thousandgirl workshop.

“The workshop far exceeded my expectations as I came expecting some tips on money and left with something far greater…the inspiration to look at my life and what i really want and the skill… set to go about actioning and achieving those dreams… thank you.”


“I am still buzzing with ideas from our Saturday session – Thank you Zoe and thanks girls!! On Monday, I got the girls in the office to consolidate their super.. and gave a quick run down on compound interest!! If anyone reading this is thinking of taking part – just do it!”


 “Uh oh, I think I caught the 10thousand girl bug at yesterdays workshop! I woke up at 5am this morning with my mind going a million miles an hour… I eventually had to get up and find paper, pen, and my workbook, and spent the next 2 hours writing pages and pages on plans, goals, timelines, dreams, inspirations, gratitudes and to do lists!”


 “Thanks so much… I feel like the course was like a good movie – you know it was good and impacted you when you can’t stop thinking about it!”


The first series of Life Planning Workshops were held at the Napoleon Perdis Make-Up Academies in Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney between February and June 2010. Over 2011-2013, workshops are being held in 100 regional towns and metropolitan areas across Australia.

The 10thousandgirl Campaign is a grassroots movement of passionate young women. You can ‘request the campaign to be bought to your town’ so just contact us to hold an event in your area!

What's involved:

  • Interactive 7 1/2 to 8 hour workshop: explore ways to create and achieve your life goals in a grounded and lighthearted setting. Spend the day with a group of like minds, becoming inspired around proactively managing your own life and opening possibilities for what you can do for others
  • Life Planning Workbook: record new thoughts and ideas and work on a practical, personal long term plan and action chart for the next 12 months
  • Your Spending Plan: learn about cornerstone financial principles and first steps towards how managing your long term saving and investing can help you achieve what you want to do in your life
  • Q&A Session with Finance Professionals: ask those financial questions you've had burning in your head but didn't know who to ask. Pose questions that have arisen during the day or that will help you with your goals
  • Personal finance book: receive your own copy of the popular guide, Why Saving is Like Dieting and Budgeting Doesn't Work
    • A gift bag

    • Lunch and refreshments
Register for your nearest workshop here.


Who is it for?

Our objective is to encourage young women to start planning and engaging in finance as early as possible so time is on your side. We understand as well the need to review, reflect and re-plan throughout our lives to boost confidence for the next phase. Girls who are just starting out, learning to set goals and making plans for the first time will benefit just as much as girls who already have an investment portfolio and who feel it’s time for a rethink. The Workshop has been created to provide the time, place, structure and resources for you to get what you need at your stage.

Am I still a "girl"?

We say if you feel like a girl, you’re welcome! If we were to specify an age, then 18-30s is better simply because we're here to encourage young women to start planning as early in their lives as possible. However, we have had all ages interested, and a few mothers and daughters coming together.

Who’s speaking?

The current series of workshops are presented by coach and facilitator, Zoe Lamont. We provide the structure and guidance through the workbook for women to sort through their personal plans and finances using group discussion as a catalyst for new ideas and sharing of perspectives.

How many participants are there?

The workshops are friendly and intimate with around 12-30 girls, depending on interest and size of the community.

Can I sit next to my friends?

Yes, you can. There are no set seats. You can book independently and sit together on the day.

Is there heavy selling?

No, there is no selling at these events. It is a social program and our only agenda is for women to walk away clear on their plans, feeling energized, motivated and refreshed.

What's next?

Keep watch as the 10thousandgirl Campaign is officially launched in November 2010 and our Personal Finance Program in unleashed in December.

What have others been saying?

‘It was close to being the most productive eight hours of my life, and that's saying something’
- Melissa Wallace, REAL Magazine

'Thanks for the workshop - it has really opened my eyes'
- Emma Legg

'You might be interested to know I spent the weekend filling out the rest of the booklet – I found it much easier after a bit of reflection! And setting out my budget was very helpful'
- Carmen McIntosh

'I went to the 10thousandgirl workshop in Melbourne and came out alive! The most amazing (and probably obvious to some) thing I learnt was to calculate your expenses first - and work out how much you need to earn after! It’s not about pinching pennies and saving the leftover soaps, it’s about real world real girl ways of living your life to the fullest and STILL reaching financial goals. I discovered goals I didn’t even know I had! I know this sounds like a paid plug but it’s not (check out my blog if you don’t believe me! ) and I’d totally recommend this workshop to any gal wanting to take control'
– Kaye Waterhouse

'10thousandgirl made me realise my short term goals may not be in line with my long term goals. Straight after the workshop I started writing out my plan'
- Claire Shannon

We hope you enjoy the 10thousandgirl Workshops. They lay the foundations for the Personal Finance Program.

Life Planning Workshop

Get a life and finance makeover ..and a beauty makeover! The first series of one day Life Planning Workshops are being held at Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy venues in capital cities from February to June 2010.

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Personal Finance Program

Find out more about the one year Personal Finance Program. Available from June 2010, we're looking for girls to jump on the boat early. Provide feedback on each of the modules and receive your program free!

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