About Women’s Divorce Academy

Want to take the struggle out of separation & divorce?

We’re so proud  to bring you a solution that is step-by-step framework that has been proven-to-work for hundreds of women who have been through divorce and come out the other side, absolutely thriving.

This is a first of it’s kind program and community to help you navigate your breakup so you feel supported and less alone.

Is this you?

You want to get over the shock of your breakup so you don’t feel so stuck & confused.

You want to stop feeling lonely & sad all the time.

You want to resolve everything easily so you just get what you’re entitled to & there isn’t a battle.

You want to protect your kids from conflict & make sure they feel safe and loved.

Want to move forward but don’t know where to start?

The thing is that from here on, YOU get to decide how you want your life to go. Are you going to get trapped in that blame and guilt spiral, or feel stuck or unable to move forward, or will you choose to take this opportunity to learn and grow?

It’s time for you to start planning for your future.

It’s time to start following a system that takes the guesswork out of working through your divorce.

We want you to know that you can not only survive this break up, you can actually do it without the struggle, and use it as a springboard into your next exciting chapter. Women’s Divorce Academy was built to help you do just that.

What you get when you join Women’s Divorce Academy

Divorce Survival System

Transforming your life from grief and overwhelm to one of freedom, security and joy. The only system that will teach you all you need to know to live your new life with confidence.

Monthly Live Q&A Sessions

If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! In our monthly live (and recorded) Q&A sessions, you can ask us anything and we’ll help you find the answers or support you need.

Our hidden Facebook group

The private group will be your lifeline as you deal with all the ups & downs. It’s the camaraderie of a group of women going through exactly the same thing as you.

Champagne Divorce Club Panel of Experts

The facts from the experts

Our Women’s Divorce Academy Expert Panel is a group of 20+ respected industry professionals who will present sessions and be available if you need to connect with an expert.

What’s this Divorce Survival System anyway?

After going through our own incredibly painful and difficult divorces, we created the Divorce Survival System because we knew there MUST be a better way.

Divorce Survival System – The Proven Method

  • Gets you clear about where you’re at and what you need to do right now
  • Builds your support network so you’re never alone
  • Clarifies property settlement and custody confusion
  • Takes the fear and uncertainty out of building your exciting new life
  • Gives you practical tips and real facts from 25 leading industry experts that would otherwise cost you tens of thousands of dollars

This is the EXACT framework you need to take the guesswork out of taking care of yourself and your family as you work your way through this separation and/or divorce.

What is Divorce Survival System

The Three Steps of Divorce Survival System

STEP 1 – Breakup Triage, where we take stock of where you’re at right now and get calm and intentional about how we’re going to move forward.

STEP 2 – Separation Survival, where we arm you with the facts on the important issues such as property settlement and finances, so you know exactly where you’re headed.

STEP 3 – Transitioning with Confidence. Once you’ve taken care of business and made it through the jungle, it’s time to start thinking about you. You get to step into a whole new world – a world you’ve created for yourself.

“Carolyn and Gillian sure as hell know what it takes to lead a “fuck yes” life. They are passionate, supportive and open with sharing their personal experiences to help you embrace your own fuck yes life. I’ve loved the opportunity to dig deep and reflect on what drives my very being, and think seriously about what I want from my life moving forward.”


Champagne Divorce Club Panel of Experts

Meet our experts

Not only do you get help and advice from us, but we’ve also brought together  our Divorce Academy Expert Panel, with 20+ experts in their fields to help get you informed.

Our Divorce Academy program has sessions with some of the most respected professionals in Australia in family law, co-parenting, wellness, confidence, finance, fitness, diet, anxiety and emotional regulation, mortgages, property, mediation, life coaching, styling and more. Plus we can get you access to the right person at the right time if you need further support.

Here is a little sampler of just a few of our lessons in Women’s Divorce Academy.

Jen Franklin, Franklin Family Law in Champagne Divorce Club

Property settlement basics
(Jen Franklin, Franklin Family Law)

This information session gives you the run down on what you need to know about property settlement, from what are your rights to what you can do to prepare.

Melissa Meagher on taking control of your money with Champagne Divorce Club

Simple steps to taking control of your money
(Melissa Meagher, Talking Money)

A great session on changing your money mindset and taking back your power when you are feeling out of control and scared to look at your bank balance.

Nikki Parkinson Styling You with Champagne Divorce Club

Rebuilding your confidence post-split
(Nikki Parkinson, Styling You)

A fun session on simple and inexpensive ways to feel and look better when your confidence has taken a bit of a battering and you aren’t feeling your best.

“When my marriage ended I was so confused and overwhelmed, I didn’t even know where to start. Thank goodness for Gillian and Carolyn! They were so generous in sharing their experiences, linking me experts who could help me with every aspect of my break-up and new life, and inviting me to be a part of their online community with other women going through the exact same thing. I can honestly say now that my divorce has been the start of a whole new chapter of my life – the best one yet!”


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Is Women’s Divorce Academy right for me?

If you’re ready to get through your separation or divorce in the best possible shape, and start dreaming big about what your new future might hold, Women’s Divorce Academy is for you. Our ideal members fall into one of these categories:

Champagne Divorce Club

Newly separated, devastated & overwhelmed

Right now you are feeling alone and afraid. You’re totally overwhelmed and unsure where to start and you need simple practical advice on divorce admin, like what to do, and when to do it. You may be battling on the financial front and scared to look at your bank accounts.  You’re definitely stressed & grieving the loss of the life you had & all your dreams for the future.

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Struggling with how hard it is to be a single mum

We know that it’s hard when you are learning how to be a single mum! And some days seem too difficult to bear. Your ex might be throwing shit your way, making you doubt yourself and you’re struggling to work through the endless life admin alone. You’re looking down the barrel of co-parenting agreements and it scares you to death. You’re worried for the future, losing sleep and putting yourself last.

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Working through recovery, but not sure where to next?

The sun is starting to shine for you again. You may be through the big legal issues and feeling more settled. You’re starting to like the shape of your new life and it feels like there are opportunities, but where do you go from here?! You’ve been with someone for so long you’ve forgotten who you are… what do you even want? You may even want to consider dating again but you’re not sure you trust your judgement!

It’s the club nobody wants to join, but everyone wants to stay!

What we didn’t know when we created this little corner of the internet that was all about celebrating women and encouraging them to take time out for themselves, is that this point of view would be vital for our survival years later.

First, Carolyn’s marriage busted up in early 2017, and then Gillian’s followed suit almost a year to the day later, in 2018.

We’ve both been through two brutal divorces where we made mistakes, we lost out in some big ways, and we burned some bridges in the process.

But through trial and error (oh, so much error!) – we emerged muddy, battle-hardened, and tired as fuck but with each other’s support, as well as amazing help from our ladylove community, we’ve come out the other side.

Not just in one piece, but wiser, happier, healthier, and more fulfilled in our lives than we’ve ever been before.

We’ve fought our way through so we can save you LOADS of heartache, and get you to a place where you are not only surviving, you’re thriving.

We’ve now made it our life’s mission to help you and other women like you turn their separation or divorce from disaster into the best thing that ever happened to you.

Register for our free divorce webinar