July 8, 2021

Program – Overwhelm to Top-Notch


tools for coaching


One habit at a time!

Nicola McCrabbe

You are a high-achiever!


From the outside, it looks like you have it all.

You have accomplished much.


Yet, on the inside, it is a different story


You don’t feel successful.


You may lack confidence and doubt yourself. 


You find it hard to take risks and fear failure


You tend to overthink things or take things personally.


You often feel overwhelmed and stressed.


You find it hard to focus or say “No” to work.


You look for perfection or have imposter syndrome.


You spend much time working or thinking about work.


Your inner critic is always on.


You feel pressure to continually prove yourself.


Your life feels like an emotional roller coaster.




It’s time to make a committed change.

Coaching is for you if you want to BE successful without it Being stressful

You have likely tried everything (therapy, yoga, meditation, and it didn't last.)

It's time to get to the root cause!

Are you ready and committed to finding a longer lasting solution? Something that will change you from the inside out?


Take a peek at what you can expect!


Confidence to show up as your unique self without doubting yourself


Focus to be productive, have clarity and make progress without feeling overwhelmed

Mental and physical energy to be, productive and enjoy life without feeling tired from overwork and overthinking

support and influence

Support, allies and influence to help
you along the way

Lighten the load, reduce the pressure, have some fun and be Successful!

Join the 90-day
coaching program
with Nicola


The first important step is creating learning and mastery goals to help you succeed. By establishing clear objectives and benchmarks, you can measure your progress and stay motivated throughout the program. Additionally, it’s important to understand how habits help to create change. By recognizing the mindsets holding you back and developing new habits supporting your goals, you can create sustainable change beyond the coaching program. To start this journey, you will use the Daily Habits Journal. With commitment, focus, and the right tools, you can achieve your goals and transform your life.


Create improving, mastery goals for success

Recognize the mindsets that are holding you back

Understand how habits create change

Get started on the Daily Habits Journal  

Incorporating strategies to address overthinking, anxiety, and negative emotions are valuable to manage stress and feel energized. Tools like Brain Relaxation Exercises (BREs) can promote present-moment awareness and a calm mind. When faced with negative emotions, you can interrupt stress spirals and think about what is possible with the Five Rs tool—recognizing, relaxing, revisiting, reframing and responding with healthier habits.  Additionally, tapping into positivity daily with gratitudes can help to keep the mind more balanced and positive.

Tool 1 – Brain Relaxation Exercises (BREs) to keep the mind present and calm

Tool 2 – Five Rs tools to short-circuit your stress spirals by recognizing your negative emotions and choosing healthier responses

Tap to gratitude daily 

Confidence comes from truly knowing yourself – your motivators, strengths, values, and purpose. Embrace your unique self and recognize the value you bring to the world. When you clearly understand who you are and what you stand for, you can confidently tap into your why to navigate any situation and overcome imposter syndrome. So trust in your abilities. You can achieve great things when you fully embrace your uniqueness.

Clarity your motivators and your unique value 

Tap into your why when you feel like the imposter in the room


Work on your inner critic, practicing self-compassion, acknowledging your self-worth on a daily basis and celebrating your wins are essential to feeling valued and nurturing confidence. 



Deal with your inner-critic and learn to be compassionate to yourself when things don’t go well

Acknowledge your self-worth daily

Celebrate your wins to truly internalize your successes

One of the keys to success is learning to discern your North Star and creating a strategy with tasks to get there. When work seems overwhelming, you can break it down into chunks. Next a growth mindset helps you to overcome fear of failure by experimenting and taking risks, knowing that you can only win or learn. Rather than seeing setbacks as failures, recognize them as opportunities to learn and grow. Keep your eyes on your own work and journey, avoiding the trap of comparison and self-doubt. And remember to adjust your goals as necessary, adapting to new information and insights along the way. You can achieve your dreams and create your desired life with a commitment to growth, a willingness to learn, and the flexibility to adjust course when needed.


Get clear on your North Star and what to say ‘Yes” to

Create realistic goals that won’t set you up for failure and adjust when needed 

Focus on taking risks and learning and improving with a growth mindset – there is not such time as failing, only winning or learning

Keep your eyes on you own work and monitor your progress on your journey

To maintain a sharp focus, it is imperative to have effective systems in place that keep you centred on what truly matters. The ability to confidently say “No” to distractions and non-essential commitments is essential. Delegate or outsource tasks that drain your energy or that others can handle, freeing up valuable time for activities that are of utmost importance. Embrace the skill of gracefully declining requests, recognizing that could can’t do it all.

It is essential to establish daily and weekly routines that allow you to regularly assess the value of tasks, ensuring that you create a manageable schedule that meets your objectives and energizes you. By implementing and adhering to these systems, you can stay laser-focused on what holds the greatest value and achieve greater success.


Learn about the fears that keeps you saying yes

Start saying no to perfecting tasks and use 90% let’s go

Learn how to delegate without fear to avoid micro-management

Experiment with saying “No” elegantly

Learn daily and weekly systems for prioritization and figuring out the length of tasks to avoid overloading your schedule


A robust support network is crucial in fostering personal and professional development. Learning to be sociable, compassionate and agreeable is essential to establishing a solid foundation for a supportive network. Instead of battling challenges alone, having allies and reaching out for help can be invaluable. Mastering the art of navigating challenging conversations with grace and professionalism is also vital. By honing effective communication skills, you can cultivate strong relationships with others and foster a network that nurtures your growth and propels you toward success.


Learn to be vulnerable and authentic

Focus on growing your support network

Experiment with navigating difficult conversations

Executive presence and articulating your value

Energy is critical to our ability to thrive personally and professionally. One way to tap into energy and help us recharge is to intentionally incorporate periods of rest and play into our daily routines. Engaging in play activities that bring us joy can increase our overall energy levels and creativity and improve our ability to focus and perform at our best. Additionally, creating boundaries around work is crucial to preserving energy levels. By setting clear boundaries and managing our time effectively, we can avoid burnout and maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life.


Tap into rest to recharge

Add play for creativity and fun

Create boundaries around work 

As you finish your coaching program, take the time to celebrate your successes and reflect on the progress you have made. From there, refine your roadmap for the road ahead, incorporating new skills and insights gained during the coaching process. To maintain momentum, continue to set goals and hold yourself accountable, building on the foundation you have created with your coach to achieve ongoing growth and success.


Celebrate success of finishing program

Refine your roadmap for the road ahead

Maintain momentum moving forward

What's unique about our coaching program

We get to the root cause - so you can change from the inside out!


The SIT-UPP™ framework of compassionate habits will help you to lighten the load, reduce the pressure, have some fun and be Successful!​

The two emotional regulation tools; the BREs and Five Rs will help you to stay calm, reduce your anxiety and short-circuit your negative thought spirals

We measure progress, with assessments along the way to evaluate the impact of coaching

We believe that change involves tiny tweaks - you will experiment with new habits one step at a time!


We use a daily journal to implement the habits based on agile methodology and continuous improvement


Why work with Nicola?


I have helped hundreds of clients in to move forward in their careers to support career growth, job satisfaction and leadership excellent. Many of these clients are high-achievers like you. I worked in corporate, academic, and non-profit settings before taking a coaching certificate.


I am educated as an executive coach and certified as a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). I have a Masters in Computer Science and a Bachelor in EducationC

Recently, I authored and published a book:



I understand the challenges of overwhelmed and anxious high-achievers. I am one myself.
I burnt out and had to learn a new way to live and work. Today, I'm more focused, confident, authentic and connected. I can deal with the stressors in my life and have tools to help me to be more resilient.


I ask deep questions to get to the root of the issue.
I also get concrete and ask that you take action between sessions.
I'll role-play and experiment with you in sessions.
I'll be your best advocate.
I'll give you action items between sessions to experiment with new habits.

Some of the goals past clients achieved:

During one-on-one coaching sessions

Earned a Promotion

Negotiated a raise

Delegated more to their team

Spoke up more in meetings

Generated more sales

Tweaked their career 

Qualifiers - Are you:

  • Committed to make a change in your life?

  • Ready to do some work. You might have previously burnt out but are now in a space to make some changes?

  • Willing to try new habits to reduce overwhelm and stress?

  • Open to possibilities?



Get Started by Booking your a free 30 minute consultation today