Stress & Anxiety Coaching

Do you ever struggle to relax during downtime or find it hard to stay focused on tasks? If you do, stress management coaching is for you. 

Leaders and high-achieving professionals like you all have one thing in common: the potential to burn out and damage close relationships. Unless, of course, you learn how to manage the stress of everyday life and responsibilities.

Get started by completing a lesson from my Stress to Success course for free.


Is stress management coaching right for me?

I've worked with leaders and high-achieving professionals for over a decade, and I've observed they all have one thing in common: the potential to burn out if they don't manage stress.

As a stress coach, I've helped my clients get clear on what they want to achieve, identify barriers to progress, and put into practice effective stress reduction strategies.

I've also helped them determine the most manageable steps for coping with stress and achieving their desired outcomes with less overwhelm.

All of this while offering ongoing support, encouragement, and accountability to give them the best chance of success.


What can I expect from my work with a stress coach?

Leaders who've experienced stress and anxiety coaching describe it as having positively impacted their lives in many ways. Not just for getting better at managing stress but for becoming more happy and resilient.

Some of the things high-achieving professionals and leaders can expect from working with a coach include:

  • Better self-leadership and problem solving

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills and relationships

  • A boost in effectiveness and productivity

  • Increased clarity of purpose, goals and focus

  • Greater self-awareness and refocus on self-care

  • Growth in confidence and self-esteem

  •  Accountability to aid goal achievement

  • Improved mental health and emotional resilience

Now, although I can't promise you a stress-free life, I can guarantee that through stress coaching, you'll see progress in the way you deal with day-to-day stressors. 

More specifically, you'll:

  1. Gain a better understanding of the root causes of your stress
  2. Learn effective techniques to manage stressful moments
  3. Create action plans designed to minimise the impact of stress
  4. Become more confident to perform better under pressure and stress

Typically, you might consider working with a stress coach if you want to take the next step in your personal growth or during a time of opportunity or transition.

If you want more from life and can see where stress and anxiety are holding you back, then working with a stress management coach could be your solution.

“Maximise your personal and professional potential." (International Coaching Federation)

"A great business decision."

"A great business decision—Nic's coaching helped increase confidence in my abilities and unlock my potential, enabling me to take my business to the next level. When you run a business by yourself, it's great to have someone in your corner."

Kingsley, Craftsman, Kingsley Leather"

Why choose me as your stress and anxiety coach?

I know what it's like to struggle with unmanaged stress and feel unable to cope with the daily demands of life. And, as you can see, I've got the grey hairs to prove it!

My inability to manage stress and the challenges of life and work—which resulted in burnout—led to me leaving the hustle of London and relocating with my family to Gloucestershire.

A lot has happened since our relocation, including seeing our four children become adults, growing my own business, and now being "Pops" to three granddaughters.

And as part of my private practice, I've had the privilege of helping dozens of leaders and busy professionals learn to manage stress so they can improve their wellbeing, relationships, and performance.

So, put simply, I've been where you are, seen change in my own life, and I've helped others like you do the same.


Does stress management coaching work?

Whether you like it or not, stress is part of everyday life. So, as much as you might try to escape it, which is what lots of people attempt to do, you can’t... stress is here to stay!

Although I can’t guarantee you’ll never experience stress again, I can promise you’ll see changes in how it affects you if you apply my 8-Step Stress Management System.

It's a system I've applied over the years and have used with many of my clients too. And it works! I've observed that those who put the work into applying each step see improvements in how they manage stress.

But don't worry; the system isn't designed to be a one-size-fits-all approach.

Instead, it's there to provide a starting block for our work together—to simplify things.

When working together, we'll start by considering what you think will be most helpful in improving your relationship with stress and go from there. 

After all, you might be someone who's already confident you have some of the steps nailed down.

And if so, great!

But despite your starting point, it always helps to have a stress management system that works.


8-Step Stress Management System

You're not a robot, so this isn't a one-size-fits-all approach!

1. Understand the nature of stress

You can’t manage what you don’t understand! And as the adage goes, you can’t run before you can walk.

So, before diving into the what, why, when, and how of stress management, I'll take you through some helpful and important fundamentals to set you up for success.

2. Become more self-aware

Once you understand the basic components of stress, you need to become aware of what ‘triggers’ your stress.

Yes, this requires some honest self-reflection, but it’s not enough to know what makes you stressed; it also helps to know how stress shows up in your life from day to day.

3. Identify and prioritise your stressors

Not all stressors are the same. And in the same way, they’re not made equal. In fact, some will be more significant than others, and as a result, they will affect you more.

This is why it’s important to understand the different types of stress, what causes you to feel most stressed, and prioritise them based on their level of impact.

4. Develop healthy coping strategies

How you cope with stress makes all the difference in your wellbeing, relationships, and life goals. And whether you’re aware of it or not, you already have ways of coping with stress, which you’re doing habitually.

The question I’ll help you to explore honestly is whether they’re helpful and healthy or not.

5. Manage your time and priorities

It has been scientifically proven that poor organisation leads to feeling more stressed.

So it goes without saying that a simple and effective way to reduce stress and overwhelm from your workload is to learn to manage your time effectively and prioritise your tasks.

But despite having the best will in the world, this can feel like an impossible task. However, with a few strategies and tools, it doesn’t need to be.

6. Set boundaries and practice self-care

The demands and expectations of others can be a tricky subject when it comes to what causes stress and how to manage it better.

But to function at your best and have good relationships, you’ll need to get into the habit of looking after yourself.

It may feel uncomfortable to begin with because all change does, but learning to establish, communicate, and maintain boundaries is a must-have step for protecting and maintaining your time and wellbeing.

7. Improve communication and conflict resolution

Think of the last time you were frustrated and snapped at someone, and my guess is you’ll find you were stressed.

The sad reality is that unmanaged stress will take a toll on your relationships. And if left for too long, it can destroy them beyond repair.

Improving your communication skills and learning how to handle conflict will prevent misunderstandings and result in a reduction in your stress levels.

8. Challenge your mindset and thinking styles

Your thoughts shape the way you see yourself, others, and the world around you. And with stress, this is no different.

The meaning you give to the events or situations in your life will determine how stressful they are, which is why you need to challenge them.

Your outlook on every situation will either minimise your stress or make it feel overwhelming.

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