Defy the Trend. Change is inevitable. Burnout is not.

Empowering Individuals and Organizations to avoid job Burnout

I support change agents and evolving organizations who want to transform from the inside out. I teach mindful approaches to life and work to help you and your team avoid job burnout through fully customized individual and group coaching and training and team building for work and volunteer teams. I create and curate resources that honor where you and your organization are at right now, to meet YOUR unique needs in seasons of change and all year long.


Personalized sessions mix mindfulness practices, powerful questions and discussion to  avoid burnout.

Yoga and Meditation

My restorative yoga counteracts symptoms of burnout, and meditation classes truly welcome all people and bodies.

Retreats and Courses

Learn and grow so you can dig deeper, and rest and recharge from any burnout symptoms you may be experiencing.

Training and Team building

Connect to your organization’s purpose, build community, and focus on what matters.

Organizational Development

I guide your organization in forming a solid foundation that encourages work-life balance.


Find support for your radical change journey through my favorite online resources.

Connect with the Community

You are no good to others if you do not take care of yourself.

The Defy the Trend Community empowers you to make change starting with yourself. Gather with change agents – who join you in recovering from the burnout created by a racist, patriarchal culture – in a nurturing and intentional community that inspires you to persist in making the changes that will make a difference in yourself and your community.

With group coaching, restorative yoga and meditation, quarterly planning sessions, networking, and even the occasional group movie watch, (no one said we couldn’t have fun!) we support and challenge each other to be connected, curious and courageous.

Why my approach to fighting burnout is different

I gather people who are audacious enough to believe they can change the world. Together, we defy the trends of racism, sexism, heteronormativity, ableism and all -isms that keep people from being their whole, beautiful and gifted selves.

Resurrect Me, Too. A yoga restorative class designed to help those working in churches relax and prevent burnout during this event after Easter.

Prevent burnout,

release Easter stress

Pastors and church staff deserve care, too.

The prepping, praying and hard work of planning a meaningful Lent and Holy Week for everyone else can often leave local church pastors and staff depleted by the time the big Easter celebration finally arrives. Take two hours to refill your cup with: 

gentle movement, 

restorative yoga (the laying-around kind) and 

guided meditation. 

Though this event is geared toward the weary local church pastor, anyone who needs rest and renewal is more than welcome to participate in this Zoom yoga experience. This practice will be accessible to the first-time yoga practitioner, as well as offering a deep experience for advanced practitioners.

April 10, 2023, 1-3 p.m. ET
Sliding scale tickets available.

“Nicole came into my life at a crucial turning point and one I didn’t think I could get through. Her guidance and mixture of coaching/meditation/view-reframing helped me once again see a path forward. [It was] 2020 so the path was messy and built by a two-year-old, but it’s a path! I look forward to continuing my journey with Nicole as I find my way through the dense woods to a higher viewpoint of clarity.”

Lindy Boustedt

Filmmaker, CEO of First Sight Productions

“Nicole is passionate about what she does, and it shows! Since participating in my first retreat with Nicole, I have built an at-home yoga practice, practiced meditation and self-reflection in new ways, and gained support to continue my own personal growth.”

Jenn Ringgold

Church and Youth Worker, School Board Candidate

“My sessions with Nicole provided me with a safe space to explore new healing potential within my own mind-body. I felt refreshed, restored and deeply resourced in a way that allowed me to sustain a feeling of well-being even after our time together. I am appreciative that Nicole is an attuned healing practitioner who welcomed the challenges of my everyday living experience and helped me find ways to become more resilient.”

Rev. Emily Howard

Pastor and Mental Health Advocate

“Nicole’s strategic work in helping our organization build a new staff and core values set the groundwork for who we have become and are becoming. I am grateful for the gentle and wise ways in which she challenged me as a leader and our organization as a whole.”

Rev. Dr. Chad Abbott

Conference Minister, Indiana-Kentucky Conference UCC

Become a part of the 

You don’t have to feel burned out any more. Join the free online community and get simple, actionable tips in my “Create a Burnout Proof Life” mini course.