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You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice

All About Nicole Yeates

author • rehabilitation counsellor • mediator • survivor

A severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) at age 16 changed Nicole’s life forever.  Medical opinion did not offer much hope, with a 30% chance of survival, and predictions of survival meaning a life in a vegetative state or, at best, relegated to a sheltered workshop.  Such negativity can become overwhelming, can make a person stop trying or lose hope for a positive future life.  Nicole used that negativity as a passionate motivator to ‘prove those Doctors wrong!

Nicole believes maximal healing from brain injury is about much more than anatomy and physiology, and Holding On To Hope has been set up to assist others to reach their highest potential.

Nicole studied Rehabilitation Counselling at Griffith University, and graduated in 2005.  Since that time, she has worked in the occupational rehabilitation industry. She is also an accredited Mediator. Today she works as a Rehabilitation Consultant, assisting people with physical and psychological injuries through the rehabilitation process and toward suitable employment.

Ways we help

Build new connections for your brain and your networks

Optimize your tools and resources to improve your daily life

Strengthen your memory

Discover activities you can try to build your work capacity

Gain insight into the strengths you already have

Our Products & Services

Book • Holding on to Hope

Finding the 'New You' after a Traumatic Brain Injury.

Retiink App

This Memory Management App is designed specifically for people who have experienced a brain injury.

 Keynote Speaker

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Be inspired! Nicole's ability to overcome extreme adversity with her barrier cracking strategies will motivate and inspire anyone. From a vegetative state, to best-selling author, she demonstrates the power of the mind!

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Transferable Skills Assessment

Identify your key strengths in relation to the skills you may be able to transfer to other areas of work.

Career Assessment

Need some inspiration and ideas to guide your career choices after a brain injury? This is the complete career planning tool.

Mindset & Memory Boosting Workshop

A three part workshop to help you reach your highest potential.

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