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.
This Memory Management App is designed specifically for people who have experienced a brain injury.
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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!
Transferable Skills Assessment
Identify your key strengths in relation to the skills you may be able to transfer to other areas of work.
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.