high-performance with compassion

I work with high-achieving entrepreneurs, startup founders and their teams to help them reach their peak performance without compromising on wellbeing. Because performance and wellbeing are not an 'either-or', but rather reinforce each other.

Let's work together to achieve your aspirations

As a former startup founder, CXO and investment banker, I know too well how overwhelming it can feel when you can't reconcile your high-achieving nature with the toll it can take on your life. To be driven by a harshly self-critical voice, which on one hand motivates you, but on the other hand sabotages you.

I have learnt that things can be different. You don't need to compromise on your aspirations, but rather adopt a new way of thinking, operating and connecting with those around you – in order to achieve your aspirations.

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Mica Vaipan
• new | baseline founder •
performance & wellbeing coach
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Our focus

Let's reshape...

How you think


Focus on your strengths, the things within your control and the opportunities in each situation. Know what you truly care about to know what's worth focusing on and stressing about. Have a clear picture of where you want to get to. Tackle limiting beliefs. Develop self-compassion.

How you operate


Build the 'infrastructure' for a resilient mindset. Be intentional about how you spend your time. Structure your day to optimise for performance and wellbeing. Reframe your time off as an intentional and productive activity. Develop an unbreakable morning and sleep routine.

How you connect


Learn to communicate effectively. Have your needs met without compromising on the needs of others. Feel supported by those around you. Respond to feedback constructively rather than defensively. Invest time and be present in those relationships that matter to you.

You may be unable to control the situation

But you can control how you respond to it.

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Set a new baseline for your performance and wellbeing

Be present in the moment, attain life satisfaction, fulfilment and connection with others.

Have energy, think clearly, feel great in your body, have appetite to get involved in life.

Find purpose in what you do, feel creative and productive, expand your potential.


What my clients
have to say

When I met Mica, I was at a pivoting point in my 10-year journey as an entrepreneur. Mica’s great attention to details and tailored approach helped me clarify my most profound dreams, live more authentically and reach the calm I needed to deal with the current and the new. I learned how to re-balance my days to ensure that the things that give me energy are always present. More importantly, I learned how to combine my natural high drive as a high-achiever with a high dose of self-compassion. Mica’s style is unique – her exceptional notes from all sessions make you truly see what you tell to yourself in the mirror, and that’s so powerful.
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Roberta Lucca
Serial Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Podcaster & Angel Investor
Hyper Curious Podcast
Bossa Studios
Although I've been fortunate to benefit from a number of different coaches in the past, the experience of working with Mica blew me away. Her delicate but sharp questions led me towards some subtle but profound shifts in perspective that I would have never reached on my own. I have greater clarity about the future I aspire to and a clearer articulation of my place within it as a result. She's extremely attentive, amazingly diligent and follows up regularly to keep you thinking. Perhaps most of all, it's obvious she really really cares... not just about doing a good job for herself, but about you, your life and your goals.
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Rob O'Donovan
Serial Entrepreneur
Born Social
The trajectories of my personal life and my startup have both undergone dramatic transformations since beginning to work with Mica. She has helped me navigate a tough period and bring the business out of the pandemic in a stronger position than it's ever been before. In a personal capacity, Mica has helped me make improvements to numerous dimensions of my life that have made me happier and healthier, and that have had very tangible knock-on effects on the performance of my business. On a deeper level, Mica has helped me unpack a lot of self-limiting beliefs and to fundamentally change my mindset (and associated outcomes) in just six months. In a nutshell: Mica has been an incredibly supportive, compassionate, challenging, and life-changing coach.
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James McAulay
Tech Startup Founder & CEO
Encore Musicians
Entrepreneur First
I was seeking ways to grow as a person in life and work. Previous to working with Mica, I was sceptical about whether coaching would push me further as an individual. I was in the best position I had ever been in, yet I felt I was plateauing, so I was willing to try different things to continue growing as an individual. Working with Mica has brought the clarity I was searching for and has given me a deeper understanding of who I am. In our sessions, I can articulate my vision without any judgment, which allows us to map our clear pathways to my goals, no matter how ambitious they are. I have more energy, confidence and belief in my abilities. I've never worked with a coach before in this capacity, but I can say it has been a life-changing experience, and we've only scratched the surface.
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Reuben Selby
Tech Startup Founder & CEO, Fashion Designer
Reuben Selby
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Start your self-coaching journey

As a coach, I’ve been privileged to have a window into the various challenges that entrepreneurs and startup leaders face. I have found that while such challenges may be varied and complex, the techniques for overcoming them can be much simpler. As such, I have tried to distill these techniques into a collection of frameworks integrated in a 3-month journaling set called 'The Startup Journals'. Think of it as your self-coaching toolkit designed to help you run yourself, so you can better run your business and your life.

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Workshops for your organisation

I run virtual workshops for startups and scaleups, venture capital funds, accelerators, incubators and networks of entrepreneurs. The goal of the workshops is to equip founders and their teams with emotional and tactical skills required to navigate the challenges they face on a daily basis.

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