high-performance with compassion

I work with high-achieving entrepreneurs, startup founders and their teams to help them reach a more compassionate and enjoyable kind of high-performance – one that doesn’t compromise on either their aspirations or their wellbeing.

Let's work together to achieve your aspirations

As a former startup founder, COO 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
When I started working with Mica, I wasn't really sure what I wanted from a coach, and I knew that it hadn't worked for me in the past. Yet she handled all of that really considerately, and has helped hone our sessions together into something that I find invaluable, not just in the moment, but on reflection over the last 18 months. Where she excels is in attentive listening and phenomenal note taking – whenever I look at my session notes I am always in awe of the detail and care that's gone into them, the nature of how they're put together. I think she's rather exceptional and I'm excited to continue working with her. I have personally recommended her to many of my friends, which I definitely don't do that often!
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Dan Murray-Serter
Serial Entrepreneur, Podcaster & Angel Investor
Secret Leaders
I started working with Mica because I was seeking a clearer insight into my drivers and motivations to inform my professional decision-making. Mica helped me find my ‘centre’ - giving me the opportunity and space to articulate my values, priorities and the things in life that give me energy … and ultimately how to assess big decision-making against these core requirements. I feel like I have found not just a framework for my decision-making now but a template to keep going back to as my experiences and needs change. Her support with building this ‘map of me’ has left me feeling invigorated, inspired and confident that I have the tools to better identify the right direction when stresses, challenges and forks in the road present themselves.
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Jess Butcher MBE
Entrepreneur, Advisor, Marketer & EHRC Commissioner
you can learn to coach yourself

Start your self-coaching journey

Over the past few years, I’ve had the privilege of working with 100+ inspiring entrepreneurs, founders and startup leaders. As a coach, part of my job is to ask the ‘right questions’ so I can help my clients gain perspective and overcome their challenges. Over time, I’ve noticed that while such challenges are complex and vary greatly, the techniques used to overcome them are quite similar. 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'.

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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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