Stress is an inevitable part of everyday, but it doesn't have to control your life—or impact your company's bottom line!

Conquer the stress epidemic, revolutionize your company's culture, boost productivity and optimize performance with the NSM Toolbox.

Cathy K. bales


Owner @ NSM for wellness

Functional Medicine Health Coach 

HeartMath Practitioner

Corporate Trainer

Public Speaker

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NSM for wellness is helping business leaders conquer the stress epidemic
NSM for wellness is helping business leaders conquer the stress epidemic
NSM for wellness is helping business leaders conquer the stress epidemic

why it matters

Absenteeism is costly.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that an estimated one million employees miss work each day because of stress.

This costs companies an average of $702 per employee every year.

Unfortunately, this is just the beginning. 

Lack of focus is costly.

McLean & Company found that a disengaged employee costs an organization approximately $3,400 for every $10,000 in annual salary.

That's more than a third (34%) of an employee's annual salary!

This means that for an employee making $50,000 a year, at least $17,000 annually is deducted from your bottom line.

Just for that one employee.

Stress-management offers compounding returns!

Assuming not all employees are struggling, if we add up that figure for even only 1/4 of your workforce, the results start to feel overwhelming.

And yet, this is an easily reducible cost!

Learning to effectively manage stress is a relatively simple and surprisingly quick way to minimize absenteeism, increase employee engagement, and protect your bottom line.

The Numbers Add Up

Organizations that don't address workplace stress pay the price. Here are just a few examples of the hidden costs behind stress:

Customers served! 0 % Job turnover due to stress
Customers served! ~ 0 % Cost of replacing an employee (% of salary)
Customers served! 0 Avoidable lost weekly work hours/employee
Customers served! 0 % Percentage of salary wasted by “quiet quitters”
Customers served! $ 0 Unnecessary absenteeism per employee

The good news is: stress management is our strong suit.

We've developed an easy-to-follow, actionable, and effective program that addresses stress through several different lenses.

We support each team member through the process, with daily accountability and one-on-one support to help your team reach their full potential.

  • Promote resilience 
  • Improve productivity 
  • Reduce conflict
  • Create a healthier culture
  • Protect your bottom line

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The Process

How the NSM Stress Management Program Works

We know that no two teams are the same. Each team we work with has a unique dynamic and that is reflected in our approach to mentoring your team. While certain elements of our program remain the same (because we know they work!), each team we work with receives customized training and support.

Here are some components of our training plan that could work well for your team:


Customized training plan. 

We create a customized training plan based on the needs, goals, quirks, and nuances of your team.


Built-in accountability. 

Each member of the team receives daily support, accountability, and 1-on-1 private communication with the NSM team to create habits that result in lasting changes.


Pre-assessment and training.

We connect with each team member to understand your team's needs better and begin weekly interactive training sessions.


Post-assessment and report. 

Each team member will receive an assessment to measure their individual improvements. Leadership receives an aggregate analysis and program report with a personalized plan for ongoing success.

What Cathy's clients say:

In an organization, when individuals improve, the organization as a whole also improves. This is what happened with the NSM training given by Cathy. Our people have acquired the tools to better understand the contributors to stress and how to remedy them in a way that is simple and accessible to all. This learning allowed our organization to face the same challenges we had in the past, but with a better attitude, better communication, and more resilience. This also gave us a common language to discuss stress and most importantly,  individual and group exercises to remedy it. So in a nutshell, the NSM training allowed for a better efficiency of the company. Thank you Cathy!

Michel Ouimet Vice President @ Route des Gerbes

D'angelica | Quebec

Our entire family signed up with Cathy for the NSM training.  The content was fantastic in terms of deliberately building in positivity to your life and the related physical health, mental well-being, relationships and emotional improvement benefits.  Cathy's authentic self allowed for a comfortable and safe environment to open up and take the first steps in making a better you by realizing that positive change starts with yourself.  I liked it so much that I hired her for my work team too! I would highly recommend Cathy both on a personal and professional level!

Darryl Pike Project Manager @ Glencore | Ontario

About Cathy

As an expert in stress management, I have been featured on Business Talk Radio, a guest presenter at the Online Wellness Summit 2021, a keynote speaker on the health segment of Staples Spotlight Canada. 

More recently, I was one of the 25 expert presenters at the Online Lawyer Summit and a featured mindset coach at the 2022 Rewire2Relaunch EXPO.

When I started NSM for wellness, I wanted to make sure that my work not only benefited the individual but also the organization as a whole without taking up countless hours of time and resources.

If you are looking for a partner that will help your organization conquer the stress epidemic while benefiting your bottom line, schedule a call below and let's talk!

ready to take control of stress?

Connect with Cathy to find a solution for your team!

This call is the first step for business leaders looking to:

  • Reduce team conflict and minimize unnecessary sick days that are hurting the bottom line.
  • Save on the costs of replacing valued employees that left due to things completely within your control.
  • Conquer stress in the workplace which, according to the CDC, is one of the most significant challenges facing organizations today.
  • Use a proven system to have a healthier, more productive workforce without a massive time investment or cost to the business.

If you can't find a time that works for you, email us at

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