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Nicolai Oliden


If you are like me, you know that we are not on this earth to work, pay bills, and then die. You may have big dreams for success at work and at home. You might aim to thrive in all life's categories but life often has a sneaky way of "slipping by".  Winning at work and home doesn't happen by accident. The only way to sustained success is intentionally and you must stay committed to living out your best life.

But life isn't always easy, smooth, or ideal, is it?

I've had my share of ups and downs. I racked up $149,000 worth of student loans, car loans, and credit card balances. I've put work ahead of my family, health, and definitely hobbies. I once worked 300 overtime hours in a span of 3 months during which time I gained about 50 pounds. My wife and I have had countless arguments and at one point we even discussed divorce. I've missed an entire year of my son's life because I was completely out of balance.

Eventually I learned to not only balance everything but succeed at the right things. It took years of learning, trials, and errors but I've come to find success in so many ways. My relationships, health, finances, career, and personal growth have flourished and now I'm dedicated to help high achieving professionals find their own success in living their best life.


I married my amazing wife, Jessica in 2010. We have 3 beautiful children.

Achieving life balance and pursuing your vision is completely personal and looks different to everyone. There's no magic formula to it. I've simply discovered how to do more of what matters to me and less of what doesn't. The same tools that continue to work for me will work for you.

I graduated from Arizona State University in 2008 with a BS in Civil Engineering. I am a roadway project engineer and office manager for my family's engineering company, Ethos Engineering. In 2014, I became a Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coach and have coached dozens of families to get a handle on their money and pursue financial goals. In 2015 I started EngineeringYOU to help young professionals learn to master leadership skills and launched the first Leadership Development programs in 2016. I have a passion for helping others win. This enthusiasm for helping others succeed is evident in my daily interactions with anyone and in all of my programs and coaching.

How I can help you

At EngineeringYOU, we equip and encourage professionals to design and intentionally live out their best life. I help overwhelmed high achievers learn to discover and live out their priorities, keep their heads up for opportunities to serve others,  succeed at work, and live an overall balanced life.

Our Leadership Development Programs are designed to help you learn leadership skills and keep you accountable along the way. We've all attended conferences where they pack loads of great information into a 3-day event and then let you go on your merry way where you'll be lucky to retain and practice one of the new concepts.


What is the point of learning if you don't apply it? Our programs last multiple months because we believe it takes time to grow these skills. We focus on one skill at a time before moving on to the next skill. Our accountability check-ups help you continue to focus on each skill and master it before moving on to the next.

What I believe:

If you know me, you know my life mission is to help others succeed. Even Tiger Woods needs a caddie to assist him during his winning rounds. Tom Brady still works with a QB coach. Every success story has a supporting role, and that is where I come in.


Most people I talk to know they cannot have a conversation with me without me challenging them to do or be better. Sometimes that offends people, but I am ok with that as long as they someday decide to make a change. I don't have a strong opinion for what you do, as long as you do it on purpose.

I truly wish I could help every single person I meet. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to live their best life. To make it easy for you to understand whether or not we would be a good fit for each other, I share some of my beliefs below. If you share these beliefs, let's find a way to work together or at least connect in some way. If we don't share these beliefs, I wish you well but we won't be a good fit. It's nothing personal, but I'd be happy to help point you in a better direction for you.

- If you're not moving forward, you are moving backward

- Gratitude is the best attitude

- Life is all about people

- Nothing changes unless you do

- The only way to sustained success is intentionally

- Starting small increases likelihood of success

- Progress over perfection

- Becoming extraordinary takes time.

It's all in your court.

EngineeringYOU exists to help you succeed. It is as plain and simple as that.

All our programs, articles, and tools have been created to help you achieve success in at least one life category. One way to keep in touch is to Subscribe to our newsletter (in the webpage footer) where we will share upcoming events and blog posts.

Are you ready to stand out at work and eventually lead a team to do work that matters? Are you ready to manage your resources intentionally so you have more time and money?

You really can succeed at work and maintain a healthy work-life balance. You can save money for your future and still enjoy lots of the fun things today. You can be healthy and enjoy positive relationships that help you grow. All it takes is some intentionality and possibly a leadership mentor to guide you. If you are ready to work together, sign up for one of our programs.

"Completion of Ramsey Solutions Financial Coach Master Training does not create an employment or agency relationship with Ramsey Solutions or its affiliates; it does not constitute a license or credentials to engage in legal, tax, accounting, investment or other professional services; nor does it constitute an endorsement or recommendation of the Coach by Dave Ramsey."

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