If you’re feeling stuck, stressed out, overwhelmed, or just want a thought partner, so you don’t have to figure it all out on your own, I’m here to help you clarify your goals, to shed light on new pathways, and to encourage, motivate, and support you. Some come to me for career coaching and accountability, and others chat with me to rediscover what brings them joy. All are welcome.
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In this video call we’ll get to know each other a bit. You’ll share your goal and/or challenge, and we’ll do a mini, positive psychology-focused coaching session, so you can see what it would be like to work together.
“I came to Nicole with a big and vague goal, feeling overwhelmed, under-enthused and unsure of how to begin. Nicole guided me gently, asked me questions I had never answered out loud, uncovered some truths and helped me learn more about myself along the way.
Beyond that, she gave me optional exercises and resources that helped break the goal down into manageable bite-sized pieces. I wasn’t sure what I would get out of our coaching sessions, but I went into it open and willing. I came out the other side with a clear path ahead of me knowing where I want to go, excited for what’s to come, and oh so grateful for the support and guidance from Nicole. Rather than holding your hand and telling you which way to go, Nicole simply walks besides you cheering you on and offering you support. She is an experienced, heart-led leader and I would 10/10 recommend her coaching experience.”
You’ll leave each session with your MVE (minimum viable experiment), the next step forward that you choose.
The following session we’ll talk about how your experiment went, and you’ll decide what makes sense as the next step. I’ll be your partner in guiding and supporting you in achieving your goal.
It’s super common for your goal to change during our time, and that’s totally fine. Each session I’m there for whatever you want to talk about/sort through, and to be your supportive accountability partner.
We’ll confirm your goal (understanding the “why”), then collaboratively identify roadblocks; we may also create a map with clear, key milestones. I use positive psychology coaching principles to focus on your strengths; you’ll receive support and encouragement as you choose what action step forward you’d like to take.
My role is to ask questions to shed light on paths, obstacles, or strengths you may not have noticed—to empower you, to listen to what worked or didn’t work, and to help you pivot as needed.
Depending on your goal, most clients choose between 6 to 12 sessions, meeting weekly or biweekly.
After you schedule the best time for us to chat, I’ll send you a questionnaire to complete that tells me a bit more about you.
We’ll start by talking about what is most important for you to get from a coaching relationship, clarifying a goal or challenge you have, and I’ll share what a session with me would look and feel like.
Everything you share is confidential (unless you share you are harming yourself or others).
If we mutually decide to move forward, I’ll send you the contract and invoice, and we’ll schedule our sessions.
Whether joining one of my corporate workshops, public group program (Next Level You), an #IamRemarkable session, or 1:1 coaching, most of my clients work in a corporate environment. I’ve had the honor of supporting people who work in tech, entertainment, real estate, education, and consulting—in companies including Google, YouTube, Apple, Netflix, Cisco, KPMG, Dropbox, CBRE, San Jose State University and start-ups.
After your 30-minute complimentary, confidential, introductory call, each session is 50 minutes. We’ll meet by video weekly or biweekly, your choice. Appointments are typically available Monday–Thursday during business hours (Pacific Time).
Amounts above reflect full payment upon booking. Pricing is subject to change. Clients will maintain their lower package cost per session for any session booked the following 12 months.
Therapy is when a licensed therapist works with you to examine and break down your past events to heal trauma, clear the way, and support you to take a positive path forward.
FAQ: How is this different from therapy or my group program?
Example: “Can you think of a moment from childhood where you felt this same way? How did your relationship with your mother influence the way you raise your own children?”
Coaching may acknowledge your past stories (especially looking at moments of strength), but it’s predominantly about looking at your present state, your desired future, and having a coach ask pointed questions (and at times offer ideas) for you to create your own next steps and path forward. My coaching is a personalized approach, and no two sessions are the same. We’ll work together on what's most important to you that day.
Example: “What is a goal you’re working toward? What strengths do you have to help you get there? What action will you take this week?”
In my group program, you’ll learn about many (25+) tools and exercises, backed by research, so you'll have a variety of items to choose from, experiment with and incorporate into your life for mental and emotional wellbeing. It can partner well with both therapy and coaching, or stand alone.
Note: Unlike therapy and coaching, this is not personalized to you, but an existing program built to help with your wellbeing. This is not group coaching, but a workshop/class environment.
Example: “Here are 12 ways to increase happiness. Which one sounds like the most fun to you? Try that one, and next week we’ll briefly talk about how your experiment went, then dive into ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome.”
Example: “Here are 15 common cognitive distortions, or filters, we might unconsciously use as we view the world. Do you recognize any you have used? Let’s go through the STAR worksheet in pairs to help you examine and challenge those thoughts.”
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