nicole bensen

If you’re feeling stuck, confused, or just want a  thought partner, so you don’t have to figure it 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.

Life, wellbeing, and
executive coaching


 
ready for change?

Are you

Book a complimentary, 
30-minute, introduction call

In this video call we’ll get to know each other a bit. You’ll share your goal and/or challenge, and get an idea of what a positive psychology-focused coaching session with me would look and feel like.

Questions? nicole@tentaclesandtea.com

You’ll leave each session with your next step forward, an experiment, 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 on your map. I’ll be your partner in guiding and supporting you in achieving your goal.

Experiment and Level up

We'll confirm your goal (understanding the "why"), then collaboratively identify roadblocks and 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.

attend our 1:1 sessions

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. 

Book your complimentary call

what to expect

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, San Jose State University and start-ups.

RECENT CLIENTS

make your life
the best adventure?

Are you ready to

encourage you and help uncover barriers to your success?

Do you want a coach who will

clarity on the changes you want to make and what steps to take?

Do you want to get

VALUE THE MOMENTS THAT truly MATTER?

Are you someone who wants to

achieve both accomplishments and wellbeing

Yes, you can

Need just one or two?
Hourly rate: $350

12 sessions: $3250

10 sessions: $2950

06 sessions: $1850

04 sessions: $1250

Investment

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.

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.


Let’s talk

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 briefly acknowledge your past stories, 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?”

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 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 together to help you examine and challenge those thoughts.”

Schedule your complimentary call

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Ready to schedule a free informational chat?

I'll be in touch as soon as I can. If you haven't heard from me in three business days, that means there may have been a submission error, so feel free to email me directly at nicole@tentaclesandtea.com.

Thank you, my friend!