Nicole Bensen

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Vision Board Workshop

You know those blog posts where you have to scroll for what seems like 3 days before getting to the recipe? If you dislike those as much as I do, here’s the tl;dr on this week’s note: I created The Ultimate Vision Board Workshop and am offering it live (online) twice, Jan 30 and Feb 2. You’ll […]

I’ve asked hundreds, if not thousands, of corporate employees what they would do with their time if they could have any job in the world (time, money and skill notwithstanding). Common answers include: What do you think it is about these professions that is so appealing? This is a twist on the “Best Possible Self” […]

Three years ago, I launched my dream of running luxury retreats for women all over the globe. In the world’s most-ironic timing, day 1 of being a travel entrepreneur (March 16, 2020) was day 1 of shelter-in-place in the Bay Area. At first we thought we’d be home for three weeks…then six weeks…and you all […]

The Silicon Valley Business Journal just named me a 2022 Woman of Influence in Silicon Valley, and I had to give a 6-word memoir.

Last week I was leading a workshop, and we were talking about strengths and passions, and ways we can use those at work—even when it seems those might not be related to the job—which led to us talking about a job vs. career. For example, I love event planning, so when I was a recruiter, […]