Meet Happiness and Wellbeing Ambassador Nicole Bensen…
Nicole and I met through our mastermind and you will quickly find out why I was excited to chat with her. I mean, she’s a happiness and wellbeing ambassador, Positive Psychology coach, and creator of transformational experiences…there’s a lot to like there!
Nicole Bensen spent nearly a decade at Google, ultimately managing the wellbeing program for Google’s executive women leaders. After experiencing burnout herself, she left to found Tentacles and Tea to share resilience, self-compassion, and accessible mindfulness techniques through her corporate workshops, group programs, and 1:1 coaching. Her mission to support people in creating more meaningful, connected, happy lives.
When she’s not spreading happiness and wellbeing to others, Nicole enjoys her life in Silicon Valley, California with her husband, two daughters, and three cats (one with fur, 2 with no fur).
You can listen to my conversation with Nicole Bensen at the link above. Or get an overview below.
1. What do you do in your business and why did you choose it?
I inspire others to create a meaningful, connected, happy life through my corporate workshops and group programs. Why do I do this? I achieved success in Corporate America. But still felt like something was missing; I burned out and did the work to get mentally healthy again. Now I want to share what I’ve learned with others who are feeling overwhelmed and stressed out.
2. What is your greatest strength when it comes to running your business?
Strong at doing the client-facing work, building relationships, and being creative in sharing concepts. And bringing fun to neuroscience.
3. What is the area of entrepreneurship where you could grow the most?
Marketing and sales…I need to figure out the smartest place to focus
4. If you were to start your business over today, what piece of advice or lesson learned would you emphasize to yourself?
Go back to the basics. You have a lot of answers already.
5. What is your best advice for balancing business and home life or creating intentional family time?
Set boundaries. Say “no”.