To Nicole Helprin, it used to look like overthinking and being extra-intentional were her superpowers, the tools that got her through each day. She was of the “if I can think it, I can build it” mentality, constantly relying on her thinking to determine the state of her wellbeing. In today’s conversation, Nicole shares what she’s learned since challenging these beliefs, and what she’s experienced since embracing an unknown future. She highlights what can happen when you remove “thinking” from the equation, and instead, open yourself up to possibilities beyond your momentary imagination. She sees now that, actually, it is possible to be OK, no matter what happens.


Nicole Helprin is a creative leader with significant expertise and experience that she uses to make work and lives better. She is currently the Senior Vice President of Engagement, Performance, and Talent for a large, global tech company. Prior to this role, Nicole has worked in leadership and executive positions focused on Culture, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion and Employee Communications at large, medium and small tech companies. She started her career in education as a teacher and trainer, and her love of teaching and coaching has been an integral part of all of her work and different roles ever since.