the  art  of  experience

introducing NiNA LESIGA

Experiences can be transforming.
As an Artist my passion is studying the dynamics of exceptional experiences.

I work with learning programs, community organizations and companies to deliver customized talks and workshops on travel, storytelling, community music and employee engagement.

I perform true stories of uncommon adventure and lead accelerated beginner Ukulele workshops for teens and adults.Three years ago I stepped out of a thirty year global corporate career as a Chemist into the world of an Artist.

The next stop on this journey is developing and performing my one woman show.

Photos courtesy of The Confetti Project

Upcoming Engageme
Dec 31, 2017 (evening). Story City Troupe at First Night Hartford, Hartford, CT ($16 First Night wristband)
Jan 19, 2018 Ukulele for Everyone, Osher Lifelong Learning at UConn Waterbury Campus
Jan 26, 2018
Ukulele for Everyone, Lifelong Learning Institute, Norwalk Community Colege 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM.
Winter 2018 "Ukulele for Everyone", Sterling House Community Center, Stratford, CT
Feb 28, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 pm Ululele Club 6 week Workshop, Stratford Adult Continuing Education at Wooster Middle School, Stratford, CT (fee)
Mar 22, 2018 - Keynote Speaker, Waterford Women's Club, Waterford Library, Waterford, CT
Spring 2018 - Ukulele workshops at Osher Lifelong Learning at UCONN Waterbury and Stratford Adult Continuing Education in CT

"Lesiga approaches daycations like a dedicated artist" - Randall Beach, Connecticut Magazine
"You were so much fun and such a vibrant spirit!" - Ryan Kristafer, host CT Style TV program
"Intertwining stories with tips as you did made solo travel feel obtainable. Attendees left feeling, "Yes I can!" - CT Library
"Delightful, unexpected presentation straight from the heart" - Stamford Positive Living Forum member.
"Nina's storytelling class is outstanding" - Workshop participant, Fairfield County Adult Continuing Education
."Excellent instructor and loads of fun!" Gotta Ukulele workshop participant, Stratford, CT

Proudest Accomplishment

Transforming from a global corporate career to an Artist

Experience Highlights

  • Speaker, Workshop Facilitor, Storyteller and Community Music Leader
    making uncommon adventures  common
  • Global Communications Manager/Operations Manager
    fortune global 500 company
  • Globe Trekker
    Making uncommon adventure common


  • Speaking Engagements
    stage, radio, TV, conferences  relating to         empowerment -travel- reinvention - happiness

my travel roadmap

  • 5
    continents - Australia & antartica still a dream
  • 55
  • 250
    cities and towns


  • Coaching
  • KEYNOTE  Speaking
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • writer/blogger

Questions & Answers

Where have you presented?
Solo Travel 101/Solo Travel Bootcamp/Self Discovery through Travel/Homestays - Stratford, Bronxville, New Canaan, Bridgeport, Bangor, Mamaroneck, Fairfield, New Haven, Wallingford, Southington, Coventry, Madison. Hamden, Trumbull, Stamford, Cheshire
Art of DayCations - Stratford, New Haven, New Canaan, Milford, Trumbull, Bronxville, Wallingford, North Branford, Cos Cob, East Haven, Simsbury, Fairfield, Westport, Hamden, Waterbury, Larchment, Easton, Manchester
Happiness during Transition
- Hartford, Madison, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Old Lyme
Storyteller - Hartford's MOuTH, Story City Troupe, SpeakUp, Story Barn, PechaKucha in New Haven, Westport, Bangor, Stratford CT Storytelling Adventure, Juneteenth at Hempsted House, Rebirth Arts Festival Listen Y'All, Tellabration, CT, Adult Education Programs in Stratford, CT and Fairfield CT, "We Rise Storytelling Collective".
TV Interview Shows - "Art Here and Now" aired live Feb 17, 2016 Channel 25 Atlantic Broadband;"
Ageless TV" - Cablevision Channel 88, Norwalk CT are d Oct 9, 12, 16, 19, 2015,
"CT Style" Uncommon Daycations aired on Mar 31, 2016 on WTNH Channel 8.

Featured in the June 2016 issue of Connecticut Magazine.
Member of "Northeast Storytelling" (LANES)
Cast Member "Story City Troupe"


Almost Walked Away

I found the sign outside of a restaurant named Manna's intriguing, but it scared me. It advertised a seafood boil for $9.95. I went inside. The number of patrons inside surprised me. Most were selecting their meal from long buffet tables. In the back was an order window where signage listed more steamed options. I read it and then exited the store.

I stood outside, looked at the sign again with a photo of the meal and asked myself, “What’s stopping you?”. My memory flashed back to when I...


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