the  art  of  experience

introducing NiNA LESIGA

Exceptional experiences are transforming.
I'm an Artist who studies the dynamics of exceptional experiences tor fresh perspective about smarter living and new sources of positive energy.

I work with learning programs, community organizations, companies individuals and groups to deliver engaging workshops and activities to stimulate fresh thinking on "The Art of Experience".

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

I'm working on a one woman show about my journey. .

Website header and bio photo by The Confetti Project.

Upcoming Engageme
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
Feb 2, 2018 - Story City Troupe performs stories on "That Song" Buttonwood Tree 8 PM, 605 Main Street, Middletown $10
Feb 8, 2018 - We Rise Storytelling 7 PM, Hub and Spoke Restaurant, Fairfield Ave,Bridgeport, CT.  Story theme is Smut.
Feb 2018 - Ukulele workshop series all ages at Sterling House Community Center in 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
March 23,  2018 - Ukulele workshops at Osher Lifelong Learning at UCONN Waterbury. 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (fee) 5 weeks, no class March 30th.

"Excellent Instructor and loads of fun" - Gotta Ukulele workshop participant, Stratford Adult Continuing Education
"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, First Night Hartford, 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"


Arctic Blast

Thousands of strap hangers in New York City rose to the challenge to participate in an international day of silliness by riding a New York City subway in their underpants, despite the really frigid temperature.  I was one of them.

I did it for the uncommon adventure. I did it to meet new people. I did it to live in the moment with abandon. I did it for the joy of accomplishment. I did it because I’ve done it before and it made me think, "I am capable of even bigger things."

Afterwards, the...


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