My passion is to inspire fresh thinking about adventure, rejuvenation and discovery.
I work with learning programs, community organizations and companies to deliver customized talks and workshops on travel, storytelling 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 Artisan. The next stop on this journey is developing and performing my one woman show.
Oct 4,2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - "Gotta Ukulele", Stratford Continuing Education 5 week workshop series on Wednesdays, , at Wooster Middle School Stratford, CT (Fee).
Nov 3, 2017, 8:00 PM, Story City Troupe Tellabration. "Gratitude or Not", Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street, Middletown, CT ($10)
Dec 31, 2017 (evening). Story City Troupe at First Night Hartford, Hartford, CT ($16 First Night wristband)
Mar 22, 2018 - Keynote Speaker, Waterford Women's Club, Waterford Library, Waterford, CT
Spring 2017 - Ukulele workshops at Osher Lifelong Learning at UCONN Waterbury, Lifelong Learning Institute at Norwalk Community College in CT 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
"Terrific DayCation program. It was colorful, informative, and there was good "give and take" from the audience!"- CT Library
"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.