exceptional experiences

introducing NiNA LESIGA

Exceptional experiences are transforming.
My passion is creative expression of the "Art of Experience". I deliver engaging keynote addresses, workshops and events.I tell personal stories of uncommon adventure and I coach new Ukulele Music Makers.Four years ago I stepped out of a thirty year corporate career as a Chemist and into the world of an Artist. My one woman show, "Life as Nina" is about my path to reinvention. I'm a co-organizer of PechaKucha 20x20 in Bridgeport CT.  Website header photo by The Confetti Project.Headshot by Pamela Einarsen PhotographyUpcoming Engagements June 1, 2018, 8:00 PM- Story City Troupe  "Technology", themed stories at the Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main St, Middletown, CT ($10)June 12, 2018 , 7:00 PM Storyspace FeaturedTeller, Havarat Shalom, 113 College Ave.,(Davis Square), Somerville Massachusetts ($5). June 21, 2018 - Make Music Day - "Ukulele for Everyone" - venues and times under construction in collaboration with City Lights Fallery and Bridgeport Special Services District. Dates to be confirmedFall Ukulele workshops at UCONN, Norwalk Community College, Stratford Adult Continuing EducationTestimonials"Excellent Instructor and loads of fun" - Ukulele workshop participant, Stratford Adult Continuing Education"You were so much fun and such a vibrant spirit!" - Ryan Kristafer, host CT Style TV program "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

Proudest Accomplishment

Reinvention from Chemist to 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


  • Performance/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, Granite State Story Slam, PechaKucha in New Haven, Westport, Bangor, & Bridgeport, 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".
Ukulele Workshops and Seminars
Norwalk Lifelong Learner Institute at Norwalk Community College (CT), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCONN, Waterbury, Sterling House Community Center, Stratford Continuing Adult Education Education in Stratford, CT,
Sterling House Community Center in Stratford, CT, New Havn Public Library
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.
Ukulele Adventure/Ukulele for Everyone - Stratford CT Adult Continuing Education, Sterling House Community Center (Stratford, CT), Osher Lifelong Learning at UCONN Waterbury, Lifelong Learners Institute at Norwalk Community College (Norwalk, CT)

Featured in the June 2016 issue of Connecticut Magazine.
Member of "Northeast Storytelling" (formerly LANES)
Member of the "Story City Troupe" and the "Hempsted Storytellers"
Co-organizer PechaKucha-Bridgeport


"Coming Out"

Photo by Bill Derry

Years ago I discovered PechaKucha. It’s a storytelling style where you share a passion through concise storytelling - 400 second exactly accompanied by 20 images that you provide which are projected 20 seconds exactly.

It’s a challenge to create, but the finished story shines with creativity and uniqueness. It becomes a golden nugget that contributes to an evening of excitement for both the speakers and the listeners.  You’ll hear things that are being shared for the...


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