the  art  of  experience

  • Stratford Star, Hamlet Hub, Coca-Cola website.
  • Solo Travel 101 and DayCation 101 Workshops for Adult Continuing Education.
  • Dynamic motivational speaker on solo traveling - Libraries, Senior Centers, story telling events.

introducing NiNA LESIGA

Exceptional experiences are  transforming.
I am a Motivational Speaker, Storyteller and Ukulele Coach. I encourage fresh thinking about paths to adventure, rejuvenation and discovery.

I work with Libraries, Lifelong Learning Programs and organizations to deliver engaging customized talks and programs related to the Art of Experience. I provide Travel coaching for individuals and groups to unleash new travel skills, capabilities and possibilities .

I perform true stories of uncommon adventure and lead accelerated Beginner Ukulele workshops.

Three years ago I stepped out of a thirty year global corporate career into the world of an Artisan. The next stop on this journey is my new one woman show..

Upcoming Engagements
Sept 1, 2017, 8:00 PM - Story City Troupe performs "School Days" stories at the Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main St, Middletown, CT ($10)
Sept 7,2017, 7:00 PM, "We Rise Storytelling Collective, "Back to School Sprcial", Hub & Spoke Restaurant, 3001 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 
Sept 8, 2017
, 1:45 PM, "The Ukulele Adventure" 5 session workshop, University of CT. OLLI, 99 East Main St.,Waterbury CT (Fee)
Sept 12, 2017, "The Ukulele Adventure" 5 session workshop, Lifelong Learning Institute, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk,CT (Fee)
Oct 4,2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - "Gotta Ukulele", Stratford Continuing Education 5 week workshop series on Wednesdays, 45 North Parade Place , Stratford, CT (Fee).
Oct 7, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, "Teen Ukulele"  - Workshop series at Sterling House Community Center, 2283 Main St. Stratford, CT (Fee)
Oct 12, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ,"The Art of Storytelling", 5 week program on Thursdays - Stratford Continuing Education , 45 North Parade Place, Stratford, CT (Fee)
Oct 12, 2017 Featured Storyteller Waterford Library, Waterford, CT
Mar 22, 2018 - Keynote Speaker, Waterford Women's Club, Waterford Library, Waterford, 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.

Proudest Accomplishment

Transforming from a global corporate career to an Artisan

Experience Highlights

  • Speaker, Travel Coach, Storyteller and Community Music Leader
    making uncommon adventures  common
  • Global Communications Manager/Operations Manager
    fortune global 500 company
  • World Travel
    for work and for pleasure


  • 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
  • Motivational Speaking
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Writing

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"


Bring a Vase

I signed up for a class on flower arranging even though people tell me, this is a natural skill for me. It was in a town I had yet to visit and the class was an immersive 3 hours. Sounded like a relaxing day trip for me.

A bit off the beaten trail, I felt transported during the drive through the wooded area. The class was in a barn and upon entering the focal point was baskets of fresh flowers of every shape, color and texture.

We gathered for tips on growing, cutting and prepping the...


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