I am an Artisan. 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.
Sept 8, 2017 , 1:45 PM, "The Ukulele Adventure" 5 session workshop, University of CT. OLLI, 99 East Main St.,Waterbury 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 6, 2017 - 8:00 PM - Story City Troupe tells "Danger" stories at the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street, Middletown, CT ($10) .
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 12:00 PM -Storytelling Performance & Luncheon for the American Association of University Women. Charity event at The Thames Club, 290 State Street ,New London, CT ($40)
Nov 3, 2017, 8:00 PM, Story City Troupe Tellabration. "Gratitude or Not", Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main Street, Middletown, CT ($10)
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.