exceptional          EXPERIENCES for fuller living

mindful experiences

n/l productions
Nina Lesiga designs & facilitates uplifting experiences in storytelling, music making and travel.
Five years ago Nina stepped out of a thirty year career as a chemist into a full time career as a designer and entertainer. to bring the 'wow" to events and to strategic initiatives.

Nina is available for hire as a key note speaker, storyteller, workshop facilitator, ukulelist and travel coach.

Upcoming Engagements

Sept 12, 2019 PechaKucha Night Bridgeport Vol 5 "Not Your Momma's PechaKucha" 6:00 PM B Hive CoWorking space Main Street, Bridgeport Free, donation accepted

Sept 13, 2019 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM - OLLI Cafe - "Untold Stories"- Lend Me Your Ear" UConn Waterbury Campus OLLI Cafe Lunch & Learn

Sept 14, 2019 - 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM  Rock the Sound Storytelling Workshop, SeaSide Park, Bridgeport

Sept 15, 2019 2:00 PM True Tales Live On Stage ACT ONE Festival, West End Studio Theatre ,959 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH  $20 (Senior &Students $18) 

Sept 24, 2019, 6:30 PM True Tales Live . Taping with a live studio audience, Portsmouth Public Media, 280 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH Free (donations accepted)

Oct 3, 2019 noon - 2:00 PM  - Ukulele for Everyone - Bridgeport Downtown Farmer's Market at McLevy Green, Bridgeport, CT

Oct 5, 2019 2:00 PM - PechakKucha Workshop, Barnum Museum, Main Street, Bridgeport CT - free but pre-registration required 

Oct 12 1:00 - 1:45 - Ukulele for Everyone - Green Village Initiative at Reservoir Farms Market, Reservoir Ave, Bridgeport, CT

Fall 2019 Beginner and Advanced Ukulele 
Osher UCONN Waterbury CT begins Sept 20, 2019 at 10:45AM (Beginner)  and 1:45 PM Advanced Beginner), Fee

LLI Norwalk Community College begins Sept 23 at 1:10 PM (Beginner)  and 3:10 PM (Advanced Beginner), Fee

Stratford Continuing Adult Education at Wooster Middle School Sept 18th at 6:00 PM (Advanced Beginner) and 7:15 PM (Beginner)

Sterling House Community Center after school ukulele 4:15 PM- 5:15 PM Weds beginning Oct 3rd.

Feb 7, 2020 - LLI Lunch and Learn "Untold Stories" Lend Me Your Ear". Norwalk Community College , 188 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT

Testimonials

"Nina's energy and high spirit were exciting and entertaining. Great ukulele teacher" - Student LLI at Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT

"Lots of learning, lots of fun. Who knew it could be so rewarding to move outside one's comfort zone. Great experience" Adult Learner at Osher UCONN Waterbury

"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/Performing Artist

Experience Highlights

  • Speaker, Workshop Facilitor, Storyteller and Community Music Leader
    making uncommon adventures  common
  • Global Communications Manager/Operations Manager
    fortune global 500 company
  • Designer of Exceptional Experiences
    Making uncommon adventure common

Interests

  • Performance/Engagements
    stage, radio, TV, conferences  relating to         empowerment -travel- reinvention - happiness

my travel roadmap

  • 5
    continents - Australia & antartica still a dream
  • 55
    Countries
  • 250
    cities and towns

Skills

  • Coaching
    20+
  • KEYNOTE  Speaking
    20+
  • Workshop Facilitation
    20+
  • writer/blogger
    20+

Questions & Answers

Where have you presented?
Solo Travel 101/Solo Travel Bootcamp/Self Discovery through Travel/Homestays - Stratford, Bronxville, New Canaan, Bangor, Mamaroneck, Fairfield, New Haven, Wallingford, Southington, Coventry, Madison. Hamden, Trumbull, Stamford, Cheshire, Middletown, Beacon Falls Public Library
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, Happiness through Storytelling
- Hartford, Madison, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Old Lyme
Intro to PechaKucha Visual Storytelling - Barnum Museum, Sharing the Fire
Intro to Storytelling - Stratford CT Public Library, Continuing Adult Education in Stratford CT and Fairfield CT

Storyteller - Hartford's The MOuTH-
off Story City Troupe, First Night Hartford, SpeakUp, Story Barn, Granite State Story Slam, White Mountain Storytelling Festival, 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", Story Space, Yale Univ Tell Tale, Cornelia Street Cafe Story Exchange "Tell Me Another". "Maan You've Got to Hear This" "Generation Women", Madison CT Happiness Club, Sharing the Fire OLIO (NE Storytelling), Bookfest (Easthampton, MA), DOROT Open Mic (NYC), Prose of Pie (NY), MassMouth "Stories from the Stage", True Tales Live, What Happened Was, Right Behind the Ears, Three Birds Productions, Grackle - a Night of Storytelling, WPAA Time for a Story, Story Cafe, Take Two Storytelling

Ukulele Workshops,Seminars,Events

Norwalk Lifelong Learner Institute at Norwalk Community College (CT), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCONN, Waterbury, Sterling House Community Center, Stratford Continuing Adult Education in Stratford, CT, Stratford Library, Stratford, CT, Short Beach Stratford, CT, Make Music Day Bridgeport CT, Make Music Day Stratford CT, Stratford Culture & Arts Festival
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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.
Story Cafe "PechaKucha Storytelling" with Karen Chase - SeeKonk MA TV 9

Radio Shows
WPKN 89.5 FM "State of the Arts" , Bridgeport, CT
WVOF Fairfield 88.5 "Lady Beth's Unity Groove", Fairfield, CT

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

Blog

Family at Sea

I took a trip on the Norwegian Cruise Line Gem during a week there was no single supplement. The single supplement is a surcharge for single occupancy of a regular cabin.

There were 60 or so people traveling solo.  Each evening we gathered to hear about the day, see if there was interest in meeting up the next day to go ashore and who was interested in sharing a dinner table

The level of engagement was flexible and I got to see how other solos were experiencing the adventure.   It gave me...

Location

Greater New York City Area

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