EXceptional          EXPERIENCES

art of living "in the moment"

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Exceptional experiences are transforming
Nina Lesiga is an artist, a storyteller. ukulelist and globe trekker. Her passion is creating and facilitating immersive, uplifting experiences for learning, building connections and fuller living.

Four years ago she stepped out of a thirty year career as a chemist into a full time career as an artist. Nina performs, facilitates, creates and innovates.

Upcoming Engagements

In progress - Feb 22, 2019 10:15 - 11:45 AM Beginner Ukulele - Osher Waterbury at UCONN (fee) 8 weeks

In progress Beginning Mar 11, 2019, 1:10PM - 2:50 PM "Beginner Ukulele " Lifetime Learners Institute, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT (Fee)

Beginning Mar 13, 2019,, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Beginner Adult Ukulele (6 weeks) Stratford Continuing Adult Education at Wooster Middle School), 150 Lincoln Street , Stratford, CT

Mar 20, 2019 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Generation Women present "New York Stories" at the Caveat, 21A Clinton Street (Lower East Side), New York ($30)

Mar 21, 2019 6:00 PM "PechaKucha Night Bridgeport Volume 4, Bridgeport, CT, Barnum Museum, Bridgeport, CT

Mar 27, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM "Personal Stories, Personal Happiness", Madison Happiness Club, Hubley Hall, First Congregational Church, 26 Meeting House Lane, Madison, CT

March 30, 2019, Northeast Storytelling workshop 'The Power of PechaKucha" co-presented with Bill Derry Plymouth, MA (conference fee)

March 30, 2019 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM Northeast Storytelling Sharing the Fire Olio Concert, Plymouth, Mass (fee).

Beginning, April 22nd, 4:15 - 5:99 PM Youth Afterschool Ukulele, Sterling House Community Center , Stratford, CT

April 27, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Pros(e) of Pie, "Thrive Thene"Hudson Valley Writers Centerm Tarrytown, NY $20 

June 5, 2019, 7 PM - 9:99 PM "So What Happened Was", Hosted by Asher Novek, Freddy's Bar, 627 5th Ave Bklyn, NY

June 27, 2019, Grackle, A Night of Storytelling in Brooklyn = theme "I Want to Break Free", Bluebird Brooklyn at The Nest.
504 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY

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


"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


  • 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, 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
- Hartford, Madison, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Old Lyme
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".
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 in Stratford, CT, Stratford Library, Stratford, CT
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)

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


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...


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