Nina Sossamon-Pogue


  • Nina talks about creating success after change. recover quickly, learn – and ultimately grow stronger.
  • Audiences leave understanding their role in their own success and the corporations’ success with new strategies to keep going and not just survive change but thrive and find new levels of success.
  • Nina is a hyper-growth tech executive, USA Gymnast, and Emmy-winning television news anchor and keynote speaker- who expertly blends big data, current events and brain science research into an energetic multi-media stage performance.
  • Past clients include: GM, Benefitfocus, One Connection Management Group and Ellevate

About Nina Sossamon-Pogue - Resilience Speaker, USA Gymnast, Emmy-Winning News Anchor, Tech Executive & Author:

Nina Sossamon-Pogue shares an unforgettable message of resilience and offers her Science-backed, Data-driven, Stoic philosophy-infused framework to take control of your life story and handle any plot twist life throws at you.

With a focus on smart audiences and high achievers, she uses her astonishing stories of success and failure as a backdrop, and takes audiences on a motivational journey into their own strengths, helps them build their ‘Reverse Resume’, and shows them how to thrive in the “High Achievers’ Success Cycle”. Nina uses the word THIS/This/this to represent adversity of all sizes.

Nina’s first book, THIS is Not ‘The End’: Strategies to Get You Through the Worst Chapters of Your Life (2019 Morgan James Publishing) offers readers strategies to handle life’s most difficult challenges and control their own destiny.

Nina’s very public life has been powered by her compulsion to encourage and help others. As a teenager Nina was named Miss Congeniality at the USA Gymnastics Championships, later she was voted Charleston’s Favorite News Anchor for 10 consecutive years, and named a ‘Woman of Distinction’ by the state of South Carolina.

Authentic and intelligent, with a contagious energy, Nina’s 15+ years on TV combined with her 10+ years on the leadership team at a high-growth technology company make her uniquely qualified to connect with a corporate audience.

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What Nina Sossamon-Pogue Talks About:

You Got THIS: Ignite Your Resilience Superpower
No one said THIS would be easy. This presentation is a reminder for today’s workforce of the inherent power they possess. Adversity of all sizes is sidetracking and stressing even our best and brightest. It has whole companies working in a low gear and many of them don’t realize it.

Nina enlightens audiences that there will always be challenges as we strive to reach new levels of success. Then she poses the question, what if everyone confidently rose to the challenge?

Audiences reframe how they think about a challenge, the strengths they bring to a project, and their role. Nina emboldens them to be part of the solution, then gives them an elegant, repeatable framework to handle anything that gets in their way.

This presentation is an Aha! lesson into personal strength. using the word ‘THIS’ to represent challenges of all sizes, Nina shows audiences how to put ‘THIS’ in its place and take control of the anxiety and stress that ‘THIS’ creates.


  • Discover their Reverse Resume to recognize their accomplishments and strengths.
  • Learn THIS Resilience Framework to navigate unexpected situations effectively.
  • Build confidence to face any future challenges with the mindset, You Got THIS! mindset, You Got THIS!


You’re Wired for THIS! Resilience for High Achiever
THIS is not easy, but THIS is necessary. A session for all the smart humans doing the hard work and being asked to reach new ambitions targets. Nina reminds them how far they’ve come and the inherent strength that they possess.

Navigating new challenges can place significant stress on key leaders within your organization. To break through to the next level, they must tap into their innate strength and have unwavering confiding in their ability to handle uncertainties and obstacles ahead.

Designed for the individuals leading the way in organizations, setting goals, hitting KPIs and quarterly targets, who may need a reminder and reinforcement that ‘THIS’ is not too much, and they are exactly who is needed to make THIS happen.

Nina shows leaders the High Achievers Success Cycle and unpacks the continuous stress it can create. Then she takes them from feeling ‘stuck in the spin’ of working to achieve great heights, to feeling ‘excited to be on the ride’ harnessing momentum.

This session is an Aha! lesson in being a High Achiever and provides a framework to support their ambitions. This powerful time together is packed with actionable insight to increase productivity and improve culture.


  • Discover their ‘High Achiever’ status and what that entails.
  • Uncover their Reverse Resume to recognize the challenges they have overcome.
  • Learn THIS Resilience Framework to navigate unexpected situations effectively.
  • Build the resolve to face future challenges with a growth mindset and mental wellness.

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Her energy is contagious! It's obvious that Nina takes time to prepare. She gives the audience useful advice they can take back to their companies - and use for their personal success too.

Senior Vice President, Sales, HSA Bank

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