About Nina Sossamon-Pogue - Award-winning Television News Anchor, Author and Inspirational Speaker on Resilience & Dealing with Change:
Nina Sossamon-Pogue is a hyper-growth tech executive, USA Gymnast, and Emmy-winning television news anchor. She is a sought-after and respected keynote speaker on Resilience, Adversity, Change and Achievement - who expertly blends big data, current events and brain science research into an energetic multi-media stage performance. Nina helps organizations strengthen their workforce in this fast-paced, ever-changing world. Drawing on a dozen years as an executive in a high-growth software company, two decades in television news, and her early experiences as a world-class athlete - Nina is the ideal opening or closing keynote for your next corporate meeting or event.
Nina brings a wealth of experience and passion to everything she does - she inspires you to examine your future in a new way. With a proven framework to conquer adversity, she teaches you how to overcome challenges - of all sizes. This knowledge allows you to gain strength from each obstacle - on your own way to success.
Nina enjoyed success at some of the highest levels of sport, television and corporate America. She also endured painful public failures - and devastating life events. She is often asked how she managed to rebuild and reach even higher levels of success, after her lows. So, she developed a framework anyone can implement, to leverage adversity - and achieve success.
In each chapter of her life, Nina faced tremendous adversity, including an injury that ended her athletic career - and a very public lay off from her dream job. At the peak of her journalism career, Nina had to rebuild her life once again. After a devastating car accident, she found herself at the center of a story gripping the headlines. Amid darkness, Nina developed a proprietary model to harness adversity - and strengthen resilience.
Her first endeavour into writing garnered best-selling status - This is Not 'The End': Strategies to Get Through the Worst Chapters of Your Life (Difference Press, June, 2019). Nina shares her proven approach to handling life’s hardships - so you can control your own destiny. While today may be miserable, This Is Not the End helps you see that your life is not ruined - you’re just in a really horrible plot twist and better days are ahead.
What Nina Sossamon-Pogue Talks About:
‘FLIP THIS’ ADVERSITY TO ACHIEVEMENT – A PROVEN APPROACH TO STRENGTHEN RESILIENCE AND SUCCEED AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS
Every organization faces challenges and today’s pace of change is staggering. Adversity of all sizes is sidetracking our workforce each day. Think personal medical issues, difficult customers – or product failures. Data shows our workforce is struggling. A lack of resilience is eating away at shareholder value, yet most organizations are not even aware of it. Without a deliberate framework in place corporations are losing billions of dollars in lost productivity, low engagement – and sinking morale. Nina calls this a ‘Resilience Epidemic’ – and shares with audiences a systematic way to defend, conquer, and grow from challenges. Organizations can be liberated from the restrictive forces of adversity, allowing them to recover quickly, learn – and ultimately grow stronger.
Give your attendees a dynamic multi-media experience that shows them:
- Their style of facing adversity
- Their role in their own success and their corporation’s success
- How to power through day-to-day challenges and stay on track
- New strategies to increase their productivity and job satisfaction
‘THIS’ IS NOT THE KEY, HOW YOU HANDLE ‘THIS’ IS – THE KEY TO USING YOUR CHALLENGES TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
Even if we have a great plan, clearly identified strategic goals and strong leadership – each day individuals face challenges. These challenges sidetrack employees and impede your organization’s ability to power towards goals. Adversity of all levels slows us down. Nina expertly blends big data, current events and brain science research – into an energetic multi-media stage performance. These strategies help organizations strengthen their workforce in this fast-paced, ever-changing world.
Give your audience an interactive hour of insight to improve their work and home lives.
Attendees will learn how to:
- Understand how they face adversity
- Put challenges into context
- Own their role
- Move forward with confidence
- Embrace a challenge
YOU’VE GOT THIS! – EMPOWERING WOMEN TO HANDLE ANYTHING LIFE THROWS AT THEM
This multi-media presentation hits home for an audience of one hundred, or one thousand. An engaging storyteller, Nina shares her journey of success in the highest levels of sport, television – and corporate America. She also opens up about her painful public failures and devastating life events along the way. Using her own story as a backdrop, she shares a proven framework to conquer adversity – and teaches you how to overcome challenges, of all sizes. This knowledge allows you to gain strength from each obstacle, on your way to success. Nina brings a wealth of experience and passion to the stage – and inspires you to examine your future in a new way.
(This presentation can be non-gender specific)
SUPERPOWERS WORKSHOP: THE KEY TO INTERGALACTIC DOMINATION – EMPOWERING INDIVIDUAL SUPERHEROES TO CREATE AN UNBEATABLE TEAM
Get the most from your teams! Take a group of coworkers to a new level of collaboration. This is a team EMPOWERING session. Using superhero analogies – to assess what each person brings to the table – Nina gets teams to appreciate each other’s unique skills in connection with their own. Great teams need science geeks like Spiderman, leaders with a strong moral code like Captain America…even a few rule breakers – like Wolverine. (Yes, she mashes up Marvel and DC Universe to make her point!) This is a fun workshop that will have lasting effects, long after the session wraps.
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.
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