SPEAKING & WORKSHOPS
Nina Christesen is an accomplished speaker with over 20 years’ experience presenting at Conferences and Seminars and lecturing in Business Schools.
She has successfully reinvented herself, from senior executive to quantitative fund manager, documentary filmmaker, and author.
As an expert in leadership, change management and innovation, she knows how to deconstruct personal reinvention.
Nina offers practical advice, especially for people who are considering a change but are not sure what they want to do, what they can do or how to get started.
The speaker topics are designed for keynote speeches, 1-2 hour presentations and half day workshops.
Do I have what it takes?
Understanding the reinvention mindset
There is a right frame of mind for reinvention.
It’s based on certain beliefs about the past, the present and the future that:
- Leverage your knowledge, skills and life experience.
- Release your creativity.
- Tap into your personal wisdom.
- Increase your confidence.
- Turn ideas into action to find new opportunities.
But they can also be a handicap.
Nina outlines the foundations of the reinvention mindset, the common traps and practical ways to deal with them.
Time for Change?
Understanding life transitions
There comes a time when you question your future.
It can be triggered by changes in external events or shifts in personal needs.
Whatever the trigger, it’s important to know the difference between normal periods of dissatisfaction and significant pivot points for change.
Nina outlines how six interventions can refresh, refocus and realign goals when you are asking, “Is it time for a change?”
- The Observation
- The Sabbatical
- The Downsize
- The Transition
- The Exploration
- The Rejuvenation
Navigating the Reinvention Journey
Reinvention involves overcoming doubt and confusion, finding the right focus, managing change, dealing with uncertainty and staying on course.
These challenges vary along the journey of your reinvention.
Nina outlines the challenges and opportunities in the 6 Phases of reinvention:
- Rabbit Hole – letting go the old ways
- Eureka – finding the next direction
- Grunt – making it happen
- Mastery – building capability
- Legacy – handing over
- Decline – closing the door
Rabbit Holes and Serendipity
A personal perspective
An engaging, inspirational and humorous account of one person’s experiences of the risks, realities and rewards of embarking on reinvention without knowing why, what and how.
A look ‘behind the scenes’ of her journey from a corporate executive to art student, quantitative fund manager, documentary filmmaker and struggling writer.
Nina addresses some of the key milestones and challenges:
- recognising triggers to change
- diving down dead ends
- finding a focus
- re-skilling fast
- adapting to new ways of working
- managing risk and staying resilient