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Spotlight on Women: Nina Sossamon-Pogue

Updated: Dec 7, 2022

In life it is guaranteed that we will struggle with challenges, failures, and traumas. But what is your capacity to recover quickly from those challenges? How ‘tough’ are you?

Nina Sossamon-Pogue is a highly sought-after inspirational speaker that is considered an expert on resilience, adversity, and success. Her approach can help with real-life struggles, both professionally and personally, by teaching people how to see a clear path forward and sharing the tools needed to bounce back faster and better. In her talks, Nina shares the failures that went along with her wins, and gives audiences a framework for success, inspiring them to write their own next chapter.

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“You can't ever go back. But you get to decide what pieces of you to take forward into the next part.” -Nina Sossamon-Pogue

Nina’s story includes has a wide range of experiences that has helped shape where she is today. She trained from a young age as a USA gymnast which allowed her to build substantial resilience. But her dreams to become an Olympic gymnast we dashed after several knee injuries finally ended her athletic career.

She then became an Emmy-winning television news anchor, then VP at a software as a service (SaaS) tech company, and best-selling author, in between enduring a very public firing and a devastating car accident.

Through all her professional and personal hardships Nina has learned the secrets of how to reinvent yourself when your “identity” seems to be ripped out from under you. She also reminds us that most of our growth comes after failure, not success.

Today, Nina is the founder of NSP Communications. “Our team at NSP Communications works to help individuals and companies reach new levels of success during challenges or change. We focus on overcoming adversity and adapting to change in a positive way.” In 2022 she also founded Nclusion.Speak, a diversity and inclusion speakers company, to help speakers and audiences engage in a positive discussion of inclusion in the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) space.

Nina will be the Resilience Keynote Speaker at this year’s Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) Conference in Charleston, South Carolina. We are looking forward to hearing her speak!

You can also check out her two books on Amazon and her podcast on any of the major podcast platforms:

This is Not the End: Strategies to Get You Through the Worst Chapters of Your Life. Offering a proven approach to get through devastating life events and empowering people to take control of their future.

But I Want Both: The Working Mom’s Guide to Creating a Life She Loves. Offering a proven approach to working and parenting for high achieving women who don’t want to give up the jobs they worked so hard for.

This Seriously Sucks: The Right Podcast When Life Goes Seriously Wrong. Offering a platform for sharing strategies and coping techniques for anyone going through a tough life event, from successful people who are at least 10 years past their traumatic event.



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