Entrepreneur • Success Coach • Life Strategist • Adult Learning Expert


Over the past 22 years, I've worn many hats. I graduated top of my class from Seton Hall University for Communication Studies and credentialed as a Personal and Professional Coach and Mindful Practitioner (IAHT global member).

I started off my career in episodic TV and documentary film. I’ve worked in the corporate events world and led massive production, creative, and cross-functional strategic teams for global Fortune 500 companies. I've also developed marketing, training and e-learning programs around the world. I started my own creative agency and have been an entrepreneur for almost two decades.

My greatest accomplishment leading up to the launch of Change It Up, was founding the non-profit— AGFS Foundation in memory of my beautiful mother and I serve as Director of the Board.

I’ve always been a producer— a doer— a MANIFESTOR!

However, my passion for learning, growing and SHARING began to overshadow—well, everything! It was though a light was turned on shining a clear path to my own TRUE NORTH and I couldn't ignore it and there was certainly NO going back. Although I was extremely grateful for all of the opportunities I created in my career, I realized there was MORE.

I needed to make a change—a massive shift in mindset, perspective and awareness to uncover my authentic self, let go of negative beliefs and REIMAGINE MY ENTIRE LIFE—including my career!

During this process, I found that my greatest gifts reside in my connections with people. I've always had a passion for storytelling—communication through creativity along with strategic development, but at the heart of it all was— HEART.

So, I needed to listen to the whisper of my soul and move from my head and instead, lead from my heart—and that’s how Change It Up was born! This life-fulfillment brand’s fundamental principles are based on my personal experience and business expertise, but most certainly rooted in MINDFULNESS.

Since launching Change It Up, I've had the privilege of working with countless women around the world one-on-one, hosting nationawide group events and in leading self-development topic driven TrailChats in SoCal.

I also teach my corporate clients soft skills and communication strategies, along with one-on-one executive coaching and facilitation. And, I'm currently developing online programs, as well as collaborating with other beautiful inspiring souls who share the same vision and passion.

This is more of a calling than a job! I’m truly living the life I’ve craved since I was a child. And, firmly believe that you are never too old and it’s never too late to make a change!

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What People are Saying

  • "Nina is an extremely positive and intuitive leader who I can always rely on to give me sound guidance in both my personal and professional life. She helps me (often times- instantly) understand the root of the situation or current obstacle and has a unique way of opening me up to find the answers that reside within. She holds me accountable for the goals we set together and has helped me change my mindset in so many ways. I’m so grateful for Nina!"
    Frances M. California
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