Nina, being born and raised in Chicago, was born to help change lives and create positive mind sets.
Nina was born unique to her family, being the only known immediate family member to be born with a physical difference. Nina was born with a condition called “club hands”. Meaning, her thumbs were removed due to lack of bones, and her arms did not properly develop. Nina quotes, “Although I have a visible difference, I do not consider myself to be handicapped because I do not limit or disable myself from doing anything needed and/or desired.”
Nina received her Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and studied Social Work at Loyola University in Chicago. Working in a capacity of helping others has always been a passion of Nina's. Knowing she looked different to most people, Nina used her “difference” to show others that what you may think is impossible is possible with the help of God.
Nina is the C.E.O. of T.O.U.C..H. NFP www.touchnfp.com, an organization built to help uplift and create positive family interactions. In 2010, Nina took a step forward to pursue her speaking career with “Nina Motivates”. Always motivating others via social media or in person, Nina decided to make it a life-long journey. “My mission is to uplift and empower others to live their best life personally, mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.”
Nina has a passion for youth and young adults. Nina encountered many of her life trials during her youth and young adult life. She uses the examples she has encountered to show how you can overcome and live a authentic and full life.
In 2012 Nina became a certified Christian Life Breakthrough Coach through the Life Breakthrough Academy. Nina also began her book writing career by publishing her first E-book “From the Mind To the Mouth.” In February 2013 Nina released her first of many paperback books titled “Because I Love Me.” Nina served as the Chicago South SPAA (Speakers, Publishers & Authors Association) President for 2013. Nina has taken 2014 by storm by becoming the co-host of "Own My Own" talk radio show, co-host of Motivating the Motivators weekly empowerment call, write on "Mental Stability" for Speak It News Online Magazine, and Host of the Gospel Gossip Entertainment Television show with more to come! Nina has many great God given gifts to offer the world!
Along with taking the media world by storm, Nina joined the Closet Shugga team. Closet Shugga is a pop up boutique that specialize in unique affordable jewelry, accessories and more!
September 2014 Nina was officially answered God's call on her life and was imparted as an Evangelist. Taking this office is not only important to Nina, but it is her true calling in inspiring and motivating. "Getting people to see Jesus through me is what I live for" says Nina.
January 2015 Nina has stepped out and released her second book "For The Lady In Waiting: Becoming Completely Intimate With God" and she is using this book to help others develop an intimate relationship with God. Currently Nina is focused on building youth and women all around the world for God’s Glory! “I am His light and salt and I must give the flavor of Christ to the world!”
June 2015, Nina combined her skills as a motivator with her gift to make people lauch and branded herself as a comedic motivator. She began performing and traveling not only motivating, but bringing laughter into the lives of many!
September 2015 Nina launched "Sitter On the Go" which is a traveling child care service. With over 20 years of experience working with children, a proven track record of being loved by youth and so much more, Nina knew it was time to take a 10 year old dream and make it a reality!
Near the end of the 2015-2016 school year, God gave Nina a passion to reach more children in a new way. This would be through a program called "Dare to Be Different" which is a program Nina developed to speak to youth about loving the skin they are in.
By the fall of 2016 Nina published her 6th book! In the late summer of 2016 Nina launched Anointed Hands Publishing Company. In 5 short months, the company has published three books. One of them was her second youth book. Nina use her coaching certification to coach bloggers and authors to take their writing ideas off their minds and onto the web and into books!