Nada Lena, CEO/Founder
Nada Lena Nasserdeen is the founder and CEO of “Rise Up For You,” a company dedicated to empowering and educating women across the globe. She is a motivational speaker, educator, entrepreneur, and an advocate for youth and women’s empowerment.
In addition to being a passionate advocate for women’s empowerment, Nada is an accomplished woman with a diverse background. She has toured the world as a singer, has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, and has coached and mentored close to 50,000 women and young adults worldwide on self-empowerment and leadership. Through her art performances, motivational speeches, college classes, and interactive workshops, Nada has helped individuals recognize and foster their inner potential across a number of fields.
In 2004, Nada began traveling the world, empowering people in countries such as Russia, Japan, Gibraltar, and Spain. In 2011, Nada Lena became a top executive for an education corporation in Southern California, where she mentored professional men and women in leadership and discussed best practices in teaching methods for students K-12. Furthermore, Nada has many years of experience working with the Orange County Department of Education, providing hands-on learning opportunities for students in the juvenile detention center and students from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Nada has been featured on a number of media outlets, such as Women Who Reign, the podcast Your Working Life, The Bold Life Movement, The Conscious Hustler, Write Now, and OC Talk Radio. She has been a motivational keynote speaker at numerous events, like the Women’s Health Expo in Pasadena, The Young Professional Networking Event in Canada, The Lead the Way Educators Conference in Michigan, P.U.S.H Empowerment Conference in the Inland Empire, and many more!
Among being at the forefront of Rise Up For You, Nada is currently a Professor at The Young Americans College of The Performing Arts where she teaches in both the Breadth of Knowledge and Music Department. In addition, Nada sits on the board for the Women’s Impact Council at the Costa Mesa Center Club as well as the non-profit organization, Hope Seekers.
Nada’s mission is to change the world one woman at a time.
Fun Facts: Among many adventures, Nada has climbed Mt. Fuji in a typhoon, performed in a bullring in Spain, and loves to cook fun vegan dishes!
So What’s My Story?
Growing up, my parents taught my brothers and I to always love ourselves and use our full potential.
They made sure that as a young woman I had the confidence and the mindset to build the life and dreams I’ve always wanted.
I did just that!
At twelve years old, I was helping my parents run their business. At twenty years old, I graduated from a five-year university program in only three years. At twenty-one years old, I began to travel the world as a professional performer and commanded the stage across the world as a singer. By the time I was twenty-six, I had coached and mentored over 50,000 people worldwide on confidence and self-worth through performing. Soon after, I received my Masters in Educational Leadership. By the time I was twenty-seven years old, I was a top executive making a hefty income.
Then, the rainstorm came.
I soon got married and moved out of the country. After only three weeks of being married (YES, ONLY 3 WEEKS), my husband and I were separated and on our way towards divorce.
I was distraught, shattered, confused, heartbroken, and worst of all…..
I gave up everything!
I had nothing left: no job, no car, no money, no house! I got on a flight and went back to California with only three luggage worth of clothing and shoes. I cried and cried on the flight home. My mind was consumed with thoughts of embarrassment, failure, self-doubt, fear, and confusion.
The sky cleared and the rainbow came shining through.
Halfway through the flight home, I stopped crying and realized there was something bigger and larger about to come into my life. I instantly started to feel a burning rage in my body, but it wasn’t the rage we think of, it was a positive rage! A rage to take back my life. I refused to let my self-worth and confidence diminish. There was no time to waste and sulk as I had a life to rebuild.
Here’s the epiphany:
I knew I had to find the courage and strength within to get me back to the woman I wanted to be.
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Nada’s Signature Talks:
1. Empowered Women Rise- Becoming Your Best-Self
2. The Power to Rise Up- The #1 Thing Limiting Your Success
3. It’s Not About You- The 3 Mistakes Most Leaders Make
4. Dis-ease Creates Disease- The Real Reason Our Health is Suffering