Your Joy Is VALUABLE.

Nerissa Street will show you why.

COMPELLING

TEACH

AUTHENTIC

WRITE

TRANSCENDENT

FILM

HERE’S WHAT NERISSA HAS DONE

She’s a  multiple award-winning teacher and storyteller

Humble but explosive (to use a phrase first coined by the late Will Da Real One), she uses her verbal prowess to wrap your mind around the best possible vision for you

She loves to flip the script

A life-long writer, she learned at an early age what great stories FEEL like. They’re always unexpected, and so are her strategic sessions which access the most untapped resource in the corporate world:

JOY. 

BE YOUR OWN ANSWER

Imagine a strategy session where your organization taps its own wisdom. Employees will be onboard because their ideas and your company mission will finally align in this powerful work retreat. 

SELF CARE FOR LEADERS

Community based organizations suffer most from two things that threaten sustainability: Founder’s Syndrome, and a fluctuating market. The secret is: only Founder’s Syndrome matters. This session confidentially addresses your founder’s deepest concerns and produces a plan that the board can buy into for the future.

GIRLS CALL THE SHOTS

Teen girls feel they need to commodify their looks and their opinions to fit in, and the most vulnerable demographic in the world. Their own joy will save them, if we remind them their unique voices are valuable. Private sessions with girl groups are fun, interactive and bring teen empowerment into the 21st century.

WOMEN WHO SPEAK AND WRITE

Nerissa noticed something after speaking at one of the top public innovation conferences in the world. She was one of the few women of color speaking. Although she was happy to share her expertise, she regretted that the other smart women she knew weren’t there with her. This Mastermind group of thought leaders in every industry are organically bringing diverse voices to the table by being invited to speak at high-profile conferences across the globe. Her vision is to bring equity to every industry by equipping women with the tools of influential storytelling.

Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

Nerissa Street really helped me to move all the clutter out of my life. She helped me push things aside and get to the core root quickly, so I could understand what I was really passionate about. 

La Guardia Cross

New Father Chronicles

You really need to talk with her. We talk about glass ceilings as a negative thing, but Nerissa turned it into something positive! She is hands down who you need for your organization or event!

Michelle Y. Talbert

Her Power Moves

Nerissa Street is awesome and great to work with. She has amazing information that you can use to advance your dreams, ideas and entrepreneurial ventures.

Anika S. Madison

Journey into Passion

CASE STUDY

Why Give?

Nerissa assisted a nonprofit organization during its annual campaign create engaging weekly events, and tell its story to a wider audience. The result was an increase in member commitments, and reinvigoration for the mission.

ON-CAMERA

She coaxed long-term members to tell their story on video. 

IMMERSIVE

She created an event that reminded the attendees why they were committed to the organization’s mission. 

COHESIVE

She re-engaged the staff in its mission by providing a safe space for them to explore what wasn’t working.

ADAPTIVE

She conducted her sessions around the schedule of both the staff and the key volunteers to lower barriers to change.

Videos of Nerissa

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Articles for Be Your Own Answer

Nerissa tells stories in all forms. Read her and her friends’ insights below.

Self Care for Teachers – What’s your story?

Overwhelmed by traumatic school-based events, “active killer” training, and ever-changing high-stakes testing, public school teachers may feel stepping into a classroom is a life-altering decision. It’s certainly an emotional one.[…]

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Help Get Us To SXSW in Austin TX!

What happens to good public school teachers who get community support? They change the future. I’ve been selected to present a case study of my successful classroom to the audience[…]

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Bite Me Again

It’s the morning of New Year’s Day, and I am feeling really spectacular about this coming year. I’m also feeling very itchy. As part of my NYE tradition, I’ve gone[…]

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