About me

Nerissa is a professional keynote and transformational speaker who has inspired audiences globally and a two-time international bestselling author of her books Growing Through and A Different Reality. She is also the founder of the ‘Anything Is Possible’ framework and the ‘Speak for IMPACT’ program.

As a migrant, gay woman of colour and a carer for her wife, she is no stranger to crisis and adversity. She is often recognised for her positive energy, rational thinking and calm demeanour under extreme pressure.

Nerissa is committed to coaching and empowering people to share their stories, unlock their true potential and transform both personally and professionally. She believes in growing through — not going through — life, because anything is possible when you are able to be yourself, believe in yourself and back yourself.

Previous speaking experience

Capgemini Pride event

Coming out stories from India – YouTube Series

One Door Mental Health Symposium 2021

Allen & Overy IDAHOBIT 2021

Keynoteworthy – Continuing to Challenge

BNY Melllon’s first Asia-Pacific event on intersectionality

New South Wales Department of Customer Service Harmony Week 2021

Speakers Tribe New South Wales

Mardi Gras 2021 – MCC Welfare Services Event

Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry – West Bengal Social Media Council

In Conversation with Journalist Harita Mehta

Herstory Women’s Global Empowerment Online Summit

Glow Up Careers and Cisco – Bridging Careers – Centering Yourself

South West Sydney Wellbeing – 2020 Living Library Series

Shane Ave’s The Unsuitable Podcast – Between the Seams

Speakers Institute Premier Bootcamp

MCC Sydney Testimony Night

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