LIFEWALLA - The Novel

Finalist 2021 Screencraft Cinematic Book Comp'n

"At a time when our world is beset by natural and man-made disaster Nina Joshi Ramsey really gets inside the psychology of disasters and the consequences that they wreak. It's a very human book and the proceeds are for a good cause. I recommend it." 


- Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President 2015-16, British Psychological Society

''[This] is going to be a big hit. Never read anything

like it" 

- Concourse Magazine

"Lifewalla is a story that touches your soul in unimaginable ways"

 

- Sade Adeniran, Winner Commonwealth Prize Africa

STORIES, PLAYS

& other writing

"The time just flew and there wasn't a minute which wasn't interesting, funny, thoughtful... BRAVO"

" Thought-provoking, tender, funny... better than much of the stuff I hear on radio 4!!"

"I was both impressed and moved"

Other writing & links:

The Decibel Penguin Prize Anthology 2:

From There to Here

Tell Tales 4: The Global Village Anthology

Familiar Strangers - The Play

Pickles, Puja & Pin-ups (co-written)

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STRESS MANAGEMENT Workshops

"It really was a great event!  Thank you so so so much!"

- WFTV

"Loved Nina!"

- WFTV Member

Didn’t really know what to expect but excellent as it was all practical

"Stress is a huge part of our lives and I’m really glad WFTV are helping us manage this + Nina was great!

Honestly found it all helpful!

I’d do a whole day of it!

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about me

Hi! Well you know my name. Below is a little about me.

I am a writer, trainer, producer and coach now. But like many others, I first started earning as a kid with leaflet dropping, newspapers, shopwork, etc. Then the serious stuff - a Computing and Business degree, which led to coding and systems auditing within technology, financial and banking institutions. At one of those, I was coding a graphics module and talked about doing that for a 3d animation film. I didn’t know about Pixar then and that can be the ‘sliding doors’ element in my story.

 

Coding’s great because it’s a lot about ideas and creative problem-solving, but at the time, it really didn’t have a cool status. There was no geek chic or nerds ruling the world. My work was in various serious consultancies and an investment bank before I got on to a fantastic graduate trainee scheme with a global news and financial information company. I am still in touch with my fellow grads, as well as a whole load of friends I made there. Life is all about the people and relationships.

 

At the news company, I inadvertently ended up leading critical, high-stakes global technology projects. It started off as filling gaps during restructures and ended up with permanent roles. That made me realise I could do much more than I thought. I later headed a trading subsidiary's Global Projects Group and implemented a transformation programme. The work was as much technical and management as it was coaching and mentoring. Long hours across America, Europe and Asia time zones, but also plenty of travel and a good social life. I really could have carried on. Sometimes I wonder what would have happened. After all, I'd had senior leadership sharing they thought I would stay and carry on up to Board level. 

 

However, I’d started having a nagging feeling that I ought to do something in the helping professions. At the same time, I was coming out of a toxic personal situation, and felt I could support others in similar situations.

 

So when an opportunity arose for exploring alternative passions, I took it up. I enjoyed writing and travel, so did some field research, did a Creative Writing MA, and started my novel, Lifewalla. It was inspired by survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster and raised funds for clinics at its launch. Now a Finalist in a Cinematic Book Competition, it may well see an adaptation yet!

 

My other writing includes a Penguin Decibel prize story, long-listings in international competitions and staged readings produced by theatre companies. I have also delivered a private biography for a HNWI Industrialist. Currently, I am writing a sitcom pilot and creating a collaborative novel. That’s the writing part of my life.

 

Alongside, I did a Masters level PgDip in Psychology, where my research project was on stress management and I trained in various complementary modalities, including co-active coaching, EFT, NLP, Theta, Emotrance, and Reiki. I applied my knowledge and experience to 1-2-1 coaching, talks and workshops with organisations. I am also developing a series of e-courses to make the experiential training more accessible and affordable globally. This is important to me because I truly believe the world would gain immense positive domino effects on wellbeing and relationships if people could easily manage their triggers and reactions. Imagine that world!

 

My impetus for this has strengthened from experience working with people across corporate, freelance and voluntary work - including global leadership roles, producing and hosting local events, teaching in desert villages, co-ordinating earthquake rescue efforts, helpline listening and prisoner training and more. People are broadly the same all over. We have the same emotional canvas and evolutionary responses. These techniques can work across the spectrum, broadly speaking.

I hope you enjoy the various radio interviews, panel events, meditation recordings and my tribulations at standup.

Do send any feedback you have, or book an initial chat as suitable. I look forward either way  - NJR

Lyca Full Interview

"Hilarious!!"

Stand-up open mic

"That Trump impression!!"

BBC Sheetal Parmar

talking 'Familiar Strangers'

"Are you afraid of alienating your audience?" 

Thanks to BBC Asian Network, Sheetal Parmar and Rumana Hoque

Barriers to Inclusivity in the Arts - Panel  

"We never see this. Made

me understand a whole 

different perspective."

Next Project...

"Turning Live De-Stressible Me Workshops into 

e-courses!"

Muscle Relaxation, Cleansing & Healing Energy Exercise 

"Helps me sleep. Thank you!!"

"This is fabulous! Just Brilliant!"

"Amazing! This helped me feel so relaxed. 

Thank you so much!"

"This is fabulous! Just Brilliant!"

Stress Management 

Relaxation Audio

"Soothing and relaxing"

Panel & Performance Event Co-Pro/Hosting

"Very special"

BBC Nihal Show

Talking Lifewalla

BBC talking Lifewalla - Nihal & Nina Joshi Ramsey
00:00 / 00:00

"'Of course! The

'Clean-up India' campaign! 

Why didn't I think of that?!" 

Thanks to BBC Asian Network, Nihal Arthanyake, Sej and Raj & Pablo

Barriers to Inclusivity in the Arts - Performances 

"Eye-opening Performances! Thank you for this."

Corporate, Technology & Coding Foundation

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"I had the privilege of working with Nina..."

(see LinkedIn for further details)

Lyca FB Live

"Where's the rest of this?'

The full interview is on the left below - you'll see it as you browse... it's "Hilarious!!"

Jokes, jokes, jokes.

 - Thanks to Seli & Shivi of Lyca Radio's Weekend 

Breakfast Show

@iamninajr
Stand-up Comedy pics!!
'Cause let's face it ... 
that's what really counts!

Some you win, some...not so much

...it's not all smooth sailing, but the highs make up for the lows in standup... at least they should! 

The 5m set is on this page - your task is to find it!

Panel Curation & Hosting

"Never seen

anything like it!"

Passion for Travel

Almost 70 countries

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