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Kenia Nunez

Keynote Speaker, Educator, Amazon best-selling author, Certified Yoga Teacher, Award-winning entrepreneur


M/WBE City and State Certified


2018 Educator Award, Nassau County, Office of Hispanic Affairs. 2018 Verizon Innovative Leaders Award

Trainings and Leadership

Trauma Informed Training facilitated by:

The Attachment & Trauma Network

Public Health Certificate from the University of Albany

Yoga Teacher Training (200 Hours)

Institute for Integrative Nutrition 

Master of Public Health, Hofstra University (2024)

WELCOME! I'm so glad you're here. My name is Kenia Nunez-Leon.  I am a mother of 5, I am a wife, and I am also a widow. I am the daughter of an immigrant teenage single mother from the Dominican Republic. I am a special needs mom, I am a keynote speaker, an award winning-entrepreneur, a certified yoga teacher and health coach, an Amazon best-selling author and a marathoner.  I also run an entrepreneurship department at a private university in NY.  But at the core of who I am, I am just a human learning how to navigate through the highs and lows of life, but I do have a healthy obsession with rewiring my brain, and I am passionate about teaching others to do the same. I have customized trainings for teens, the special needs community, students in alternative learning centers, immigrants, and teachers. I have led trainings for hospital administrators, various government agencies, executives, and for employees at Rikers Island. I have facilitated and organized all-day professional development trainings for the Department of Education. This spring I will be launching a new program that is designed for anyone (13 to 93) who wants to find a meaningful balance in the chaos of it all. Just imagine a program where wellness and innovation collide. THE FIRST COHORT WILL BE LAUNCHING THIS SPRING!


Kenia's ability and acumen to provide a framework for assisting small business owners is unique and holistic.  Her style of training takes into consideration all barriers that may impede success, and she sets up a plan of action that is appropriate to fuel growth, and success.  She breaks down complex business ideas into easy explainable terms one step at a time, and is results-driven.

Phil Andrews, President, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce

Kenia’s keynote captivated everyone in the audience. She shared a journey to wellness and inspired the audience to take charge of their own emotional and physical wellbeing. Her talk was relatable to our culturally diverse audience and they were all moved by her compelling story. Additionally, Kenia was a pleasure to work with and extremely responsive to our district’s needs.

Monique Darrisaw-Akil, Ed.D. Superintendent at Uniondale UFSD, Long Island, New York

We continue to be impressed by her (Kenia’s) ability to connect with our students!  Her projects, topics, and activities are creative, innovative, and allow the students to express their thoughts and emotions.  Kenia uses her book Savvy Gems as a forum to discuss and process key issues facing our young women today.  Kenia’s groups encourage young girls to be strong, independent, and self-assured.  We look forward to expanding her work with our male students, and to continuing our collaboration with Kenia for years to come.  Allison Edwards, Upper School Principal, The Summit School, Queen, New York

The Summit School provides children who have learning and emotional challenges the educational support they require to achieve typical academic milestones and develop their individual strengths and talents.

Kenia is the next big thing. (SavvyGems: A Girl’s Guide to Choosing Happiness) is the book every woman wishes they had growing up, and the book that every teen girl will be glad to have right now. A must read-- and a book worth sharing again and again. David Sams, 9-Time Emmy Winning producer, director and writer. Launch team for The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Kenia Nunez is an amazing soul, filled with compassion , passion and insight who is determined to share her gifts with those in need. Her loving , gentle spirit allows her to flow effortlessly between students, teachers, parents or other collaborators like myself and allow them to bring out the best in themselves and others. It’s been a joy working together on a few initiatives in the past and I look forward to many more in the future. 

Malik Yoba, Actor and Founder of Yoba Development, specializing in real-estate, education and media

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Professional Development
School Workshops
Corporate Workshops
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SavvyGems is an acronym whose nine letters stand for nine overlapping life practices that can assist you find a meaningful balance - yes even in the chaos of it all. Get the best self-care blueprint you'll ever access.  Plus, learn how to rewire your brain so that you can crush limiting beliefs, create a system to heal from past traumas, and create your vision for the life you want and deserve.

Join the revolution and access the SavvyGems Wellness Blueprint. To learn how to join, email at:, or schedule a call by clicking link below.


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To learn how to join the SavvyGems Revolution, or the Boss Receipt Movement, email at:, or schedule a call by clicking link below.

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