LINDA SANTAVICCA

Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, I am the epitome of a native New Yorker.  Over time, I did a lot of international travel before moving back to New York where I established myself in the performing arts; working in theater, television and film. Years later, I secured a position in the financial sector where I worked in communications and marketing, writing business documents and coordinating events and conferences. However, after the seismic market crash in 2008, my professional stability was threatened but rather than succumb to the hype that jobs were scarce (especially for those who were “pension-ready”), I charted out my own extensive job search.

 

From my in-depth study of the unemployment crisis, I found that the basic fundamentals in finding a job were no longer applicable. Due to the advancement of technology and augmented globalization, I created a job-seeking strategy that was more aligned with the new sphere of social media and doors opened. With deliberate persistence, I secured a position with a top global firm when the shattering workforce bottomed out.

 

I also discovered that those employed were sitting in their secure and cushy comfort zones rather than achieving their professional goals and aspirations. Hence, I created PRESSING BEYOND, a platform that motivates professionals to press beyond their potential in order to reach their desired goals. In addition to the writing, I host a weekly podcast, PRESSING BEYOND, a platform that encourages one to press beyond those unyielding obstacles in order to live out their true purpose.  

 

In 2013, I got married and relocated to Pittsburgh where I consult clients in their business aspirations, write proposals, create business plans and tailor resumes, bios and online profiles accordingly. Given my comprehensive background in the marketplace, I share my knowledge and speak at conferences on achieving professional goals, initiating career transitions and launching new endeavors. 

My educational credits include a BA in Theater and an MA in Corporate Communications. When offline and not working, I am either training for a marathon, skiing mountain peaks, blogging or practicing piano (determined to play “Moon River”). And, always pressing beyond!

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