Linda Alessandro began her speaking career as a way to earn money to build her health and wellness business. She put together a motivational sales course and went to Dale Carnegie and General Motors to present her program. Linda's first Motivational Sales program was taught to the Dale Carnegie's sales team in Hauppauge, Long Island, NY in 1992. She then went to General Motors in Detroit to the Cadillac Division. They were so impressed with her presentation they sent her 8 cartons of containing all their National Sales Training materials. A week later, their Eastern Seaboard Division Sales Team descended upon her office in Deer Park, Long Island, NY and after her presentation, they took HER out to lunch. Linda has presented motivation and sales programs for American Express, Nikon, Home Depot, LIN Communications, Symbol Technologies, The FAA, Citibank, ADP, Cablevision, Parker Gull Aerospace and many other Fortune 500 and 100 companies.
Linda is the founder of Body Wellness® Programs & Services, Inc. a non-profit organization, and company providing over 250 different onsite corporate wellness programs to government agencies, Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 organizations for 26 years, and Body Wellness® Fitness & Management, LLC. a company providing over 275 health and fitness programs to gated communities, country clubs, hospitals and schools as well as individual personalized programs.
Linda has organized a team of health and wellness experts who facilitate these programs. Ms. Alessandro is a self taught specialist in the field of health and fitness. Her expertise has earned her a place within the President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports Program. As Chairman of the Long Island Council on Physical Fitness & Sports Program, she organized the “Great Long Island Workout” in 1990. In 1992 she was asked to address the United Nations Nutrition Committee on the mind/body connection in health.
She not only teaches the health and fitness lifestyle, she lives it. For 35 years, Linda has seen first hand the positive effects of eating and thinking right. Born in Texas and raised on Long Island, Linda studied biology as a pre-med. student at SUNY/Stony Brook University before deciding to concentrate on the study of nutrition, health and human potential. She competed nationally in women’s black belt competition in karate and was an Olympic hopeful in the martial arts before dedicating her full attention to her business endeavors. She is an avid runner and has been bodybuilding for 31 years.
She leads many of the stress management lectures offered at Body Wellness®. In 1996 the Federal Aviation Administration implemented her stress management program, known today as SLOWO®: The Mental Interface® Technique, in addition to providing several other Body Wellness® programs in the New York Region.
In 2001 she was to implement her Body Wellness® Triune Program for the entire FDNY and three days prior to program scheduling we witnessed the tragedy of 9/11.
Linda has presented the Body Wellness® programs at Citibank, Fleetbank, The US Postal Service, Cablevision, Parker Hannifin, Avis, General Instrument, Standard Microsystems, Oxford Resources, Macy's, Nikon, Estee Lauder, Home Depot, Cybex, Symbol Technologies, Loral, American Express and many other organizations.
Linda combines the unique qualities of Leadership, Motivation, and Human Potentional to address almost every facet of business and personal developement and wellbeing.
Linda embodies the principals she esposes and is able to translate those principals for others into personal and professional success!