Join date: Apr 14, 2018

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WHO? Essi Auguste Virtanen is a multiplatform journalist, on-camera talent and motivationalist originally from Finland.

MANTRA Motivate. Inspire. Empower.

BACKGROUND She worked with CNN Vision team in London and as the editor-in-chief for Lindenwood University student publication. She was in charge of transforming the Legacy newspaper into a magazine.

She graduated summa cum laude in 3,5 years from Lindenwood University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in theater. She has a broad experience writing for print and digital platforms, producing video content as well as being in front of camera as a host or an anchor.

She plans to pursue applied positive psychology and coaching psychology master's degree in London in 2019 and start her own coaching practice upon graduation.


To use her journalistic and motivational speaking skills to help break the stigma of mental health issues in educational and business settings and decrease the horrid statistics of anxiety, depression and suicide. To help people connect with the world, with others and within themselves. To motivate them to find their inner fighters through the good and the bad and reach their full potential.

SOMETHING SURPRISING She wrote her first full-length play "Outside the Box" while in college. She had a staged reading of the play in April 2017.

Essi Auguste Virtanen

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