063: When Opposites No Longer Attract – Michael Testa
There are those life moments when you realize, "This just isn't working!" For some it's when they realize, "I'm gay and I just gotta stop pretending to be straight." For others, its "I'm killing myself trying to carry this team and I hate it." Regardless of the situation, suddenly you realize the opposite of what you thought you wanted, desired, or are trying to be is no longer attractive. And, that's when the real talk starts...with yourself and others.
Michael Testa, author of When Opposites No Longer Attract, shoots straight with us about discovering and using those empowering moments to move yourself into your destiny in a whole new way.
Mr. Michael J. Testa is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a 34-year veteran of the Information Technology industry with 23 years in Information Technology staffing and recruiting. In addition to his career in Information Technology staffing and recruiting, Mr. Testa has experience in IT software development and management in banking, manufacturing, distribution, and public utilities. He has worked for Mellon Bank (BNY Mellon), Fisher Scientific (ThermoFisher Scientific), and KCS Computer Services Inc. In 1997, Mr. Testa formed Testa Consulting Services, Inc. (Testa). Testa has become a leader in the Information Technology staffing industry and is a longstanding member of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the TechServe Alliance.
Mr. Testa is the immediate past president of Equality Pennsylvania and a former board member of TechServe Alliance and PBS station, WQED. In 2009, Mr. Testa created GLEC Pittsburgh, a professional LGBT networking group. In 2018, he was one of the founders of the Three Rivers Business Alliance (3RBA), which is a subchapter of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce(NGLCC). (GLEC Pittsburgh has since merged into 3RBA.)
Mr. Testa is a proud father of two sons. He recently authored a book about his coming out experience called “When Opposites No Longer Attract.”