Dr. Joachim De Posada speaks both English and Spanish and has a Ph.D in psychology. He has enlightened and entertained audiences in more than 60 nations. He was declared the Most Distinguished Hispanic Speaker by the Latino Speakers Bureau and has been recognized as one of America’s 25 Hot Speakers by the National Speakers Association in 2009. He is also the author of “Don’t Eat the Marshmallow Yet!”

Dr. Joachim De Posada will speak at Contagious Optimism LIVE!, a daylong event with inspirational talks, music, and entertainment. Contagious Optimism LIVE! is taking place at Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society on the Jupiter campus on Friday, April 4, 2014, from 2 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $50, which includes a reception following the event. Group discounts are also available. All attendees will receive a free copy of the  bestselling book, “Contagious Optimism.”

Get more information by visiting http://www.contagiousoptimismlive.com, and follow the event on Facebook and Twitter.

A brush with death in 1998 changed Dr. Emile Allen’s life forever. The tables were turned when he, a surgeon specializing in urological oncology, became the patient. He was left without a career and had dealt with fears – called “tigers” – which nearly consumed him. But he didn’t let them; he fought off “his tigers” and is now an inspirational speaker who tells people to embrace their fears.
Dr. Allen will speak at Contagious Optimism LIVE!, a daylong event with inspirational talks, music, and entertainment. Contagious Optimism LIVE is taking place at Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter Lifelong Learning campus on Friday, April 4, 2014, from 2 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $50, which include the reception following the event, and group discounts are also available for purchase. Get information by visiting www.contagiousoptimismlive.com.

Since its launch in March of 2013, the radio show “On Purpose” has produced more than 40 episodes with authors, entrepreneurs and experts. In their recent release of “12 Gems from 2013,” hosts Rikk Hansen and Susyn Reeve named David Mezzapelle  as one of their top twelve inspiring guests. Congratulations, David!

Read the release here  and listen to the episode here.

Exciting announcements

December 26, 2013

A couple of months ago, we posted a picture of David Mezzapelle on location with Smile TV in Los Angeles. Smile TV was working on our media reel and now it’s finished! Check out the video below and see how the “Contagious Optimism” movement is spreading across the country.

And here’s more good news:

We are happy to announce the title for the next volume of “Contagious Optimism”:

10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People

Power Your Life With the Positive

Stay tuned for more! We hope you’re having a great time with friends and family during this holiday season.

happy-new-year-photo-cards-wallpapers-2014-096As we head into the holiday season and prepare ourselves for the new year, we reflect on everything that had happened to us. We are sure that you are smiling widely at some memories. We are sure that you are cringing at some not-so-fond memories.

But relax: Many people, including David Mezzapelle of “Contagious Optimism,” think there are so many reasons why we should look forward to 2014. Skip to number 20 for David’s message, or enjoy yourself and click through slides from people like Mitch Albom (author of “Tuesdays with Morrie”), Dr. Sanjay Gupta (medical correspondent for CNN) and Wally Lamb (author of “She’s Come Undone,” which was selected for Oprah’s Book Club).

This feature is published in the January 2014 edition of “Reader’s Digest.”

What makes a great leader?

November 21, 2013

“Contagious Optimism” author, David Mezzapelle, answers this question in his latest article, “Crossing the Chasm to Success.”

Enjoy and please share with friends.



​Happy Friday,

Great news. InspireMeToday loved David’s blog post so much that they’ve decided to feature him on Care2.com.​

At 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time, look out for his feature here. David’s message will be seen by more than 23 million people around the world.

Congrats, David, and thanks for making optimism contagious.