Contagious Optimism LIVE! Officially Launches

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First Event Scheduled for October 4, 2013 at Florida Atlantic University Jupiter.

Contagious Optimism: Uplifting Stories and Motivational Advice for Positive Forward Thinking

The Contagious Optimism team, including author David Mezzapelle, co-author Becky Woodbridge and publisher Viva Editions, along with Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter, is excited to launch Contagious Optimism LIVE!

Contagious Optimism LIVE! is a series of events featuring inspirational talks from speakers with uplifting real-life stories from around the world. Speaker coaching will be offered by Hayley Foster. Each event will also include audience participation, entertainment, food, drinks and more.

This first event, scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, Fl., is free and open to the public. Online pre-registration is required. A reception will immediately follow the event.

According to Mezzapelle, Contagious Optimism Live! was created:
●    To make optimism contagious before a live audience in cities and towns around the globe. This allows people to hear and see uplifting stories of perseverance first-hand.
●    To offer a motivational event unlike any other that people of all demographics and socioeconomic backgrounds can afford. The team believes that everyone deserves to experience Contagious Optimism regardless of his or her means.

This event is sponsored by Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter.

Learn more about registration and other details at

About David Mezzapelle:

David Mezzapelle believes that all humans have the capacity to make optimism contagious just by sharing their life’s adventures, their successes and even their failures. Mezzapelle is the author of Contagious Optimism, an uplifting book series that contains real stories from people around the globe. Mezzapelle was the founder of Goliath Technology, a global data center infrastructure company. Mezzapelle also orchestrated one of the most innovative internship programs ever created, a staple for organizations today. After selling Goliath, Mezzapelle launched several companies and philanthropic initiatives and along with serving on various boards. Throughout his life, Mezzapelle has encountered great peaks and valleys - all of which he is grateful for and has always kept his glass "completely full."

About Becky Woodbridge:

Becky Woodbridge has lived a life taken down many avenues. With more than 25 years as a major airline attendant, her background in owning a real estate company, and now the experience of organizing TEDxDelrayBeach and Contagious Optimism LIVE!, Woodbridge sees each opportunity in life as another chance to live.

Originally from Bangor, Maine, Woodbridge needed a change in scenery, so she packed up her bags. Discarding the idea of a limited horizon, Becky eventually settled in sunny South Florida. She quickly became an active member within the local business community, holding memberships with the National Speakers Association, Florida Speakers Association, American Society of Training and Development and the International Coach Federation. In 2007 Becky participated in Leadership Boca Raton and Leadership Delray Beach and is a contributing author to the book Contagious Optimism by David Mezzapelle.

About Viva Editions:

Viva Editions is a California-based publisher that releases books meant to inform, enlighten, and entertain. Visit for more details.

Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter:

The Lifelong Learning Society at FAU Jupiter offers non-credit, university-level courses for learners of all ages, backgrounds and interests. Courses are available in topics like foreign policy, fine arts, philosophy, science, and many others. More info here.

Contagious Optimism

Uplifting Stories and Motivational Advice for Positive Forward Thinking
By David Mezzapelle, Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith
ISBN: 978-1-936740-41-3
Trade Paper, $16.95

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