Caroline de Posada, Esq. is a speaker, writer, attorney, wife and mother to three little boys. From the age of seven, Caroline’s father, global speaker and best-selling author, Dr. Joachim de Posada, had Caroline attend his seminars, speeches, and courses. This began Caroline’s life-long apprenticeship of the public speaking industry. Upon graduation from college, Caroline had the rare and unique privilege to spend almost two years traveling the world and managing the speaking career of her father. During this time, Caroline co-edited her father’s first book, How To Survive Among Piranhas.
Caroline then entered the University of Miami School of Law to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a lawyer. Caroline’s legal career started as an Assistant Public Defender in Miami, Florida, where she tried over 30 cases in Domestic Violence, Juvenile, County Court, and Felony divisions.
Upon the birth of her first son, Caroline created a lifestyle legal and entrepreneurial business that would give her the flexibility to spend time with her children. Caroline’s law practice specializes in condominium and homeowner’s association litigation and real estate investments.
As an inspirational speaker, Caroline shares with audiences how they can have significant relationships with their loved ones, colleagues, and clients. Twenty years of exposure to professional speaking combined with 12 years of trial and litigation experience makes Caroline de Posada an engaging storyteller who transforms the way busy professionals balance the demands of work and family to reduce stress and build powerful foundations for success. Caroline’s blog, Pile On The Greens , inspires readers to pile on the “good stuff” in life—super food for the body and soul.
Caroline enjoys spending time with her family, reading and running marathons. She is currently working on her first book.
Be There...When You Can’t Be There
Be there when you are not there. Nurturing special relationships can
be a daunting task when you travel, are divorced, or work long hours.
Caroline de Posada offers powerful strategies to help you connect and
communicate meaningfully with your loved ones, colleagues, and clients.
Coming from divorced, professional parents and a father, Dr. Joachim de Posada, CSP, who traveled extensively as a global speaker and bestselling author, Caroline recounts her own experience of creating unbreakable bonds with her parents. With humor, charisma and authenticity, this engaging storyteller transforms the way busy professionals manage the demands of work and family to reduce stress and build foundations for success.
After facing many hardships and challenges, former chauffeur Arthur has
come out on top, happily married and at the pinnacle of his career. But
Arthur has always had a dream of starting his own business. In the face
of a difficult economy and his own fears of success, Arthur begins to
flounder in his new endeavor and forgets all of the principles his
former boss, billionaire Jonathan Patient, taught him. Instead of
delaying gratification, Arthur begins to eat his marshmallows again.
Based on the landmark Stanford University study, the marshmallow theory details the results of an experiment where children were left alone with a marshmallow and told that if they didn’t eat it they would receive an additional marshmallow in fifteen minutes. Years later, researchers discovered that the children who had chosen to wait grew up to become more successful adults than the children who had eaten their marshmallows immediately.
In Don’t Eat the Marshmallow…Yet! and Don’t Gobble the Marshmallow…Ever!, Joachim de Posada revealed to readers that the secret to success is not merely superior intelligence or hard work, but rather the ability to delay gratification. Now, in Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow, Posada uses the parable of Arthur’s struggles after reaching the top to teach us that adhering to the marshmallow principle is especially important in uncertain economic times. True success is more than just financial gain or recognition; it’s the ability to balance every aspect of life outside of work—including hobbies, family, and love—in order to enjoy your success, maintain long-term goals, and savor the marshmallows of life.
Arthur is a chauffeur who is intellectually gifted. Jonathan is no
less bright than Arthur, equally hard-working, and a billionaire.
So why is Jonathan in the back seat of the limousine and Arthur in
the front? What explains the difference between success and failure?
And what does it mean to you and your children?
Joachim de Posada, a world-renowned motivational speaker, found the answer in a landmark Stanford University study of children who were able to delay gratification-in the form of a marshmallow they'd been given to eat-with the promise that they'd be rewarded with an additional marshmallow if they resisted eating the first for fifteen minutes. Ten years later, the children who held out had grown up to be significantly more successful than those who had eaten their marshmallow immediately.
Posada saw that the key difference between success and failure is not merely hard work or superior intelligence, but the ability to delay gratification. "Marshmallow resisters" achieve high levels of success while others eat all their marshmallows at once, so to speak-accumulating debt and dissatisfaction despite their occupations or incomes. But it doesn't have to be that way. Using a simple parable and real-life examples (including basketball great Larry Bird and major league baseball catcher Jorge Posada, Joachim's cousin), this life-changing book shows readers how the moves made today can pay off big tomorrow-if they just don't eat the marshmallow...yet!
Everyone's favorite stumbling striver returns in another simple and
telling parable from acclaimed motivational expert Joachim de Posada.
Arthur has been practicing the principles of success, but after he
accepts a lucrative new job, he finds himself reverting to his old
Perfect for anyone in transition, this book explains how to apply the principles of success to changing circumstances. In our go-go culture, "wait" has become the most offensive of four-letter words, but patience is not the same as self-sacrifice, and holding out for something you really want is far more satisfying than settling for whatever is available. Don't Gobble the Marshmallow...Ever! teaches the importance of lifelong non-nibbling-and promises sweet rewards.
"How to Survive among Piranhas is a mini-encyclopedia containing some
of the best ideas available in the areas of business and personal
development. In addition to the wonderful ideas on such topicas as
motivation, sales, marketing, negotiation, and customer srvice,
Joachim De Posada will entertain and fascinate you with personal
stories of his life. Read, learn, and enjoy." Michael LeBoeuf,
author of "The Millionaire in You"