Jaime and Danielle

Today is #NationalSiblingsDay, and we’re celebrating the lifelong connection of siblings, no matter how far apart life takes them.Danielle and Jaime Posa are sisters with a special bond. Even though they live thousands of miles away from each other, they’ve become closer than ever.

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About Danielle

Danielle is an entrepreneur and advocate for global change and development. She advises public and private sector decision makers, and their organizations, on the value of maximizing the quality of life (well-being) of the people they influence. In addition, she provides marketing, business development services, and strategic advice for clients who have a commitment to well-being, sustainability, and/or social advancement. 

Danielle was formerly a management consultant at Gallup. While with Gallup, Danielle’s mission was to connect the world’s private and public sector leaders with Gallup’s research on well-being. Her efforts encouraged leaders to broaden their focus from traditional metrics such as GDP to incorporate measures that reflect the quality of life of the people they lead and influence. Her key responsibilities included developing strategies and interventions to enhance the engagement and performance of corporations and cities. She designed and implemented employee and leadership programs, and managed client relationships. Danielle also served as the liaison between Gallup and Gallup Senior Scientist Deepak Chopra, where together they focused on exposing Gallup’s well-being research to the world. Danielle continues to work closely with Deepak and is now one of his advisors.

Danielle speaks publicly to various audiences about her cancer experience, life and well-being. She teaches with Deepak at his Columbia MBA course called "Just Capital and Cause-driven Marketing" as well as his Executive MBA class at Kellogg University, "The Soul of Leadership." In addition, she has been on stage at Deepak's Sages and Scientists conference, and has been interviewed for his show "One World." Danielle also blogs for the Huffington Post, is a G8 Young delegate, a member of the G20 Foundation, and is a volunteer and public speaker for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Before joining Gallup, Danielle worked on a start-up venture to help students connect with colleges that would be a fit for their interests, passions and personality. While in college, she worked as a sales manager and representative for Vector Marketing, a direct sales company, where she broke a national record in monthly sales her first month on the job. As a District Sales Manager, she ran the New York division’s pilot office, one of the top offices in the country.

Danielle received her bachelor’s degree in international business and marketing from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. As a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer survivor Danielle completed two triathlons for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program and raised thousands of dollars.

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About Jaime

Jaime is an advocate for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. Through her work with Vayando, she connects conscious travelers with off-the-grid micro-entrepreneurs. She currently resides in Costa Rica, and works with the local school and families interested in developing a better understanding of yoga and holistic health. 

Jaime received a full scholarship from the United Nations Mandated University for Peace to pursue a Master of Arts in Environment, Development and Peace, which allowed her to develop a more comprehensive understanding of sustainable development, environmental governance, natural resource management, and environmental conflict management from both ecological and social perspectives.  She graduated with a specialization in Sustainable Food Systems, alongside 135 fellow peace-building students from 49 different countries. Jaime holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance (Cum Laude) from the University of Florida.

Jaime has been working in community development for over 10 years, with experience in both the private and public sector, most predominately working in the field of underserved communities in Latin America. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, serving in El Salvador for two years in community organization and economic development. While in the Peace Corps, Jaime’s personal mission was to develop a better understanding of the needs and desires of the Salvadoran community in which she was living by forming genuine relationships with her neighbors through actively listening. Her efforts resulted in numerous community-initiated projects, such as the first girls’ soccer team, an artisan youth group, educational scholarships, and business-development trainings.  

Before joining the Peace Corps, Jaime worked on the Corporate Sponsorships team of SAP Global Marketing in New York where her key responsibilities involved directing charitable requests and maintaining client relationships. She also worked as a Project Coordinator for Non-Profit Organization, The World Wide Workshop.

Jaime is also an Olympic-distance triathlete with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a published writer, artist, 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher (WLYA Thailand), and Certified Integrative Health Coach (Institute for Integrative Nutrition). She is most grateful for being a proud sister, daughter and child of Earth. 

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