Speaker Profile

Daniel Lerner
Daniel Lerner, Positive Psychologist | Instructor of NYU’s “The Science Of Happiness”

A psychology professor, strengths-based performance coach, and expert on all things positivity, Dan Lerner studies the ways our careers and our commitments affect us, and the best ways to thrive under pressure, avoid burnout, and come out happy and successful. A sought-after coach to top performers—from Fortune 500 executives to Metropolitan Opera singers—Lerner integrates up-to-the-minute scientific data with the personal experience of over two decades as a talent agent to some of the world’s top performers, inviting audiences to apply his teachings with immediate, beneficial results. Lerner consults for companies like Deutsche Bank, Oppenheimer Funds, UBS Switzerland, and Jet.com, where he works with staff ranging from new hires, to high potentials, to senior executives, optimizing opportunities for them as individuals and for the firm as a whole. Following a decade at International Creative Management and at 21C Media Group, where he was a co-founder and the director of artist development, Lerner studied closely with renowned sports psychologist Dr. Nathaniel Zinsser—a Director of The Center for Enhanced Performance at the United States Military Academy at West Point—focusing on coaching and performance enhancement techniques employed by professional and Olympic athletes. He holds a Masters from and is on the teaching staff for the graduate program in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.