Daniel Lerner

Happiness Expert & Instructor of New York University's 'The Science of Happiness' Course

  • 20+ Years as a Happiness Expert
  • Author of U Thrive: How to Succeed in College & Life
  • Teacher of ‘The Science of Happiness’ at New York University

Discover Daniel Lerner’s biography of published work below.

U Thrive: How to Succeed in College & Life
U Thrive: How to Succeed in College & Life

When Daniel Lerner is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

The New Era of Wellbeing – How COVID-19 is changing our perspective on health, happiness and opportunity
Greatness, Goodness & Grit – How to realise your potential and succeed at work and in life
Bringing Your Work to Life – Do what you love, and love what you do
Passionately Successful – Making the most of ambition and happiness
Beyond Words – How great achievers realise their unique potential
Thriving in college – Achieving success in school and beyond

Having spent over 20 years helping people and businesses achieve success, Daniel Lerner is an expert happiness coach turned author and mental health speaker. Believing that happiness is a key to success he’s dedicated his life to studying human emotion and the impact it has on all areas of life. When booked as a mental health speaker Daniel uses his expert knowledge on happiness to help his audiences thrive at work and home.

During his career, Daniel has used his knowledge of positive psychology and human emotion to demonstrate how people can become fulfilled in everything they do. Identifying the profound impact happiness can have on individuals he’s applied these skills to a whole host of businesses throughout his career. As well as this he’s appeared on the likes of CBS, NBC and FOX outlining these principles to a wide audience. These skills also laid the foundations for the digital media business, 21c Media which he co-founded and works as Director of Artist Development at.

A child of two musicians, Daniel’s childhood was full of enjoyment and culture with his parents encouraging him to follow his passion. After college, he spent a decade studying classical music but ultimately he decided against following in his parent’s footsteps and opted for a different trajectory. Realising he wanted to support people’s mental health and wellbeing, Daniel began learning psychology and studying human behaviour and he’s since gone on to write a number of successful books on the subject.

Now he uses his expertise to inspire the next generation. Daniel can now be found at the University of Pennsylvania teaching applied positive psychology. He’s also a member of staff at New York University where he teaches a science of happiness class which has gone on to become one of the most popular subjects.

In his capacity as a mental health speaker, Daniel regularly inspires his audiences to chase happiness while teaching them how they can thrive in both their professional and personal life.

Official Testimonials

Daniel Lerner is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“He has a rich background on so many topics, but what I love about Dan is how he delivers his sessions. They are full of real life scenarios, current research and funny stories. I am not surprised his class at NYU, ‘The Science of Happiness’ is one of the most popular on campus! When you see Dan teach, you immediately sense his intelligence, intellectually AND emotionally. He has worked with corporate executives, elite musicians, and athletes on how to enhance their performance and use positive psychology to build and sustain success. Dan knows how to help people move toward excellence”

True North Sports

“Daniel takes the stage with an optimism and passion that is evident in both his subject area and personality. His presentation was ranked the highest by far from our participants, and the rave reviews I received afterwards about him were endless. By not only explaining the psychology, but also posing thought-provoking questions, Daniel made sure the speech was interactive and reflective rather than simply passive. We have asked Daniel to come back to our next retreat as a featured speaker, and I hope we can continue to welcome him there!”

Wharton MBA Lead-In Retreat

“Dan is electric! When he speaks, people tune in like the world is on pause. In the 10 years that I have known Dan he has done speaking engagements for my wealth management practice, to clients and referral sources, and for my alumni association (University of Maryland). The responses that I receive after each and every event are beyond positive … they are uniquely exceptional”

Oppenheimer Funds

To enquire about Daniel Lerner for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@mentalhealthspeakers.co.uk or call a booking agent on 0203 9816 296.