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CMU Speaker Series Presents: Daniel Lerner

Monday, March 18, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Expired)
Warriner Hall: Plachta Auditorium
1200 S. Franklin Street
Mt. Pleaaant, MI 48859 (989) 774-3355
Cost: FREE
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Contact: Misha Neil
Phone: (989) 774-3355

CMU Speaker Series Presents: Daniel Lerner

Can success and happiness coexist? According to positive psychologist DANIEL LERNER, we can all accomplish our career goals and live well. Drawing from his “Science of Happiness” class—the most popular elective course at New York University—and cutting-edge research into how high-performance professionals like executives, star artists, and elite athletes perform at their peak, Lerner’s talks teach us to achieve greatness through rediscovering our core strengths and finding meaning in our work.

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 Metrolopolitan 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, 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.

CMU Speaker Series

The CMU Speaker Series committee delivers a FREE Annual speaker series with the goal of bringing a diverse group of speakers to educate, entertain, and inspire the campus and community.

The Spring 2019 CMU Speaker Series includes:

Daniel Lerner

  • March 18th, Plachta Auditorium 7:30 PM
  • Doors to open 30 minutes prior.
  • Moderated Discussion & Book Signing Following Keynote

Angie Thomas

  • April 8th, Plachta Auditorium 8:00 PM
  • Doors to open 30 minutes prior.
  • Q & A Following Keynote

For more information, contact the Speaker Series Committee at (989) 774-3355, or