About: Dan Lerner & Dr. Alan Schlechter
Profile: Dan Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter are the co-authors of U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life) (Little and Brown, April, 2017). Dan Lerner is a strengths-based performance coach, teacher and speaker who works with established and high-potential musicians, athletes and Fortune 500 executives to leverage the advantage that a healthy psychological state can bring to their performance both at work and at home. He is on the faculty at both New York University (where he teaches “The Science of Happiness”) and the University of Pennsylvania (where he works with the graduate program in Applied Positive Psychology) Dr. Alan Schlechter, is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic at Bellevue Hospital Center. He also teaches the NYU undergraduate course, “The Science of Happiness,” in the Spring of 2009. In his role as Director he treats and helps organize the care of some of the most vulnerable children and families in New York City.