SPEAKERS



Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

Opening Keynote Speaker: Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.


Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, and an award-winning author and speaker who has been an educator for over forty-five years. Over 1.3 million copies of his books are in print in English on issues related to learning and human development.

He is the author of nineteen books including:

His books have been translated in ninety foreign editions into twenty-eight languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew, Danish, and Russian.

He has written for Ladies Home Journal, Family Circle (where he received awards from the Educational Press Association, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Parenting (where he was a regularly featured columnist for four years), Mothering (where he was a contributing editor), The AMA Journal of Ethics, many other periodicals, journals, and edited books. He has appeared on several national and international television and radio programs, including NBC’s “The Today Show,” “CBS This Morning,” “CNN,” the “BBC” and “The Voice of America.”

Articles featuring his work have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, Good Housekeeping, and hundreds of other newspapers and magazines around the country.

Dr. Armstrong has given over 1,000 keynotes, workshop presentations, and lectures on six continents in 29 countries, and 44 states in the past thirty years. His clients have included Sesame Street, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the European Council of International Schools, the Republic of Singapore, and several state departments of education.

Daniel Lerner

Closing Keynote Speaker: Daniel Lerner


Want to thrive in your career? Create your own definition of success—based on happiness.
Positive Psychologist | Instructor of NYU’S “The Science of Happiness”


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” course—the most popular elective at New York University—and his cutting-edge research into high-performance professionals, Lerner’s talks show us how to create a life of well-being and excellence, at work and at home.

A psychology professor, strengths-based performance coach, and expert on all things positivity, Dan Lerner studies the ways happiness influences our success. His two decades as a talent agent, working at some of the world’s top firms, prepared Lerner for his current vocation as a sought-after coach. Today, he works with everyone from Fortune 500 executives to Metropolitan Opera Singers, helping them manage stress, rediscover their strengths, and realize their individual potential. With charisma and wit, Lerner shares just how important a healthy psychological state is for increasing performance and fulfilling your goals. His talks build on his impressive body of work to reveal best-practices on thriving under pressure, avoiding burn-out, and reaching peak levels of success without sacrificing well-being.

Lerner co-authored the book U Thrive: How to Succeed in College and in Life alongside his teaching partner Dr. Alan Schlechter, a leading child and adolescent psychologist. A comprehensive guide through the often unforeseen demands of college life, U Thrive is filled with fascinating research and real-life anecdotes to help students build life-long positive habits that will endure past graduation. Angela Duckworth, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grit, praises the book for its insights and practical tips, saying, “It's a user's guide to the mind and body, written for young adults on the cusp of mastering both!”

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.

LearningSCAPES 2020: Passport to Learning

OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 1 | SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

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