Dr. Daniel Cordaro is the CEO and founder of the Contentment Foundation. A former faculty member at Yale University, Dr. Cordaro led three of the largest cross-cultural studies on human emotion ever conducted in the field of psychology. He has spent the last decade of his career studying what it means to live a flourishing life and sharing the findings with schools around the world. His research teams have studied over a dozen cultures around the world, including making first contact with an isolated community of nomads in remote Eastern Bhutan.
Daniel earned his Ph.D. in Psychology and M.S. in Organic Chemistry from UC Berkeley, and later spent two years as the Director of Wellbeing at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. While there, he and his team inaugurated a new area of research on Contentment by publishing some of the first original research on what it means to cultivate unconditional acceptance of the present moment.
Above all, Daniel is a lover of truth, wisdom, and indestructible wellbeing. Along his journeys around the world, Daniel became a dedicated meditator, introspector, and questioner of assumptions - as his studies in philosophy began to unlock the mysteries of human flourishing. The culmination of this work now expresses through the Contentment Foundation as a service to humanity.