Michael Carroll is chief operating officer of Global Coaching Alliance and author of Awake at Work, The Mindful Leader, and Fearless at Work. Carroll has practiced meditation since 1976 and is an authorized teacher in Kagyu-Nyingma and Shambhala lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.
In his 30-year business career, he has held executive positions with Shearson Lehman/American Express, Simon & Schuster, and The Walt Disney Company. Carroll coaches and consults for many organizations, including Merck, Procter & Gamble, AstraZeneca, BASF, Starbucks, RED, Champlain College, and Hay House Publishing.
He has lectured on the topic of bringing mindfulness and awareness into the workplace at Wharton Business School, Swarthmore College, Virginia Tech, Columbia University, Drexel University, University of Sydney, Duke University, Toronto University, Kripalu, Zen Mountain Monastery, EVAM Institute, Lerab Ling, Karme Choling, Shambhala Mountain Center, and many other institutions throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.