Michaela Haas, PhD, is the owner of HAAS live!, an international coaching company for media, mindfulness, and communication training for executives.
Since the age of 16, Haas has worked as a writer and interviewer for major European newspapers, magazines, and TV stations, including hosting an award-winning, 90-minute live television show in Germany for many years.
As a public speaker, she has an uncanny knack for making her audience laugh while also making them think. Her message of embracing mindfulness and human values inspires college students, educators, business leaders, and other audiences.
Haas is author of Bouncing Forward: Transforming Bad Breaks into Breakthroughs and Dakini Power: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Buddhism. She is coauthor of Coco Schumann: der Ghetto-Swinger, translator of Light Comes Through, and a contributor to and editor of several other books.
She has been studying and practicing Buddhist meditation for more than 20 years and has a graduate degree in Asian studies.