Michaela Haas, PhD
Resilience researcher, reporter, and consultant
Michaela Haas, PhD, is an acclaimed resilience researcher, reporter, and consultant. She is the author of Bouncing Forward: The Art and Science of Cultivating Resilience, and Dakini Power: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, coauthor of the Auschwitz biography Coco Schumann: the Ghetto Swinger, and contributor to and editor of numerous other books.
With a PhD in Asian studies, she has taught at the University of California Santa Barbara, the University of the West, and internationally. She is the owner of HAAS live!, an international coaching company for media, mindfulness, and communication training. A practitioner of mindfulness meditation for over 20 years, she combines powerful storytelling with scientific research and spiritual depth.
Since the age of 16, she has worked as a writer and interviewer for major European media and hosted numerous live talk shows. At 26, she left her TV career to study Buddhism in Asia with the Dalai Lama and other renowned teachers for several years. Her articles have appeared and numerous online media in the United States.
Since 2001, she has been coaching top executives and leading group trainings and currently divides her time between Malibu, California, and Munich, Germany.