Michael Carroll is a thought-leader, executive coach, author, and the COO of Global Coaching Alliance. His critically acclaimed books, Awake at Work (2004), The Mindful Leader (2007) and Fearless at Work (2012), are must-reads for anyone desiring a sense of well-being in their workplace. Michael has been studying Tibetan Buddhism since 1976 and is an authorized teacher in Kagyu-Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Over his 30-year business career, Michael has held executive positions with Shearson Lehman/American Express, Simon & Schuster, and The Walt Disney Company. He presently coaches and consults with such enterprises as Procter & Gamble, Google, AstraZeneca, Starbucks, RED, and National Geographic Expeditions. He has lectured at Wharton Business School, Swarthmore College, Virgina Tech, Columbia University, Drexel University, Kripalu, Zen Mountain Monastery, Omega Institute (assisting Pema Chodron) and many other institutions throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.