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Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll is the author of Awake at Work (Shambhala 2004) and The Mindful Leader (Shambhala 2007) and over his 26 year business career has held executive positions with such companies as Shearson Lehman/American Express, Simon & Schuster and The Walt Disney Company. Michael has an active consulting and coaching business with client firms such as Procter & Gamble, AstraZeneca, Starbucks, Entertainment Rights International, Lutheran Medical Center, Viropharma, National Board of Medical Examiners and others.

Michael’s unique background combines his 26 years of corporate leadership with over thirty years of rigorous training in Buddhist mind training disciplines. He has been studying Tibetan Buddhism since 1976, graduated from Buddhist seminary in 1980 and is an authorized teacher in the Kagyu-Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. With such
experience Michael has been called on by the Wharton Business School, Unilever, Comcast, Proctor and Gamble and others to introduce executives, faculty, sales personnel, psychologists, and scientists to the benefits of mind training and mindfulness awareness meditation.

Michael received his bachelor’s degree in theology and philosophy from the University of Dayton and his master’s degree in adult education from Hunter College. He has lectured and taught at Wharton Business School, Columbia University, Swarthmore College, St. Mary’s University, The Won Institute, Kripalu, Cape Cod Institute, Zen Mountain Monastery, Shambhala Mountain Center, Karme Choling, Omega Institute (assisting Pema Chodron) and many other institutions throughout the US, Canada and Europe.