Michaela Haas, PhD, is the author of Bouncing Forward: Transforming Bad Breaks into Breakthroughs (Atria/Enliven, October 2015), the first book about posttraumatic growth from a survivor's perspective, and Dakini Power: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West (Shambhala Publications, 2013). With a PhD in Asian Studies, she has taught at the University of California Santa Barbara, the University of the West and various study centers in America and Europe. An international reporter, lecturer and consultant, she is the founder of Haas live! Communication Coaching Consulting, a coaching company which specializes in media and mindfulness training. She is also a TV-host, interviewer and documentary filmmaker who has hosted numerous successful live talk-shows and political broadcasts. As a reporter, she has lived in Asia for many years and has often reported on issues such as trafficking, poverty, and child labor. This inspired her to become an activist for survivors and media consultant for organisations like Lotus Outreach, an international non-profit that focuses on the education and well-being of villagers, particularly girls, in the poorest parts of Asia.