Dr. Susan Biali-Haas

Dr. Susan Biali Haas

Expert in Burnout Prevention, Stress Management, and Resilience | Mental Health Advocate

An award-winning medical doctor, Dr. Susan Biali Haas’ life passion is to equip people with the knowledge, skills, and tools that will help them to enjoy optimal mental health, avoid burnout, and increase their resilience. Formerly clinically depressed and burned out, Biali Haas turned her life around by extensively studying how to overcome these two debilitating conditions. Today, she inspires a broad range of clients — from military leaders and senior executives to physicians and other healthcare professionals — to take control of their health and start living more impactful, meaningful lives.

As a physician, Biali Haas boasts 20 years of primary care experience, working in urban medical clinics. She also worked as a mental health clinician, counseling patients with anxiety and depression during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to her work as an executive coach, her long list of speaking clients includes the US Navy, Google, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), McKinsey & Company, The Coca-Cola Company, and Deloitte.

Internationally recognized as a health and well-being influencer, Biali Haas is an in-demand expert for national and international media. She has been featured on The Today Show, Today with Hoda & Jenna, and BBC World Service, as well as Oprah.com, Forbes, Fast Company, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and The New York Post. She has also consulted as a coach for Cosmopolitan and was invited to speak about mental health on the Cosmo Happy Hour podcast.

A popular blogger for Psychology Today, Biali Haas’ articles have attracted more than ten million views. In addition, she was invited to be a member of Chatelaine magazine’s Health Advisory Board and was the “Embrace Life Expert” for Reader’s Digest Best Health magazine. American Express recognized her as a “Real Life Potentialist”, someone who has branched from traditional paths to reach their full potential through pursuit of their passions.

Biali Haas holds a Doctorate of Medicine and a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics from the University of British Columbia, and has received numerous academic and personal awards. She is also the author of the bestselling book, The Resilient Life: Manage Stress, Prevent Burnout and Strengthen Your Mental and Physical Health.


The Resilient Life: Reducing Stress and Burnout in Today’s Wild World

With stresses in work and life at all-time highs, we need new ways of working and living. This session, based on evidence-based knowledge and strategies featured in Dr. Susan Biali Haas’ new book, The Resilient Life: Manage Stress, Prevent Burnout, and Strengthen Your Mental and Physical Health, will equip you and your people to fortify your minds, bodies, lives, and workplaces as we face today’s unprecedented challenges.

Audiences will learn:

  • Keys to recognizing, preventing and recovering from burnout (can discuss factors at organizational, team, and/or individual levels).
  • Strategies for managing high workloads.
  • How to create work-life balance in ways that enhance both individual well-being and performance at work.
  • Simple, powerful tools to improve mental and physical resilience and boost energy.
  • The foundational elements of a resilient life and how to leverage these to enhance your own resilience.
  • The importance of purpose and meaning for enhanced resilience and protection from burnout.
  • A framework to prioritize (and find time for) what matters most in work and life.

Please note: All speaking topics are templates; titles and structure can be customized, and content can be mixed/matched from other topics.

Live Well: Manage Stress, Prevent Burnout, and Live a Resilient Life

With her extensive evidence-based knowledge of physical and mental health, human well-being, behavioural psychology, and coaching principles, Dr. Susan Biali Haas will teach your people key skills to help them navigate the ups and downs and endless stresses and strains of modern life.

Audiences will learn:

  • Keys to recognizing, preventing, and recovering from burnout.
  • How to manage personality traits that create unnecessary stress.
  • How to connect or reconnect with their passions.
  • Simple yet powerful self-care strategies to improve mental and physical health and boost
  • Energy.
  • Secrets and strategies for a more resilient brain.
  • Mind-body medicine tools that are quick, easy, and proven to reduce stress.
  • Fundamental skills and perspectives for creating work-life balance.

Please note: All speaking topics are templates; titles and structure can be customized, and content can be mixed/matched from other topics.

Healthy and Happy: Prevent Burnout and Depression and Build Better Mental Health

Dr. Susan Biali Haas is uniquely equipped to help your group understand and improve their mental health. She has suffered from and conquered depression, anxiety and burnout; has diagnosed and treated a long list of medical patients; and has studied principles of positive psychology and wellness for over two decades. She also blogs for Psychology Today and has been interviewed by media across North America about the roots of depression and drug-free ways to foster better mental health.

Audiences will learn:

  • Tools and fresh perspectives to find more meaning and joy in work and life.
  • Keys to recognizing, preventing, and recovering from burnout.
  • How to spot early warning signs of depression in themselves and their colleagues.
  • Mental and physical symptoms of anxiety.
  • Recognizing problematic anxiety vs. normal worrying.
  • Tips for approaching and helping a colleague who is struggling
  • Workplace mental health strategies that work.
  • Scientifically proven, drug-free strategies to boost their mood and balance their lives.

Please note: All speaking topics are templates; titles and structure can be customized, and content can be mixed/matched from other topics.

Thrive: Seven Keys to a Healthier, More Meaningful and Impactful Life

Learn to make better choices that result in a healthier, more meaningful, sustainable life. The result: your people will bring more energy, enthusiasm, and impact to everything they do. In this invigorating and informative presentation, Dr. Susan Biali Haas highlights key daily choices to help you shape a vibrant, healthier life that makes a difference.

Audiences will learn:

  • Understand and protect yourself from burnout (signs/symptoms and risk factors).
  • Enhance the quality and quantity of your sleep.
  • Harness the power of nutrition for maximal brain performance.
  • Leverage movement to boost your brain and mood and reduce burnout.
  • Maximize the benefits from your most important relationships.
  • Intentionally incorporate joy to positively rewire your brain.
  • Find time for what matters most.

Please note: All speaking topics are templates; titles and structure can be customized, and content can be mixed/matched from other topics.

Resilient Leadership: Reduce Stress, Prevent Burnout, and Maximize Your Impact

In this inspiring keynote filled with evidence-based insights and tools, Dr. Susan Biali Haas will detail the key factors that support the mental health, well-being, and resilience of leaders. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the factors driving workplace and personal well-being and be equipped with actionable goals and strategies that benefit you, your life, and your people.

Audiences will learn:

  • The cardinal signs and symptoms of burnout you may notice in yourself or others.
  • Organizational and team-related drivers of chronic stress and burnout.
  • Managing stress and overwhelm from high workloads.
  • Boundary management strategies that improve personal well-being and work performance.
  • Identification and management of personality factors that increase vulnerability to stress and burnout.
  • Lifestyle practices that increase mental and physical resilience and energy.
  • A strategic framework to identify and protect key priorities in work and life.

Please note: All speaking topics are templates; titles and structure can be customized, and content can be mixed/matched from other topics.

Mindful Leadership: Maximize Engagement and Thrive at Work and Life

Mindfulness is most purely defined as a state of being conscious or aware. In order to be maximally effective, a mindful leader must cultivate deep awareness of how to lead themselves, in addition to leading their people.

Drawing from almost three decades of study in the areas of health and wellness, positive psychology, personal development and workplace well-being, Dr. Susan Biali Haas will teach your leaders how to harness the power of awareness across the spectrum of their personal and professional lives. The goal: a sustainable shift in perspective, leading to consistent actions that promote long term well-being, resilience, and performance in themselves and their teams.

Audiences will learn:

  • Burnout: Definition, signs/symptoms/risk factors.
  • Simple work-related strategies to increase resilience and engagement.
  • Self-care as a key discipline for leaders.
  • How to enhance productivity by maximizing sleep quality.
  • Exercise for optimal brain health, mental health, and workplace engagement.
  • Mindfulness and mind-body medicine: Understanding the relaxation response.
  • Evidence-based mindful relaxation techniques to reduce stress/heal your DNA.
  • Work/life balance: How to find time where there is none and prioritizing what matters.

Please note: All speaking topics are templates; titles and structure can be customized, and content can be mixed/matched from other topics.

Lived Experience: Provider Burnout and the Role of Self-Care

Dr. Susan Biali Haas is more than just an expert in well-being. As a physician who experienced severe burnout, depression, and trauma-related stress early in her training, and continued to navigate the challenges of almost two decades of frontline work in healthcare, she brings a deep range of lived experience to the stage. In this very personal presentation, Biali Haas combines deeply evocative storytelling with evidence-based practical solutions. She tailors the content to the unique needs and experiences of her audience, whether it’s a group composed of physicians, primary care providers, nurses, mental health professionals, family services providers, or any other type of healthcare-focused group.

This presentation will:

  • Share Biali Haas’ personal story of provider burnout and mental health challenges while working in the front lines of healthcare.
  • Increase awareness of provider burnout in healthcare, by sharing and reflecting on the lived experience of provider burnout.
  • Illustrate how to recognize and overcome burnout and other mental health concerns in a healthcare context (can be individual or organizational perspective).
  • Recognize the increasing need to understand and acknowledge traumatic experiences in the line of duty.
  • Motivate and provide insights on the importance of a mental health focus for healthcare providers.
  • Help to shift the focus from stigma to support.
  • Emphasize the importance of prioritizing well-being for healthcare professionals.

Please note: All speaking topics are templates; titles and structure can be customized, and content can be mixed/matched from other topics.

Becoming Whole Again: Foundations of Mental Wellness, Healing, and Resilience

In this compelling, personal presentation based on her lived experience, Dr. Susan Biali Haas delivers a message of hope and inspiration, paired with evidence-based tools for strength and healing from burnout, depression, and trauma. It is suited for frontline service providers and administrators/leaders who work in contexts that deal with mental illness and trauma, and also benefits individuals who personally live with such challenges.

Audiences will learn:

  • Biali Haas’ personal lived experience with depression, burnout, and trauma.
  • Key elements that build strength, mental wellness, and resilience into organizations and communities.
  • The importance of removing stigma around mental health challenges.
  • How to define mental wellness and understand key factors that build this essential strength.
  • The definition of burnout, related risk factors, and protective behaviours.
  • Foundational, practical wellness habits that promote mental wellness and resilience.
  • Mind-body medicine principles and practices that bring healing and increase well-being.

Please note: All speaking topics are templates; titles and structure can be customized, and content can be mixed/matched from other topics.