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, 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, 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, and Deloitte.

Internationally recognized as a health and well-being influencer, 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, 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.

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.

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

Resilience is a measure of an individual’s capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. It is deep, enduring strength; the ability to hold fast through ups and downs and the endless stresses and strains of modern life. With her extensive evidence-based knowledge of physical and mental health, human well-being, behavioral psychology, and coaching principles, Dr. Susan Biali Haas is uniquely equipped to teach your group to fortify their minds, bodies, and lives in a way that will sustain and even energize, as they navigate life’s challenges.

Your group will learn:

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

*Can be delivered as a keynote or extended workshop

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 more than two decades. She blogs for Psychology Today and has been interviewed by media across North America about the roots of depression and drug-free ways to create better mental health.

Your group 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
  • Tips for approaching and helping a colleague who is struggling
  • Scientifically proven, drug-free strategies to boost their mood and balance their lives

*Can be delivered as a keynote or extended workshop

Mindful Leadership: Maximize Engagement and Thrive in 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.

Your group will learn about:

  • 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

*Can be delivered as a keynote or extended workshop

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 that help you shape a vibrant, healthier life that makes a difference.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Resist external stress and pressures
  • Protect yourself from burnout
  • Prioritize your well-being
  • Harness the power of nutrition
  • Maximize brain health
  • Protect key relationships
  • Make time for what matters most

*Ideal for an extended (60 min +) keynote or workshop, but can be tailored to fit a shorter time slot

Lived Experience: Provider Burnout & 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 front-line work in healthcare, she brings a deep range of lived experience to the stage. In this very personal presentation, she combines deeply evocative (and often humorous) storytelling with evidence-based practical solutions. Biali Haas will tailor the content to the unique needs and experiences of your audience, whether your group is composed of physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, family services providers, or any other type of healthcare-focused group.

This presentation will:

  • Increase awareness of provider burnout in healthcare
  • Share and reflect on the lived experience of provider burnout
  • Illustrate how to recognize and overcome burnout and other mental health concerns in a healthcare context
  • 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 well-being for healthcare professionals

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 front line service providers and administrators/leaders who work in contexts that deal with mental illness and trauma, and would also benefit individuals who personally live with such challenges.

Your group 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
  • About the concept of resilience, its healthy application, and related controversies/misunderstandings
  • The definition of burnout, related risk factors and protective behaviors
  • Foundational, practical wellness habits that promote mental wellness and resilience
  • Mind-body medicine principles and practices that bring healing and increase well-being