Michaela O’Donnell Long is the Senior Director of Fuller Seminary’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership. In this role, Michaela provides strategic leadership, oversight, and management of De Pree Center programs and personnel, in service to the center’s mission to help marketplace leaders flourish in their work. At the De Pree Center, Michaela is the principal leader of the grant funded, Entrepreneurship, Faith, and Flourishing Initiative. This grant has enabled the De Pree Center to take the research of Michaela’s dissertation, “Adopting an Entrepreneurial Posture: Vocational Formation in a Changing World of Work,” and turn it into practical resources for entrepreneurs and churches that serve them. Through this initiative, Michaela guides the De Pree Center in its work, especially in service to entrepreneurs, Millennials, and women in leadership.
Michaela regularly speaks and writes on topics of vocation, entrepreneurship, and women in leadership. Recent publications through the De Pree Center include, “A Seat at the Table,” “Myths of Vocation,” and “She Is.” Her writing is featured widely including at the following outlets Relevant, Fuller Studio, Grit and Virtue, Faith Driven Entrepreneur, Made to Flourish, and Liberty Magazine.
In addition to being a top scholar who has taught as an adjunct at Fuller and whose dissertation, passed with distinction, Michaela is herself an entrepreneur. She has started several businesses. Most notably, she and her husband, Dan, own Long Winter Media, a creative agency that specializes in video production and branding. Their clientele are largely businesses and organizations that aim to make social, cultural, or spiritual impact in the world. Their clients include: Google, YouTube, NBC Universal, University of Southern California, Presbyterian Church (USA), Fuller Seminary, and many more. Notably, the Oprah Winfrey Network picked up a short film she produced for Oprah’s show Super Soul Sundays.
Michaela is a sought after speaker, consultant, and coach whose expertise in both organizational development and also individual vocational formation makes her a unique expert to call on. She is currently working on her first book, which draws on her dissertation research to guide people on a process of addressing their biggest obstacles related to career and calling.
Michaela lives in Los Angeles with her filmmaker husband Dan and two small children.
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