Michaela O’Donnell is a De Pree Center Fellow and an Adjunct Instructor of Practical Theology and Leadership at Fuller Seminary. She holds an MDiv from Fuller and is currently finishing up a PhD in Practical Theology. Michaela’s doctoral work highlights spiritual practices that contribute to the formation of high-impact entrepreneurs.
In her time as a graduate student, Michaela has received funding for her Christian Entrepreneurs Project, been a two-time De Pree Center Doctoral Fellow, a Christian Leaders Doctoral Fellow, a Fuller Seminary Center for Advanced Theological Studies Scholarship recipient, participated in a Wabash Grant initiative called Educating for Agility, and been part of an innovative spiritual formation group, Into The Noise, funded by Austin Theological Seminary.
She is on the Steering Team for the Academy of Religious Leadership, for which she has presented and published. Michaela regularly teaches and writes on entrepreneurship, women in leadership, vocation, leadership, and creativity.
In addition to her academic work, Michaela is the Owner and Managing Director of Long Winter Media, a vibrant creative agency that helps brands make social impact through multi-media content. Long Winter Media’s roster of clients includes 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. In her various roles, Michaela has coached many women and men in their leadership and entrepreneurial development.