Michael Froehls, PhD

Michael is a highly accomplished professional with over 15 years of expertise in management consulting and in strategic, financial, and operative executive positions, held at some of the largest and most respected global financial services firms. He is the founder of The Froehls  Group, LLC, a consulting boutique.

Michael lived, studied, and worked extensively all across Europe, the US, Canada, and South America. He has traveled to more than 50 countries, including India and China. Michael has gained a profound understanding of local business cultures around the globe and is considered an expert in successfully heading cross-border professional engagements. As a true cosmopolitan, Michael speaks four languages fluently (English, German, French, and Spanish).

Michael holds a PhD in Finance, summa cum laude, gained at the University of Trier in Germany, and earned an MBA, with distinction, from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He was awarded an MA in Industrial Economics by the renowned WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany.

The Gift of Job Loss, his first career and life management book, was silver medalist of the 2012 24th Annual Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Awards.

Michael is an avid adventure traveler, opera aficionado, and piano player of classical music. When not on the road, he enjoys his current residency in Austin, Texas. Michael serves on the Board of Directors of the Austin Classical Guitar Society, a leading non-profit organization in the educational and classical music space. He is a regular blogger for The University of Texas as Austin and shares his insights on business, economics, and career topics at TexasEnterprise.org. Every Tuesday from 2-3 pm, Michael hosts a weekly radio show (The Global Wanderer - Discover, Enjoy, and Benefit from our Amazing World) at KOOP, 91.7FM (Austin, TX), streaming live at www.koop.org. You can check out his radio show related blog here.

If you would like to contact the author for any speaking engagements or any other business opportunities, please send an email to: Michael@thegiftofjobloss.com.