How can mindful leadership training enhance focus, clarity, creativity, resilience and compassion?

Janice L. Marturano, Founder and Executive Director, Institute for Mindful Leadership explains


Welcome to the Institute for Mindful Leadership, a non-profit organization. We offer retreats and workshops that train the mind’s innate capability to be focused, see with clarity, cultivate creativity and embody compassion. Just as we understand that there are innate capacities of our bodies that can be trained to make us more resilient, flexible and stronger, we now know from neuroscience research that there is universal training we can experience that can cultivate and strengthen our mind’s capacity. Mindful Leadership training is fitness for the mind. With dedication and practice, you can transform yourself, your organization and your community. Join us at one of our upcoming retreats or workshops, or contact us at for information about customized training for your organization.


Why Does Mindful Leadership Matter?

"At the World Economic Forum, I saw in person how Janice Marturano's mindful leadership training could make a real difference in the lives of corporate leaders from around the globe."
Arianna Huffington
president and editor-in-chief / Huffington Post
"Janice Marturano is a widely-admired executive and a leader in a movement that is changing the shape of our world through mindfulness and emotional intelligence."
Chade-Meng Tan
“I describe my first mindfulness retreat as life-changing. [Marturano's] clarity, encouragement, and reminders to be gentle on ourselves as we learn to be mindful leaders are simply amazing.”
Gale Pollack
major general (ret.) / US Army

Upcoming Retreats and Workshops


March 18, 2016 | Hilton Garden Inn, Wayne, NJ
*Featuring a special 50% discount in honor of our 5th Anniversary.
Join Institute for Mindful Leadership Director Janice Marturano and Senior Instructor Patricio Barriga for a full day of Mindful Leadership Training using Janice’s award-winning book, “Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership” as a guide to becoming an effective and successful leader.



April 13-17, 2016 | Menla Center, Phoenicia, NY
Institute for Mindful Leadership Instructors Janice Marturano & Dawn MacDonald lead this immersive four day residential retreat teaching organizational leaders to explore mindfulness meditation training in the context of leadership excellence. In the company of a small group of experienced professionals, you will learn to cultivate your ability to lead and live with excellence – focused, clear, creative and compassionate. (This retreat is full, to join the wait list, click Here)



April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2016 | Online
Join Janice Marturano for this live, interactive, online Workshop. This in-depth training is taught in four sessions April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2016 -from 7:00 to 8:30 PM (EST). The workshop will also include a ‘participant-only’ online forum where leaders can connect with one another during the workshop.


Read About Us





Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership

by Janice Marturano, Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership

Winner of 2014 Nautilus Book Award

Sometimes “leader” seems to mean “person who deals with problems nonstop from morning till night.” What if you could hit the pause button on your day, step back, and meet your challenges with a sense of space and clear focus? And what if you had a way not just of getting things done, but ensuring that what does get done connects with your deepest values?

In this plainspoken, accessible guide, Janice Marturano, a senior executive with decades of experience in Fortune 500 corporations, explains how to integrate the scientifically proven practice of mindfulness-meditation and self-awareness with effective techniques of management and mentorship.

(Now in Paperback)

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