Janice L. Marturano

Founder and Executive Director, Institute for Mindful Leadership


Janice Marturano is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, a non-profit organization dedicated to training and supporting leaders in the exploration of mindfulness and leadership excellence. She founded the Institute for Mindful Leadership in January, 2011, after ending her 15 year tenure as Vice President, Public Responsibility and Deputy General Counsel for General Mills, Inc.

Janice was a strategic leader within General Mills before leaving to dedicate herself full time to the Institute. While a corporate officer at General Mills, she co-developed the very first mindful leadership curricula at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness where she served as a volunteer member of the Advisory Board.  As a certified teacher of mindfulness and an experienced former officer of a Fortune 200 company, she has brought the intensive training of mindful leadership to leaders from all forms of organizations-corporate, non-profit, academic, government and military. In 2013, she was invited to share her understanding of the importance of mindful leadership at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Janice’s work has been featured on the BBC, Huff Post Live, and in the NYTimes, Financial Times, Saturday Evening Post, Forbes, Green Futures (UK), Success magazine and LA Times. Her book, ‘Finding the Space to Lead: A practical guide to mindful leadership’ will be published by Bloomsbury Press in January, 2014.



Finding the Space to Lead

A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership – A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership

by Janice Marturano

Clarity, focus, creativity and compassion: these are the attributes of mindful leadership. In this plain spoken, accessible guide, Janice Marturano, a senior executive with decades of experience in Fortune 200 corporations, explains how to integrate the practice of mindfulness-meditation and self-awareness-with effective techniques of management and mentorship.

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