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Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness©

October 21, 2015 (begins with a 6:00 PM dinner) – October 25, 2015 (ends at 11:00 AM)

Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York

Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness© is a 4 day residential retreat that invites organizational leaders to explore mindfulness meditation training in the context of leadership excellence. The retreat invites leaders to ‘train the mind’ just as an athlete leverages specialized training to ‘train the body’. In a small group setting, leaders are guided through a series of systematic mindful leadership practices, leadership excellence reflections, and everyday applications (e.g mindful meetings, skillful decision-making, leading by inspiration). As we explore mindful leadership, we learn to cultivate our ability to focus, see past our own filters, be more innovative and embody compassion. After the retreat, participants are supported in the integration of their training, and the development of a meditation practice, through several weeks of post-retreat e-mails from the Institute and the Institute’s Mindfulness Meditations for Leaders (c) CD. This retreat has been taught to leaders from around the world since 2006

Fee: $2,495

Includes single room, tuition, breakfast, lunch and dinner with the group. Each participant will also receive a free CD “Mindfulness Meditations for Leaders” by Janice Marturano.

Additionally there will be several weeks of ongoing virtual support from the instructors after the retreat


Janice L. Marturano, J.D.

Author, Finding the Space to Lead
Founder and Executive Director,
Institute for Mindful Leadership

Janice L. Marturano, J.D.

Founder and Executive Director, Institute for Mindful Leadership

Former Vice President, Public Responsibility and Deputy General Counsel, General Mills Inc.

Author, Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership – 2014 Nautilus Award Winner

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 the fundamentals of 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 for nearly 15 years before leaving to dedicate herself full time to the Institute. While fulfilling her duties as a corporate officer at General Mills, she also co-developed the very first mindful leadership curricula at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness where she served as a 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 NY Times, Financial Times, Saturday Evening Post, Time magazine, Success magazine and LA Times.

Patrick Briody
Senior Instructor, Institute for Mindful Leadership

Patrick Briody

Senior Instructor, Institute for Mindful Leadership

Teacher, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Executive Coach

Patrick Briody has a deep Mindful Leadership Practice that he has been building on for many years. He is an experienced teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, having received training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School via their MBSR Teacher Development Intensive and Practicum in MBSR in 2013. He has been a close associate of the Institute since 2013, and led private workshops for Institute clients, as well as co-taught public residential retreats with Janice Marturano.

The majority of Patrick’s career on Wall Street was spent with Goldman Sachs (20 years) in the technology division. Patrick was named a Managing Director in 2004 and served in that capacity until his retirement from the firm in 2012. In his roles, Patrick routinely worked with the senior leadership of Goldman, often chairing committees, coordinating complex efforts across staff with diverse backgrounds, and representing the Firm in critical situations such as discussions with regulators.

Patrick’s responsibilities in the technology division included recruiting and managing hundreds of analysts and software developers in the major financial centers around the world and managing very large projects with a yearly budget of over 200 million dollars. Patrick was regularly at the table whenever leadership was needed to manage a crisis or respond to an unprecedented challenge.