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Leading Differently:
The Power of a Purposeful Pause©

May 6, 2014 (retreat begins at 6:00 PM) May 8, 2014 (ends at 3:00 PM)

Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York

With the generous support of the Eileen Fisher Foundation, we are pleased to offer this two night Leading Differently retreat for non-profit leaders. As a community of employees dedicated to a wide variety of non-profit services, we will explore this training of the mind through meditation, leadership reflection and practical daily applications. Please join us by registering through the Garrison Institute.

Fee: $300 USD

Includes room, tuition, breakfast, lunch and dinner with the group. Each participant will also receive a free CD “Mindfulness Meditations for Leaders”. Registration being handled directly by Garrison Institute

This Leading Differently Retreat is for Non-Profit Employees. Supported through the generosity of the Eileen Fisher Foundation


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

Instructor, Institute for Mindful Leadership

Patrick Briody

Instructor, Institute for Mindful Leadership

Teacher, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Executive Coach

Patrick Briody brings a wide variety of experience from the corporate, creative, and contemplative communities. As a musician, Patrick recorded and toured throughout the United States and Europe with the group he founded. Later, as a managing director at Goldman Sachs, Patrick was responsible for large technology organizations around the world, and mentored many through the challenges that came fast and furious in this environment. Throughout his somewhat unorthodox career moves, Patrick was able to find grounding and perspective in the practice of mindfulness meditation. He has been a dedicated student and practitioner of mindfulness meditation for over a decade and has attended many intensive mindfulness retreats with a number of highly experienced teachers throughout the years.

As a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Patrick recently completed a 92-hour teacher development intensive training taught by senior staff from the UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness. Patrick also recently participated in a 7-day professional training program under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli.