Janice Marturano is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, a non-profit organization dedicated to training and supporting professionals in the exploration of mindful leadership and its impact on the cultivation of excellence. She founded the Institute 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 senior 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 and taught the very first mindful leadership curricula which then began to spread throughout the company and, since 2006, to thousands of leaders at organizations around the world. As a certified teacher of mindfulness and an experienced former senior officer of a Fortune 200 company, she has brought the intensive training of mindful leadership to all forms of organizations-corporate, non-profit, academic, government and military. In 2013, she was invited to introduce her approach to developing mindful leadership to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and in 2014, she was invited to teach an encore mindful leadership workshop at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China.
Janice’s work has been featured in the BBC, Huff Post Live, NY Times, Financial Times, Time magazine, CEO magazine and Forbes. She is the author of the award winning, international best-selling book, ‘Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership’ and a Forbes contributor.