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    Bill duane

    Well-Being Expert, Meditation Teacher, Engineering Executive

  • Working at the intersection of individual Resilience and organizational well-being

    Bill heads up the well being and sustainable performance learning team at Google. His team’s mission is to help Googlers live and work in sustainable ways that allow them to be their most effective and happy selves, as individuals and as an organization. And ultimately create a better world. 

    Before embarking on a career to combine effectiveness and happiness, Bill led Site Reliability Engineering teams for 8 years at Google. He was responsible for worldwide production engineering as the Senior Manager of the web search infrastructure and logging and analysis teams and then as the Site Reliability Engineering lead for Gmail and Google Apps. Prior to Google, he was a Principal and then Managing Consultant for nine years at consulting firms Whittman-Hart and STS.

  • Beyond the Day job

    Dharma teacher in training at Against the Stream

    Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society was founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery to make the teachings of the Buddha available to all who are interested. We wish to create and sustain communities of healthy, accountable, wise and compassionate people from every walk of life. We welcome people from all racial, economic, sexual, social, political and religious backgrounds and believe that the path of awakening is attainable by all and should be available to all.

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    Vice-Chairman of the Board of Veteran's PATH

    Veteran’s PATH enables returning veterans to rediscover meaning, purpose, and joy in their lives through mindfulness, meditation, and a safe community.

    Our approach reconnects veterans with strength and service.

    Through practical tools of meditation and mindfulness, physical and outdoor experiences, and a community of camaraderie, veterans rediscover peace, acceptance, transformation and honor in a new journey forward.

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    Adviser

    Bill advises a variety of non-profit and for profit enterprises. Some very small and some very big. He specializes in strategy, operations,  culture, organizational  development, team effectiveness and well-being.  Bill feels bad about having to turn many requests down for advising due to time constraints, a desire to have rest and to honor existing commitments. 

  • Videos and Talks

    Neural Self-Hacking at re:Work 2014

    Mindfulness, Compassion & Ethics

    Mindfulness in Business Panel: Dolores Bernardo, Bill Duane, Marc Lesser and Rich Fernandez

    Mindfulness and the Greater Good

    How to Build a Community of Practice - The Google Experience

    Everyday Well-Being w Noah Levine

    3 Steps to Build Corporate Mindfulness the Google Way

    Mindfulness and the Ass in Cushion Metric

    Andy Puddicombe: "Get Some Headspace" | Talks at Google

    Mindfulness is medicine that works

    Mindful Schools: Mindfulness, Neurobiology and Children w Chris McKenna

    Mindfulness Practitioners Need Community