Well-Being Expert, Engineering Executive, Organizational Consultant
In a world that’s moving faster and less predictably, it’s crucial to develop ways of working that are not only effective but sustainable. Bill works at the intersection of individual resilience and organizational processes and culture, creating ways of working and being that increase effectiveness, innovation and adaptability s at scale. Bill blends 12 years at Google and 10 years of consulting experience in healthcare, manufacturing, finance, telecom and media with studies in neuroscience, team effectiveness, mindfulness and the latest in well-being science.
“You can bring mindful awareness to all contexts, including being online.” — Bill Duane, a Google executive and meditation teacher who oversees the company’s well-being and performance learning programs.
The Superintendent of Well-Being at Google discusses his morning routine and the book that changed his life.
When you have the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting people in the world about their lives, sometimes the most fascinating answers come from the simplest questions. The Thrive Questionnaire is an ongoing series that gives an intimate look inside the lives of some of the world’s most successful people.
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.
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.
Fellowship Advisor At RSF social Finance
RSF fellows are financial activists leveraging capital as a tool for positive change. Bill advises RSF Fellows on:
Board Member at Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
SIYLI was born at Google to take the world renowned Search Inside Yourself mindfulness based emotional intelligence class to the world. Over 20,000 people have taken the SIY program in more than 100 cities.
For Profit Work
changing the way we work
Keynotes, COnsulting and Workshops
The world is increasingly chaotic and unpredictable, yet requires strategic vision, constant innovation and interpersonal cohesion in order to be both effective and happy. The bad news is we’re wired to stress out early and often, which gets in in the way of way of being effective and happy. The good news is there are concrete things you can do at the individual and organizational levels to be more skillful. Informed by neuroscience, complexity theory, mindfulness and 12 years of being an executive at Google, I can tell you about them.
Strategic Adviser at Wisdom Labs
Wisdom Labs provides science-based tools that promote sustainable high performance, happiness, and wellbeing.
Our multi-modal learning solutions, which combine mobile learning and in-person experiences, enhance stress management skills and boost resilience and thriving at work and beyond. We build the capacity to be effective in fast paced, complex, high performance environments. All of the tools we offer are science-based and rooted in mindfulness, self- and social awareness, mental and emotional agility, compassion, and personal and team resilience.
Consultant at Google
Advising the Benefits, Learning and Development, Ethics and Compliance, Google for Entrepreneurs and Google for Education orgs on strategy and tactics around sustainable high performance . Keynotes for large external events. Family!