Bill Duane

Bill Duane

Bill Duane is the principal at Bill Duane and Associates, a consulting firm focused on the intersection of individual performance, organizational effectiveness and the future. He helps organizations execute well in ambiguity and rapid change through innovation, managing complexity and resilience. He works with leading companies including tech, pharma and media as well as teaching workshops at Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. He is the Director of Strategy and Implementation at the Center for the Study of Apparent Selves, working on applied AI ethics, funded by a two-year Templeton Foundation grant. He holds a Research Fellowship at Rangjung Yeshe Institute at the University of Kathmandu as part of this effort. He was an engineering executive at Google for nine years, leading the production engineering teams for websearch infrastructure and then Google workspace (gmail, docs, calendar, etc.) responsible for scaling these services worldwide during hypergrowth. After becoming curious about burnout, performance and culture, he started a second career at Google, establishing the role of Superintendent of Wellbeing and creating successful programs to explore the intersection of performance and human flourishing for the following five years. He is on the board of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a Fellowship Advisor to RSF Social Finance and advisor to several for-profit and nonprofit startups.
Areas of Expertise:
  • Career envisioning and implementation
  • Personal development
  • Managing audacious goals and burnout
  • Effective teams and organizations
  • Creating organizational culture
  • Fostering innovation and social change