The Consortium for Contemplative Leadership
is a community dedicated to advancing the adoption of contemplative leadership through formation, research, publishing, advocacy, and peer-to-peer networking.

Janet M. Drey is the managing director of the Consortium for Contemplative Leadership, supporting leaders from various sectors in awaking the inner life of leadership.  She has focused her life’s work on spiritual formation and leadership, working in both ministry and professional services.  As facilitator, consultant, leader and coach, she has a passion for creating learning experiences that invite critical reflection and dialogue.  An area of particular interest is assisting individuals, groups, and organizations with transformation and preparing to meet the needs of the future when a continuation of the past is not enough.

Since 2009, Janet has developed a variety of programs and retreats (alone and with others) for contemplative leadership, including weekend and day-long retreats, 6 week courses, a 9-month leadership development program and ongoing small groups, local Hub groups for MIT/Presencing Institute’s U.Lab, and as a guest lecturer for an undergraduate university leadership course. Janet holds a master’s degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, Chicago, is a certified coach, and student of Integral studies. She is a member of Contemplative Outreach and serves as a Board member for Emmaus House, a center for spiritual companionship and contemplation in Des Moines, IA.

In 2010, Janet participated in a 4-day gathering sponsored by the Fetzer Institute exploring The State of Contemplative Practice in America.  In 2015, she was selected as a participant in the inaugural Academy for Contemplative and Ethical Leadership sponsored by the Mind and Life Institute.  Since September 2015 she has actively participated in MIT’s U-Lab, facilitating a Des Moines based hub group of contemplative leaders, as well as contemplative leadership small groups.  As a socially engaged contemplative practice, contemplative leadership strengthens a sense of community, belonging, ownership and responsibility; creating new possibilities for individuals, teams, organizations and society.