Full Name
Gianna Vallefuoco
Job Title
Artist, Entrepreneur & Mindfulness Teacher
Company Name
Vallefuoco Contractors
Speaker Bio
As Co-Founder of Vallefuoco Contractors since 1999, Gianna has spent over 25 years helping thousands of clients manifest their creative tile and marble projects in the Washington, DC area. Trained as an artist in figurative oil painting in Florence, Italy, she uses her art background and principles from her undergraduate degree in psychology to help clients make mindful construction design decisions, creating Intentional Spaces in their homes.

Construction is not Gianna’s only gig. She’s a certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and Speaker with a passion for teaching humans how to thrive, while articulating the science behind thriving. She carries years of experience in compassionate leadership, bringing mindfulness practices to the construction industry. Gianna specializes in empowering leadership teams to model mindfulness, and lead both effectively and compassionately. She shares several mindfulness-based scientific frameworks with her client base, which now spans populations across the globe. She speaks regularly to law enforcement and first responders, as well as to psychologists, non-profits, schools and universities, trade associations, private companies, and retreat centers.

Gianna’s mindful leadership training started at SIYLI, Google’s own offshoot. She completed her two year practicum as an MMTCP certified mindfulness instructor through UC Berkeley’s Awareness Training Institute and Greater Good Science Center with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. She’s spent recent years training in self compassion through the Center for Mindful Self Compassion with Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Kristin Neff, and honing her studies in Interpersonal Neurobiology through the Mindsight Institute with Dr Dan Siegel of UCLA.
Gianna Vallefuoco