After several years as a venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Winston Franklin joined the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He spent nearly 20 years at the institute, first as its vice president and CEO and later as its president, before retiring in 2003.
Under his leadership, the institute's membership swelled to more than 50,000 worldwide and its budget grew from $300,000 to $4.5 million. Much of the money went to grants for holistic health care pioneers, including Deepak Chopra and Dr. Dean Ornish, to help further their research.
Mr. Franklin's work on mind-body health led to two major television projects – "The Heart of Healing," a documentary produced by Turner Broadcasting, and "Healing and the Mind With Bill Moyers," an Emmy Award-winning series.