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Disturbed waters. Dysfunctional systems. Disrupted plans.
It can be hard to stay energized and effective,
Or make a positive difference.
And yet, you’re committed to doing so.

we Equip you with physical zen training and the leadership
skills most needed today

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So that you can lead beyond doubt, fear and ego,
Get others resonating with you.
And make your greatest difference with joy, wisdom and wonder.

It’s life-changing, unbelievable. There’s nothing else like this out there. The Zen Leader courses are fire.”

Ernie Capbert at Zen Leader

HERE ARE SOME of the endless possibilities from leaders who have trained with us:

A physician accepts a promotion to lead a department at a major university, saying she felt readied by IZL training, and in her first year is awarded faculty director of the year.

An artist ups her game to create fearlessly and
teach others how to do the same.

A medical director improves and inspires her department by putting meditation cushions in her office, where employees now gather for meditation and deeper conversations.

A corporate leader re-evaluates her career and finds a new purposefulness that she is determined to grow into.

A tired but talented technology leader describes “coming home to himself” as he learns to connect with hara and expand his senses.

A physician suffering from burnout says at the close of a ZL program this is the first time she has “felt whole”.

A somatic coach learns to work with the 4 energy patterns and radically expands her business.

A physician remembers to embody the first flip – center, enter, add value – as she engages each patient.

The Experience

Prepare to expand your sense of self,
transform relationships, and become
a powerful force for positive change.

Hear founder, Dr. Ginny Whitelaw,
speak to what makes IZL programs
unique and how they can help
you live and lead your best life.

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The Way for leaders and practitioners in healthcare

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The Way for coaches to work with the radical “flips” of ZL

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March 21 – April 4

Discover your inner team of energy patterns.

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FEBI Certification

May 2 – June 13

The next step in your FEBI journey.

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ZL and PL: Zen, Zen Leadership (ZL) and the Cycle of Perma Leadership (PL)

May 6

A One-Day Introduction to Zen, Zen Leadership (ZL) and the Cycle of Perma Leadership (PL)

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HEAL 1: Online Weekend Program May 2023

May 18 – May 21

Immerse yourself for a long weekend and see how wonderfully different you feel by Sunday.

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Zen Leader 1: Online Weekend Program May 2023

May 18 – May 21

Awaken the Zen Leader In You. Your leadership will never be the same.

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Zen Leader 2: Online Weekend Program June 2023

June 8 – June 11

Take the next step towards unleashing your capacity to lead from your whole self.

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