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Imagine Being 10x Bigger than the problems You face. You are, Although you may not know it.

Surfacing the Zen Leader in you is about getting out of your own way and expressing your true self. Developed by Zen masters and experts in leadership and healing, our courses take you to expansive, energizing settings around the world. Through training that sinks into your bones, we surface your unique way of ‘being’ – helping you to move freely through life and beyond the fears that otherwise hold you back.


Prepare to change your relationship with yourself and everyone around you. Become an instrument of positive change.

Upcoming Programs

Zen Leader 2

August 27, 7:00 pmAugust 30, 12:00 pm @ Online – European Time Zone

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

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Master Class

September 10, 1:00 pmSeptember 13, 12:00 pm @ Online – US Central Time Zone

Deeper training to become coaches and instructors in Zen Leadership.

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Zen Leader 1 – Asia

September 17, 6:30 pmSeptember 20, 12:00 pm @ Online – Vietnam Time Zone

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

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Zen Leader 1 – serial course

September 19, 7:00 am – 10:00 am @ Online Serialized Program – US Central Time Zone

The best way to jump into Zen Leadership when you can’t devote a full weekend to it.

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HEAL 1 – serial course

September 19, 7:00 amOctober 24, 10:00 am @ Online Serialized Program – US Central Time Zone

Our HEAL Series explores Zen leadership through the lens of healthcare. You’ll learn how to sustainably thrive and be a force for positive change in your patients, practices and systems.

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HEAL 1 – weekend workshop

October 22, 7:00 pmOctober 25, 12:00 pm @ Online – US Central Time Zone

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

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HEAL 2 – weekend workshop

November 19, 7:00 pmNovember 22, 12:00 pm @ Online – US Central Time Zone

HEAL 2 is where we work at removing fear, first in ourselves and then helping others. We’ll trace the roots of fear and share several ways to overcome it, along with skills to resolve conflict, empower others and deepen relationships.

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Zen Leader 3 – weekend workshop

January 21 2021, 1:00 pmJanuary 24 2021, 12:00 pm @ Online – US Central Time Zone

This final program in the Zen Leadership trilogy completes your journey through the “flips” of The Zen Leader, equipping you with skills and practices by which you can sense the whole picture, seize opportunities and transform visions into value.

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HEAL 3 – weekend workshop

January 21 2021, 7:00 pmJanuary 24 2021, 12:00 pm @ Online – US Central Time Zone

The final course in the HEAL Series equips you with the physical condition to face challenging situations with resilience, joy and a sense of abundance. You’ll deepen your resourcefulness for realizing desired shifts in your practice, clinic, or system. We’ll guide you in taking on a transformation project of your choice, where you apply all the “flips” and practices you’ve learned with support from instructors and peer coaches.

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Reveal a newfound courage, resilience and grounded-ness. Our Zen leadership courses are a challenging and safe environment for self-discovery as you peel back the layers and see yourself clearly, sometimes for the first time.


The body wants to practice. The Zen Leader courses will show you physical practices that can help you move past stuck points and become your most authentic self.


Connect with yourself, your colleagues, and your purpose. Our Zen Leader courses offer techniques you can take with you to gather like-minded people to reach a higher goal.


The beauty and the stillness that can be found in the settings around the Zen Leader courses can inspire the creativity in anyone. What will it inspire in you?


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

Ernie Capbert at Zen Leader

Lead Fearlessly

The Zen Leader does not encourage you to just “be peaceful.” Neither does it suggest you work harder, faster, or ignore the pressure. Quite the opposite: it’s about using the pressure to propel “flips” in consciousness that create transformational leaders, leaders who create the future with joy and enthusiasm, rather than drive themselves and their people to exhaustion.


Zen and the Way of Making a Difference

Master the principle that lets you live your most significant life, from reshaping relationships to realizing large-scale change. That principle is resonance and this book is your guide.


Of the Institute for Zen Leadership