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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.

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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:

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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Certification Pathways

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Discover our 5 pathways and the right one for you

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Zen Leader practitioner

The Way for people committed to be a positive force

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HEAL practitioner

The Way for leaders and practitioners in healthcare

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FEBI Coach

The Way for coaches to learn a powerful mind-body tool

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Zen Leadership coach

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

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zen leadership instructor

The Way for those who want to teach ZL

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Upcoming Programs:


September 6 – September 20

Discover your inner team of energy patterns.

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Master Class 2022 (Online)

September 8 – September 11

Deeper training to become coaches and instructors in Zen Leadership.

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HEAL 1: Online 6-Week Program

September 17 – October 22

The best way to jump into Healthy Embodied Agile Leadership when your busy healthcare schedule can’t let you devote a full weekend to it.

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Zen Leader 1: Online 6-Week Program

September 17 – October 22

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

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Zen Leader 1: Online Weekend Program September 2022

September 22 – September 25

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

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HEAL 1: Online Weekend Program September 2022

September 22 – September 25

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

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partner & Upcoming Events

What is Zen and What the Heck does it Have to Do with Leadership?

A free virtual webinar with IZL hosted by Ginny Whitelaw

Zen Leadership can help you become an agent of change in the world. Learn how.

August 31, 2022 at 10:00 am CT

Zen and Medicine: Resilience and Re-imagining Healthcare

A free virtual webinar with IZL hosted by Dr. Adrienne Hampton and Dr. Bethany Howlett

For leaders and practitioners in healthcare who want to have even greater impact, joy, and resiliency. Learn how Zen can help you.

September 1, 2022 at 7:00 am CT

From “Boo” to Boo-yah! How to Bring Shine to Online Facilitation

A free virtual webinar hosted by Rebecca Ryan, Yas Arikan, and Emily Alpert

Join three trainers with over 30 years of experience for an information-packed, hands-on workshop where you will learn, experience, and practice 17 techniques to use BEFORE, DURING, and at the CLOSE of online meetings.

September 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm CT

Jiki Training: How to Run a Sitting Group

A free virtual two-part program hosted by Chosei Zen about everything you need to know to run a sitting group

For experienced practitioners interested in starting their own sitting groups or becoming a jiki for the Chosei Zen Virtual Dojo or IZL programs, or current jikis who want to uplevel their skills. IZL students who have completed ZL3 are also eligible to attend. This is part of the required training for ZL Instructor certification.

Saturday, October 1 and 15, from 7:30-9:30 am CT

Not sure where to get started? No problem.
Let us know your interest and we’ll be happy to connect you
with the right person or program.


from our community
The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

Our days are usually filled with so much doing that stopping is difficult and must be intentional. Sometimes, however, pauses are thrust upon us often through no fault of our own, but through an accident or illness, the pause comes. For some of us COVID was this pause, but for others, we only got busier. 

Launch of Introductory Webinars

Launch of Introductory Webinars

We are excited to announce the launch of introductory webinars. Designed to be approachable, these webinars will be succinct overviews of Zen principles and our foundational programs.

Leadership Development 3.0—Energy Included

Leadership Development 3.0—Energy Included

Energy-infused leadership development could be called version 3.0, which both vitalizes leaders and guides them in making their vital difference in the world around them.