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MAKE A DIFFERENCE AMIDST DISRUPTION

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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:

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:

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HEAL 1: In-person Weekend Program –CLOSED

November 3 – November 6

This rare, in-person opportunity to immerse yourself in the setting of a Zen dojo is open to the first 10 people to register.

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Zen Leader 1: In-person Weekend Program — CLOSED

November 3 – November 6

This rare, in-person opportunity to immerse yourself in the setting of a Zen dojo is open to the first 10 people to register.

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Zen Leader 2: Online Weekend Program December 2022

December 1 – December 4

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

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HEAL 2: Online Weekend Program December 2022

December 1 – December 4

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: Online Weekend Program January 2023

January 26, 2023 – January 29

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: Online Weekend Program January 2023

January 26, 2023 – January 29

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.

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partner & Upcoming Events

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

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

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.

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.

Insights

from our community
Service-Filled Life

Service-Filled Life

Here in the UK, the past ten days have seen an extraordinary outpouring of grief and sadness following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. During my own life, I have promised to serve the Queen on two occasions.

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.