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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:

ZL2/HEAL2 – nov 18-21

Online, live, instructor-led immersion program concentrated over a long weekend.

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ZL1/HEAL1 Jan 27-30, 2022

Online, live, instructor-led immersion program concentrated over a long weekend.

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ZL1/HEAL1 6-week Program 2022

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

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Cutting Back to Move Forward

Cutting Back to Move Forward

On my kitchen windowsill is one of my grandmother’s orchids. I brought it home after she passed away earlier this year as it wasn’t faring so well without her particular care and attention – I understood how it felt. Although I’m still a newbie gardener and have zero experience with orchids, it started to revive and I felt the joy of her presence again.

How Leaders Can Do the Essential Work of Our Time

How Leaders Can Do the Essential Work of Our Time

More leaders are waking up to the awareness that business cannot continue as usual. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) have moved from being a UN wish list to being investor requirements for many companies. Sustainable practices have shifted from being “greenwashing” to core strategy. From burning out employees, to drying up resources, to driving away the next generation of customers, companies are realizing that they themselves are unsustainable using extractive practices.

Shakuhachi Zen

Shakuhachi Zen

I quickly learned that a shakuhachi tells you what it is; that is, what key it will play in. This occurs upon the first blow, right after completion of the boring and utaguchi (blowing edge), before opening any finger holes. ‘Hello G3 shakuhachi, it is an honor to meet you.’