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Zen Leadership Instructor

Cris Nakano

Director In Europe and ZL Instructor & Coach

Cris is a strategist, coach and facilitator, passionate about helping develop more inclusive, engaging and “on-purpose” leaders and organizations, where people can be their best selves at work and live meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Andy Robins

Roshi and ZL Instructor & Coach

An executive coach, former businessman, and ex-Royal Navy field gunner, Andy Robins felt like he was coming home as he experienced his first IZL program in 2013 at the Spring Green Dojo. He became pivotal in expanding Zen Leadership to Europe and Asia and is now growing Zen and Zen Leadership training in the UK where he lives with his family.

Rebecca Ryan

Roshi, Board Chair, Zen and ZL Instructor

Rebecca Ryan is a futurist and economist who helps public sector leaders “lead fearlessly”. She’s the Board Chair of the Institute for Zen Leadership.

Dennis Tirman

ZL Instructor & Coach

Dennis began Zen training 7 years ago and is an instructor in Zen Leadership. Active in the Institute for Zen Leadership (IZL) from its start, Dennis has co-taught in several IZL programs, and has trained in Zen sesshin and BodyZen.