Programs

LEAD THE WAY

THE WORLD IS A VERY DIFFERENT PLACE FROM THE ONE IN WHICH MANY OF US GREW UP, AND THE WAY IN WHICH WE LIVE OUR LIVES TODAY HAS FOUND MANY OF US HITTING A WALL OR BURNING OUT.

The world is changing so fast, and we keep speeding up to keep pace with it, believing the more we work, the more we’ll get done. Disrupted by new data streams, businesses and organizations measure everything, ensuring we become lost in numbers and logic. Systems that used to enhance our lives have become disconnected from the very people they were meant to connect.

Old systems from governance to healthcare and education are falling apart, and the new has not yet emerged. We get, stuck in our old ways of doing things, even when they’re clearly not working. The noise of the external world is muting the sound of the internal world, and our intuition is paying the price.

The challenges we face today are both old and new: the polarization of wealth, access to education, jobs and healthcare, environmental issues, terrorism and war have been around for a long time. What’s new is that technology is exacerbating these issues at warp speed and creating new issues we can’t predict. There is no way that old thinking is going to be up to these challenges. We need a whole new approach to our leadership, which is not narrow in focus, but rather broad, open and wisely intuitive.

There is another way. 

The Institute for Zen Leadership equips leaders with the physical tools of Zen training that they can develop a felt sense of connectedness to the bigger picture, seize the opportunities in challenges, and serve people, not as other-than-themselves, but as extensions of a Self without limits. IZL helps leaders develop the courage, resilience and groundedness, find their voice, master energy, and remove fear. What mindfulness does for self-awareness, the physicality of Zen does for self-actualization by bringing desired futures into the actual present through oneself.

I arrived at the Zen Leader training exhausted, depleted, and bordering on depression. A mere two and a half days later, after deep nourishment on every level, I left re-energized, restored, and excited about a new vision for my business. In a word: Transformative.

Upcoming programs

Zen Leader 3

March 5 2020, 6:00 pmMarch 8 2020, 1:00 pm // Spring Green Dojo

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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Zen Leader 1

April 16 2020, 6:00 pmApril 19 2020, 1:00 pm // Spring Green Dojo 6743 Sneed Creek Rd.
Spring Green, Wisconsin, 53588

A focused version of the Zen Leader program with emphasis on applications to social change and equity.

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Zen Leader 2

May 7 2020, 1:00 pmMay 10 2020, 10:00 am // Le Chalet dans les Etoiles 1304 route de l’Etelley
Samoens, France, 74340

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

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HEAL 2

May 14 2020, 6:00 pmMay 17 2020, 1:00 pm // Spring Green Dojo 6743 Sneed Creek Road
Spring Green, WI, 53588

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 2

May 14 2020, 6:00 pmMay 17 2020, 1:00 pm // Spring Green Dojo 6743 Sneed Creek Rd
Spring Green, WI, 53588

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

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