Zen Leadership in the Time of Virus

Who knows when we’ll be on the other side of this virus, yet people – you included – could benefit from our programs, and benefit the world NOW. We’re pivoting with the times to bring you our life-changing programs online. You can expect a highly interactive, connected experience at less than half the cost of our in-residence programs. Sheltered in place, facing disruption, you may find this is a crucial time to reconnect with being grounded, whole, and fully resourced for these times. We have scholarships available, and should you register but be unable to attend or complete due to the chaos of these times, we will happily carry your registration forward to a future online program this fall. Read/register below and feel free to contact with any questions.



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 2

August 27, 7:00 pmAugust 30, 12:00 pm @ Online – European Time Zone

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

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Master Class

September 10, 1:00 pmSeptember 13, 12:00 pm @ Online – US Central Time Zone

Deeper training to become coaches and instructors in Zen Leadership.

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Zen Leader 1 – Asia

September 17, 6:30 pmSeptember 20, 12:00 pm @ Online – Vietnam Time Zone

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

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Zen Leader 1 – serial course

September 19, 7:00 am – 10:00 am @ Online Serialized Program – US Central Time Zone

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

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HEAL 1 – serial course

September 19, 7:00 amOctober 24, 10:00 am @ Online Serialized Program – US Central Time Zone

Our HEAL Series explores Zen leadership through the lens of healthcare. You’ll learn how to sustainably thrive and be a force for positive change in your patients, practices and systems.

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HEAL 1 – weekend workshop

October 22, 7:00 pmOctober 25, 12:00 pm @ Online – US Central Time Zone

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

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HEAL 2 – weekend workshop

November 19, 7:00 pmNovember 22, 12:00 pm @ Online – US Central Time Zone

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 – weekend workshop

January 21 2021, 1:00 pmJanuary 24 2021, 12:00 pm @ Online – US Central Time Zone

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 – weekend workshop

January 21 2021, 7:00 pmJanuary 24 2021, 12:00 pm @ Online – US Central Time Zone

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. You’ll deepen your resourcefulness for realizing desired shifts in your practice, clinic, or system. We’ll guide you in taking on a transformation project of your choice, where you apply all the “flips” and practices you’ve learned with support from instructors and peer coaches.

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