ZL Instructor & Coach
Andy Seizan Ryuji Robins is a certified instructor of Zen Leadership, an ordained Zen priest and a yoga instructor. Andy brings a wealth of business and leadership experience to his coaching clients having been run his own executive coaching business and previously being an entrepreneur in the construction industry. Andy is an an energetic and intuitive executive coach and trainer with a passion for making a difference. Andy lives in the UK and has served the Institute for Zen Leadership as both the UK/European Director as well as the Director of IZL in Asia while he was living in Vietnam.
Andy first experience of leadership took place in his formative years in the Royal Navy, where he was part of the elite Portsmouth Command Field Gun Crew. On leaving, he attended the University of Westminster and obtained a 1st class honor’s degree in Construction Management. After which he led project teams in the construction industry, and his own business for over a decade. He also coached and taught leadership and business skills to entrepreneurs through Unlocking Potential and Executive Retreat in the UK.
Andy’s grounding in Zen has seen him teach Zen Leadership programs around the globe. These include custom programs for businesses, police officers, and outdoor programs for teens and young adults. Besides Zen, he is a master practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a certified Yoga instructor, Yoga Therapist and certified in the FEBI psycho-motor assessment.