Ginny Whitelaw

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Lead With Purpose

Does this sound familiar?

You want to make a difference, but you don’t know how to do so.

You want to manifest the vision that’s in your heart, but you get caught in fear, anxiety or self-doubt.

You want to live and lead on purpose, but you can’t seem to focus on what’s important or get others moving with you.

You want to pursue a big vision, but find yourself drowning in complexity and overreacting to your circumstances.

You want to bring your best to your family and loved ones, but they’re the ones who see your worst.

Did you raise your hand to any of the above?

Good. You’re not alone. Everyone who wants to make a difference feels those ways at times. And you are in the right spot, at the right time, with the right guide ready to support your growth.

I can help you break through those barriers and tap into the next level of your own purpose and true, embodied power.

Integral Life Exclusive Course

Course Overview

1. Become your best self

Leadership skills and physical practices that allow you to get beyond complexity, and make you more resilient, agile, connected, and better able to get results in disruptive times.

2. Connect beyond mind

Since most tension is unconscious, we need deeper tools than mind to release it. You’ll learn practices to drop tension, accelerate Integral development, and open the door to the wisdom of connectedness.

3. Breathe with power

Learn to breathe the way the world’s most present leaders do, which allows you to overcome fear and anxiety, and lead from a centered place of still, powerful calm.

4. Master the four types of energy

Leadership is turning precious energy into matter: the energy of ideas and purpose into things that matter in people’s lives. You can have energy for the things that matter most to you, and use one of the four types of energy, in the right way, for the right purpose.

5. Listen fully

When you listen so deeply you can feel others in your body, when you can feel them in your nervous system, you can lead anyone toward your vision. Listen quietly, and lead from there.

6. Stop fighting time

Get beyond the distractions, furious pace and a time-scarcity mindset, and get yourself into the abundance of time that happens when you resolve separation and stop fighting reality. Bring time inside you, where you don’t have limited time but time comes through you as a source of power.

7. Dreams realize you, not the other way around

YOU are the step between between your dreams and their results. Your dreams matter. They will change you just as you realize them. The future will come through you and will shift you toward the “you” you will become.

8. Be calm amongst difficulty

Soften your resistance and tension inside of difficult circumstances in order to lead with centeredness and relaxed agility that lets you still be whole.

9. Let questions guide you

Flip beyond analytical thinking and “sit” with a question, letting the answer come to you.

10. Lead others

Enter a more connected state, and allow your clarity and centeredness to influence and inspire others more effectively.

Watch the first lesson free, where Ginny introduces the value and importance of hara breathing to stay centered as a leader and in your life, a practice she takes you through step-by-step in the full course:

What You'll Learn

Module 1: From Coping to Adding Value

Module 1: From Coping to Adding Value

Learn how you can thrive in disruptive times by developing your personal power to reframe challenges into opportunities.

Module 2: From Tension to Extension

Module 2: From Tension to Extension

Module 2 offers you a deeper experience of the two states of tension and extension. You will feel the difference as you move from constricting to extending your energy towards the purpose you have chosen.

Module 3: From Playing to Your Strengths, to Strengthening Your Play

Module 3: From Playing to Your Strengths, to Strengthening Your Play

In Module 3 you will be working with turning your energy into things that matter. You will also learn the appropriate energy to apply in any moment to move your purpose forward.

Module 4: From Controlling to Connecting

Module 4: From Controlling to Connecting

Module 4 will help you experience the shift from control to connection. Which of the energy patterns are better for Visceral listening in any moment? “Viscening” -truly standing in the others shoes.

Module 5: From Driving Results to Becoming Your Vision

Module 5: From Driving Results to Becoming Your Vision

Module 5 will show you how to flip your relationship to time. In this module you will construct a personal time line with particular emphasis on some near term purpose. You will then be asked to feel the difference between your past and your potential futures. In this way you can bring your future purpose to you in the present rather than trying to will your present into the future.

What People Say

Tom Gruenwald

"The program is outstanding, unique and exceptionally valuable. No one besides Ginny Whitelaw has this kind of depth in Zen, psychometrics and leadership. The ability to tap into and focus basic energy states of human existence is a tool I will use for the rest of my life." – Tom Gruenwald, Former CEO, Westell

Chris Johnson

"This program will open your 'eyes' and your energetic senses in a way to jumpstart your leadership in powerful ways!" – Chris Johnson, Q4 Consulting

Katie White

"This course will give you the tools needed to recognize your strengths and build on your weaknesses. It will help you reach a balance in your personal and professional life, and cultivate an indispensable energy that will help you move forward with incredible purpose!" – Katie White, Founder, The Best Medicine

Rhonda Morton

"Let the teachings and experiences work their magic on you. Expect transformation." – Rhonda Morton, Savannah Consulting

About Ginny Whitelaw

Ginny Whitelaw

Dr. Ginny Whitelaw is both a leadership expert and roshi (Zen master) in the Chozen-ji line of Rinzai Zen. She is the author of The Zen Leader, and founder of the Institute for Zen Leadership. She is also the President of Focus Leadership, and has taught and coached in global leadership programs for nearly 20 years. Formerly deputy manager for integrating NASA’s Space Station Program, she has a PhD in biophysics as well as a fifth degree black belt in Aikido.

Dr. Ginny Whitelaw didn’t dream she’d become an innovator in leadership development. She dreamt of being an astronaut, and wrote NASA at the age of 13 to ask about the courses she should take in junior high school to best prepare. Treasuring the letter they sent back, she followed its advice to study science, which led to 3 years in a high energy physics lab, a doctorate in biophysics, and a lifelong interest in energy and the human body.

From the age of 19, she also started intense physical training, first in martial arts, then in Zen, which led to a 5th degree black belt in Aikido and her becoming a roshi (Zen master) in the Chozen-ji line of Rinzai Zen. She has led dojo (training centers) in Houston and Atlanta, and currently trains and teaches at Chozen-ji Wisconsin Betsuin.

Along the way, she also made it to NASA. There, she went into management, not space, eventually becoming the Deputy Manager for integrating the Space Station program, and receiving NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal for her efforts. It was while attending her first NASA leadership development program that she discovered, to her own surprise, this was her work. She continued to learn everything she could about leadership and combine it with everything she knew about Zen, biophysics, and the human body.

For more than 15 years, Dr. Whitelaw has brought this rich background to the service of leaders all over the world. She co-founded Focus Leadership with an integrated, energy-based approach to developing transformational leaders and their teams. She has worked with numerous Global1000 leaders and businesses, including Dell, Novartis, JNJ, Bank of America, Precor, Sprint, EMC, XL Capital, and Prudential. She is a seasoned keynote speaker, having presented to such groups as the International Coaching Federation, Professional Coaches and Mentors Association, and European Professional Womens Network. The co-author of Move to Greatness (with Betsy Wetzig, 2008), she continues to teach Zen applications to leadership, in which the ideas of The Zen Leader have met with such enthusiasm, they needed to be written down.

Course Curriculum

Module 1 From Coping to Adding Value
Unit 1 Kickoff
Unit 2 From Coping to Adding Value: Introduction
Unit 3 Practice: A Ball on Fast-Moving Waters
Unit 4 Centering in the Hara
Unit 5 Practice: Hara Breathing
Unit 6 Practice: Tension vs. Extension
Unit 7 Exercise: From Problem to Opportunity
Module 2 From Tension to Extension
Unit 1 From Tension to Extension: Introduction
Unit 2 Practice: States of Energy
Unit 3 Practice: Sitting Meditation (Chair)
Unit 4 Practice: Sitting Meditation (Cushion)
Unit 5 Exercise: Knowing Your Purpose
Module 3 From Playing to Your Strengths to Strengthening Your Play
Unit 1 From Playing to Your Strengths to Strengthening Your Play: Introduction
Unit 2 Practice: Experiencing the Four Energy Patterns
Unit 3 Exploring the Energy Patterns
Module 4 From Control to Connection
Unit 1 From Control to Connection: Introduction
Unit 2 Practice: Experiencing Sound Vibrations in Control and Connection States
Unit 3 Practice: Visceral Listening
Unit 4 Practice: Putting the Connection Techniques Together
Module 5 From Driving Results to Becoming Your Vision
Unit 1 From Driving Results to Becoming Your Vision: Introduction
Unit 2 Create Your Timeline
Unit 3 Practice: Becoming Time
Unit 4 Conclusion

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • – Built-in journaling app for notes and personal reflections.

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