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.
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.
- Lead at your best.
- Lead from your resilient, centered, agile self.
- Become the instrument for leading in the exact way needed by your current situation or goals.
- Experience a way to thrive in disruptive times, and the power you have to reframe everything you experience.
In all of these areas and more, leading with purpose is not just occurring in your head, it’s occurring throughout all of you. It is a difference you can feel.
“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.”
"This program will open your 'eyes' and your energetic senses in a way to jumpstart your leadership in powerful ways!"
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.
- From Coping to Adding Value: Introduction
- Practice: A Ball on Fast-Moving Waters
- Centering in the Hara
- Practice: Hara Breathing
- Practice: Tension vs. Extension
- The Six Things You Are Passionate About
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.
- From Tension to Extension: Introduction
- Practice: States of Energy
- Practice: Sitting Meditation (Chair)
- Practice: Sitting Meditation (Cushion)
- Knowing What You Are Aiming Toward
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.
- Practice: Experiencing the Four Energy Patterns
- Exploring the Energy Patterns
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.
- Practice: Experiencing Sound Vibrations in Control and Connection States
- Practice: Visceral Listening
- Practice: Putting the Connection Techniques Together
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.
- Create Your Timeline
- Practice: Becoming Time
“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!”
"Let the teachings and experiences work their magic on you. Expect transformation."
This is a course for people who feel compelled to lead with purpose — to make a difference in their industry, company or industry, or in their personal lives. If that's you, you know that the world is not always accommodating, and the pace can be exhausting.
This is a course for you if you want to find a way to live and bring forth your unique contributions by leading from your authentic, purpose-driven Self, but do so from a sense of embodied strength.
“This is leadership for our future, for this planet, for the next generation and anyone who has an inclination for a peaceful world.”
"1500 years of wisdom has a lot to offer."
Your satisfaction is important to us, which is why we offer a special 45-day refund period for this program — guaranteed.
Ginny Whitelaw is the founder and President of the Institute for Zen Leadership and a Zen Master in the Chozen-ji line of Rinzai Zen. A biophysicist by training, she combines a rich scientific background with senior leadership experience at NASA, and nearly 25 years developing global leaders at such companies as Merck, Dell, Novartis, EMC, and Bank of America. She is a recognized expert in leadership development and the author of 4 books, including The Zen Leader. She co-developed the FEBI®, which measures 4 patterns of personality that connect body, mind and leadership behaviors, and trains practitioners worldwide in applying FEBI in their work.
Dr. Whitelaw has served as adjunct faculty to Columbia University’s senior executive program. In her nearly 10 years at NASA, she became the Deputy Manager for integrating the International Space Station, for which she received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal. She holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics, as well as a B.S. in Physics, a B.A. in Philosophy, and a 5th degree black belt in Aikido.
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.
Q: How long do I have access to the course?
A: How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Q: When does the course start and finish?
A: The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Q: What if I am unhappy with the course?
A: We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 45 days and we will give you a full refund.
About 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.