Ginny Whitelaw

Ginny Jiko Whitelaw is the President of the Institute for Zen Leadership. She began her Zen training under Tanouye Roshi and Hosokawa Roshi, and continued under Greene Roshi, from whom she received inka. Whitelaw Roshi was ordained as a priest in the Chozen-ji line of Rinzai Zen in 1996.

Dr. Whitelaw is also the President of Focus Leadership, and has, for nearly 20 years, developed leaders at such companies as Novartis, Dell, Merck, T. Rowe Price, Sprint, Mercer, Ascension Health, and JNJ. She has authored 3 books including, The Zen Leader, and co-developed the FEBI® – a personality assessment linking mind and body.

Formerly the Deputy Manager for integrating NASA’s Space Station Program, she holds a doctorate in biophysics, as well as a 5th degree black belt in Aikido.


The Zen Leader


Zen Leadership Programs