Speaker - Ginny Whitelaw, PhD
Founder & CEO
Institute for Zen Leadership
Ginny Whitelaw is a Rinzai Zen master and founder and CEO of the Institute for Zen Leadership. A biophysicist by training, she combines a rich scientific background with senior leadership experience at NASA and 25 years developing leaders at such companies as Novartis, Dell, Merck, T. Rowe Price, Mercer, and JNJ. A recognized expert in development of the whole leader, she has authored several books, including The Zen Leader and, coming soon, Resonate. She co-developed the FEBI®, which measures 4 patterns of personality that connect body, mind and behaviors, and trains practitioners worldwide in applying FEBI in their work.
In her nearly 10 years at NASA, Dr. Whitelaw became the Deputy Manager for integrating the International Space Station, for which she received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal. She holds a PhD in Biophysics and a 5th degree black belt in Aikido.
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