GINNY WHITELAW is the founder and CEO of the Institute for Zen Leadership, a Zen Master, and recognized expert in leadership development and executive coaching. She has authored 4 books, including Resonate and The Zen Leader. A biophysicist by training, she combines a rich scientific background with senior leadership experience at NASA, and more than 25 years developing global leaders. Together with Mark Kiefaber, she developed the FEBI® to measure four mind-body patterns of personality that link to essential modes of leadership. She has served as adjunct faculty to Columbia University’s senior executive program and worked with leaders in some of the world’s top companies, including Merck, Novartis, Hospira, Hillrom, Ascension Health, T Rowe Price, and Bank of America.
Prior to that, Dr. Whitelaw spent 10 years at NASA, where she was in charge of integrating the International Space Station Program. She led a large-scale change effort to re-align the management of the Program using cross-functional teams and was awarded NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal for her efforts. 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.