Ginny Whitelaw, PhD, is a former NASA scientist and a fifth-degree black belt in Aikido. While at NASA, Whitelaw helped to lead an overhaul of the Space Station program management, for which she received a NASA Exceptional Service Medal. Today she is founder and chief instructor of the Atlanta Center for Zen and the Arts and southern regional director of the Aikido Association of America. As a consultant, she's worked with many organizations to improve their effectiveness, and leads personal development seminars nationwide.
Whitelaw earned bachelor's degrees in both physics and philosophy from Michigan State University and a doctorate in biophysics from the University of Chicago.