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A Personal Invitation from Tami Simon, Founder of Sounds True
Life, and the way we earn a living, has changed drastically over the past few years.
The old paradigm of business and work—overcommit, overwork, stress, always on the go, sacrificing quality of life for dollars—is breaking down.
This change was already happening, the global pandemic just accelerated it.
In its place, an exciting new paradigm is emerging where people want more meaning and purpose in their professional lives.
Entrepreneurs, CEOs, coaches and consultants want to make a bigger impact. Employees want more work-life balance. And there’s a deep, collective longing for more connection, collaboration and community while doing work that truly makes a difference.
Things are still taking form. Some businesses are still playing by the old rules, some are playing by the new, while others are straddling both. There’s still a lot that is unknown and settling.
And chances are you can feel this. Whether you own your own business or work for someone else, you may sense that something’s “off.”
You know something needs to change, but you’re still trying to figure out what you personally need to do about it.
But the answer is simple: you need a guide—mentoring—in how to bridge the gap between the old paradigm of business and work and the new.
Fortunately, with the Inner MBA®, you now have access to some of the world’s top CEOs, expert faculty and wisdom teachers who have already experienced success in the new paradigm of work, and who are willing to light a path and show you the way.
I look forward to sharing more about these powerful teachings with you!
Founder of Sounds True
The Inner MBA is a certification program and online community created in partnership by Sounds True, LinkedIn and Wisdom 2.0 to help you master the new paradigm of business to achieve exceptional results
During the program, you will:
Be mentored by elite business leaders from entities like Google, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Slack, and Patagonia, expert faculty from Harvard, MIT, and New York University, as well as New York Times bestselling authors, neuroscientists, and more
Learn from the leading wisdom and spiritual luminaries of our time, including Jon Kabat-Zinn, Caroline Myss, Jack Kornfield, PhD, whose teachings have collectively impacted tens of millions of lives worldwide
Gain mastery in conscious leadership practices that will help you bring your best to your work and inspire and engage others so that creativity, collaboration, and communication thrive, leading to extraordinary results
Connect with an intentional, global community—your fellow Inner MBA students and alumni who are on the same path as you—so that you can create important relationships for the new paradigm of business
At the end of the program, you’ll receive an Inner MBA Certificate of Completion that is quickly being recognized by business leaders, organizations, and institutions as the new gold standard in conscious leadership and business development.
In addition, each trimester of the program, you’ll also have the opportunity to earn one of following additional certificates:
I’m so grateful that you’re doing this program. The most essential part of being a great leader, a great manager, and a great person in the world is the inner reflection, inner confidence, and inner strength to do the things that are required in this moment.
Rose Marcario, Former CEO of Patagonia and Inner MBA faculty member
ENROLLMENT FOR THE INNER MBA HAS NOW CLOSED. WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN THE WAITLIST TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN ENROLLMENT REOPENS IN 2024.
If you are a professional or businessperson who values growth, you want to achieve success while making a difference, and you want to be in community while doing it, we encourage you to apply.
As the Inner MBA program is 100% virtual, we welcome English-speaking students from around the world. Here are the countries our past and present students call home:
The Inner MBA is truly amazing. It transformed my performance in business and, most important, it transformed my relationship with myself. I would encourage anyone who wants to evolve as a leader and person to enroll. Thank you Sounds True, Wisdom 2.0, and LinkedIn!
María Luisa Alderuccio
In the Inner MBA program, you will be mentored by a convergence of brilliant, purpose-driven human beings who have collectively impacted the lives of tens of millions of people worldwide including:
At age 22, Tami Simon started Sounds True, now a multimedia publisher, with a dream and a tape recorder. Though she had no business experience and only a vague idea of what she wanted the company to be, Tami had her guiding principle strongly in place: to disseminate spiritual wisdom. Over its 37-year history, Sounds True has produced over 3,000 titles, been nominated twice for the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing companies, and is North America’s leading publisher of spoken-word spiritual teachings.
Soren Gordhamer is the founder and host of Wisdom 2.0, the premier conference exploring living mindfully and wisely in the digital age. Past Wisdom 2.0 event speakers have included the founders and CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and eBay, along with wisdom teachers Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, and more. Soren is also the author of Wisdom 2.0, and he’s the founder of the award-winning nonprofit Lineage Project, which has served at-risk and incarcerated teens in New York City for over 20 years.
Inner MBA Entrepreneur in Residence
This year, we are thrilled that Melissa Bernstein—a highly successful, highly intuitive business leader with 30 years of experience, 2,000+ proprietary products, and a billion dollars in toy sales—is joining the Inner MBA program as our Entrepreneur in Residence.
Melissa, who also teaches at the invitation-only Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship program, will offer SIX two-hour sessions on how to work through thorny and challenging business issues. You will be able to sign up in advance of these sessions and receive personalized attention.
If you’re a soul-based entrepreneur or want to become one, Melissa’s insights, wisdom, and mentoring will help you create more ease, flow, and real-world results in your business-building journey.
Changing an organization, a company, a country—or a world—begins with the simple step of changing yourself.”
Tony Robbins, the world’s #1 life and business strategist and Inner MBA faculty member
Join Inner MBA® cohosts Tami Simon, Soren Gordhamer, and faculty members for a LIVE opening ceremonies, midterm event, and commencement event. These virtual events will include small breakout sessions, Q&As, and opportunities to connect with other students from around the globe. All sessions will be recorded.
An in-depth curriculum consisting of nine modules, one per month, for the duration of the program. Each module includes both self-paced and live components so that you have the flexibility to join live or go at your own pace to work around your busy schedule.
Join Tami Simon, Founder of Sounds True, for six group mentoring sessions throughout the program on the unique challenges that arise when building a business from consciousness and mindfulness, and how to overcome them. All sessions will be recorded.
Join Inner MBA Entrepreneur in Residence, Melissa Bernstein, Cofounder of Melissa & Doug toy company, for six group mentoring sessions throughout the program on how to work through thorny and challenging business issues. All sessions will be recorded.
To support you in forming new relationships and networking, you’ll have the opportunity to join a small group where you’ll connect with other Inner MBA participants. This small group will be facilitated by one of our trained Inner MBA alumni. You may elect to join a group in your region of the world, or one that meets at a convenient time for you.
Join Inner MBA faculty members once per week for in-depth teachings about how to create exceptional, meaningful results in business and in life. These sessions will offer you the opportunity to go deeper into various topics with time for Q&A. All sessions will be recorded.
As part of The Inner MBA program you have an opportunity to participate in designated learning communities. This is your opportunity to learn and grow by participating in a small group that gives you honest feedback. It’s also your chance to connect deeply with other people and form lifelong friendships. What our current students love the most about these communities is the chance to network in a more intimate setting.
You’ll be assigned group work in your learning community so you can practice and integrate these skills before bringing them to your company, business, or job.
Get access to the Inner MBA peer to peer community forum, where you can enjoy targeted discussions based on specific topics, locations, and occupations. You’ll also have the ability to schedule your own webinars, meditation groups, or networking opportunities.
Listen to on-demand interviews with socially conscious CEOs, the Inner MBA Faculty, and selected Inner MBA alumni, who are up to big things in the world.
Once you’ve completed all coursework and your nine-month program ends, you’ll receive an Inner MBA Certificate of Completion that is quickly being recognized by business leaders, organizations, and institutions as the new gold standard in mindful leadership and business development.
to deepen connections and build your network with an ever-expanding community of Inner MBA alumni
with exclusive leading-edge content on conscious leadership, alumni news, and job postings
with alumni, Inner MBA faculty, and thought leaders in conscious leadership, personal development, and mindful businesses
with breakout rooms
offering a generous referral bonus for the Inner MBA and ALL Sounds True offerings
on other Inner MBA programs and offerings such as The Power of Conscious Marketing, Mastermind groups, and one-on-one coaching
ENROLLMENT FOR THE INNER MBA HAS NOW CLOSED. WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN THE WAITLIST TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN ENROLLMENT REOPENS IN 2024.
The Inner MBA consists of nine modules—you and your fellow students will focus on one module per month for the nine-month duration of the program.
We understand that life can get busy, plus we have students in different time zones across the United States and the world. This is why we’ve designed the program to include both self-paced and live components.
During this very first virtual gathering with Inner MBA faculty and students, we will focus on what you can expect in the program and intention setting to create a solid pathway for your success throughout the program. You will meet our hosts, Tami Simon and Soren Gordhamer, some of your fellow Inner MBA participants, and be inspired by our keynote speaker Tara Mohr. Sharon Salzberg will close the event by leading a meditation for the entire cohort.
We spend a lot of time in business learning how to manage other people. But what about managing ourselves? Self-management skills can be learned by anyone who puts in the time. They help you stay composed, centered, and on purpose, while reducing conflict and misdirected energy. We’ll explore this topic from a mindfulness perspective, as well as the latest findings in neuroscience and how the brain reacts to stress.
For many cutting-edge companies, EQ is becoming more important than IQ. This challenges the decades-old belief system that tells us to leave our emotions at home. Instead, we’re invited to explore emotions effectively in a work context. The many benefits of emotional intelligence at work include faster conflict resolution and more inclusive and empathetic discussions where everybody feels heard. This naturally leads to more cooperative, creative, and productive teams. Here, we will start to employ strategies and tools to amplify our capacity for emotional intelligence.
In order to stay authentically connected with people at work, we need to develop the skill of engaging in difficult conversations. While uncomfortable, having difficult conversations in a skillful way to release pent-up energy in teams and create clarity, ease, flow, and genuine connection at work. Learning how to prepare for and deliver difficult information with skill and grace is one of the hallmarks of a conscious leader.
The power of Module 5 is that here we create intentional environments where there is an energized flow in the work, environments in which people feel valued and seen, and distinct leadership styles that support the outcomes we seek for our teams. Here, we discover our own collaborative style in pursuit of building cultures of collaboration and kindness. This module truly holds the keys to the impact of the Inner MBA program.
with Tami Simon, Nataly Kogan, and Tony Schwartz
Building on your now solid foundation of mindfulness and awareness, during this event, two expert former corporate leaders, executive coaches, speakers and authors–Nataly Kogan and Tony Schwartz–will guide you through how to maximize your personal leadership and life potential.
Empowering conversation and action to activate inclusion and invite diversity, building teams that reflect the values of our organizations, and acknowledging differences in perspective, history, culture, and socioeconomics requires awareness of the complexities of bias, racism, resistance to change, and the importance of self-awareness and care as we engage with others across what sometimes seems a great divide. The lessons here invite discourse and pursue a human approach to healing what separates us.
How do we manifest the changes we are experiencing, the knowledge we are gaining as leaders, in order that the members of our organizations can benefit from our learning, thereby becoming transformative leaders themselves? Here, we explore the value of and impact on the workplace of authenticity, realness, groundedness, being, and above all, courage in revealing ourselves to those with whom we engage.
In our lifetimes, we have not had such a time of disruption as we are now experiencing. Leaders must engage as humans with their colleagues, and with the communities their organizations serve, with curiosity, courage, and flexibility. Leaders must garner awareness of their own capacity for resilience and response to change, and build the strategies that will carry their organizations through these most challenging times.
The core faculty members of the Inner MBA program gather in this final module of the program to provide scaffolding, support, and confidence to take the deep learning of this program into the world and make change. There is great power in recounting all that has been gained, as well as excitement in discovering the strategies for making it all happen. There is celebration and acknowledgment of how far we have come together.
At this final live, virtual gathering with your Inner MBA faculty and community, we will focus on grounding your newfound inner wisdom into your current reality, and the changes you feel inspired to make in your work and life. We will also explore what it means for you to graduate as a transformational leader—someone who brings out the best in others and your organization.
In my 15 years of leadership, I thought that my EQ (emotional intelligence) did me well, and it did. But what the Inner MBA helped me see is an awareness level beyond just the EQ with others, but also with myself. I am beyond impressed with the quality of the faculty. This is the best leadership program I have ever studied.
Mona Elsamahy, Inner MBA Alumni
Early Enrollment Bonus
San Francisco, CA | April 27–29, 2023
Be among the first 100 people to enroll in the Inner MBA program and not only will you save up to $2,745 on your tuition, you’ll also receive one free ticket—either in-person or livestream—to Wisdom 2.0’s “Together” event, the premier event for soul-based entrepreneurs and business leaders exploring the intersection of wisdom and modern life.
As part of this year’s event, Tami Simon will host a conscious business panel live from the stage. Attend in person and you’ll also have the opportunity to meet Tami, as well as your fellow Inner MBA students and alumni, at a special Inner MBA community gathering.
This year’s event also features:
Deep-Dive Trainings to Expand Your Skills and Capacities
Conscious Marketing & Sales: Value and Meaning Creation
Richard will cover the fundamental principles of applying a conscious marketing approach for increased personal and organizational success and to create unique positioning in the marketplace.
Conscious Negotiation: Winning from Within
NY Times Bestselling Author, Harvard Law School Lecturer, and Creator of VoyagerWork
Erica will instruct on the art of mindfully applying conscious negotiation to enhance personal and professional success.
Conscious Finance 101: Aligning Your Money & Values
Attorney & Advisor for Mission-Driven Enterprises, President of Community Ventures, Cofounder of the Force for Good Fund, Certified Coach, and Author
Jenny will offer a 3-part Business Accelerator course focusing on conscious finance. She will cover how finance plays a role in an organization and how this role can make a positive impact not only on organizational success but on stakeholders and consumers.
Leadership Matters: How B Corps Reevaluate Business Success
Cofounder of B Lab, and Leader of Conscious Capitalism
Bart will present on his business journey and how it resulted in the formation of B Corp. Regardless of whether they choose to become a Certified B Corp, Bart will explain how the B Corp movement provides learners with a guide to transforming their leadership and business mindset for organizational success.
The Inner Mastery of Money
Founding CEO, Abacus, Creator of Inner Mastery of Money
Understand your relationship to money, learn how to live in abundance based on your self-worth vs. your net worth, and release comparisons derived from purely capitalistic values.
The Innovation Imperative
Author, Speaker, Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Batten Executive-in-Residence Emeritus, University of Virginia
Assess the current impact of technology on. your work today, how to minimize its impact on innovation, and leverage it to lead with emotional intelligence, build caring, trusting teams, and foster collective creativity.
Trauma Informed Leadership
Teacher, Author of Healing Collective Trauma, and Founder of the Academy of Inner Science
Gain a deeper understanding of the impact that trauma can have on people’s behavior, relationships and ability to lead at work and in life, and how to transform our collective consciousness to heal and succeed.
ENROLLMENT FOR THE INNER MBA HAS NOW CLOSED. WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN THE WAITLIST TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN ENROLLMENT REOPENS IN 2024.
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HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU’LL RECEIVE ACCESS TO:
PLUS, These Additional Alumni Benefits Once You Complete the Program:
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
We invite you to experience the first month of the Inner MBA program at no risk—go through the first module, attend the live sessions, meet your fellow students, and start applying the powerful teachings of the program to your professional and personal life.
If the program does not meet your expectations for any reason, simply let us know within the first 30 days that you wish to withdraw, and you will receive a full refund on any tuition paid.
Enrollment for the Inner MBA has closed. Please fill out the form below to be notified when enrollment reopens.
Are you an entrepreneur, executive, human resources manager, or leadership development professional, and you want to enroll your team in the Inner MBA program?
Or perhaps you work at a company, and you’re interested in taking the program with your coworkers?
If so, we’d love to connect with you to share more about our special pricing for small, medium, and large groups! Please get in touch for more details.
The Inner MBA program is for any professional or business person who values growth and wants to learn directly from some of the greatest business leaders and spiritual teachers of our time.
Our past and present students include entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants, employees, HR managers, nonprofit leaders, therapists, healing professionals, artists, authors, and more from 66 countries around the world.
To find out more about who the program is for, go here.
The Inner MBA is a 9-month certification program and online community created in partnership by Sounds True, LinkedIn and Wisdom 2.0 to help you master the inner work of business to achieve exceptional results.
Our students include entrepreneurs, executives, coaches, consultants, healing professionals, employees, authors, artists, and more who are committed to growth and leading with purpose, mindfulness, and compassion.
In the program, you will be mentored by leaders from companies like Google, LinkedIn, Airbnb, and Slack; world-renowned wisdom teachers; faculty from Harvard, MIT, and New York University; neuroscientists, and more in essential leadership practices that can be applied to any professional setting including:
Upon finishing the program and all coursework, you will receive an Inner MBA Certificate of Completion. The program is partnered with LinkedIn, Sounds True, and Wisdom 2.0. Your certificate reflects the high level of training associated with these prestigious organizations.
Yes! As the Inner MBA program is 100% virtual, we welcome English-speaking students from around the world. To view a map of the 66 countries our past and present students call home, go here.
Part of the Inner MBA curriculum includes live sessions with our elite faculty of business leaders, spiritual teachers, and Ivy League professors. You can attend these sessions live, or you can access the recordings we will make available in your Inner MBA members area.
You’ll also meet with a small group of peers once per month, held at a time your group mutually agrees upon. As community is an integral part of the program, you will be required to attend this session live in order to earn your Certificate of Completion when the program ends.
Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to connect, network, and collaborate in the Inner MBA virtual Networking Cafe throughout the program at times that work best for your schedule.
The Inner MBA is a 9-month program, and enrollment opens just once each year. The next program starts on September 30, 2023 and ends on May 18, 2024.
We understand that life can get busy, plus we have students in different time zones across the United States and the world. This is why we’ve designed the Inner MBA program to include both self-paced and live components.
The program consists of nine modules—you and your fellow students will focus on one module per month for the nine-month duration of the program.
Each module contains video teachings, exercises and practices, and reading course materials that you can go through at your own pace. Plus you’ll have the opportunity to connect, network, and collaborate in the Inner MBA virtual Networking Cafe throughout the program at times that work best for your schedule.
There will also be several live sessions each month with the Inner MBA faculty that we recommend attending live if you can, so that you can participate in the live Q&A portion of the sessions. (If you can’t make the live sessions, you can always access the recordings later on inside your Inner MBA members area.)
As community is an integral part of the program, you will be required to attend a once-per-month small group meeting with your peers in order to earn your Certificate of Completion when the program ends. This meeting will always be held at a time your group mutually agrees upon, however, so it should be easy for you to attend.
We estimate you’ll spend one or two hours per week watching video teachings, participating in live Q&As, engaging in exercises and practices, and reading course materials.
And if you want to go deeper, there will be optional reading material and exercises offered for those seeking further resources and deeper learning.
You’ll also meet with a small group of peers once per month, held at a time your group mutually agrees upon. Plus you’ll have the opportunity to connect, network and collaborate in the Inner MBA virtual Networking Cafe throughout the program at times that work best for your schedule.
You will not be required to submit assignments for “grading,” as you would in a traditional educational setting.
You’ll be required, however, to complete the following by the program end date (May 18, 2024) in order to receive your Certificate of Completion:
You’ll be required to have completed the following by the program end date, which is May 18, 2024:
If you are accepted into the program and decide to cancel your enrollment for any reason before October 30, 2023, any tuition you’ve paid will be promptly refunded to you. No refunds will be issued after this date.
Yes! We are happy to offer a limited number of partial scholarships to highly qualified candidates. You’ll have the option to request more information about our scholarship program during the application process.
Yes! If you’re a business owner or executive and you’re interested in enrolling your staff in the Inner MBA program, or if you’re an employee and you’re interested in taking the program with your colleagues, please schedule a call with us to find out more about our special pricing for small, medium and large groups.
We are taking the health of all Inner MBA enrollees very seriously. We’ve made a few additional options available in your enrollment process.
If you are uncertain about traveling to the in-person immersion events in September 2020 and April 2021, you may now enroll for the Virtual Only Program, and then upgrade later to the In-Person Immersion Events & Virtual Program if you become more comfortable with travel.
Alternately, if you’d like to enroll in the In-Person Immersion Events & Virtual Program, you can downgrade to the Virtual Only option if you need to due to travel conditions.
To support anyone experiencing financial hardship during this time, we have opened up several more scholarships than we initially planned to, to make sure no student who wants to attend is turned away for financial reasons.