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Inner MBA Alumni Mastermind Programs

For those who have graduated from the Inner MBA program and would like to deepen their learning and awareness, Sounds True is offering two small-group Mastermind programs. Each focuses on a particular topic, and includes individual and group coaching sessions. These Mastermind Programs enable in-depth learning and development in small groups that meet over the course of three months.

Way of Being Mastermind: An Investigation of Self-Awareness

In this program, participants will learn how to create new realities in their lives and work by exploring their integration of language, emotions, and body. Leveraging these insights, participants will work through real-world challenges while simultaneously mastering self-coaching techniques that encourage lifelong learning and personal growth.

Our investigation of our Way of Being will include:

  • What limiting beliefs are holding us back?
  • What subconscious self-talk is sabotaging our efforts?
  • What phrases or terms do we use to describe our current reality?
  • How can our bodies support deep, lasting change?
  • How can we somatically embody the future we want?
  • How can we alter our emotions to support growth and development?
  • What mindfulness practices can help us understand how we observe the world?


The program will consist of:

  • Six two-hour group coaching sessions over the course of three months
  • Two individual coaching sessions with ICF-certified coach, Matt McLaughlin
  • Small groups of 6–8
  • Video conferencing via Zoom
  • Closed LinkedIn discussion group

Cost: $1897; individual sessions will be scheduled directly with participants. Group calls will be at 12 pm ET | 9 am PT on the following days. Sessions will not be recorded, so please be sure you can attend all of them.

November 3, 2021
November 17, 2021
December 1, 2021
December 15, 2021
January 12, 2022
January 26, 2022

Your Facilitator

Matt McLaughlin, NCC, PCC

With 25 years of experience in corporate environments from high-tech and health care to natural products and publishing, Matt specializes in coaching leaders in self-awareness and mindfulness. Matt is a graduate of Newfield Network’s Ontological Coaching Program, and is the director of Leadership Development Programs at Sounds True.

For questions, please contact Matt at mattm@soundstrue.com.

Leading Change Mastermind: Thriving in Uncertain Times

As a leader, you know that change is inevitable and that your ability to engage others and respond with creativity and resilience is key to your success. In this interactive, experiential program, we will explore and apply relevant models and practices from the Inner MBA course, such as Immunity to Change and Theory U, to help you and your organization thrive. This practical, hands-on program will give you the tools, methods, and support needed to navigate change at the personal, team, and organizational levels. You will then apply these models to a specific change you want to implement and receive one-on-one coaching and feedback in small groups.

During the program, we will focus on the following questions:

  • What needs to change and why?
  • What is already changing and how do we know?
  • How can I get myself ready for change?
  • How can I mobilize others to change?
  • What is the difference between reactive and proactive change?
  • What are the typical stages of the change process?
  • How can I work with resistance (my own and others’)?
  • How does the brain help or hinder change?
  • How can I inspire my team to change when it seems difficult?
  • How can I foster a culture of authenticity and resilience?
  • How can I use my power effectively during times of change?
  • How can I engage stakeholders and build coalitions?
  • How can I build resilience and foster commitment for future change?
Change and Transition

  • The inevitability of change
  • Reactive vs proactive change
  • Change and transitions (endings, neutral zone, new beginnings)
  • Resilience and change

Personal Change

  • The neurophysiology of change
  • Understanding resistance to change
  • What does it really take to change?
  • What do you want to change?

Team Change

  • Stages of team development
  • Group dynamics
  • Shared leadership
  • Leveraging strengths
  • The power of synergy

Organizational Change

  • When is change needed?
  • Creating the case for change
  • Fostering a culture of authenticity and resilience
  • Working with resistance

Power Dynamics and Change

  • Why understanding power is important
  • Three types of power (personal, role, status)
  • Sources of power (information, relationships, expertise, etcetera)
  • Ethics and power
  • How do you want to use your power?

Implementing Change

  • Creating your change plan
  • Determining measures of success
  • Engaging stakeholders and fostering collaboration
  • Celebrating successes
  • Building resilience for future changes

The program will consist of:

  • Six two-hour group coaching sessions over the course of three months
  • Two individual coaching sessions with ICF-certified coach, Susan Skjei
  • Small groups of 6–8
  • Video conferencing via Zoom
  • Closed LinkedIn discussion group

Cost: $1,897; Sessions are on Thursdays from 11 am – 1 pm ET | 8 am – 10 am PT beginning on November 4, 2021. Sessions are live and will not be recorded.

November 4, 2021
November 18, 2021
December 2, 2021
December 16, 2021
January 13, 2022
January 27, 2022

Your Facilitator

Susan Skjei, PhD, PCC

Over the last 25 years, Susan has worked with thousands of leaders in the US, Canada, and Europe to cultivate mindfulness and authenticity, strengthen relational skills, and effectively lead the changes they want to see in their organizations and in the world. Formerly a vice-president and chief learning officer in the technology sector, an international consultant, and the director of the Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa University, she currently offers coaching and consulting through her company Sane Systems.

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For questions, please contact Matt at mattm@soundstrue.com.

Inner MBA

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.