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The Inner MBA Program brings together top socially conscious CEOs, globally renowned wisdom teachers, neuroscientists, and emotional intelligence experts all in one place for students to learn from.
In this 9-month immersion program, the next wave of rising star employees, business owners, executives, nonprofit leaders and more come together to learn from some of the world’s greatest minds. What do our students have in common? They have a strong desire to use business as a force for good in the world, and they want to stay ahead of the curve with changes happening in their industry by cultivating inner skills.
At the conclusion of the training, participants receive a Certificate of Completion from the Inner MBA program.
In addition, each trimester students have an opportunity to receive one of the following certificates:
1. Becoming a Mindful Leader
2. Building Exceptional Teams
3. Making Your Work a Force for Good
The Inner MBA virtual program will begin on September 18, 2021, and will conclude on May 21, 2022.
With conscious business on the rise, two major trends are emerging. The first relates to inner development. Presence, mindfulness, empathy, deep listening, and staying composed under pressure are a must have for leadership, business success, and team development.
Additionally, the public today wants more from the companies they buy from and work for. People want to support companies that are aligned with their values, that care about the planet and our collective future. As a reflection of this in the marketplace, we’ve seen the rapid rise of sizable movements like conscious business, servant leadership, and B Corps.
The Inner MBA program brings together the top transformational teachers of these skills, with leading socially conscious CEOs, executives, and business leaders for you to learn from all in one place. When you join the Inner MBA program you will have the world’s foremost leaders in values-driven business, neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness, compassion, and social innovation giving you a well-rounded education in just nine months.
The Inner MBA is a Certificate program, not an accredited MBA Program. Unlike traditional MBA programs, which focus primarily on outer skills, the Inner MBA program is a complementary certificate that gives you skills and practices such as resilience, presence, creativity, collaboration and time management. Attaining these skills is more important than it’s ever been.
Having this Certificate of Completion from NYU can help employees stand out amongst other applicants in a job search or promotion, because employers are looking for these inner skills at an unprecedented rate.
For both employees and entrepreneurs, the skills taught in The InnerMBA can help develop higher levels of creativity, stronger leadership, and increased productivity with less stress.
As the speed of business change accelerates, the inner skills of managers and employees will become the differentiating factor between those organizations that stagnate and those that thrive..
Most people don’t know the “story behind the story” of the world’s most accomplished, socially and spiritually conscious CEOs.
In these participatory CEO interview trainings, Tami Simon, founder and CEO of Sounds True, and Soren Gordhamer, founder of Wisdom 2.0, will highlight and explore the internal processes that give CEOs the capacity to run multi million and billion-dollar operations in a values-driven way.
You’ll get unique access to the stories of how they overcame struggle and difficulty to lead with clarity—and a chance to ask them your questions in these special training sessions.
Former CEO of Patagonia
Founder of Eileen Fisher, Inc.
New York Times Bestselling Author, Co-Founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, & Emotional Learning
Neuroscientist and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami
Head of Mindfulness and Compassion Programs at LinkedIn
Lecturer at Harvard University and Cofounder and Codirector of Minds at Work
Airbnb Strategic Advisor, Founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, and Modern Elder Academy Founder
Founder, TMI Consulting, Inc.
Bestselling Author and World-Renowned Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Founder & CEO, Lucenscia
Founding Director of the Executive Mind Leadership Institute
Author and World-Renowned Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Senior Lecturer in the MIT Sloan School of Management and Cofounder of the Presencing Institute
New York Times Bestselling Author and Teacher of Buddhist Meditation
Cofounder of Twitch and Cofounder and CEO of Atrium
Founder of the Strozzi Institute
Vice President of People Development at Google
Co-Founder & CEO, Bombas
Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco and Chair of the Board of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
New York Times Bestselling author, negotiation lecturer at Harvard Law Shool, Senior Contributor to Forbes, and senior advisor to Fortune 500 companies
Former CEO of EnPro Industries
Professor, Best-Selling Author and Expert in Mindfulness & Compassion
Founding Partner, Zingerman's Community of Businesses
Former CEO & Chairwoman of Danone
President & Chief Executive Officer of EQ Office
CEO Seventh Generation
Partner, North America Director, Potential Project
Co-Founder, B Lab
Author, organizational structure, and business scaling expert
CEO, Conscious Marketer, and Digital Marketing Specialist
Associate Director for Global Spiritual Life at NYU
Founder and Director of MindfulNYU
New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker
Co-founder, Abacus Wealth Partners
Attorney, Investor, and renowned Transformational Capital Raising Coach
Join Faculty and Presenters Live
Monthly online video and audio training modules that you can join live or engage with at your own pace to work around your busy schedule.
Learn from leading CEOs, business trainers, neuroscientists, and wisdom teachers who will share the stories and best practices that keep them aligned, resilient, and on purpose. Access a powerful archive of leading edge ideas, practices and teachings.
Personal stories and best practices are taught directly by featured CEOs and business leaders with a potential chance to ask them questions
In addition to CEO Interviews and Q&As you’ll also have a monthly mentoring session with Tami Simon who grew Sounds True from a single idea to a large multimedia spiritual publishing company, and also founded the Inner MBA.
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.
The Inner MBA learning platform includes robust forums that create space for targeted discussions based on specific topics, locations, and occupations. Participants can also schedule their own webinars, meditation groups, or networking opportunities.
Upon completion of the Inner MBA, you will be automatically enrolled in our private LinkedIn alumni group. You’ll have access to networking opportunities and active discussions that will continue your learning and personal development. You’ll also gain access to exclusive webinars, virtual networking events, job postings, and alumni newsletters.
You will receive four special deep-dive trainings including 1) Conscious Marketing, 2) Conscious Finance, 3) Conscious Negotiation and 4) Leadership Matters: How B Corps Reevaluate Business Success. Each session will be taught by leading business trainers to give you practical tools and methods that you can apply to your organization.
When you complete all coursework and your nine-month program ends, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Inner MBA program. The Inner MBA is partnered with MindfulNYU, LinkedIn, Sounds True, and Wisdom 2.0. Your certificate reflects a high level of training associated with these prestigious organizations.
More and more companies are looking to hire people with a certain level of mastery of the inner skills you’ll begin to develop with the Inner MBA program. Having an Inner MBA certificate will help you level up in your career or find a job that is more suited to your true passions, gifts, and vision.
In addition, each trimester you have an opportunity to receive one of the following certificates:
1. Becoming a Mindful Leader, 2. Building Exceptional Teams and 3. Making Your Work a Force for Good
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 35-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.
In a supportive, community environment, we’ll help you clarify why you do what you do, what your values are, the lifelong impact you’d like your work to have, and what multiple-bottom-line success looks like for you. The mindfulness and embodiment practices we’ll do will support you to become a stronger leader who can sustain your vision long term.
This powerful foundational module will lay the groundwork for all subsequent modules, as you become more mindful in your life and as a leader. You’ll get access to the most cutting edge practices in topics such as immunity to change, setting impactful goals, and building a leadership culture. You’ll also learn how your perception informs your reality, and how you can shift that perception to create more impact in both your personal and organizational achievements.
What we will be exploring:
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.
What we will be exploring:
As leaders in a new way of doing business, we must learn to understand other people’s perspectives and practice inclusion. This module will support you to understand how to work with different work styles, thought patterns, strengths, and limitations. You’ll learn from top trainers currently working to increase awareness on these important topics.
What we will be exploring:
For individuals, groups, and organizations to operate at peak performance in the face of today’s complexity and speed, leaders must learn how to create environments of true authenticity and flow. Authentic community allows creativity, inclusivity, and innovation to thrive.
What we will be exploring:
We’re living in a time of unprecedented change that impacts how we engage both personally and professionally with the world around us. While it’s not possible to predict the future of our industry as it evolves so rapidly, we can still prepare ourselves to step up and lead. This module will support you to adapt to change as it happens through embodiment practices, important leadership capacities, and dedication to our commitments.
What we will be exploring:
This module will equip you to take all of your newfound skills and continuously use them to bring your vision into reality. You’ll concretize
changes you feel inspired to make in your work and life. Topics range from enlisting volunteers, practicing self-care, and embodied leadership.
What we will be exploring:
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.
Erica will instruct on the art of mindfully applying conscious negotiation to enhance personal and professional success. Erica will also offer an hour of Live Q&A in the final week of the module.
Jenny will offer a 3-part Business Accelerator course focusing on Conscious Finance. She will cover how finance plays a role within an organization and how this role can make a positive impact not only on organizational success but on stakeholders and consumers.
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 B Corp, Bart will explain how the B Corp movement provides learners with a guide to transform their leadership and business mindset for organizational success.
Immersion Event #2 is all about grounding your newfound inner wisdom into your current reality, and the changes you feel inspired to make in your work and life. We will explore what it means for you to graduate as a transformational leader—someone who brings out the best in others and your organization.
As an employee of one of our corporate partners you will be able to skip the application process and enroll directly in the program.
If you’ve ever felt a deep calling to use the work you do as a powerful force for good in the world, and you are also strongly interested in personal development and inner growth, then the Inner MBA program is especially for you.
Here’s a sample of who will be participating in the upcoming nine-month certificate program:
Learn to model the practices of top-performing conscious businesses while developing new leadership and inner skills to take your career to the next level.
Those developing new ventures or who run small businesses will find new approaches to innovation, team building, and growing multiple bottom lines.
Learn leading-edge approaches to building capacity and leadership teams who are at the forefront of social change.
Develop the inner skills to create in any field from a powerful place of presence to fulfill your mission in the world.
Program Start Date
+ September 18, 2021
1. Create your account.
2. Pay your $50 refundable deposit.
3. Complete your application.
*You’ll receive notice of your acceptance status within two weeks of submitting your application.
*Partial scholarships are available. Please complete an application and check the scholarship box where indicated if you are in need of financial aid.
You’ll spend between 4-5 hours per week watching video teachings, participating in live Q&As, engaging in exercises and practices. You’ll meet with a small group of peers online once per month. There is also a Networking Cafe
We estimate that the program will require four to five hours per week of your time. And if you want to go deeper, there will be optional reading material and exercises offered for those seeking further resources and deeper learning.
> Attendance at two one-day immersion events, either in person or via the livestream OR watching the event sessions
> Completion of each monthly module
> Participation in your monthly small group
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.