Join Us for an Experience of a Lifetime

Online Training Immersion September 2022

The Inner MBA program’s supportive community and workshops will help you clarify why you do what you do, what your deepest values are, and the lifelong impact you’d like your work to have.

The mindfulness and embodiment practices will support you in becoming a stronger, more mindful leader, able to sustain your vision long term.

This dynamic program engages you in a variety of ways, including:

  • LIVE interviews with conscious CEOs and luminaries
  • Courses with key leaders of human-centric businesses, and core faculty from the most prestigious business schools
  • LIVE clinics and workshops with experts in key areas of growth
  • Productive and supportive Learning Community gatherings
  • Frequent opportunities to connect with Inner MBA founders and faculty in conversation and exploration
I am beyond impressed with the quality of our faculty. The best leadership course I have ever studied.

Mona Elsamahy

Online Modules

2021-2022 CURRICULUM

(2022-2023 Curriculum to be released soon)

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:

BUSINESS TRACK

What Does It Mean to Be a Mindful Leader? with Michelle Maldonado

INNER-WORK TRACK

Introducing Mindfulness Daily at Work with Jack Kornfield, PhD

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK

Interview with Stewart Butterfield

GOING DEEPER

Attention and Emotion Regulation with Amishi Jha, PhD

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.

What we will be exploring:

BUSINESS TRACK

Managing Your Nervous System Is Managing Yourself with Jeremy Hunter, PhD

INNER-WORK TRACK

Meeting Challenges for Personal and Professional Growth with Tara Brach, PhD

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK

Interview with Melissa Bernstein

GOING DEEPER

Uncovering Your Immunity to Change with Lisa Lahey, EdD

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.

What we will be exploring:

INNER-WORK TRACK

Learning Happens in the Bodyh
with Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK

Interview
with Steve Macadam

GOING DEEPER

“My Personal Life Is None of My Business”
with Lisa Lahey, EdD

Special LIVE Workshop

Embracing Our Emotions at Work
with Tami Simon

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 can 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.

What we will be exploring:

BUSINESS TRACK

The Limitations of Empathy
with Jacqueline Carter

INNER-WORK TRACK

Self-Compassion and the Brain
with Shauna Shapiro, PhD

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK

Interview
with Lorna Davis

GOING DEEPER

Listening in Difficult Conversations
with Scott Shute

Special LIVE Workshop

The ITC Road Map Clinic
with Lisa Lahey, EdD

This event marks the midpoint of the IMBA program, convening IMBA faculty and participants, and guest stars to explore together the mindset and practice of compassionate leadership. Part workshop, part networking, part celebration, this immersive virtual event works to leave everyone feeling refreshed, connected to each other, and even more committed to their journey as a mindful leader working from the space of compassion.

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.

What we will be exploring:

BUSINESS TRACK

Organizational Physics: Keys to Collaboration with Lex Sisney

INNER-WORK TRACK

Lovingkindness with Sharon Salzberg

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK

Interview with Ari Weinzweig

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.

What we will be exploring:

BUSINESS TRACK

Healing Racism with Dr. Tiffany Jana

INNER-WORK TRACK

Self-Care and Inclusion with Melissa Carter and Yael Shy

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK

Interview with Chip Conley

GOING DEEPER

Testing Your Big Assumptions with Lisa Lahey, EdD

Special LIVE Workshop

Self-Care as a Path to Inclusion with Melissa Carter

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.

What we will be exploring:

BUSINESS TRACK

Building Authentic Community with Steve Macadam

INNER-WORK TRACK

Cultivating the Capacity for Courageous Business & Community with Rhonda Magee

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK

Interview with Bracken Darrell

GOING DEEPER

Working with Your Inner Critic with Scott Shute

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.

What we will be exploring:

BUSINESS TRACK

Leading in Times of Disruption with Otto Scharmer, PhD

INNER-WORK TRACK

What We Need to Know in This Time of Transformation with Caroline Myss

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK

Interview to be determined

GOING DEEPER

How Are You Dealing with Change? with Jeremy Hunter, PhD

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.

What we will be exploring:

BUSINESS TRACK

The Four Essential Pillars of Carrying Your Vision Forward with Ruchika Sikri

INNER-WORK TRACK

Are You a Mystic? with Scott Shute

GOING DEEPER

Change You Are Ready to Make with Jeremy Hunter, PhD

INNER-WORK TRACK

Your ITC Is Iterative, Stay with It with Lisa Lahey, EdD

Special LIVE Workshop

Embodying Change with Melissa Carter

A Special Commencement Event will feature a keynote speaker

This program has allowed me to integrate contemplative language in the context of business structure and ethos. On a more personal level, the opportunity to fine tune my own “personal declaration” has been inspiring to me.

Mitchell Kurker

PLUS Receive these Four Conscious Business
Accelerator Workshops

Deep-Dive Trainings to Expand Your Skills and Capacities
Accelerator Workshop #1

Conscious Marketing & Sales: Value and Meaning Creation

with Richard Taubinger
CEO, Conscious Marketer, and Digital Marketing Strategist

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.

Accelerator Workshop #2

Conscious Negotiation: Winning from Within

with Erica Ariel Fox, PhD
NY Times Best Selling 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. Erica will also offer an hour of Live Q&A in the final week of the module.

Accelerator Workshop #3

Conscious Finance 101: Aligning Your Money & Values

with Jenny Kassan

Attorney & Advisor for Mission-Driven Enterprises, President of Community Ventures, Co-Founder 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.

Accelerator Workshop #4

Leadership Matters: How B Corps Reevaluate Business Success

with Bart Houlahan

Co-Founder 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 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.

I am a physician and I didn’t get to learn anything at all about business or marketing in medical school, residency, or even in post graduation. Inner MBA has been a fantastic opportunity for me to learn about conscious marketing and to grow as a mindful leader.

Pramodini Gosukonda

Closing Commencement Event

Online Training Immersion

May 2022

Our closing commencement event 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.

Questions? We are here for you!

Please see the FAQs page for answers to the most common questions, or reach out to us at innermba@soundstrue.com

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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.