Early Enrollment Ends July 29, 2021

NFP is pleased to partner with Sounds True to offer their clients access to the Inner MBA, a leading edge 9-month certificate program to help them build a mentally strong, thriving workplace.

Are you ready to meet the personal and professional challenges of a changing world?

The Inner MBA

Look Within–Go Beyond

September 18th, 2021 – May 21st 2022

Enrollment Ends September 9th, 2021

Transform your business & life from the inside out during this nine-month learning and community program where you will:

  • Develop the inner skills that lead to consistent high performance and career satisfaction.
  • Expand your capacity to grow your company or rise to the next level in your career.
  • Join an ever-growing community of conscious leaders in a private social media group focused on creating mindful impacts in the world.
  • Learn directly from leading socially conscious CEOs, educators, conscious business trainers, and meditation and inner wisdom teachers.
A collaboration between:

"We're living in a time when it's so important for business to drive this new economy, this new view, this aspirational future of business as a force for good."

Rose Marcario, Former CEO of Patagonia

What is the Inner MBA program?

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, a collaboration between LinkedIn, Sounds True, Wisdom 2.0, and MindfulNYU.

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.

“In order to inspire people, that’s going to
have to come from a place deep inside you.”

Jeff Weiner, CEO at LinkedIn

Inner MBA Faculty & Trainers

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.


Rose Marcario

Former CEO of Patagonia


Scott Shute

Head of Mindfulness and Compassion Programs at LinkedIn


Karen May, PhD

Vice President of People Development at Google


Eileen Fisher

Founder of Eileen Fisher, Inc.


Lisa Lahey, EdD

Lecturer at Harvard University and Cofounder and Codirector of Minds at Work


Dr. Tiffany Jana

Founder, TMI Consulting, Inc.


Jack Kornfield, PhD

Bestselling Author and World-Renowned Mindfulness Meditation Teacher


Tara Brach, PhD

Author and World-Renowned Mindfulness Meditation Teacher


Otto Scharmer, PhD

Senior Lecturer in the MIT Sloan School of Management and Cofounder of the Presencing Institute


Padmasree Warrior

Board of Directors for Microsoft and Spotify


Jeremy Hunter, PhD

Founding Director of the Executive Mind Leadership Institute


Chip Conley

Airbnb Strategic Advisor, Founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, and Modern Elder Academy Founder


Steve Macadam

Former CEO of EnPro Industries


Sharon Salzberg

New York Times Bestselling Author and Teacher of Buddhist Meditation


Justin Kan

Cofounder of Twitch and Cofounder and CEO of Atrium


Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD

Founder of the Strozzi Institute


Chinedu Echeruo

Cofounder of Love & Magic Company


Oshoke Pamela Abalu

Cofounder of Love & Magic Company


Yael Shy, J.D.

Founder and Director of MindfulNYU


Melissa Carter

Associate Director for Global Spiritual Life at NYU


Rhonda Magee, JD

Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco and Chair of the Board of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society


Chris Germer, PhD

Author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

Amishi Jha, PhD

Neuroscientist and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami

Dan Goleman

New York Times Bestselling Author, Co-Founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, & Emotional Learning


Spencer Sherman

Co-founder, Abacus Wealth Partners


Ari Weinzweig

Founding Partner, Zingerman's Community of Businesses


Melissa Bernstein

Co-Founder, Melissa & Doug Toy Company

Your Guiding Hosts

Tami Simon

Founder & CEO of Sounds True

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.

Soren Gordhamer

Founder of Wisdom 2.0

Soren Gordhamer is the founder and host of Wisdom 2.0, the premier conference exploring living mindfully and wisely in the digital age. Past speakers at Wisdom 2.0 include the founders and CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and eBay. Soren is the author of Wisdom 2.0, one of the first books to explore living with mindfulness and wisdom within the context of our modern world. He works with members of the business and technology communities on living with greater mindfulness and purpose in our technology-rich age.

Here's Everything You'll Receive in the Program:

PLUS Receive these Four Conscious Business Accelerator Workshops

Deep-Dive Trainings to Expand Your Skills and Capacities


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.


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.


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 within 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

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.

Tuition & How to Enroll


One-Time Payment



Save $3797


3 Monthly Payments of



Save $1264

If you’re still wondering if this program is a good fit for you or you’re interested in learning more about this program’s scholarship opportunities, you can book a call with an Inner MBA specialist.

A unique collaboration between:

Here’s What You’ll Receive in the Inner MBA Program:


September 18, 2021

We’ll gather together for the very first online Inner MBA Training event. This is your opportunity to learn from top faculty and begin to form lifelong bonds with other Inner MBA students.

There will be a big focus on deeper immersion into Inner MBA skills along with time to meet your Inner MBA small group. You will also have a chance to meet the top innovators across multiple industries and many of the transformational teachers, CEOs, and executives that are a part of the Inner MBA faculty.


Join Faculty and Presenters Live

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 can 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


May 21, 2022

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 and spiritual luminaries of our time. This can include entrepreneurs, executives, marketing professionals, managers, creatives, writers, artists, therapists, gig-preneurs, and more. We welcome any professional willing to invest in their future and the future of our world by learning the most important neuroscience-backed inner skills that the next level of leadership requires.

Enrollment Ends September 9th, 2021

Partial scholarships are available.  Please select ‘Book a Call’ above to speak to an enrollment advisor about scholarship opportunities

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

For most of the program, yes! All of the online teachings will be available to watch on demand 24–48 hours after they are broadcast. That said, we strongly encourage you to watch the live sessions at the time they occur, if possible, so you can participate in group exercises and Q&A sessions. There will be one monthly group session with a small number of your peers, held at a time your group mutually agrees upon, that you will need to commit to attending live.

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.

No problem. All of the online sessions will be available to watch on demand 24–48 hours after they are broadcast.

Please read all about the curriculum in our curriculum section.

> 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

Yes! The Inner MBA curriculum occurs online and is accessible anywhere in the world.

Tuition & How to Enroll


One-Time Payment



Save $3797


3 Monthly Payments of



Save $1264

If you’re still wondering if this program is a good fit for you or you’re interested in learning more about this program’s scholarship opportunities, you can book a call with an Inner MBA specialist.


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.