Inner MBA
ubiquity

What is the Inner MBA?

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.

Now, Sounds True is collaborating with Ubiquity University to give learners the opportunity to experience the Inner MBA program and earn a Masters degree for their work.

Learners can earn an Inner MBA Masters degree by:

  1. Completing their Inner MBA coursework with Sounds True

  2. Writing a Dissertation at Ubiquity University

During the program, you will:

Join Us for an Experience of a Lifetime

ONLINE TRAINING IMMERSION

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 will do will support you to become a stronger leader who can sustain your vision longterm. 

September 17, 2022

2022-2023 CURRICULUM 

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

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK

Interview
with Jerry Colonna, CEO of Reboot

GOING DEEPER

Attention and Emotion Regulation
with Amishi Jha, PhD

MINDFULNESS DAILY AT WORK MEDITATION SERIES

with Jack Kornfield, PhD and Tara Brach

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

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK

Interview
with Melissa Bernstein, CEO of Melissa & Doug, CEO of Lifelines

GOING DEEPER

Uncovering Your Immunity to Change
with Lisa Lahey, EdD

THE SELF-CARE CONTINUUM

with Melissa Carter

MINDFULNESS DAILY AT WORK MEDITATION SERIES

with Jack Kornfield, PhD and Tara Brach

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 Body
with Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD

JeVon McCormick

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK

Interview
with JeVon McCormick CEO of Scribe Media

GOING DEEPER

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

THE SELF-CARE CONTINUUM

with Melissa Carter

Special LIVE Workshop

Embracing Our Emotions at Work
with Tami Simon

MINDFULNESS DAILY AT WORK MEDITATION SERIES

with Jack Kornfield, PhD and Tara Brach

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.

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

THE SELF-CARE CONTINUUM

with Melissa Carter

This event marks the midpoint of the Inner MBA program, convening Inner MBA 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, Author and CEO of Zingerman’s Community of Business

THE SELF-CARE CONTINUUM

with Melissa Carter

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

Embrancing Differences with Compassions 
with Scott Shute

CEO/LUMINARY TRACK

Interview
with Chip Conley

GOING DEEPER

Testing Your Big Assumptions
with Lisa Lahey, EdD

THE SELF-CARE CONTINUUM 


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 and Community
with Rhonda Magee

GOING DEEPER

Working with Your Inner Critic
with Scott Shute

THE SELF-CARE CONTINUUM

with Melissa Carter

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
with Bracken Darrell

 

GOING DEEPER

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

THE SELF-CARE CONTINUUM

with Melissa Carter

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

THE SELF-CARE CONTINUUM


with Melissa Carter

In Trimester 3, we open our examination to include the world. How will we be a part of the answers to issues such as climate change, innovation, and healthcare. Join Bill Ford, CEO of Ford Motor Company, interviewed by our own Jack Kornfield, as they pursue the power of business to be of impact and transform the larger challenges of our time. 

WORKSHOP SERIES

Creative Journey to Dissertation, Finding Your Voice, Making Your Mark

During this multipart workshop, you will be guided through exercises that will help you choose a dissertation topic that is best suited to your personal journey. You will share your ideas with your fellow students and our faculty, receive feedback on your ideas and on different research methods, and become familiar with helpful resources that will aid you in completing your dissertation. To up-level your Inner MBA coursework to a Masters Degree, you will write a dissertation at Ubiquity University. To guide you in this process, you will take the “Creative Journey to Dissertation” course with Ubiquity.

What Is the Tuition?

SAVE $1,750 when you apply before August 23, 2022
(full course tuition before savings is $6,495)

SINGLE PAYMENT

$6495

 $7,500

(for a limited time only)

Save $1,745

PAYMENT PLAN

3 Monthly Payments of

$2,433

(for a limited time only)

Save $1,665

PAYMENT PLAN

10 Monthly Payments of

$730

(for a limited time only)

Save $1,195

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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.