Inner MBA Program: This Is What Professionals Do

Inner MBA Program: This Is What Professionals Do

Are you someone who is constantly seeking for growth (both in personal & professional life) and looking to develop the inner skills that lead to consistently high performance or is required for the next level of leadership? If you are nodding your head as “Yes” then let me introduce you to The Inner MBA program.

This is the nine-month certificate program to train leaders, entrepreneurs, managers, and employees on how to powerfully grow themselves and their companies. In this post, I will share the details of this program and how you can have a cutting edge advantage by learning directly from some of the greatest business leaders and spiritual luminaries of our time.

This program is brought to you by Sounds True, in partnership with LinkedIn, Wisdom 2.0, and Mindful NYU. At the conclusion of the program, you will receive a certificate of completion from New York University’s Mindful NYU

There is no prerequisite education requirement to join this program. The Inner MBA Program is for any professional who is willing to invest in his future and is committed to bringing about a positive change for himself and in his professional lives. Let’s get started.

Meet The Faculty

Inner MBA - Faculty Members

The faculty at the Inner MBA program comprises CEOs from some of the most socially innovative companies and spiritual teachers. This is the first time they have come together for a ‘conscious business’ collaboration in the same space. This unique initiative will provide a place of refuge and immeasurable growth for you in both your personal & professional life.

Inner MBA - Faculty Members

The intention is to make a shift in the way business is done by focusing on how inner skills like mindfulness, compassion, and empathy drive outer results and how businesses of the future will need to deliver on multiple bottom lines. (For complete details of all the faculties associated with this program click here)

Overview of The Inner MBA Curriculum

The nine-month program of learning and discovery will include some of the best practices taught by featured CEOs and business leaders. You will also learn top wisdom based practices, tools that help you perform at your best while you move towards your goals.

You will also be given step by step instructions on how to apply each skill to increase your self-awareness and how to relate it with others. Further, to this, you will get a chance to connect with your group/peers to practice these skills before you bring them to your company/business or job.

Here’s the best part – The majority of the Inner MBA program happens online and is accessible from anywhere in the world. With this understanding let’s dive deeper into the curriculum of this program.

Inner MBA - Curriculam

Module 1: The Skills of Self-Management

You may be good at managing other people but what about managing yourselves. Self-management skills are of utmost importance as they help you stay composed, centered amidst the chaos, and reduces conflict with others.

In this module you will learn:

  • How to identify emotional & mental triggers so they do not “build up” into larger conflicts.
  • The latest findings in neuroscience and how the brain reacts to stress.
  • How to become the witness of our own experience.
  • How to pause under pressure and react mindfully.
  • How to discover who we are at the core.

Module 2: Listen Deeply & Communicate Authentically

How often have you walked into a room, a meeting, or a project with your heart and mind open? Seldom…Right? How many times have you been guilty of coming into situations with assumptions and sometimes a fixed mindset?

In this module you will learn:

  • How to connect with our experience and lead with vulnerability so our communication is authentic & trustworthy.
  • What assumptions we bring into our communications and how that impacts the way others experience us.
  • How to listen with empathy and communicate with compassion.

Module 3: Mindfully Navigating Difficult Conversations

One of the hallmarks of a conscious leader is how he engages himself while having difficult conversations with his team/family members. Learning how to prepare and have a difficult conversation with skill and grace will help in releasing strong (negative) feelings in teams and create clarity, ease, and genuine connection at work or at home.

In this module you will learn:

  • How to examine your own history with conflicts, fears, concerns when it comes to confronting difficult people.
  • How important is recognition and praising team members to bring out the best in them?
  • A step-by-step guide on how to prepare yourself while providing challenging feedback.
  • How to communicate directly and with kindness.

Module 4: Embracing Differences

If you are aiming to be a leader then you must learn how to practice inclusion and understand how to work with different work styles, thought patterns, and limitations.

In this module you will learn:

  • How to understand other people’s perspectives and how they see the world.
  • How to embrace cognitive differences and work with your teams.
  • How to encourage inclusivity in business culture.
  • How to develop & express greater empathy.

Module 5: Discovering Your Blindspots

Do you know what is driving your leadership and communication style? Is ego coming in your way and are you being hurtful to others?

In this module you will learn:

  • In what ways are you defending yourselves and how to understand your deeper nature.
  • What are your blind spots and how to avoid them into meetings or dealing with people?
  • Why we fear changes and what are the hidden payoffs when you embrace change.

Module 6: Building an Authentic Workplace Community

In order to perform at peak performance consistently you must learn to create environments of true authenticity and flow. By ensuring this you can allow creativity, inclusivity, and innovation in your business.

In this module you will learn:

  • The role you can play in building a healthy workplace community at all levels in an organization.
  • How to value contributions from members of a group to support growth & innovation.
  • How to create a space where all individuals feel safe and valued.
  • The power & efficacy of using “I” statements

Module 7: Liberating Creativity & Accelerating an Organization’s Creative Intelligence

Today majority of the businesses are embracing and encouraging innovation and creativity. There are many theories that indicate the presence of an evolutionary intelligence working through groups.

In this module you will learn:

  • How to inspire fellow team members to think outside of the box.
  • How to cultivate a deeper presence at work.
  • How to reward creativity & innovation.

Inner MBA - Curriculum

Wisdom Practices You Will Learn

Practice 1: Mindfulness Meditation with Jack Kornfield

The cornerstone practice that helps reduce stress and infuses greater enjoyment at work and life is practicing mindfulness meditation. You can learn the fundamentals techniques of mindfulness from Jack which would lead to improving concentration, staying in the present, and increase in productivity.

Practice 2: The RAIN Method with Tara Brach

This unique method will help you to work with your limiting beliefs and difficult emotions. Often when we come across difficult situations, we tend to refrain back and do not accept the moment of struggle. Tara will teach you a step-by-step method of bringing presence and acceptance to any moment of pain, anguish or struggle, and how to release the energy so that we can stay on purpose.

Practice 3: Self-compassion with Dr. Chris Germer

Dr. Chris will teach how you can use self-compassion as a key to resilience. You will learn how to exhibit patience and kindness towards yourself especially when you are going through a challenging phase in life, wherein you are experiencing failures and disappointments.

Practice 4: Loving Kindness at work with Sharon Salzberg

Sharon will share with you ways to focus on the positivity and well-being of others especially when you do not share a good rapport with them. She will show you how this leads to an appreciation of our shared humanity and greater acceptance across differences.

Practice 5: Embodiment practices with Richard Strozzi-Heckler

You will learn how to develop a ‘somatic sensibility’ so that you can learn to integrate the whole body, mind, and spirit and come back to a grounded place of center, even under pressing times.

Practice 6: Deepening Your Mindfulness Practice & Becoming Aware of Unconscious Bias with Rhonda Magee

Learn to recognize your own inner voice/biases and become less reactive towards them especially when they get triggered during situations and meetings with people.

Practice 7: Self-Care for Mindful Leadership with Yael Shy & Melissa Carter

Self-care is about loving who you are, it is about treating your well being and happiness seriously. Taking active steps to live a healthier, happier life. This is especially key for leaders as they are responsible for other people in the workplace. If leaders are not taking self-care themselves then how can they take care of other people?

In this class, you have a 360-degree assessment of your current care needs and the tools to meet them. You will leave with an ignited self-care system grounded in powerful service.

Practice 8: The Fundamental Power of Self-Esteem with Caroline Myss

Learn how everything you achieve in life, at work, the level of success you accomplish is tied to your self-esteem. You will learn effective ways to grow in self-esteem that will impact every part of your life.

What Is The Program Schedule Like

Inner MBA - Schedule

Now that you have an in-depth idea about the course curriculum, you must be wondering or having the following questions in mind:

  1. How many hours do I need to spend per day or per week on this course?
  2. What if I am busy on a particular day, can I participate later?
  3. What if I miss any class? Do I have access to the recordings?

So let me address the above questions for you;

You will spend 1 to 2 hours per week’ watching video teachings, participating in live Q&As; engaging in exercises, practices, and reading your course materials for deeper learning. You will also meet with a small group of peers once per month.

All the online teachings will be available to watch on-demand in 24-48 hours after they are broadcasted. So you will not miss any class. However, it is strongly recommended you watch LIVE sessions so that you can interact and participate in group exercises and Q&A sessions.

In fact, the monthly group session with a few of your peers will be held at a time mutually agreed by the group, so make sure you commit to attending live.

How Do I Join This Program

Inner MBA - How Do I Join This Program

There are two options to join The Inner MBA program either by joining the two live events plus the online training or by opting only virtual program option. Let’s discuss these options elaborately.

Option 1: Two-LIVE Event (In-Person) PLUS Online Training Program

This option gives you an opportunity or admission to attend two live immersion events in Southern California, access to nine months of online training, group sessions, and a private membership networking group. Please bear in mind the lodging and meal costs are not included in tuition fees and must be paid separately to the event organizer.

Option 2: Virtual Only Program

This option provides virtual access to the program, you will experience the two live events via live stream and will have access to the nine-month online training, group sessions, and a private membership networking group. While it is encouraged to attend the live events however one needs to factor in costs to assess the viability.

How To Apply To This Program

You can apply to this program in 3 simple steps:

  1. Pay $50 refundable deposit
  2. Submit your application
  3. If your application is accepted, you will be automatically enrolled.

Your credit card will be charged for the first payment as per the “payment plan” opted by you. If your application is not selected, you will be notified and your initial payment of $50 will be automatically refunded.

Please keep in mind you will receive a notice of your acceptance within two weeks of submitting your application.

Get Started – Submit Your Application

Are Scholarships Available

Inner MBA - Are Scholarships Available

As I write this post, a limited number of partial scholarships are available to highly qualified candidates. If you wish to apply for scholarships then you need to click the “Apply for Scholarship” box option while submitting your online application. The following are some instances/situations wherein you may get a scholarship.

  • You are in genuine need of financial aid.
  • You work for a non-profit organization.
  • You have lost your income due to coronavirus pandemic.

Do I Get A Certificate, After I Complete This Program

You will receive a Certificate of Completion from New York University – Mindful NYU. This is the largest campus-based mindfulness initiative in the country.

This certificate of completion will help you stand out from peers in many ways, you can up-level your career or discover a job suited to your true gifts and vision.

In today’s time more and more companies are looking to hire people with a certain level of mastery of the inner skills which you will learn in this program. You will stand out in comparison to others with this Certificate of Completion from a reputed New York University on your resume.

Final Thoughts

If you have 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.

Experience new practices, inner skills, and conscious growth frameworks that can help individuals and organizations to increase performance and results when you sign up to be a part of the Inner MBA.

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 with the Inner MBA. Apply Today and wishing you the very best with this program!

Get Started – Submit Your Application


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This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. VIKA MJOKA

    Hi Satish,

    Thanks for this review of the inner MBA program, I certainly feel like one of the most important resources for any business leader to go through at least once in every five years. I will look out for it maybe can even recommend to our organization as a self development program for my team. I must say your site is very neat and easy to read through, thanks for sharing this valuable information.

    1. Satish

      Hi Vika,

      The inner MBA program helps to explore how today’s organizations must evolve to deliver on multiple bottom lines with “Transforming Business from the Inside Out”. I am happy to know that you found this information useful.

      There are organizations supporting their employees for such programs, when the company invests in you with Inner MBA training, they are investing in a healthier company and a future where the company stays relevant in a business world that now recognizes the benefits of these inner skills.

      Wishing you all the best with this program ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

  2. amar vilks

    Hi Satish,

    This looks a great program for persons who want to improve possibly every aspect of their life. Modern people need a coach and guidance as their is too much confusion in today’s world.

    I really do like the application program, if you are accepted – then happy days. However, if you get rejected then your initial deposit of $50 is refunded.

    I have tried meditation and ‘life coaching’ programs but I have never heard or seen anything like the Inner MBA before. I’m going to check it out thanks for this post!

    1. Satish

      Hi Amar,

      Thank you for your comment and I am happy you found the post useful. Wishing you all the very best with this program. I hope you experience new practices, inner skills, and conscious growth frameworks that can help increase your performance at work ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

  3. Silvia Coletto

    Hi Satish,

    Wow! I have never heard about this Inner MBA Program before. It does really sound like it has an edge on the more “academic” ones out there where there’s a gap between what they teach you and what you will need in the real world. A really useful piece of content, the more detailed readers like me will be really happy!

    1. Satish

      Hi Silvia,

      I am glad you came across something new today. You right you will learn to model the practices of top-performing conscious businesses while developing new leadership and inner skills that is not taught in the traditional academic programs to take your career to the next level. Wishing you all the best with this program ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

  4. Steven Varley

    Hi Satish,

    I feel like Module 2 is something that can help me grow. I have a lot of pre assumptions when I go to meetings and one to one with my team. After some self-reflection, I realized I have dismissed some of there ideas, good ideas, and then have to backtrack weakening my leadership.

    The Inner MBA program looks awesome.

    1. Satish

      Hi Steven,

      Module 2 of the Inner MBA program will help you learn the nuances of deep listening with empathy and communicate with compassion. It is very easy to carry preconceived notions and biases with us in discussions with our co-workers. This often tends to hamper our communications. I wish you all the very best with this program ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

  5. Jose Miguel

    Hello Satish,

    Your article is very interesting. It is good to learn from industry professionals the techniques of personal growth, to counter emotions and to lead work groups. I have a question when you say that the program is 9 months is it fulfilling certain hours of the training, in case of spending less time, would this time be extended? And the payment is $50 a month or a single payment?

    1. Satish

      Hi Jose,

      As far as time is concerned – You are expected to spend 1 – 2 hours per week watching video teachings, participating in live Q&As;, engaging in exercises, practices and reading your course materials for deeper learning. You will also meet with a small group of peers once per month. All the online teachings will be available to watch on demand in 24-48 hours after they are broadcasted. So you will not miss any class.

      The payment of $50 is not a monthly payment, this is an application fee. If your application is accepted then you will be enrolled and charged for the first payment as per the “payment plan” opted by you. If your application is not selected, you will be notified and your initial payment of $50 will be automatically refunded ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

  6. Yellowlemon

    Hi Satish,

    Very interesting course! It promises a lot of all the good things you need to improve your personal and professional life. I am particularly impressed that you get a certificate of completion from New York University.

    1. Satish

      Hi Yellowlemon,

      Yes, you do receive a Certificate of Completion from New York University – Mindful NYU. This is the largest campus based mindfulness initiative in the country. Wishing you all the best with this course ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

  7. Ned

    Hi Satish,

    Really interesting program ! I bookmarked it so I can look into it further. Quick question: Are scholarships available? Is financial support available?
    Thank you for sharing!

    1. Satish

      Hi Ned,

      Yes the inner MBA program is offering a limited number of full and partial scholarships to highly qualified candidates. To apply for a scholarship, click the “Apply for Scholarship” box in your program application and follow the instructions. Hope this helps ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

  8. Lisa Seif

    Hi Satish,

    This is very exciting. I have spent a lifetime growing, learning, and expanding my knowledge base! But, I’m terrible at business and still have more I want to do. Will this course provide new road maps and skills to someone almost a retirement age??
    Thank you!
    PS: NewYork is my favorite city in the world!

    1. Satish

      Hi Lisa,

      I believe “age” is just a number and there is always so much to learn & explore whether you are in your early adult life or retirement. The fact that you have been constant learner all your life and someone who looks forward to upgrade her skills at retirement age speaks volumes about your attitude. This enthusiasm and keenness will definitely help you if you decide to enroll for this program.

      Speaking about road-maps and skills, in this program you will learn some of the best practices taught by featured CEOs and business leaders. It is the first time that CEOs from some of the most socially innovative companies and spiritual teachers have come together for a ‘conscious business’ collaboration in the same space. The focus will be on using top wisdom based practices, tools to shape your business and grow it mindfully ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

  9. Lisa Seif

    Hi Satish,

    Thank you for your welcomed response!
    I’m signing on!!

    1. Satish

      Hi Lisa,

      Wishing you all the very best with this program ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

  10. Samsam

    Hi Satish,

    I really like the second module, which helps me improve my leadership skills. I realize that I still have many shortcomings in managing my employees.

    1. Satish

      Hi Samsam,

      Yes in Module 2 you will learn how to listen deeply and communicate authentically. I believe these two (listening & communication) are extremely important when you are in any leadership role.

      When you communicate authentically, you bring your whole self—your thoughts, feelings and experiences—with you. You show others that you respect yourself as well as them. When you’re honest and direct, people pay attention and hear you, which makes you feel more confident ~ Stay Blessed 🙂

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