What I’ve learned for the 9-month Inner MBA course, and why you could enjoy it too.

No matter what we want to achieve or be in this world, it all has to start with each of us doing the inner work. This is probably the most profound learning I’ve taken from the Inner MBA.

While, I suppose, I did know this before I started the course, I did not have the confidence to speak about it so clearly or the knowledge to base it on and support it.

Over the course of the 9 months of the programme, I was able to see this being the simultaneously simple and hard answer or solution to every problem we looked at.

There’s really no way around it, if we want to create positive changes in this world.

And I can tell you, it feels wonderful to have this knowledge and confidence now.

The next challenge for me, and possibly all graduates, however, will be, to see how we can put this new knowledge into practice.

We now have the opportunity to let what we’ve learned become our new practice and invite more people to start doing the inner work – so that we can overcome generational trauma and structures that have limited and hardened us, together.

Together, we can find ways to allow for all people and for life in general to flourish.

A lot of what I learned from all the inspiring teachers of the INNER MBA will naturally become part of what I teach as well, once I’ve integrated it into my life.

Especially since not everyone will have the time to immerse in this programme for several hours a week over such a long period of time. Not everyone will want to do this work professionally.

If you do, I can highly recommend it!

But as one of the main topics of the INNER MBA is to combine the Inner work with business, it also inspired me to create something else:

The Sustainable Business Directory – to make shopping consciously is easy now.

The Sustainable Business Directory presents businesses hand-selected for excellent products and services, sustainable production, employee and animal welfare. All businesses listed there are run by women*, non-binary people and allies, and they are based all around the world.

You can apply to get your business listed, or simply enjoy this new shopping experience.

What’s The Inner MBA?

The Inner MBA is a 9-month virtual program that offers a great variety of perspectives and expertise for the participants to learn how to lead from within and bring their deepest values to business and life in general.

What you’ll get:

  • a very well curated curriculum to lead you through the nine month, with weekly video lectures, Q&As and other virtual meetings
  • the opportunity to join a learning group to share the experiences with
  • a community forum where all participants can offer and participate in even more classes and meetings
  • the opportunity to learn how business can be thought differently: with the benefit and growth of all people and the protection of our planet in mind
  • how that can still be profitable, if not even more profitable
  • how more isn’t better, but a good quality of life, for all involved, is

And it’s wonderful to learn this from people who are already living and practising it.

I’ve participated in the 2nd cohort in 2021/22.

The program features leading wisdom teachers, business leaders, academics and researchers, as well as conscious CEOs – all offering their teachings on how to increase your self-awareness, create exceptional teams, and turn business into a force for good.

Something about my own story with the Inner MBA

When Sounds True announced the first cohort of the Inner MBA, I was already hooked on the idea and considered it to be a fantastic opportunity.

But I did not have the courage to apply. I wasn’t ready yet.

By the time the second cohort opened up for applications, the situation was different.

I had already allowed myself to grow enough to at least feel I should apply and let the organizers decide whether this was the right thing for me to do, whether I belonged.

And they didn’t only accept my application, they also granted me a scholarship!

I suppose once we start doing the inner work, we also get a better understanding of when we are ready for new challenges, and it shows, too :).

The Inner MBA Journey

The programme started in September 2021, a couple of months after I had left Berlin and my old life, to start a very different one in the countryside in the west of Germany.

The summer was slowly fading, so it was a perfect time to dive into something new, while it was getting darker and more wintery outside.

The first thing I noticed about the course was how well each lesson prepared me for the next.

Every class is taught by a different teacher, who brings in their exclusive knowledge – often 20 or even 40 years of research and work in a certain field – to present us with the most prevalent pieces of wisdom to help us grow personally, but also to help us to move this world in new ways.

Yet, while there are many diverse voices and perspectives to be heard, it all adds up to a curriculum that I would truly call life changing and a win for anyone who has the time to fully immerse themselves in it.

I did see other students get frustrated because they didn’t have the time to participate fully. It takes time and space to let all the information sink in and to grow this way too.

The programme itself is structured in three trimesters, with three modules each.

The first trimester laid a wonderful foundation by starting the inner work, with mindfulness teachers such as Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, but also somatic practices taught by Richard Strozzi-Heckler and Michelle Maldonado.

I was especially impressed by Michelle Maldonado’s, hmm, existence. She is such a radiant human being!

I came back to watch her videos a couple of times because she is approaching everything she’s sharing with so much kindness and from such a seeming place of calm, that I found much to learn there.

The second trimester focused on teams and how to collaborate with other people in the workplace or in community.

It opened space to talk about safety and diversity in the workplace and, as mentioned before, also pointed out again and again how we have to do the inner work first, to be able to bring and share these values with our teams or in our communities.

The third trimester was all about applying what we’ve learned and sharing it in our workplaces or wherever in the world it may take us.

Here I was especially impressed by Otto Scharmer‘s work with the Presencing Institute, which I also wrote about in my recent article around changing the perspective on LGBTIQ+ issues.

Finishing the programme after the nine months, it really felt like giving birth to a new me.

And that new version of me is what you may now experience here on this website, and in the CREATRIX School, and I wouldn’t be here this way, this strong and confident, and really ready to take on the world and tackle any challenge that may come, without it.

If you’d like to embark on a nine-month journey to get to know yourself better, meet wonderful people from around the world and learn from the best people in mindfulness and/or business – I invite you to join the Inner MBA!

If you want to prepare your life and business for a kinder and more sustainable future as well – the Inner MBA can be a great support in your transformation.

Do you have any more questions about the programme? Ask me.

Learn more about The Inner MBA.

Please use this link to apply so that I will get a commission, or send me a message to let me know you’ve applied. Thank you!

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The Wheel of Colours is a traditional tool to help us understand what we need or can share in certain situations.

We are all made up out of the same colours, but they are arranged uniquely in each person – which is why we need or can give different things in different moments.

If you’d like to find out what can support YOU when starting a project, or working with other people, to successfully finish something, to heal, to spark your creativity or what your unique gift is, that you bring to the world, then the Wheel of Colours will help you to see this and yourself more clearly and show you how to use these insights in practical ways.

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In the past, people often only got these insights and realizations towards the end of their lives – but you don’t have to wait until then.

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