What if, every morning when you wake up, you feel radiantly alive and happy. No matter what happens in your day, you are equipped with the resilience and motivation to make the best and the most of it.
This is the vision Srikumar Rao has for you, and he has identified a proven framework to help you realize this vision in your life. His course, Creativity & Personal Mastery (CPM), which was first taught at Columbia Business School and went on to become its most popular course, is now available to you.
Creativity and Personal Mastery is the ONLY business school course that has its own active alumni group, comprised of thousands of business leaders, entrepreneurs, MBA students, and ambitious professionals. This like-minded community is helping them to become better leaders, discover their passion, develop resilience, and live deeply fulfilling lives.
Today, you have the opportunity to experience this life-changing program, Creativity and Personal Mastery, and discover fulfillment beyond just financial success.
In this 3-month program — you and 24 other selected business leaders will learn vital wisdom and tools to help you achieve a joyful, successful life. You will learn how to tap into the essential role happiness plays in personal and professional life.
CPM Virtual is a digital version of the traditional CPM course. It includes a mix of reading assignments, videos, webinars, small group discussions and both individual and small group exercises. It is organized and presented by an online instructor and lasts approximately 85 days.
You will watch a video each week to learn an important CPM principle, then do an exercise for about a week based on that principle.
You’ll meet with a small group to discuss your progress on that exercise and also have 1:1 interactions with the instructor.
Periodically you will meet on a web session as a class. Those class-wide gatherings are generally led by Srikumar Rao, where he lectures, answers questions, and engages the class in a lively discussion.
To ensure the highest quality of Creativity & Personal Mastery, this program is limited to 20 participants.
We aim to provide as much personalized attention as possible, thus the small, intimate group size. For this reason, and to ensure that everyone is on the same page and “ALL IN”, in terms of commitment, enrollment is by application and is not based on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.
In addition, for the purpose of synergy we are looking to gather a group of entrepreneurs, CEOs, executives and ambitious professionals who have a spiritual bent and would like to infuse this into every part of their life. They are dreamers who are decisive, have integrity, and have a grand vision for the world and their contribution within it.
Jacqueline Fox is a coach, facilitator, and program manager with The Rao Institute. She has been working with Dr. Rao for four years and serves as a guide in the CPM virtual program. As a result of her own CPM training, and dedication to practicing the techniques she learned, Jacqueline has experienced significant shifts in her life. The most noticeable result is that anxiety and tension have pretty much disappeared, and she now retains a deep sense of inner joy and well-being.
Jacqueline holds a master’s degree in Adult Counseling and a master’s degree in Organization Development, as well as advanced training from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland focused on working with individuals, groups, and organizations. She has worked as a management trainer, organizational consultant, and coach, primarily utilizing an appreciative inquiry approach to her work. She has experienced different cultures by living and working internationally for extended periods of time. This has enhanced Jacqueline's ability to appreciate and manage differences and rapidly adapt to changing circumstances. She brings this awareness and sensitivity to her work with individuals and groups. Her motto is helping people live empowered, joyful, fulfilled lives.
Jacqueline is a long time Vipassana meditator, a student of several spiritual masters, and an avid reader. She volunteers at her local food co-op and loves to dance with wild abandon in the privacy of her own home.
Adam is a social entrepreneur, coach and facilitator with The Rao Institute.
He has been working with Dr. Rao since 2006, after he first experienced Creativity & Personal Mastery while pursuing his MBA at the London Business School. Alongside his career developing and managing technology solutions, Adam is passionate about creating new and effective ways to drive social change. Ultimately, that change starts within. He is honored to work with individuals through The Rao Institute to as they walk on their path of transformation.
Adam’s work with the institute has grown over the years. This work influenced the creation of People Helping People, a podcast sharing inspiration on creating greater social change, and Wild Tiger Tees, a work program for youth experiencing homelessness. Alongside his work in technology and his practice of Vipassana meditation, Adam is equipped to create the space needed for transformation from whatever place you’re starting from.
The application process is simple! Simply fill in the online application form, answer all the questions, and submit it to us. There is no registration fee and no credit card is required to apply. We will review your application and get in touch with you within 5 working days. In case of additional questions, we will schedule a call with you.
This is an online course that will take place over 12 - 14 weeks. The sessions will be a mix of presentations by Dr. Rao and participants, small group sessions, Q&A and discussion sessions, short videos, and group sharing circles.
What do I need to prepare before participating in this program?
To tailor this program to you and help you get ready for this course, you will have the following-prework to do before your first weekend:
*Relevant material will be sent to your email once we confirm your program attendance.
What if I miss an online session?
Online sessions are scheduled for small groups to fit their schedules. A member of Dr. Rao's team will work personally with you to help you make up what you missed.