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 Online 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 25 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.
Elisabeth is a teacher, coach and partner at The Rao Institute. Based in New York, she has been working with Dr. Rao for four years, facilitating the New York CPM course as well as the international online course, developing new programs and materials, leading on-site corporate training, and collaborating to plan the future of The Rao Institute.
Elisabeth has been an educator in different capacities all her life, with a passion for sharing conversations and experiences in which all parties are learning and growing together. Her second passion is global interconnectivity, studying and teaching global history and wisdom traditions.
Elisabeth holds a BS from Harvard University in Russian and Soviet Studies and an MA in Teaching from Columbia University. She taught world history to high school students for fourteen years at The Horace Mann School in New York City, and worked on a national level to promote the globalization of history curriculum in secondary schools.
She has also worked as a documentary filmmaker, producing and directing short political and social-issue videos, as well as a feature-length film about creativity in a theater context.
Among other eclectic interests, Elisabeth is a student of meditation, an avid reader, and enjoys vegan cooking and volunteer work.
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.