We Get It. Enrolling in the MBA Program is an investment.



Anything that involves investing time or money is not always a solo decision. You’ve got your partner, your boss, and a family to consult, too. And they might not always run cheering “YES!” with the opportunities you bring to the table.

The good news here is that the MBA Program is one of those investments that can really pay off — in career impact, mindset shifts and a renewed sense of clarity and confidence that will benefit you, your family, your work and your relationships for life.

We’ve anticipated a few of the most common concerns about enrolling in the MBA Program — which, by the way, are valid and worthy of attention — as well as some of the equally valid details that will help you communicate effectively with those you love or have to convince!

First off, if you want to ask your manager or boss to sponsor your leadership development, CLICK HERE

Many of the women who have taken our program have been able to get their manager or company to sponsor the investment in the program. If this is something you want to consider, get our “Sponsorship” information here.



If the MBA Program is right for you, then we want you to be there because we know it can change your work and your life forever.

But we also want you to feel completely supported by the people who matter most.
So grab a chair, close your other browsers, and let’s spin through some common concerns, together.

Like many women striving for success in my career, I read “Lean In.” I found it inspiring but also daunting. My first thought was: “How in the world am I supposed to lean in any harder than I already am?” I came across an article from Lisa and Vanessa entitled “How to lean in without burning out,” and knew this was exactly the questions I was trying to answer myself. This is how I found the MBA course, and I’m glad I did. Lisa and Vanessa gave me the tools to gain clarity on what I really want in my life, and (just as importantly) to pursue them in a sustainable, easier, effective way. As someone who has always thought that self-sacrifice is the only real way to achieve big goals, this course was a wake-up call that helped me think differently. I admit that I was very skeptical at first, having dismissed ideas about the importance of mindfulness and meditation in the past. It was a leap for me to sign up for MBA, but I’m very glad I did. You will be too. - Sarah Larcker, Vice President, Account Planning at Digitas Health, San Francisco, CA

What You Can Say:
The MBA Program is definitely an investment, but if I want to continue to grow and expand my leadership skills, I can’t stagnate. I need to invest in myself to be able to support others.

There are so many pressures and demands on women today, unless I learn how to cope with the overwhelm and exhaustion, it will cost our family a lot more than money because I’ll be burned out. 

Compared to other ways I could invest in myself, this is actually one of the most reasonably priced trainings in the industry. MBA programs can go up to $100K or more. Other online courses cost anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000 (and they don’t even include year long access). Plus, once I’m an MBA Grad, I can retake the program for as long as it’s in existence, for free. 

And the program is currently $400 off until November 17th, so I don't want to miss out on this deal.

Last but not least, I really believe in what I can do with my life and career and want to succeed — for myself and for our family. In order to do that, I can’t operate in isolation without any support. I need to get tools and resources from people who have done it already, and connect with others to share ideas, get tons of feedback, and get support and accountability.

This is really important for me. Can you get behind this?

It’s bringing together the keys to success from business school with mindfulness and tools for avoiding burnout and exhaustion. This is what people need to succeed in the 21st century. 


I signed up for the online MBA program during a professional and personal transition. I needed clarity on what I wanted, and then simple tools to help me reach these goals. Vanessa and Lisa’s program led me to accomplish both of my objectives, and so much more, in just 6 weeks! Their classes and at-home exercises helped me to define my values, goals, and dreams, some of which had been buried for years. Their insights and tips truly made me feel “un-stuck” and allowed me to move forward and accomplish things. One week after I completed the program, I accomplished my first goal! I practice what I learned from Vanessa and Lisa daily, and I am so excited to see how and when the rest of my dreams unfold. Take this class - you won’t regret it! - Erika Edelson, Retail Executive, San Francisco, CA


What You Can Say:

I’ll admit, I can imagine that I am going to want to spend a ton of time in the MBA Program because it sounds so amazing, but Vanessa and Lisa’s whole motto is Success with Ease...and they have distilled all these tools and resources down to their absolute essence so I can get the biggest bang for my buck. 

They have created a structure that will take approximately 2-2.5 hours a month depending on how much time I have and how active I want to be in the community.

And because I have year long access, I’m not going to miss anything (in the course or in our lives). All of those dinners with friends, soccer practices and playdates (family vacations and business meetings), I’ll be there - and I’ll probably be happier and more fulfilled because I’m doing something for me too. Promise.


Before taking this course I never really thought about, or believed in meditation and affirmations. I didn't understand how to truly look within, or challenge the subconscious limitations I was placing on myself. This course has opened my eyes and mind to a whole new view of my life. It's given me tools to better understand my feelings and fears, while helping me address self-limiting behaviors and beliefs. To anyone who feels like there is something missing, this course is for you.  Mindfulness Based Achievement has started me on the path to obtaining true happiness in all aspects of my life. - Colleen Dupuis, Account Executive, Box, San Francisco, CA



What You Can Say:
I’m familiar enough with Vanessa and Lisa’s reputation to know they are some of the most authentic and legit leaders in the industry. 

The MBA Program is clearly outlined. Check out all the quotes from real people who’ve gone through it before. There are tons of successful alumni touting the benefits of this program.

There are also some amazing, in-depth spotlights of MBA Grads all over the world talking about how to create success with ease. 

Not to mention, I get so and many insights and actionable tools from Vanessa and Lisa’s free meditations, articles & videos — I can only imagine what I’ll get from a 6 month training program.

I'm going to hear about even more great tools and resources that would have taken me much longer to find on my own. And the vast majority of what I learn, I’ll be able to apply right away and integrate into my life.

And I’ve heard that the community is a great and powerful resource where I can find like minded people and learn from others who are just there to help.

Each week, I am going to be learning tools and strategies that I can start using immediately. How refreshing is that?

I have absolutely no hesitation about the quality of the MBA Program, so if you’re cool, I’d like to go ahead and sign up because registration closes on November 17th and so does the deal to save $400.


I was looking for a new job while while participating in the online MBA program and, through the exercises and meditations, was able to clearly define what I wanted out of my next job and how I wanted it to fit into the rest of my life. The course helped me be patient with the job search process and stay focussed on the opportunities that aligned with my goals. I highly recommend the MBA program to anyone seeking clarity in the midst of a life transition. - Lauren Struck, New York, NY


What You Can Say:

I’m glad you asked because they really inspire me. They’ve taught leading executives at companies like LinkedIn, Microsoft, Google, StubHub, PwC, Goldman Sachs, Uber, The North Face, The Stanford Graduate School of Business and many more. You can check out their videos online if you want to see them in action. 

They were also featured in Fast Company, and Vanessa writes regularly for Forbes, MindBodyGreen and The Huffington Post. Plus she’s done a Tedx talk on “How To Lean In Without Burning Out” - exactly what I want to learn!

Vanessa and Lisa are two women who climbed the corporate ladder only to realize they had sacrificed too much getting there, and they weren’t as happy as they had they did something about it. 

But probably the thing I appreciate most about Vanessa and Lisa is that they have made this EASY for me. From their 5 minute guided meditations, to their short yet powerful videos, everything they create gets results without being a crazy amount of time or effort. Plus they aren’t afraid to be goofy and vulnerable. They know how to have a good time and get sh*t done. Check them out for yourself.

Anyone who struggles with: perfectionism, time management, anxiety and/or just feels a little lost should explore mindfulness based achievement.  I was so “busy” before taking the Living MBA program, I “didn’t have time” to take care of myself, much less understand what it is that I truly want, explore new opportunities and start taking steps toward achieving those goals (with ease!).  With each class, I found more clarity around my values and goals and: 

  • As my fears began to surface, I learned how to acknowledge and release/replace beliefs that are no longer serving me.

  • As my relationship with time transformed, I found myself feeling more productive and less stressed. 

  • As my awareness of my emotions grew, I began to acknowledge and breathe through the difficult and be fully present in the joyful parts of life.

The program has been a wonderful reawakening for me. I feel reconnected to my power and creativity and I am committed to the daily practices that bring compassion, gratitude and joy into my life, career and marriage. - Kristin Pech, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting, San Francisco, CA

If there are any other concerns or questions we didn’t cover here, please write to and our client care specialist will get back to you shortly.

We’re happy to address any partner’s (or mother’s, or brother’s, or supervisor’s) concerns, and give you our best, most honest answer about whether or not the MBA Program is right for you.


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