We believe great leaders are made (not born).
The myth of the born leader distracts us and persuades us we don’t have what it takes.
That's a shame, because leadership is powerful. Leaders have opportunities to create lasting impact in their community. They can make work more meaningful and rewarding. They can make their corner of the world better for themselves, their team, and the community they serve.
But it's not easy. The future is uncertain, and the world around us seems to be changing faster than ever. Leading people requires tremendous skill. The stakes are real, your team has an impact on the bottom line. You're responsible for more than just your own output.
The good news? Leadership requires skill, but it also is a skill. You can learn to do it well. You can get better with practice. You can use feedback and coaching to amplify your progress.
Learn to lead, and you gain leverage. That's why we've been running altMBA for nearly a decade.
What's the best way to learn something?
That's not a question you hear very often.
We're not talking about school or tests or getting the "right" answer. We're talking about real learning.
altMBA is an opportunity for you to discover exactly how much of a leader you're capable of being.
Fast, Effective, and Proven
One month to results
You need support and skills now, not after a year-long EMBA. The altMBA is a 31-day sprint. Lock in your leadership skills without wasting time.
Designed and tested
Our immersive process was designed by an industry expert to give you practical experience, not just theory. We have eight years of proven results.
Our Culture Compass
At altMBA, we lead with Intention, Collaboration, Curiosity, and Love. These values are a Culture Compass, guiding us toward equitable community and impactful work.
Lead with Intention
We take our time.
We listen and stay aware.
We ask, “Who is this for?”
We choose how to use the power we have.
We’re transparent and open and vulnerable.
We center non-dominant voices.
We are accountable to each other.
We love feedback.
We wonder what will happen.
We ask questions.
We believe in possibility.
We know some things won’t work.
We embody support and embrace tension.
We see the humans in the systems.
We reject and dismantle white supremacy.
We believe freedom is love.
The altMBA Team
CEO and Owner
Director of Student Experience
Student Experience Leaders
Wes Kao, Director Emeritus
Together we go far
Since 2015, altMBA has benefited from the courage, leadership, and insights of many people besides our in-house staff. We're privileged to work with a growing cadre of folks from around the world, professionals who bring care, passion and expertise to their interactions with our students.