Transformational leadership

for sustainable development

Welcome to join our leadership program for sustainable development, which is aimed at those leaders who have the courage to create change beyond the expected! 

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We are halfway to 2030

This program is the first one A Sustainable Tomorrow and VATI of Sweden offers in this format, which combines the cross-border meeting with a structured leadership development process that focuses on sustainable leadership, inner development and transformation.

By 2030, we will have eradicated poverty, reduced inequalities and solved the climate crisis. Here we are - at the halfway point - and a lot of work remains to be done. According to the Inner Development Goals (IDGs), new research shows that the answer lies in looking inward, starting with changing ourselves before we can change our external circumstances.

With the help of the Inner Development Goals framework and insights on complexity, Theory U, system change and change management, we work in the program together to gain new insights and build the new transformative leadership where we also go from being and knowing to doing. The purpose is to keep the focus on how you and your organization can reach the goal of Agenda 2030.

The Inner Development Goals is a non-profit, open-source initiative founded by the 29k Foundation, the Ekskäret Foundation, and The New Division and is designed to complement the SDGs. They describe abilities and qualities that we humans need to develop and apply in order to achieve the leadership required.

" I used to think the top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change...

I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation."

- Gus Speth

Information about the program

Who is it for?

  • Do you feel alone in your sustainability work and want to build a network to draw strength and knowledge from? Then this program to accelerate the transformation of organizations and individuals towards achieving the 2030 Agenda is for you! Together we create the future we want and need!

  • The program is aimed at those who are formal or informal leaders in an organization (in the private or public sector), and who have the courage to create change beyond the expected, together in a cross-border group of leaders.

  • Examples of roles where this approach can make a significant difference are: CEO, Sustainability Manager, Environmental and Quality Manager, Unit Manager, Project Manager, HR Manager, Change Manager, Business Developer, Head of Administration, Board Member.

What is the purpose of the program?

  • The purpose is to help you work on your inner development, to strengthen you in your leadership challenges and to build, together with others, a transformative force for change around HOW you and your organization can reach the sustainable development goals of Agenda 2030.

How does the Mastermind concept work?

  • In a Mastermind group, the group takes on cross-cutting challenges together and creates results that could not have been achieved on their own. It is based on the idea that when two people come together and collaborate, a third participant, "the mastermind", emerges creating insights that the individuals do not have access to.

  • The Mastermind format is powerful and well-proven. It was developed by Napoleon Hill in the early 20th century, with the aim of taking your personal and professional life to the next level. 

  • In the group, we build psychological safety and help each other focus on each other's goals and challenges through group coaching and exchanging experiences. Using different frameworks, concepts and tools, we develop together the transformative leadership needed to tackle the complex challenge of the Agenda 2030 .

"What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve" 

- Napoleon Hill 

What do I get from participating?

  • You get an exclusive support group with the aim of supporting you in the process of developing as an individual and leader, as well as in your professional role.

  • You'll work on your professional challenges and the group will assist you in finding new solutions, paths and perspectives.

  • You also have access to personal coaching from your facilitator between meetings, as a supplement if you wish. This can support you in both your role as a leader with all your commitments and ambitions and as a person in the midst of life with all that entails.

  • You will both coach others and be coached by the group, providing insights and learnings about yourself and others even if your challenges are different.

  • You'll develop an action plan for your personal- and leadership development to take after the Mastermind program is complete.


How does it work?

  • You apply for the program's limited seats and we select and match participants to form the groups, in order to obtain as high a diversity as possible.  
  • Each group has 6-8 participants and is led by an experienced facilitator/coach. 
  • We'll meet on 6 occasions (half days) during 1 year. Two of these days are physical, the rest digital on zoom. During February, we'll hold an inspiration and acceleration day for all groups physically. The last meeting is a celebration day with the awarding of diplomas for finishing the program. 
  • Exact dates will be set with each group when matched.

"What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve" 

- Napoleon Hill

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Goals & Results

The purpose of the program is that you as a leader will overcome challenges, share your experiences, realize ambitions and expand your thinking regarding your leadership role where you are at. 

We believe that personal development is necessary for societal change.

The new Inner Development Goals (IDG) framework is about this very thing and is thus the biggest possible accelerator for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and creating a prosperous future for humanity.

It is up to us to develop from the inside out, in order to make the biggest difference in the roles we have. We need to be clear-sighted and innovative - together - to create a momentum that lasts over time.


We'll set goals from 4 perspectives - from an individual perspective and company perspective which the participant represents. We also set overall goals for the Mastermind group and for the society as a whole .

Results and impact targets:

  1. Individual level
  2. Group level - The group can suggest a group goal of its own.
  3. Organizational/company level
  4. Community level

The goal is also to work with your leadership based on the Inner Development Goals during the year and develop an action plan to follow once the program has ended. This is followed up digitally after six months.

Watch this short video about the Inner Development Goals here!

IDGs is a non-profit open source initiative founded by 29k Foundation, Ekskäret Foundation and The New Division and is designed as a complement to the global sustainability goals. They describe abilities and qualities that we humans need to develop and apply in order to achieve the required leadership.


Topics for discussion

From start, the group together with the facilitator, sets topics for discussions and formulates goals for personal development. Based on the group's needs and wishes, the facilitator tailors the program and brings in additional expertise related to the topic to be discussed.

Examples of topics

  • Transformative leadership
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Circular economy
  • Sustainable exports
  • Innovation & Sustainability
  • Digitization & Sustainability
  • Integration of sustainability strategy in the organization
  • The financial sector's role as a catalyst
  • Verification of organizations' sustainability work
  • How to prevent greenwashing and greenhushing
  • Laws, regulations and directives that affect organizations

Your Facilitators

Each group gets its own facilitator who will moderate the meetings, and to whom you have the opportunity to have personal access throughout the program.

Our facilitators are trained coaches and certified sustainability leaders, all of whom have extensive experience in sustainability work and change work in various types of organizations.

VATI of Sweden under the leadership of Eva Vati, has worked with Mastermind programs in various forms since 2018 and has also trained change leaders for sustainability since 2019.

Eva Vati


Eva is CEO and founder of VATI of Sweden, who educate & train organisations to integrate sustainability into their business strategy. She is also the founder of VERIFY Agency of Sweden, which is the world's first accredited company to verify organizations sustainability claims.

In addition to her operational work in sustainability and gender equality, as well as board work in innovative tech companies, Eva is a strong leader and a frequently engaged lecturer worldwide. She has deep knowledge in sustainability, regulations, digitization and change management. Through her certification trainings, articles and international lectures, she has gained a significant role as a credible source and strong force to inspire people and organizations to change.

Helena Wiktor 

Helena Wiktor

Helena is a passionate leader, graduate economist & behavioral scientist with more than 15 years of managerial experience in developing sustainable people and corporations in the business world. Helena is passionate about helping individuals and organizations reach their full potential and reap the benefits of their leadership. It is through transformative leadership that together we form a superpower that contributes to speeding up the transition towards a sustainable society.

Helena is a sustainability consultant at VATI of Sweden and is an ICF Certified Professional Leadership Coach, Certified Change Leader in sustainability - Business for SDGs, Certified Impact Auditor ISO26000, trained board member and part of the South Swedish Chamber of Commerce's 100 list for increased competence and diversity in company boards. 


Victoria Karlsson

Victoria is a value-driven, curious and strategic generalist who wants to build a better future by making companies become part of the solution. Her background from holding various roles in international B2B has created a solid platform of identifying and understanding different stakeholder needs and how to deliver value throughout the entire value chain.

Victoria is a Certified Change Leader in sustainability - Business for SDGs, Certified Impact Auditor ISO26000. She has built and lead academy and training initiatives and also studied change management and sustainable development thus built an extensive toolbox of methods, models and knowledge. She believes that the complexity of the sustainability challenge requires complex and innovative solutions on both system level and individual level, as well as the courage and persistence to stay on the cause, and where looking inwards is key.

Apart from her professional commitment for sustainability, Victoria is also on a personal downshifting journey. She has moved from the city to the countryside to be closer to nature, become self-sufficeint in terms of food and to live a more sustainable and regenerative life. 

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    “What happiness to be able to throw yourself out there and challenge yourself, your thoughts and goals together with new people in a calm environment 🙏”

    Lotte Nilsson, Business Developer, Ystad Municipality

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    “This is a fantastic recommendation!”

    CEO, John Doe Corp

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    “This is a fantastic recommendation!”

    CEO, John Doe Corp

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    “What an inspirational day regarding leadership and inner development goals (IDGs)! 🤩”

    CEO, Management Consultant, Board Member, Mentor & Coach, certified change leader for sustainable business

VATI of Sweden & A Sustainable Tomorrow

This exclusive Mastermind program is a collaboration between A Sustainable Tomorrow and VATI of Sweden - with the aim of accelerating the transformation of organizations and individuals towards reaching Agenda 2030 and thereby creating the future we want and need.


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Bo Nilsson
CEO and Founder, A Sustainable Tomorrow

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Eva Vati

CEO and Founder, VATI of Sweden

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Are you part of the AST Family, i.e. are you a main partner or a partner?

Then you receive a 15% discount on the regular price.

Read more here about the offer!


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Our mission is to unify people, business and societies in a mutual effort to create a better world by doing good business.

After the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2016 Eva Vati, the CEO and Founder of VATI of Sweden created an online education- and certification program, Business For SDGs TM, to facilitate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals for businesses around the world.

VATI of Sweden was one of the first consultancies in the world to give certification on integrating sustainability into business strategy.

Today VATI has a network of over 25,000 people who are committed to creating a better world by running businesses that promote sustainability, equality, and diversity.

Together we stand on a common ground to create a better world by doing good business with the Sustainable Development Goals as a framework.


Transformational Leadership, which is the Mastermind for a Sustainable Tomorrow,
is Block 5 in the Certified Sustainability Manager program.

However, this block can be bought separately, just as the other blocks.
Leran more about the Sustainability Manager Program as well as down load the Program Curriculum:

The Certified Sustainability Manager Program