I recently heard about the BBC Maestro from listening to Chris Williamson’s podcast conversation with author of the Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, Oliver Burkeman. In the podcast episode, Burkerman mentioned his BBC Maestro session on time management. I immediately checked out the platform and I was hooked. I try to watch a full session almost every week as I am also addicted to that platform. The BBC Maestro platform is still relatively new with less than 40 experts ranging from :

As the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 20 books—three of which have been adapted into Oscar-nominated movies—Michael Lewis is one of the most respected and influential writers of our time. In his “Tell a Great Story” masterclass, he discusses how to create clear, compelling narratives that entertain, engage, and have the power to change lives. He also shares strategies, tips and techniques that hook any audience.

His 2023 release, “Going Infinite,” became an instant bestseller. Beyond his awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism, he’s had wild commercial success for his storytelling prowess. Now he shares how to make any topic interesting—on the page and in life.

12-year-old Mark Cuban started his first business so he could buy new basketball shoes. Now he’s one of the most successful people alive. Mark Cuban made his first billion when he sold to Yahoo in 1999, and he’s been raking in profits ever since. A colorful personality and leading investor on ABC’s hit television series “Shark Tank,” he prides himself on helping entrepreneurs and business owners succeed. Most recently, Mark has taken the Dallas Mavericks from a local NBA franchise to a billion-dollar business.

Ava DuVernay
—the first Black woman director with a film nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award—takes you behind the scenes of her new feature film, “ORIGIN.” She shares how to identify, develop, and execute your vision to achieve extraordinary goals and direct the life you want.
Ava DuVernay switched careers at 32 and is now a virtuoso in the film world. She was the first Black woman director with a film nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award, and her newest feature, “ORIGIN,” received a 9-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival. Now, she takes viewers behind the scenes to share how to identify, develop, and execute your vision to reach your goals—and direct the life you want.

There may be setbacks and challenges along the way, but you’ll learn to pivot for even better outcomes.

A pig is not going to run if you don’t give it feet. A volcano is not going to erupt if you don’t give it heat. Arms don’t mean nothing if you don’t have fingers to pick the stuff up.

Kevin Hart is a comedian, actor, entrepreneur, and media mogul. Here, he breaks down his system for accomplishing life goals. In Kevin’s class, you’ll learn his cheat code for success: humor. Overcome obstacles and navigate your relationships, career, and the rest of your life with good energy and laughter.

A comedian, actor, father, businessman, investor, and philanthropist, Kevin has a million-plus jobs and wears a million hats. He’s filmed 8 comedy specials, starred or appeared in more than 50 movies, and owns 7 different companies. He’s literally the definition of success. Now he shares his system for accomplishing goals using humor in all aspects of life.

From her time as a cofounder of Upright Citizens Brigade to her rise to fame on SNL and Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler’s been improv-ing her way into our hearts for decades. Now she takes the stage at MasterClass to help you be ready for anything with her nine improv principles. Turn up your confidence, push past fear, and roll with whatever life throws your way with Amy’s “unlicensed therapy.”

Former monk, world renowned author and award winning podcast host Jay Shetty has brought ancient wisdom to more than 25 million fans. Jay is a lifelong student of change and your guide to navigating it successfully. Along with renowned experts Katy Milkman, Maya Shankar, and David Kessler, Jay will teach you practices and methods you can use when change is difficult and overwhelming.

When she launched a dating app that put women first, Whitney Wolfe Herd rewrote the rules of relationships—and business. Now the mold-breaking tech founder and Bumble Inc. CEO teaches you to follow your ambition with confidence and become a true innovator. Make the first move at work, be your own kind of leader, build a viral brand, reboot your creativity, and redefine success. Or do all of the above, the way only you can.

The No. 1 NYT bestselling author of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, James Clear, disrupted the self-help industry by simplifying success for millions. From navigating hybrid work to resisting endless distractions, build habits that stick, break habits that suck—outsmart yourself—one small-but-mighty step at a time.

In a new four-part series from Masterclass, Mastering the Markets, learn the most successful strategies of some of the market’s greatest minds—Ray Dalio, Meredith Whitney, Joel Greenblatt, and Seth Klarman—and use their wisdom to start building wealth. With new episodes every Tuesday, The founder of the world’s largest hedge fund (Ray Dalio). The “Oracle of Wall Street.” (Meredith Whitney) and Two value-investing visionaries (Joel Greenblatt, and Seth Klarman). They predicted shifts no one else saw coming and made money when others blew it on the next big thing.

In 1991, Mellody Hobson joined Ariel Investments—America’s first Black-owned mutual fund, the firm founded by John Rogers Jr. in 1983. She is presently Co-CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ariel Investment Trust. In 2019, she became the first Black woman president
and co-CEO of an investment fund when she stepped into those roles at Ariel.

In Mellody Hobson’s masterclass, she delves into how to hone your own strategic decision-making skills and access two real-life case studies that exemplifies how she applied these tools in complex business situations.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 24, 1983, and raised in Columbia, Maryland, Alexis launched his first business soon after completing degrees in commerce and history at the University of Virginia. Ditching his plan to become a lawyer, he partnered with a friend, Steve Huffman, and pitched a mobile food-delivery app to the American startup accelerator Y Combinator in 2005.

YC rejected the concept but accepted Alexis and Huffman, agreeing to back their idea for a user-driven online media aggregator and discussion forum called Reddit; the following year, it was sold to publishing conglomerate Condé Nast for a sum that, according to a 2020 tweet from Alexis’s personal account, exceeded his parents’ lifetime earnings.