Inside Out Group does not just teach techniques, but integrates the curriculum into day to day living. The sessions are taught by Marty Sholder, a healthcare executive with over a 35 year track record of running and building companies. Marty blends the science of mindfulness with an understanding of emotional intelligence to bring a new self-awareness to employees. He shares a multitude of stories on the art of calming the mind and real life examples to address stress and anxiety at work and at home, and how to improve relationships with others. And you can’t have a calm mind with a stressed body, so Marty, a certified yoga instructor, includes desk yoga poses to relax the tight muscles where we carry stress.
Inside Out Group provides employees tools to help them be their best! They will learn to calm their minds and gain better understanding of thoughts and how those thoughts control their lives. We will show them how to become more self-aware and ways to control their emotions, along with developing greater empathy for others. Employees will be happier and more productive. Inside Out Group will show them how to use the inner wisdom that has always been on the inside, to better manage the outside world.
Meet the Team
Marty brings over 35 years of corporate America experience to his seminars and yoga practice.
Marty Sholder has spent his entire corporate experience in healthcare cost containment for group health plans and workers’ compensation plans. Marty was the founder and CEO of PPO Oklahoma and WinterBrook Healthcare Management. Both companies provided cost containment strategies to insurance companies and large self-funded employers. Before its sale to Coventry Healthcare, the companies managed over $2 billion in healthcare claims annually. Following the sale of his companies, Marty served as the executive in charge of the First Health Network. He also served as EVP of the HealthSmart PPO. Marty was the CEO at Integrated Medical Delivery, a companied responsible for $450 million in annual billing and collections of provider owned surgery centers. He served as President and COO of Spreemo Health before launching Inside Out Group.
Marty Sholder began practicing yoga and mindfulness in 2013. He has attended many mindfulness seminars and training workshops. In 2017 Marty studied to become a certified yoga instructor. He completed his 200 hour teacher training at The Yoga Factory, a Baptiste affiliated studio in Dallas, TX, and a 30 hour Yin Yoga training program at Wanderlust in Austin, TX. He has been teaching yoga and mindfulness since his graduation from training.
Marty has served on several boards, spoken at numerous conferences and was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Oklahoma, where he taught a course on healthcare cost containment. He holds a BS from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL and earned a Masters in Healthcare Administration at Rush University, Chicago, IL.
When Marty is not practicing yoga or meditating, he is living a truly happy life in Dallas, TX. He is the proud father to his two wonderful adult daughters, Jamie and Emma. Marty loves to cook, entertain family and friends and scuba dive. His 95 lb German Shepherd, Larry, can do both upward and downward facing dog!
Amanda Fannin is a former educator in Plano Independent School District. She taught for ten years at Rose Haggar Elementary School, five years in second grade and five years as team leader of the third grade. Amanda began practicing yoga in 2006 after much convincing. In the Fall of 2015 she took a 200-hour Yoga Teacher training at The Yoga Factory, a Baptiste Affiliate studio in Dallas, TX. After completing Yoga Teacher Training, Amanda became a Certified Kids Yoga Instructor through the Baptiste Institute in a 95-hour Kids Teacher training program. Once completing both certifications, she decided to change careers and started Kids Zen Yoga. Kids Zen Yoga brings yoga into elementary schools through after-school programs, and Amanda currently teaches yoga to over 60 students.
The more work Amanda does with mindfulness the more she sees a need for this work in public education. As schools are promoting Social, Emotional needs for students she felt the same need exists for teachers. Amanda is passionate about sharing mindfulness with anyone and everyone, especially educators, because she knows through her own personal experience it can change your life.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.
In Amanda's free time she enjoys traveling, being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and relaxing with her dog Charlie.