Corporate programs

Born at Google.
Based on Brain Science.

Search Inside Yourself, find the potential within.
SIY is the #1 most popular training program developed at Google and has been offered to thousands of employees to help take leadership to higher levels of effectiveness, purpose and meaning.


What are the benefits?

  1. Expands Leadership Capacity – increases effectiveness, decision-making capacity, and ability to create positive cultures.
  2. Improves Performance and Collaboration – enhances strength in brain regions associated with focus, working memory, and executive function. Encourages greater empathy and ease in relationships.
  3. Enhances Wellbeing and Resilience – Improves emotional resilience, stress management, happiness, and job satisfaction. Minimises stress symptoms and sick days.

What’s unique about SIY?

  • Developed and tested within Google.
  • Created by Chade-Meng Tan, a Google engineer and author of the New York Times bestselling book, Search Inside Yourself, together with a Stanford neuroscientist and a Zen teacher – thought-leaders in mindfulness, emotional intelligence and neuroscience.
  • Makes deep and complex concepts highly practical and accessible.
  • Emphasises application to the on-the-ground challenges of daily work.


Search Inside Yourself uses attention and mindfulness training to help people build the emotional intelligence skills needed for sustained peak performance, strong collaboration, and effective leadership.

SIY is a highly interactive 2-day program, with 4 weeks follow up, using the practices of mindfulness to train Emotional Intelligence skills, leading to resilience, positive mindset, and centred leadership. In the midst of complexity, it’s about finding the inner capacity to create, to thrive, to lead. And it’s surprisingly fun.

What makes SIY so special?

The Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Program takes a science-based approach that combines neuroscience, mindfulness and emotional intelligence. Through these three disciplines, SIY helps participants integrate the key building blocks for wellbeing, collaboration, and leadership.

The program is highly interactive. It is approximately one-third content and two-thirds experiential exercises, including one-on-one and group conversations, attention-training practices, listening exercises, and writing activities.

Each program is tailored for the client’s needs and presented through a different lens depending on the audience, while maintaining the combination of neuroscience, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence that has made the program successful.



According to leader in the field of emotional intelligence, Daniel Goleman, the development of emotional intelligence relies on becoming more self-aware, which can be trained through mindfulness.

Mindfulness, being aware and open in the present, enables stability of mind and insight into how you are feeling, thinking and reacting. Mindfulness leads to better judgment and emotional balance, especially in difficult situations. SIY teaches the neuroscience behind mindfulness and how to cultivate it as the foundational skill that enables emotional awareness, a calm and clear mind, and interpersonal effectiveness.



Challenging situations require us to have a keen sense of our own reactions and of the patterns of behaviour and leadership that we bring to each conversation.

SIY’s self-awareness practice enhances your perception of your emotions, habits, and behaviour patterns. In particular, you’ll learn to how to gather useful “data” from unpleasant emotions that arise from setbacks, without becoming overwhelmed by them. Outcomes include:

  • Become comfortable with your emotional range
  • Be able to accurately assess yourself
  • Develop self-confidence



To navigate our opportunities and challenges, we need to confidently manage our reactions and response. Building on self- awareness, SIY teaches how to identify and work with emotional “triggers” and other difficult situations. In this session, you’ll experiment with a number of practices for working in emotionally charged situations.

  • Learn to pause before reacting to your emotional triggers
  • Develop inner strength and ability to productively deal with difficult situations
  • Increase your resilience and ability to respond to setbacks



When your work and life are aligned with your values and emotional tendencies, you will be more engaged in what you do, and more successful in reaching your goals.

  • Discover and hone the values that drive your actions
  • Learn practices to dream big and increase motivation
  • Practice emotional and cognitive resilience, trainable skills that enable you to persevere towards your goals



Effective leaders and teammates are those who can understand colleagues and build relationships and trust. Understanding the science and practice of empathy also supports diverse teams to be more inclusive of their diversity. SIY teaches habits to increase empathy and strengthen your ability to understand others’ feelings and perspectives.

  • Understand the neuroscience of empathy
  • Develop the mental habits of kindness, goodwill and objectivity
  • Learn to attune to the emotional undertone in relationships



Emotional intelligence is an essential leadership skill. Learn to lead with compassion, even while making difficult decisions, and how to communicate with greater insight into the different layers of emotions, perspectives, and identity that drive relationships.

  • Become skillful at influencing with compassion
  • Gain confidence in creating a positive outcome in conversations where strong emotions are present
  • Develop emotional courage to lead others

In a survey of over 300 SIY program participants…

89 percent

improved ability to
reduce stress

91 percent

clarity of mind

91 percent

improved ability
to remain calm

85 percent

increased ability to
connect with others

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