The Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program, designed and tested at Google, teaches mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills that lead to:
- sustained peak performance,
- strong collaboration, and
- effective leadership.
The SIY program kicks off with a highly interactive two-day online course, that can be delivered in a variety of modular formats (full days, half-days etc. - see below,) focusing on experiential training in mindfulness, neuroscience and the five emotional intelligence capacities.
The interactive SIY program includes: ·
- An overview of the neuroscience supporting mindfulness and emotional intelligence.
- A deep dive into the emotional intelligence capacities: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and leadership.
- Practical exercises to focus attention and develop self- awareness and empathy, the foundation for self-mastery and leadership.
- Specific workplace applications to help participants achieve greater focus, emotional balance, empathy and motivation.
- The program is a highly interactive and engaged experience, with 1/3 presentation to 2/3 hands-on exercises.
Following completion of the "two-day" course, attendees continue with a 4-week practice integration period delivered online, during which participants receive daily exercises and resources delivered by email. This 28-day challenge with daily resources and exercises builds new habits and continued awareness. The 28-day practice concludes with a 1-hour webinar where participants reconnect with the teachers and group to review and set a plan for continuation.
“I highly recommend this training for anyone looking to improve the way their team works together, enhance their innovative thinking and clarity, reduce stress, improve general wellbeing, manage difficult conversations and be generally more at peace.”
Barry Margerum, Chief Strategy Officer Plantronics, Inc:
Data from over 1,500 the SIY global program demonstrates the positive impact it has across multiple dimensions. Download SIYLI impact report here.
Program Delivery & Benefits
Delivery formats (on consecutive days or spread over several weeks) include:
- Two full days
- Four half days
- Six 2.5 hrs session
All formats include the 4-week post-training practice integration delivered online, during which participants receive daily exercises and resources delivered by email to help build new habits and the 1-hour webinar where particiapnts and teacher reconnect to review.
SIY builds strong team collaboration and as it can be customized for a variety of participants it is particularly suited to group training.
When a team participates in an SIY program together, they create a common language around emotional intelligence, which strengths their communication and helps them navigate challenges successfully.
SIY teaches senior leaders and managers how to get breakthrough results in a way that is inspiring, engaging and compassionate. Through enhanced self-awareness and empathy, leaders learn to communicate better, strengthen relationships, and lead with greater presence and impact.
SIY started as an open-enrollment program for any Google employee. Due to its success, the program expanded going from reaching dozens of employees per year to now thousands. The program works well for any employee that wants to develop personally, increase their well-being, and be a better teammate.
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Robbie Fenlon is a certified integral coach and member of the I.C.F (International Coaching Federation), a mindfulness coach and a UIAGM professional mountain guide. He is a SIYLI Certified Teacher. He is based in Switzerland and runs True Nature, an Integral coaching, mindfulness, and mountain guiding business. The purpose is to help people discover how they can develop themselves through inner and outer exploration. He works with individuals in schools and businesses and organisations. He has a special interest in working with entrepreneurs.
True Nature runs workshops, individual coaching and runs self-development retreats. True Nature bases its courses and workshops on the following principles and concepts:
- Integral coaching (New Ventures West)
- Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence and Neuroscience (SIYLI)
- Unique Abilities (Strategic Coach®)
- Individual and Team strenghts (CliftonStrengths by Gallup)
- Compassion based mindfulness for individual, businesses and organisations (Mindfulness Association.UK and MA.CH)
Geneviève Major holds a PhD in Human Nutrition and Human Kinetics. She has been for the past 12 years worked as project manager and research scientist in nutrition and public health. She is a SIYLI Certified Teacher. Geneviève is passionate about health and well being of individuals and the role of physical activity, good nutrition, and mindfulness meditation to help achieve a state of body and mind balance at the core of a fulfilling life.
Geneviève is a founding member of Mindfulness Association Suisse (MA.CH). She has been for the past 12 years practicing mindfulness meditation and more recently training to become certified teacher for the MB-LC course (Mindfulness Association.Be), and the science-based mindful eating programs MB-EAT (Jean L. Kristeller, PhD) and ME-CL (Jan Jozen Bay, MD and Char Wilkins, LCSW).