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Born at Google. Based on brain science.

working-brainSearch Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation founded in 2012.

Developed at Google and based on the latest in neuroscience research, the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) programs offer attention and mindfulness training that build the core emotional intelligence skills needed for peak performance and effective leadership. We help professionals at all levels adapt, management teams evolve and leaders optimize their impact and influence.

Our Staff & Faculty

SIYLI works with some of the most skilled and experienced brain trainers in the business.

Our trainers and coaches have successfully helped senior executives and upper management at Fortune 100 companies, worked in the world’s top neuroscience labs and/or held prominent executive positions in leading companies.

Our team shares a personal commitment to practice what we teach and fully embody the benefits of mental fitness and a well-balanced brain.

Following in the footsteps of Google’s Jolly Good Fellow and SIYLI founder Chade-Meng Tan, our coaches are dedicated to helping individuals and institutions sustain peak professional performance with ease and grace.

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Our History

Over one thousand Google employees have been through SIY. This started when Chade Meng-Tan connected with Daniel Goleman and Jon Kabat Zinn. He then assembled a team that included mindfulness teachers, a CEO, and scientists. The Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program was born and launched, refined and tested over four years.

The Real Story

SIYLI is a grand idea—a product of Google’s culture, Chade Meng Tan’s vision and an idea whose time has come. Can work be fun, enjoyable and a place to get things done? Yes, it can. It can also be a place that creates the conditions for world peace.

How SIY Works

A zen teacher, an engineer and a Stanford neuroscientist walk into a room and… they start a world changing organization. This is the simplified story of our founders- Marc, Meng and Philippe. Their expertise in mindfulness, business and science are at the core of what SIYLI offers.

We want everyone to be happy and at peace. It just so happens that when people are happy and at peace, they are also effective at work. This affects their families, their co-workers, and everyone they are around.

What would it take to train the whole business world to be mindful? We have the honor of answering that question.

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