Greater complexity outside requires greater clarity inside. Effective leadership isn’t about just checking off more tasks. It’s defined by how well we use our minds and interact with others. We need flexibility and clear purpose in the face of complexity. We need balance, insight, and the ability to inspire others.
Born at Google and based on brain science, Search Inside Yourself (SIY) uses the practices of mindfulness to train Emotional Intelligence skills, leading to resilience, positive mindset, and centered leadership. In the midst of complexity, it’s about finding the inner capacity to create, to thrive, to lead. And it’s surprisingly fun. Backed by some of the world’s leading experts in neuroscience and mindfulness, SIY is changing thousands of lives in over a dozen countries.
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SIY is a highly interactive workshop that integrates the theory and practices of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and the supporting scientific evidence. SIY provides the tools and skills to improve workplace effectiveness, leadership, and happiness.
Attention is the basis of all higher cognitive and emotional abilities. Train attention to create a quality of mind that is both calm and alert. This quality of mind forms the foundation for emotional intelligence.
Use trained attention to understand cognitive and emotional processes. This knowledge provides the individual with the ability to regulate and master emotions.
Develop the habits of leading with compassion and communicating with insight. These habits can be trained and create trust that leads to highly productive collaborations.
The workshop is highly interactive and trains people to optimize performance, train leadership skills and increase well-being. Each session is approximately one-third content and two-thirds skill training. Skill training includes individual, dyadic and group exercise consisting of attention training, active listening with verbal feedback, writing exercise and emotion regulation.
Take a deep-dive into mindfulness-based practices for developing emotional intelligence. Learn practices that allow you to voluntarily bring your mind into a state that is calm, clear and focused on demand. These practices include sitting and walking meditation, journaling, interactive exercises and mindful conversation.
Develop a high-resolution perception into the process of emotional response by learning to listen to the body for emotions, and access them through meditation practice. You’ll also understand the role of unpleasant emotions in emotional intelligence. OUTCOMES
Self-regulation builds upon self-awareness. With awareness you can identify and work with emotional “triggers” and other emotionally difficult situations. In this session, you experiment with a number of practices for working in emotionally difficult situations. OUTCOMES
The keys in using your emotional tendencies to help you reach your goals are finding alignment between what you do and what you value, knowing what you want in your ideal futures, and developing emotional resilience.
In this session, you will develop useful mental habits and listening skills that help you increase empathy.
In this session, you will learn social skills that help you be beloved even as you become a highly effective team member or leader.
The Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Program utilizes science-based approaches that enhance the influence, communication effectiveness and organizational impact of senior leaders and managers. Designed and tested at Google, this program helps senior leaders and managers integrate useful mental habits that power the key dimensions of emotional intelligence and team organizational leadership—driving better decision making, inspiring trust and followership. The result is enhanced self-awareness and authenticity, better communication skills, stronger Relationship building skills and the ability to lead with greater executive presence and impact. SIY teaches senior leaders and managers how to get breakthrough results in a way that is inspiring, engaging and compassionate.
In particular, Executives and managers who complete the SIY Leadership Program will learn foundational skills enabling them to:
Laurie Cameron, founder of PurposeBlue, shares her energy and compassion to inspire, teach, advise and coach internationally. With 25 years as a leadership executive and organization change consultant, she is uniquely adept at tapping in to what is needed to awaken individuals and transform organizational culture. As a former leader in Accenture’s Change and Human Performance practice, Laurie has served Fortune 100 companies globally, living in Germany, the US and Brazil. Currently a Senior Fellow with the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University, Laurie translates neuroscience and the wisdom of mindfulness into workplace strategies that create clarity and momentum. Laurie teaches Mindful Leadership at Maryland’s Smith School of Business and is a Certified Teacher and Mentor with the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, speaking and teaching in Europe, India and the US.
Laurie received the Five Mindfulness Trainings from Thich Nhat Hanh, and is a frequent speaker and retreat leader, sharing mindfulness and change with over 1500 people in the last year. Laurie is the author of “Approaches to Mindful Strategic Change” in the book The Neuroscience of Learning and Development, 2015 and is featured in National Geographic’s book 100 Ways to Be Happy, 2015. Laurie is a certified executive coach with the International Coach Federation and is passionate about expressionist art, design, and visiting monasteries with her 10-year-old daughter.
Brandon serves as the Teacher Development Manager at SIYLI, where he supports the organization in cultivating world-class mindfulness teachers. Brandon has taught the Search Inside Yourself course to a variety of audiences, ranging from global investment firms, to manufacturing companies, to university social workers. He is nourished by helping leaders to align with their intention to show up fully at work and in their life.
Prior to SIYLI he was a Senior Consultant for Oliver Wyman, a management consulting firm. He worked across industries on a range of strategic initiatives, focusing primarily on capability building and facilitating change in large organizations. In this role he consulted for public and private enterprises throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America.
Brandon has also spent years training in mindfulness at monasteries of Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. He is an ordained member of the Order of Interbeing, the core community of Thich Nhat Hanh, and in this role helped facilitate mindfulness workshops at organizations such as The World Bank and Stanford University.
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Anne-Sophie is an entrepreneur and former CEO of AuFeminin.com, the European leading online women magazine. She has developed a passion for mindfulness-based approaches in her management style and trainings.
She teaches both individuals and organizations and is committed to supporting the development of mindfulness as a personal and professional skill. As a SIY teacher she hopes to make mindfulness, EI and neuroscience more mainstream so many people can enjoy its benefits.
Holly Niemela is a Paris-based Wellness Expert and SIY Certified Teacher.
With 28 years of experience in awareness-based practices, Holly has become an ”ambassador of wellness” guiding individuals, groups and companies towards optimal being.
Anchored in neuroscience and evidenced-based research, common sense and a dose of intuition, Holly’s conferences, programs and international retreats highlight how ancient practices can be adapted for our fast-paced, digital world to develop our inner connection to outwardly create, collaborate, and be compassionate human beings.
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