Search Inside Yourself

Develop the core skills that power outstanding leadership!

Developed at Google and based on the latest in neuroscience research, the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) offers attention and mindfulness training programs 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. Give us your attention for a few days, and we’ll show you how to focus it for the rest of your life.

“The Search Inside Yourself workshop (SIY) in Amsterdam is the unique two-day course that was developed and refined at Google” 

The second SIYLI event in Amsterdam will take place on march 31rd and april 1st , 2016. Please register here.


Program details

SIY is a highly interactive workshop that integrates the theory and practices of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and supporting scientific evidence. SIY provides the tools and skills to improve workplace effectiveness, leadership, and happiness.

Search Inside Yourself works in three steps:

Attention Training: 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.

Self-Knowledge and Self-Mastery: Use your trained attention to understand cognitive and emotional processes. This knowledge provides the individual with the ability to regulate and master emotions.

Create Useful Habits and Leadership Skills: 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.

Program participants will:
  • Learn several mental training practices, including self-awareness, attention training and an introduction to emotional intelligence that are useful in enhancing work place skills.
  • Learn practices designed to enhance concentration and creativity, and improve self-awareness and emotional process, enhance self-confidence, optimism, and empathy.
  • Learn practices for developing alignment, clarifying vision and building resilience, as well as practices for leading with compassion and influencing with insight.

Download and share the complete Media-kit with al the information about this program.

The workshop focus

This workshop focuses on the five key domains of emotional intelligence:

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-regulation
  • Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Social skills

With mindfulness practice, science, and leadership applications are fully integrated at all levels. SIY helps organizations address some of their most difficult challenges:

  • Building resilience in times of rapid change
  • Helping leaders solve not just technical but adaptive problems, which have no clear answers
  • Supporting people to thrive in a fast-paced, connected world without boundaries
  • Creating an inspiriring workplace that supports true human development

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.

Who should attent

Leaders in organizations everywhere. All companies and organizations need emotionally intelligent leaders. All organizations can benefit from a more mindful and self-aware workforce. This workshop is especially for those who want to support their organization’s ability to build an inspiring, high-performance workplace.

The trainer: Lori Schwanbeck

Lori brings a lifelong dedication to growth and peak performance living. Her professional career began in Canada where she earned a degree in Commerce and worked in marketing for CP Rail, Kraft General Foods and various wellness centers. Partnering with clients to identify opportunities for business growth, Lori found that sales success came from engaging and inspiring people. Desiring to learn skills to more directly work with motivation, personal mastery and contemplative wisdom traditions, Lori completed a Masters in psychology at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology.

Co-founder of Mindfulness Therapy Associates in San Francisco, Lori currently works as a mindfulness based psychotherapist and teacher coaching clients, students and health care professionals in emotional and social intelligence life skills. She has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, an empirically supported treatment, that teaches clients skillful means to balance emotions and respond to life with wisdom. Lori has developed a body of work called Sense and Sensibility that is taught internationally. This skills based program utilizes mindfulness, the arts, and embodied awareness to create emotional intelligence and enhance creativity. Lori is a sought after speaker and trainer in Mindfulness based clinical practices. Her personal mindfulness practice is most inspired by time in nature and witnessing the capacity of the human spirit to thrive in all conditions.

The trainer: Robert Bridgeman

Robert Bridgeman is an explorer of human potential. He co-founded Bridgeman, a non-profit that works with public programs, organizations and top athletes to help each individual achieve his or her potential. Robert travels the world and studies in places like Nepal, Thailand and India, and co-founded the Mindful Leadership institute in Vietnam. He is the author of two books, a professional speaker and a mindfulness meditation trainer. Robert climbed mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in 48 hours dressed in only shorts to demonstrate the power of meditation techniques! Robert works with organizations worldwide and loves to combine cutting edge mindfulness and meditation techniques to train emotional intelligence and mental strength. Robert was also the Search Inside Yourself trainer in 2015.

Location and costs

The location for Search Inside Yourself 2016 is the Mövenpick Amsterdam City Centre.

Price per ticket

€1015,00 (excl. VAT) for the two-day event (Incl. lunch, drinks, healthy snacks and the (bestseller) book 'Search Inside Yourself', 4 week e-course and a closing webinar).

Early Bird tickets

  • Tickets booked from January 1- February 29 will receive an Early Bird discount of €100,00.

There are a few scholarships available. Please register the scholarship application at this page


Please register here

More information?

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