Search Inside Yourself (SIY) is the world‘s most renowned mindfulness based leadership training. Developed at Google in 2007 in collaboration with some of the world’s leading neuroscientists, this results-oriented program is designed to empower individuals, strengthen teams and transform entire workplaces. Join the thousands of global leaders who have committed two days to seeding the healthy mental habits that sustain optimal professional performance and personal well-being for years to come.
The SIY curriculum is rooted in scientifically validated research stemming from four key disciplines:
• 2-day in-person program • Participants: senior leaders, managers, employees, entrepreneurs, private individuals • Held in English by two SIY certified trainers with a joint experience of 50 years • 4-week online program after the event to integrate learnings • Date: November 29 – 30, 2018 • Venue: Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich


Whether you are coming for personal or professional development, to check out the SIY program for your organization.
  • -Enhance mental fitness and clarity
  • -Develop agile and adaptive mindsets
  • -Reduce stress responses
  • -Increase resilience
  • -Improve access to creativity
  • -Develop greater self awareness
  • -Enhance emotion regulation
  • -Improve communication skills
  • -Develop better decision-making skills
  • -Develop greater emotional intelligence
  • -Experience greater overall wellbeing and thrive


Day 1

Session One (AM)

Introduction to Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence
  • Introduction to mindfulness
  • Emotional intelligence at work
  • The neuroscience of mindfulness and emotional intelligence
  • Open awareness
  • Self-awareness

Session Two (PM)

Self-Awareness and Self-Management
  • Science of self-awareness
  • Introduction to self-management
  • Acceptance and self-compassion
  • Applications of learnings

Day 2

Session Three (AM)

Motivation and Empathy
  • Aligning your values and work
  • Envisioning
  • Building resilience
  • Neuroscience of empathy
  • The role of empathy in leadership
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Session Four (PM)

Compassion and Integration
  • Empathetic listening
  • Navigating difficult conversations
  • Neuroscience and compassion
  • Communicating with insight
  • Compassion and leadership
  • Integration and next steps


We’ve selected two of our best trainers to help you realize your potential in work, wellbeing, and leadership.

Angelika von der Assen

Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Certified Teacher

Angelika von der Assen is passionate about enabling leaders to master the challenges of today’s dynamic and complex business world by mindfulness practices. She considers mindfulness to be the most precious gift she ever received. As an independent coach she loves to bring mindfulness practices to organizations – business-fit and backed by science. Angelika also works for Switzerland’s largest energy supplier as Head of Management Development, where she implements mindfulness practices for the company’s leadership and talent development programs. (more information on Angelika von der Assen)

Barbara Riedenbauer

Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Certified Teacher

Barbara Riedenbauer ist davon überzeugt: Erfolg macht nicht glücklicher, aber glückliche Menschen sind erfolgreicher. Achtsamkeit beschreibt für sie die dahinterliegende Haltung. Diese erleichtert, unser Potenzial zu entfalten, unseren Gestaltungsspielraum auszubauen, wertschätzend zusammenzuarbeiten und unser Tun sinnvoll auszurichten. Ihre Methoden sind einfach und im Unternehmensalltag jederzeit umsetzbar. Barbara hat nach 12 Jahren in einer Linienfunktion in der Industrie und 3 Jahren in einem der Big Four-Beratungsunternehmen ihre Leidenschaft zu ihrem Beruf gemacht. Sie arbeitet als Mindful Leadership Coach und begleitet Menschen auf ihrem Weg zu mehr Freude und Erfolg in der Arbeit.


What our participants say


“Mindfulness is our Zeitgeist and SIY offers a robust introduction to leaders who wish to integrate these practices in their way of being. As a leadership development practitioner I highly recommend that you make the time to benefit from this unique opportunity to connect with a wonderful, diverse community.“

Shivangi Walke (Coach andFounder of ’Leading is Learning’)

“This course is highly relevant for those working in stressful environments. Developing mindfulness does not make us softer but in fact, much stronger and with this strength comes the ability to improve focus, to enhance communication skills and to become more resilient to stress.“

David O’Connor (Consultant and Coach)

“The main business case for meditation is that if you are fully present on the job, you will be more effective as a leader, you will make better decisions and you will work better with other people.”

Bill George (Harvard Business School Director)

“I was very impressed how we learned with simple methods to train our emotional intelligence through conscious perception. It opened up completely new perspectives for me. I have never been moved like that by a seminar. Thank you that I was able to participate.”

Dieter Hauser (Contract Manager, Axpo Group)

Get in Touch

Please feel free to reach out if we can help with anything. For example ticketing enquiries, hotel bookings or questions about the event.

Katrin Rossi

Event Manager +41 78 723 33 92

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