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: April 26 – 27, 2018
• Venue: Papiersaal in Sihlcity, 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)

Robert Chender

Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Certified Teacher

Robert Chender has been a mindfulness teacher for over 30 years. He has taught Search Inside Yourself programs across the U.S. and abroad, and regularly conducts mindfulness trainings in corporations, law firms, and non-profits. A former investment executive, Robert incorporates his deep knowledge of both business culture and mindfulness practice to act as a change agent, helping to transform organizations through increased efficiency and greater morale and well being.


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.

Daniela Reinhard

Event Manager
+41 78 723 33 92

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