> contact us via info@mindleader.org or +41 78 723 33 92
Born at Google

SIY Search Inside Yourself Certified Program Switzerland

SIY Program Zurich

coming soon

The Corporate Mindfulness Program That Will Help You Thrive at Work and in Life

Search Inside Yourself (SIY) is the world’s premier mindfulness-based leadership training program.
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. SIY is based on neuroscience and combines effective mindfulness exercises to strengthen all areas of emotional intelligence. Apart from cognitive intelligence emotional intelligence is one of the key factors for success and leadership competence. 

The SIY curriculum is rooted in scientifically validated research stemming from four key disciplines:


Leadership skills such as decision making, communicating effectively, and inspiring trust are enhanced through practices in mindfulness and emotional intelligence.


Research shows that mindfulness is a foundational skill that can help in your personal growth, particularly in self-awareness, self-management, and emotional skills.

Emotional Intelligence

Workplace studies show that having strong emotional competencies predict employee performance, leadership effectiveness, and wellbeing.


Scientific research indicates that how we direct our attention determines the mental habits we form, the emotions we develop, and the results we experience.


Introduction to Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence

Session 1 (am)

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

Session 2 (pm)

  • Science of self-awareness
  • Introduction to self-management
  • Acceptance and self-compassion
  • Applications of learnings
Motivation and Empathy

Session 3 (am)

  • Aligning your values and work
  • Envisioning
  • Building resilience
  • Neuroscience of empathy
  • The role of empathy in leadership
Compassion and Integration

Session 4 (pm)

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


Whether you are coming for personal or professional development, experience the SIY certified program for yourself or 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

Meet your teachers

Angelika von der Assen

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.

[turn to see more…]

more about Angelika

As a mindfulness coach, she loves to bring mindfulness practices to organizations – business-fit and backed by science.

Angelika used to work for Switzerland’s largest energy supplier as Head of Management Development, where she implemented mindfulness practices for the company’s leadership and talent development programs.

Dr. Yves Givel

Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Certified Teacher

Yves Givel is Senior Vice President Human Resources for Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s Europe, Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia region. Based on his own purpose, Yves is very passionate about engaging leaders in mindfulness, and bringing mindful leadership to the workplace (and the world). 

[turn to see more…]

more about Yves

He is a certified ‘Search Inside Yourself’ teacher, and sought-after speaker on talent management, mindful leadership, organizational learning and leadership development.

What happens at Search Inside Yourself?

What our participants say

Feedback from over 300 SIY participants shows dramatic results:

Felt a better ability to reduce stress
Reported better clarity of mind
Noticed enhanced connection to others


“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 and Founder 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)

Contact Information

Please feel free to reach out if we can help with anything or if you have any questions about the SIY program. We are happy to help!


Daniela Reinhard

Convince your boss

Our clients

We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in privacy settings.
AcceptPrivacy Settings


  • Privacy Policy new

Privacy Policy new


FREE Video Series: Mindfulness during the  Corona Pandemic

Sign up and learn how mindfulness can help you to reduce stress, develop resilience and enhance wellbeing.

You have Successfully Subscribed!