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SIYLI, Google and Wisdom Week Present: Search Inside Yourself 2-Day Program

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Google (Room: Comic Sans) Asia Square 1 8 Marina View Singapore, 018960 Singapore

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Please join the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) in Singapore for two days of personal and professional development focused on building healthy mental habits for sustained high performance and wellbeing. Developed at Google and based on the latest in neuroscience research, the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program teaches attention and mindfulness training that build the core emotional intelligence skills needed for 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.

Meet your local Singaporean SIY Teacher: Marion Neubronner.

Please note! Registration must be received on or before Monday, June 15, 2015.


The SIY curriculum includes:Mindfulness,Neuroscience Emotional Intelligence

  • Neuroscience
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership
We’ve implemented our programs in dozens of organizations across industries and around the world using highly practical and scientifically proven methods of mental conditioning and attention training that improve overall emotional intelligence and wellbeing, resilience, creativity, communication, productivity and personal and organizational leadership.

Program Design

Everyone has the capacity to develop and increase wellbeing because wellbeing is a skill, and all skills are trainable.

The highly interactive and experiential program includes the following core components:

  • Overview of the neuroscience of emotion, perception and behavior change
  • Definition of emotional intelligence and its personal and professional benefits
  • Attention training to enable greater emotional intelligence, including self-awareness, self-mastery, motivation and connection with self and others
  • Principles and practices for developing healthy mental habits that accelerate wellbeing, including effective listening, generosity, empathy, communication and social skills
  • Mindfulness and reflection practices that support happiness, thriving and overall wellbeing
  • Exercises include attention training practice, dyad conversations, writing, walking and group conversations


Whether you are coming for personal or professional development, to check out the SIY program for your organization, or to explore the possibility of becoming an SIY teacher*, you will learn foundational skills to:

  • 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, thrive!

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please click here to apply.

*For more information about the SIY Teacher Certification program, please follow this link:

  • The program begins at 9am and ends at 5pm both days.
  • A healthy lunch will be provided.
  • Registration closes three days before the event.


Marc Lesser

Marc LesserMarc Lesser is the CEO, founder and board member of SIYLI and long term Zen student. He has authored Know Yourself, Forget Yourself, and Less: Accomplishing More By Doing Less, and Z.B.A. Zen of Business Administration; How Zen Practice Can Transform Your Work and Your Life, published by New World Library.

He was the founder and CEO of Brush Dance, a publisher of greeting cards, calendars and gifts, taking Brush Dance from an idea in his garage to a multi-million dollar company over 15 years. He facilitates retreats for CEO’s, business leaders, and management teams from companies such as Google, Twitter, Stanford, The City of San Francisco, and Global Fund for Women.

He was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years and was former director of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. He received his M.B.A. degree from New York University and his Undergraduate degree in psychology from Rutgers University. He is a longterm member of Social Venture Network.

Rich Fernandez

Rich FernandezRich is a Columbia-trained psychologist specializing in leadership and organizational development, most recently as the head of executive education at Google.

Rich combines nearly two decades of experience working at organizations such as Google, eBay, and J.P. Morgan Chase with his deep expertise in cognitive psychology, human performance science and organizational systems to deliver transformational people development solutions in business settings. Rich is one of the original Search Inside Yourself Teachers, alongside Marc Lesser and Meng Tan.

Program Outline

Day 1

Session One (AM)

Introduction, Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, Self-awareness

Day 2

Session Three (AM)

Motivation and Empathy

  • Intro to emotional intelligence
  • Intro to mindfulness
  • The neuroscience of mindfulness and emotional intelligence
  • Intuition and decision-making
  • Theory, practice, and science of meditation
  • Self-awareness at work
  • Nine key emotional intelligence competencies
  • Science of self-awareness and self regulation

  • Resilience
  • Neuroscience of motivation
  • The role of empathy in leadership
  • Understanding others
  • Neuroscience of empathy
  • Developing trust
  • Political awareness

Day 1

Session Two (PM)

Self-regulation and Motivation

Day 2

Session Four (PM)

Empathy and Social Skills

  • Emotional regulation
  • Understanding triggers
  • Self-regulation model
  • Alignment
  • Envisioning

  • Leadership and compassion
  • Influence with goodness
  • Communication with insight
  • Neuroscience with compassion
  • Teambuilding model and establishing trust
  • Difficult Conversations
  • "Connecting the dots"

For more information about Search Inside Yourself, visit

Refund Policy

If you're unable to attend a program that you've registered and paid for, you are eligible for a full refund until two weeks prior to the event. If you cancel within two weeks of the program, you have two options:

  • Send a substitute of your choice to attend the program in your place
  • Receive a refund for the program, less a 25% processing fee
Refunds will be issued through Eventbrite and processed within 15 days of notification of cancellation.