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SIYLI Presents: Search Inside Yourself 2-Day Program in Detroit

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Daimler Trucks Campus

13400 Outer Drive, West

Detroit, MI 48239

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Please join the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) in Detroit 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.


The SIY curriculum includes:

  • 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.

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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

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Whether you are coming for personal or professional development or to check out the SIY program for your organization, 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!

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Search Inside Yourself is now accredited by the International Coaching Federation. Coaches now receive 12.58 Continuing Coaching Education credits when attending SIY! Find more information here.


  • The program begins at 9am and ends at 5pm both days.
  • A healthy lunch will be provided.
  • SIYLI believes in radical generosity. When you purchase a ticket to attend, you are supporting scholarships for individuals who cannot afford the full price of a ticket. Scholarship applications will be open while spots are available. Please apply here.


Heather Jelks

Heather Jelks has over 20 years of experience in the fields of organization and leadership development with a background in leadership coaching, facilitation, and training design and delivery. She’s a certified leadership coach and holds a somatic coach certification through the Strozzi Institute. She graduated from Georgetown University and holds a Master’s Degree in Organization Development from American University.

Heather is the President of Nautilus Coaching & Consulting, a company dedicated to the development of masterful leaders. She has taught SIY to health care, corporate, and non-profit leaders at organizations such as Children’s Hospital, SAP, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, and the MD/DC Credit Union Association. Heather also trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn and weaves mindfulness principles and practices into all of her executive coaching engagements. An avid runner and mindfulness meditation practitioner, Heather introduces her clients to leadership concepts and practices that deepen resilience, wisdom, and well-being. Leaders working with Heather cultivate their executive presence, take actions that capitalize on their strengths, and grow their capacity to build inspired teams.

Heather is the co-author of the recently published book, Missing Conversations for Leaders: 9 Questions All Leaders Should Ask Themselves. She and her family live in Alexandria, VA.

Brandon Rennels

Brandon Rennels serves as the Teacher Development Manager at SIYLI, where he supports the organization in cultivating world-class mindfulness teachers. Brandon has taught the Search Inside Yourself course to a variety of audiences, ranging from global investment firms, to manufacturing companies, to university social workers. He is nourished by helping leaders to align with their intention to show up fully at work and in their life.

Prior to SIYLI he was a Senior Consultant for Oliver Wyman, a management consulting firm. He worked across industries on a range of strategic initiatives, focusing primarily on capability building and facilitating change in large organizations. In this role he consulted for public and private enterprises throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America.

Brandon has also spent years training in mindfulness at monasteries of Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. He is an ordained member of the Order of Interbeing, the core community of Thich Nhat Hanh, and in this role helped facilitate mindfulness workshops at organizations such as The World Bank and Stanford University.

Brandon graduated with highest honors from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is an avid table tennis player who is always up for a good match.

Program Outline

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For more information about Search Inside Yourself, visit www.siyli.org

Refund Policy

If you're unable to attend a program that you've registered and paid for, there are a couple of options:

  • Transfer to another participant: Tickets are fully transferable to another person at any time. Contact SIYLI to give us the name and email of the attendee in your place.

  • Full or partial refund: You are eligible for a full refund until three weeks prior to the event. If you cancel between one to three weeks before the program, you can receive a refund less a 25% processing fee. If you cancel within 1 week of the program you are not eligible for a refund.

Unfortunately, registrations are not transferable between programs and we are unable to provide credit for future programs. Refunds will be issued through Eventbrite and processed within 15 days of notification of cancellation.

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