Born at Google: Search Inside Yourself (SIY)

Born at Google in 2007, the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Leadership Workshop is one of the most highly rated leadership programs among Google employees. Over 50,000 people in more than 150 cities and 50 countries have taken this program including leaders in the United Nations, 3M, Didi Chuxing, Deloitte, PwC, Yum, SAP, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Ford, Roche and other global institutions and corporations. This year, SIY returns to Shanghai with master practitioners Brenda Petersen (leadership coach and senior executive of a leading international school in Shanghai who has led SIY workshops for global firms such as Adidas) and Sabrina Shi (seasoned corporate coach and holistic mindfulness teacher who has introduced mindfulness to firms such as Bosch, Disney, Milliken, Roche and others) will be leading the SIY two-day workshop for leaders -- sharing tools and training that executives at high-growth companies have been receiving around the world.
2020-12-04 2020-12-05

Born at Google: Search Inside Yourself (SIY)


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The last time SIY was in Shanghai was in 2018 with Craig Davis and Linda Curtis (check out our interview with her) Both are seasoned executives and shared not only the SIY tools and training that is taught across the globe but also shared their real-life experiences in the business world on applying practical SIY tools to real business scenarios. 

Early bird pricing (RMB7,000 / person) ends on November 11, 2020.  Please note that lunch and dinner are not included with the ticket purchase.

Group purchases (3 or more tickets) automatically receive the early bird price (RMB7,000 / person). Contact us for the group pricing or to purchase at early-bird pricing (RMB7,000 / person). 

Given the popularity of SIY, you can secure your seat with a deposit of RMB800. 

The remaining balance of RMB6,200 is due by November 11, 2020 for early bird pricing (RMB7,000 / person). After November 11, the remaining balance of RMB7,200 is due by December 3, 2020 for regular ticket pricing (RMB8,000 / person). This deposit policy also applies for group tickets. 

Early bird rates until November 11 / 7,000 RMB (E-Ticket)

About the program


  • Resilience to bounce back from setbacks with a growth-oriented mindset which frames all experiences as learning opportunities for growth.  According to the Harvard Business Review, managing stress over the long-term requires cultivating resilience skills before seeking external solutions so that you can frame changes, stresses, and challenges into opportunities.
  • Mindfulness which is the underpinning of emotional intelligence.  According to leader in the field of emotional intelligence, Daniel Goleman, the development of emotional intelligence relies on becoming more self-aware, which can be trained through mindfulness. Being aware and open in the present, enables stability of mind and insight into how you are feeling and thinking.  Mindfulness cultivates thoughtful responses versus defensive reactions. 
  • Emotional intelligence for strong collaboration, alignment and impactful leadership. The ability to recognize your own and other people’s emotions and use this information to guide wise thinking and behavior. Workplace studies show that emotional competencies predict performance, leadership effectiveness, and well-being.
  • Head space which is fundamental to creative and innovative thinking.  Jon Kabat-Zinn, the American professor emeritus of medicine and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School -  argues that one of the real barriers to developing creativity is our lack of training in the “deep interior capacities” of attention and awareness.  As we grow in mindfulness through meditation and openness to our life and our world, we can cultivate the power of silence and stillness to access our innate imagination and creativity.
  • Empathy to connect and communicate more effectively by learning to attune to the emotional undertone in              relationships.  According to Jamil Zaki, professor of psychology at Stanford University and author of “The War for Kindness:  Building Empathy in a Fractured World,”   research indicates empathic workplaces tend to enjoy stronger collaboration, less stress and greater morale. 

Incorporating all of these traits into regular practice creates a positive emotional and mental state which is the foundation of inspiring leadership.

Previous Participants

CEO's, GM's, VP's, directors, corporate groups and entrepreneurs attended from the following organizations.  Join us, you'll be in good company. 




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