Born at Google: Search Inside Yourself

The popular The Search Inside Yourself (SIY) 2-day program, developed at GOOGLE is returning to Shanghai again this May brought to us by Octave. This leadership program introduces practical tools for focus, self-awareness and resilience. Based on modern neuroscience, the program began at Google, and has since spread to Ford, SAP, LinkedIn, American Express, Roche and other corporations in subsequent years.
2018-05-11 2018-05-12

Born at Google: Search Inside Yourself


Given audience feedback for the female perspective, this May’s workshop will include Linda Curtis – previous banking executive and the return of Peter Weng, formerly of GOOGLE and presently SIYLI’s Chief Business Officer. 

Linda Curtis

Linda is the first female SIY practitioner to join the Shanghai programs. Linda has held senior positions at U.S. Bancorp, the Harris Bank of Chicago and led an award-winning business development team at Visa.  Linda has consulted with hundreds of private and corporate clients such as MASTERCARD, NASDAQ OMX, ORACLE, WALGREENS and YAHOO.

Linda attended DePaul University, where she studied organizational development and did post-graduate work at the University of Chicago’s Graham School of Continuing Education, the American Management Association and Visa’s Bankcard Management School.  She is a graduate of the Integral Coaching Program at New Ventures West. 

 Peter Weng



Peter is the Chief Business Officer (CBO), Head of Global Expansion at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.  Given the stellar feedback we receive about Peter’s teachings from previous Shanghai students, we joyfully bring Peter back to Shanghai for the 3rd time to teach this transformational workshop. 

Peter is an experienced high-tech executive who is passionate about exploring how mindfulness can affect individual and social change. As a director at Google and Dell, he led sales, marketing, and operations organizations in the US, Europe, and Asia with 5 years of China experience in sales/marketing/business development. His work on mindfulness and meditation programs has spanned various settings including corporations and prisons.         

Peter serves on the board of Insight Santa Cruz and is also involved in work supporting wildlife conservation and sustainable transportation.  Peter has an MBA from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and Bachelor of Science, Agricultural & Biological Engineering from Cornell University.


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About the program  

This highly interactive two-day workshop is followed up with four weeks of individual and peer-to-peer practices and completed with a communal webinar. The program curriculum brings together mindfulness, neuroscience, leadership training and emotional intelligence.  

Search Inside Yourself uses highly practical and scientifically verified methods that improve emotional intelligence, resilience, creativity, communication, productivity and personal and organizational leadership.  

The 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  


SIY teaches emotional intelligence skills that lead to sustained peak performance, strong collaboration and effective leadership.      

  • Learn mindfulness and attention training to increase your self-awareness, which can be applied to a wide variety of situations to respond thoughtfully, rather than react defensively.
  • Develop your empathy to communicate more effectively.
  • Increase your resilience and bounce back from setbacks with a growth-oriented mindset.     Create head space to unleash creativity and innovative thinking.
  • Putting all of these traits into practice creates a positive emotional and mental state which is the foundation of strong and inspiring leadership presence.   

 Last Year's Participants

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



For additional information, or group rates please contact: 

Margie Chiang


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