Born at Google: Search Inside Yourself

Born at Google in 2007, the SIYLI's programs became the most highly rated and popular among Google employees. This leadership program spread to Ford, SAP, LinkedIn, American Express, Roche and other corporations in subsequent years, and is now available in Shanghai. This year, the institute's CEO, Rich Fernandez will be leading the two-day workshop for executive leaders, sharing the same tools and training that executives at hyper-growth companies have been receiving since the institute's inception.

Born at Google: Search Inside Yourself


Rich Fernandez, CEO, SIYLI

Before becoming CEO of SIYLI, Rich was the director of executive education and people development at Google, where he was also one of the first SIY teachers. Rich previously founded Wisdom Labs and has also served in senior roles at eBay, J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank of America. He received his PhD in Psychology from Columbia University and is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review.



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.

Over two days in person and four weeks of virtual follow-up, the SIY program is focused on equipping you with a set of practical skills to take back to your workplace and apply immediately.

Programme provided by the event organizer and is subject to change.


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Are you a business leader wanting to improve your influence and effectiveness?

Are you a senior executive trying to deal with multiple stressors and still be a high performer?

Are you a decision maker in people development with an intent to cultivate a sense of happiness and unified meaning that permeates the workplace?


- Senior leaders that seek to improve influence and effectiveness

- Executives that seek to heighten individual and team’s focus to enable clearer decision making skills

- Human resource decision makers that seek to cultivate a sense of happiness and unified meaning that permeates the workplace 

You are invited to experience Search Inside Yourself (SIY), the leadership program that introduces practical tools for focus, self-awareness and resilience.

Backed by world experts in neuroscience, mindfulness and emotional intelligence, Search Inside Yourself has already changed thousands of lives in over 100 cities around the world.

Born at Google in 2007 with unprecedented popularity among Google employees, this leadership program spread to Ford, SAP, LinkedIn, American Express, Roche and other corporations.

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