About

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Search Inside Yourself was born at Google from one engineer’s dream to change the world. 

It began in 2007 when veteran engineer Chade-Meng Tan assembled leading experts in mindfulness, neuroscience and emotional intelligence to develop an internal course for his fellow Googlers. It quickly became the company’s most popular training program. 

Interest outside Google was so great that the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) was established in 2012 as an independent nonprofit organization. Since then, Search Inside Yourself has become a globally recognized program and SIYLI continues to work with Google, as well as other corporate, nonprofit and government organizations around the world.

In everything we do, SIYLI strives to teach people tools for compassion, empathy and wisdom so that they can create a better world for themselves and others. And we believe SIYLI can contribute to world peace within our lifetime.

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We offer programs for individuals and also bring mindfulness training to teams.

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Impact

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We work with a variety of incredible clients.

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Over 20,000 people have taken the SIY program in more than 100 cities.

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SIY has been featured in some amazing places.

Our Team

Our staff, board and teachers all share a personal commitment to practice what we teach.

We aim to embody the benefits of a well-balanced mind and are dedicated to helping individuals and organizations sustain peak professional performance with ease, grace and compassion. Our teachers have rich and diverse backgrounds that include coaching senior executives at Fortune 100 companies, working in the world’s top neuroscience labs and holding prominent executive positions in leading companies.

Chade-Meng Tan

Chade-Meng Tan

Jolly Good Fellow at Google, author of Search Inside Yourself, world peace seeker, co-founder and chairman of SIYLI
Richard Davidson

Richard Davidson

Neuroscientist, co-author of The Emotional Life of Your Brain, Founder and Chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Chair, President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post; author of 14 books, including Thrive
Rand Rosenberg

Rand Rosenberg

Former Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development at PG&E Corporation, Former investment banker, sustainability advocate
Elizabeth Lindsey

Elizabeth Lindsey

Philippe Goldin

Philippe Goldin

Assistant Professor and Director of the Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience Lab, UC Davis. Emeritus Board member, co-founder of SIYLI
Karen May

Karen May

Vice President of People Development at Google, former Organizational Psychologist and Leadership coach, Senior Advisor to the SIYLI board
Scott Kriens

Scott Kriens

Co-founder of the 1440 Foundation, Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Juniper Networks, Advisor to the SIYLI board
David Yeung

David Yeung

Jayesh Goyal

Jayesh Goyal

Chief Commercial Officer at Younicos; clean energy advocate; Board Member of Sunday Friends
Peter Weng

Peter Weng

Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Peter is an experienced high-tech executive who is passionate about exploring how mindfulness can affect individual and social change.
I highly recommend SIY to anyone looking to improve the way their team works together, enhance their innovative thinking and clarity, reduce stress, improve general wellbeing, manage difficult conversations, and be generally more at peace.
Barry Margerum
Chief Strategy Officer Plantronics