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 a separate, 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.
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.