Our Team

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, kindness 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.

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

Board of Directors
Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

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

Jayesh Goyal

Senior Vice President at Aggreko; clean energy advocate; Advisory Board Member of Sunday Friends
Bill Duane

Bill Duane

Bill is a well-being expert, engineering executive, organizational consultant and former head of the Well Being and Learning Group at Google.
Advisory Board
Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

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

Golbie Kamarei

Head of People at Quay, Founder of BlackRock Mindfulness, TED Talk 'Success at What Cost?', Advisor on Future of Work/HR Tech with Kamarei Advisory.

We are proud to showcase a team of talented individuals who have completed our yearlong teacher training program and are certified to teach the SIY program.

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Sarah Salamon

Sarah Salamon

Teacher Training Program Manager
Sarah is passionate about cultivating and creating space for empowered humans to connect mindfully, teach & grow.
Chade-Meng Tan

Chade-Meng Tan

Bestselling author and philanthropist.
Marc Lesser

Marc Lesser

Author, speaker, facilitator, executive coach and Zen teacher
Philippe Goldin

Philippe Goldin

Professor of Neuroscience, researcher in cognitive-affective and contemplative neuroscience, health psychology and behavioral science.