SIY Certified Teachers
These teachers have completed the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute’s yearlong teacher training program
Amy is a caring and creative change agent with more than 20 years in senior roles in leadership and education organizations, including Vistage, YPO, UCLA and Aspen Education Group. A seasoned facilitator, speaker and coach, Amy is passionate about growth: yours, hers, and the companies and communities to which we all contribute. She holds an AB and MBA from Harvard University as well as an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA. A certified SIY teacher as well as a mindfulness and breathwork meditation teacher, Amy has been on her own path of self-discovery for the past 20 years, including a set on stage at LA Comedy Store.
Gayle Van Gils
Gayle has committed her life to the practice and communication of how to uncover and manifest the highest human good. Her caring style as an executive coach and trainer inspires joy, creativity and well-being in her clientslives and companies. As a senior mindfulness teacher, with an MBA from UCLA, Gayle combines her extensive meditation practice with her business background to help clients integrate mindfulness into their work environment. Gayle leads contemplative seminars on personal and societal transformation, and as an SIY certified teacher and a Barrett Transformation Tools Consultant brings the power of neuroscience and research for optimal results.
Marie Jeanne Juilland
Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, Ph.D.
Shalini Bahl, PhD
Andreas is passionate about seeing everybody individual strengths and fostering personal growth especially when people struggle with challenges or fail in life. Andreas has 20+ years experience in technical, business and HR roles at SAP. Currently his people supporting engagement is threefold: as senior business coach for employees and executives, as companion during transformation processes, and as teacher for several soft skill trainings. He is active as an SIY trainer globally and highly engaged as as a teacher and mentor with SAP Global Mindfulness Practice.
Angelika von der Assen
Angelika is passionate for enabling leaders to master the challenges of today dynamic and complex organizations by training them to be emotionally intelligent through mindfulness practices backed by science. Besides her role as Head of Management Development at Switzerland biggest energy supplier, she is excited to offer SIY to leading businesses worldwide as an independent consultant. Clients say she is a trusted coach and sparring partner to her participants of all management levels. She has a proven record in customized design and delivery of high-impact corporate leadership programs.
Anne-Sophie Pastel Dubanton
Jose Antonio Aguilar
Miranda van Schadewijk
Mounira is founder of Connected Business a company that focusses on creating community and supporting business people to bring compassion and mindfulness into their work life. She has taught Search Inside Yourself at Google around the world. Her vision is to find a way to work that includes the diversity and passion of the whole person. Before launching Connected Business, Mounira lead the YouTube Space Berlin and YouTube PR at Google. Mounira has 15+ years management experience leading international brands like Red Bull & BMW. She is also a business coach, Forrest Yoga teacher and facilitates mindful leadership trainings across the world. See: connected-b.com
Sean M Kelly
Svea Astrid von Hehn
Torsten's passion is to sprout seeds of awareness and ignite personal transformation in others. He offers coaching services and facilitates mindfulness experiences. Beyond each person's individual growth, he is optimistic about supporting a cultural evolution towards more effective and nourishing collaboration. Torsten has been working at SAP for 16 years. He is currently the project lead in an international team and has vast experience with the dynamics of the corporate world. Living his purpose, he is active as an SIY trainer globally and is engaged as a teacher and mentor with SAP's Global Mindfulness Practice.
Vasco Gaspar believes that a new world is possible in organizations, where wise and compassionate leaders are really able to lead from the future as it emerges as well as to inspire people to flourish into their highest human potential, igniting a real (r)evolution in teams and organizations. With a toolbox filled with cutting-edge awareness-based technologies (e.g. SIY, Theory-U/Presencing, Element-B) his dream is to co-create that future, something he has been doing in the last 12 years at several organizations around the world as a Facilitator and with the general public as a Social Entrepreneur.
Hello, I'm Craig. I spent much of my professional life as an entrepreneur and creative leader in the global advertising industry. I lived and worked all over the world, got paid big bucks and won tons of awards (my mum was very proud), but it didn't make me happy. So I charted a fresh course to integrate all the things that I love: creativity, teaching, speaking, innovation and entrepreneurialism in news ways. Teaching SIY is a pure joy and I've had the pleasure to bring the programme to Google Australia and Macquarie Bank already. And when I'm not teaching or speaking, I'm busy walking the talk in my own digital ventures.
Eiji Han Shimizu
As a Center for Mindfulness-certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and Executive Director for the MBSR Center for Korea, Heyoung Ahn is committed to spreading MBSR and Search Inside Yourself (SIY) to South Korea. In Heyoung's heart lies a vision that the seed of mindfulness will eventually bloom to benefit all of us. Heyoung is on the faculty of Seoul Graduate School of Buddhism, teaching mind-body healing education. He received an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, majoring in Adult Learning and Leadership. Heyoung is married with two children.
At a young age June began wondering whether there was a way to make people happier. To her, most Korean people looked unhappy and stressful especially at work. To look for an answer, she had worked as a HR consultant for almost a decade trying to fix problems in organizations after majoring in Personnel Management at University of Warwick. She soon realized that nothing could be changed unless people in organizations transform themselves. She has implemented SIY in Korea since 2013. As an Organizational Psychology researcher at Seoul National University, she is interested in the impacts of the SIY program on employees' creativity and empathy.
KarKheng Yeoh, DPhil
KarKheng has great passion to bring SIY and Mindfulness to Asia. His unique combinations of the Western education background (he earned a doctorate degree in Chemistry from Oxford and completed a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) training at Oxford Mindfulness Center), Multi-Lingual and Cultural upbringing (he speaks Chinese, English and Malay and is currently a senior lecturer in a public university) coupled with his more than 15 years of Mindfulness teaching experience (a pioneer and frequently featured in the local mass media) further motivates him to share the great benefits of Mindfulness with the world.
Yizhao has been delivering mindfulness classes and strengthening well-being communities since she was 14 years old. A native from China, Yizhao has well travelled and worked as an expat including 11 years in Europe and 4 years in South East Asia. Her last position at Google enabled her to teach deep mindfulness courses at Google offices globally. After attending over 50 meditation trainings around the world with renowned wisdom teachers since 2002, Yizhao received guidance to keep sharing what was passed down to her. Yizhao is also certified as RYT 200 Yoga Teacher and iRest® Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher-in-Training to bring more integrated experiences to her clients.