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Search Inside Yourself come to Lagos!

Search Inside Yourself teaches tools for focus, team collaboration, and values-driven leadership, so you can create a better world for yourself and others.

April 16 — 17  |  9:00am - 5:00pm
Lagos Oriental Hotel
3 Lekki - Epe Expressway, Victoria Island
Lagos, Nigeria
Program Language:  English

Join the emerging movement of companies integrating evidence-based mindfulness in their workplaces.

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Emotional Intelligence

Workplace studies prove that emotional competencies enhance performance, leadership effectiveness, and wellbeing.

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Neuroscience

Attention is the fundamental energy of the mind. How we direct our attention determines the mental habits we form, the emotions we develop, and the results we experience.

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Mindfulness

Research shows that mindfulness is a foundational skill that underpins the inner factors of growth: self-awareness, self-management, and emotional skills.

The SIY program includes:

Join us for a highly interactive 2-day program followed by a 4-week online journey as we explore mindfulness and emotional intelligence for inspiring wellbeing, collaboration and high performance.

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Live Training

(2 days)
Introduction to neuroscience, mindfulness and the five emotional intelligence capacities.
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Virtual Practice

(4 weeks)
Weekly exercises and resources, delivered by email.
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Webinar

(1 hour)
Reconnect with your teachers and group to review and set a plan for continuation.

Search Inside Yourself is now approved by the International Coaching Federation. Coaches receive 13.5 Continuing Coaching Education credits when attending SIY!

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Your Facilitators:

Rich Fernandez

Rich Fernandez

Rich is the CEO of SIYLI. He was previously 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.

Before launching Wisdom Labs, Rich was the head of executive education at Google, responsible for leadership development content, tools and programs for senior leaders.  He also led some of the efforts focused on employee well being at Google. Rich was also previously head of learning and organization development at eBay, and prior to that he was a learning and leadership development executive at Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Rich was trained as a psychologist and received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and M.A. in Organizational Psychology both from Columbia University. Rich received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.

Tunde Reis

Tunde Reis

Dr. ‘Tunde Reis has maintained a contemplative practice for over 30 years, which he acknowledges significantly impact all he does and is keen to share his experience, as he continues to learn.  ‘Tunde is a frequent speaker at various professional events and also an occasional guest lecturer at the Lagos Business School.  He is a certified teacher of Search Inside Yourself (SIY) – a mindfulness based emotional intelligence program, backed by neuroscience, which was birthed in Google. An accomplished architect and affordable housing provider, he also enjoys being a creative solutions consultant to private and public organisations. ‘Tunde retired from the Nigerian Army as a Brigadier General, having received the highest medal for unblemished long service. He also received the “Distinguished Alumni of the Lagos Business School” award and two national honours. ‘Tunde is a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa.

Dr Reis is the founder of Firstworld Ventures Ltd (FVL) registered in the United Kingdom (UK). The company facilitates skills and techniques that elicit human potential, with a view to enhancing organizational productivity and wellbeing. FVL provides training programs in SIY, Self-Leadership, Coaching and other growth or transformation tools for corporate and individual clients (www.fw-p.co.uk). He is also the founder of First World Communities Ltd, a company focused on large-scale development of affordable housing and associated infrastructure (www.firstworld-communities.com). He is a non-executive director in other companies and non-profit boards.

‘Tunde obtained a PhD in Housing Studies from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, UK. He has a Master's degree in Environmental Design (Architecture) and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, both from the University of Lagos. He is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School and the London Business School. Dr Reis holds a Certificate in Company Direction from the UK Institute of Directors.

Yinka Reis

Yinka Reis

Yinka Reis is CEO and Co-founder of Ventures Support Limited, and the Managing Director and Co-founder of First World Ventures, UK.  She is the founder of RootCamp, an initiative that train youths on appreciation of their Roots, Culture and National Values.
She is a Motivational Speaker, Mentor, Marriage Counsellor and a Life Coach. 

Yinka believes that the transformation of society can be achieved by challenging the limiting beliefs of the individuals, changing mindsets and shifting paradigms by utilising performance enhancing tools and ‘soft skills’ training. She has collaborated with colleagues to design and facilitate training programs for many notable companies in Nigeria with a long-term impact on the growth and performance of the individuals, teams and organisations.

Yinka is an alumna of The Institute For National Transformation and also an alumna of The Lagos Business School, where she held leadership positions as Vice Chairperson of the Endowment Fund Committee and President of her Executive MBA class.  She was Chief Pharmacist of Eko Hospitals Plc. Nigeria, when she decided to turn her passion of developing and transforming people into a career. She is also a registered Pharmacist in the UK. 

Yinka is a certified facilitator of Leading Bold Change developed by John Kotter, a Professor of Leadership, Emeritus, at Harvard Business School. She is also a Certified Practitioner of Goal Mapping developed by Brian Mayne. She is trained to use D.I.S.C Personality Profiling and also the HAY Group Emotional and Social Competency Inventory. Yinka is a Search Inside Yourself Certified Teacher.  SIY was developed at Google, but is now available to everyone. 

Yinka is married to Brig Gen P.O Reis (rtd), an Architect and Real Estate Developer, who also collaborates with her as a Human Potential Development Facilitator.  Tunde and Yinka with their four daughters started Borikan Reliance Trust, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to supporting grassroots educational initiatives for the indigent children in the society. The Reis Family have a shared belief that the most leveraged way to alleviate global poverty is through universal education.

Book individually or for your team today.

In partnership with:

Firstworld Ventures Ltd.

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