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Kirsten Connelly

SIY Certified Teacher


  • Walnut Creek, CA, USA

Languages Offered

  • English


[Kirsten Smith]( is a certified Search Inside Yourself teacher passionate about helping overwhelmed professionals, parents, and teens discover more inner peace, calm, and self-compassion. She teaches practical, actionable mindfulness practices based on neuroscience through Search Inside Yourself workshops and individual coaching.

She is also the founder of, a non-profit inspired by her teenage son, that’s dedicated to helping teens understand the intersection of technology and mindfulness. Her mission is to teach teens techniques to build self-awareness, self-management, and critical thinking.

A 25 year career in high tech grounds her teachings in the realities of the workplace and her own journey through multiple cycles of moving from burnout to joy. Kirsten was customer facing in sales and customer success roles At Salesforce, supporting fast growing companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. She led global talent development programs at Salesforce and Cisco.