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Simone Boecker

SIY Certified Teacher


  • The Hague, Netherlands

Languages Offered

  • English, German


For the past 14 years,Simone has worked with numerous (senior) leaders and their teams as management consultant and human resource manager, helping them with all best practices available to boost their development and performance.

With her own experience with mindfulness and study of neuroscience and positive  psychology, Simone began to realize that there is still a huge, untapped potential for more sustainable top performance, human connection and happiness at work.

It starts at an individuallevel with being more present, self-aware and more skillful in managing ownemotions and setbacks. It continues at an interpersonal and leadership level with being more compassionate, authentic and inclusive to better connect with other people and truly be of service.

Simone started her own company Serene Minds in 2019 to help leaders, professionals and companies as a teacher,consultant and coach to unlock this potential.

She chose to offer the Search Inside Yourself™ (SIY) program, a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence program developed at Google, as it provides benefits to individuals and companies by using corporate/ technical language and logic, building on latest neuroscience and providing simple, yet effective practices. Simone is a Search Inside Yourself Certified Teacher™, trained by the Search Inside YourselfLeadership Institute™ ( She has delivered SIY™ at Philips and twiceat Royal Dutch Shell as part of her training in 2018 and 2019, which were all very well received.

To further deepen her experience as leadership coach, Simone is currently getting certified as neuroleadership coach by the NeuroLeadership Institute in London (
Professional background
After her studies in business administration in Germany, Simone started her career as management consultant at Capgemini Consulting. In 2008, she moved to the Netherlands and joined Royal Dutch Shell. Until March 2019, she worked as HR Business Partnerand Talent Manager for different business units in Shell (Upstream, Projects& Technology and Global Functions), most recently as HR Account Manager for Finance. Next to her corporate career, Simone has been practicing mindfulness and yoga for the past 10 years, which helped her to manage her work, motherhood and private life with noticeably more resilience, focus and well-being. In July 2019, Simone has founded Serene Minds and is
working as a self-employed trainer and coach.
Personal life
Simone is a German native, living in the Netherlands since 2008. She speaks German, English and has a very good understanding of Dutch. She is married with two kids. She loves to do Yoga in her free time and is also a certified Hatha Yoga teacher.