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training program developed at Google

SIY Book

Search Inside Yourself (SIY) is a highly interactive course that blends evidence based mindfulness, emotional intelligence and neuroscience to awaken the best in people and organisations.

SIY has been offered to thousands of Google employees to help take leadership to higher levels of effectiveness, purpose and meaning. It was developed by a Google Engineer, a Zen teacher, a Stanford University Neuroscientist and the author of Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman.

This innovative Training is now being offered for the third time in Australia and for the first time in New Zealand.




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Expands Leadership Capacity

Increases effectiveness, decision-making capacity, and ability to create positive culture.

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Improves Performance & Collaboration

Enhances strength in brain regions associated with focus, working memory, and excutive function. Encourages greater empathy and ease in relationships.

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Enhances Wellbeing & Resilience

Improves emotional resilience, stress management, happiness, and job satisfaction. Minimises stress symptoms and sick days.


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Developed and tested within Google.

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Created by thought-leaders in mindfulness, emotional intelligence and neuroscience.

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Makes deep and complex concepts highly practical and accessible.

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Emphasises application to the on-the-ground challenges of daily work.

Tony Hsieh

“[The] SIY [book] is a practical guide to the fundamentals of emotional intelligence. It has the potential to change lives and deliver happiness”

- Tony Hsieh, CEO Zappos, NYT best-seller

Convince your Boss

We’ve written a template letter for you to convince your boss to attend SIY. Fill in the blanks, print it out and attach the PDF brochure with all the details about the event.

We’ve even included some media articles about the benefits of mindfulness. Accompanying the letter with a cup of coffee is always advised too.



Learn the essential competencies for sustraining peak performance, creativity and motivation

In a fast-paced world, increasing numbers of people are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and disengaged. Our workplaces are full of burned-out leaders who report little bandwidth for big-picture thinking, or innovation and for building strong cultures. The time has come for an inside-out approach that empowers people to thrive in the face of ever-increasing stress and instability.

Leaders are missing what matters most

70% of employees are disengaged, leading to lower productivity, innovation, and wellbeing

only 8% of people strongly agree that they experience overall wellbeing because of their work

* (Source: Gallup, 2013)


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

Many leading companies such as Google and the Harvard Business School are realising that modern leadership is about how well we use our minds and the quality of our relationships with others. Rather than simply focussing on business as usual, innovative organisations are turning to mind fitness and inner skills as a way to promote the capacity to thrive and flourish.


The numbers speak for themselves

Survey Results from the SIY training at our 2014/2015 events.

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Feedback from our previous attendees


The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) is a globally recognised training organisation that has worked with thousands of senior executives, entrepreneurs, managers and professionals across all sectors. The organisation was founded by Chade-Meng Tran, a Google Engineer and author of The New York Times Bestseller, Search Inside Yourself. SIYLI is guided by a board compromising thought leaders such as Arianna Huffington and world renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson.

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Course Outline

Sessions are approximately one-third content and two-thirds practice. Practices include a variety of one-to-one and dyadic practices as well as group conversations and individual attention-training, listening and free writing. Time is allotted for Q&A during all sessions.

Session 1 / DAY 1 (am)

Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence and Self Awareness

  • Introduction
  • Mindfulness
  • Neuroscience
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Self-Awareness

Session 2 / DAY 1 (pm)

Self Regulation and Motivation

  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self Regulation
  • Understanding Triggers
  • Alignment

Session 3 / DAY 2 (am)

Motivation and Empathy

  • Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Resilience
  • Developing Trust
  • Political Awareness

Session 4 / DAY 2 (pm)

Empathy and Social Skills

  • Leading with compassion
  • Communicating with insight
  • Neuroscience of compassion
  • Team building model
  • Difficult conversations

PLEASE NOTE: The above outline and session details are subject to change without prior notice.

Creating Lasting Improvements

Search Inside Yourself is designed to optimise opportunities for professional and personal development, supported by research* showing measurable positive changes after four weeks of practice. The program includes:


An in-person two-day intensive program, providing mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence takeaway tools while teaching the underlying neuroscience and applications to business and leadership.


Four weeks of follow-up exercises and content, delivered via email from the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.


Four weeks of partnered conversations with participants from your cohort.


An online debrief session to reunite with your teachers and cohort to integrate learning, answer questions and provide direction forward.

* Hulsheger et al. 2012, and Holzel et al. 2011

Your Trainers

Jackie McGrath

Jackie McGrath is an internationally recognised facilitator and coach who specialises in working with senior executives at organisations such as Levi Strauss, Hewlett Packard, Cisco and the U.S. Navy. Jackie is passionate about using the science of mindfulness and emotional intelligence to cultivate authentic presence, creativity and personal mastery in environments of pressure, rapid change and ambiguity. Jackie is a Master Trainer in Stanford’s Creativity in Business Program and has been a guest lecturer at numerous business schools including the University of Chicago.

Linda Curtis

Linda Curtis combines twenty years of corporate experience with a decade of coaching and consulting with entrepreneurs, business owners and corporate leaders. She has held senior positions at U.S. Bancorp and The Harris Bank of Chicago and led an award winning business development team at VISA (now Visa, Inc.). Linda has consulted with hundreds of private and corporate clients including MasterCard, NASDAQ OMX, Google, Oracle and Yahoo.

Venue & Pricing

21 - 22 March 2016


9AM - 5PM

ANZ Viaduct Events Centre

Room Kawau 1

161 Halsey Street
Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1010

Individual Pass

Limited to 100 tickets
Available 21 Jan - 28 Feb
Available 29 Feb onwards
$1,065 NZD $1,350 NZD $1,600 NZD
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Corporate Pass

Designed for teams from the same organisation (4+)

Available until 28 Feb
Available 29 Feb onwards
$1,150 NZD $1,365 NZD
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Please note:

* there is no GST to be paid on the New Zealand events.
** A $15 NZD registration fee will apply to each individual registration

30 - 31 March 2016


9AM - 5PM

Civic Pavilion

The Concourse

409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067

* Prices in AUD

Individual Pass

Limited to 100 tickets
Available 21 Jan - 28 Feb
Available 29 Feb onwards
$995 + GST $1,250 + GST $1500 + GST
Book Now
* Prices in AUD

Corporate Pass

Designed for teams from the same organisation (4+)

Available until 28 Feb
Available 29 Feb onwards
$1,060 + GST $1,275 + GST
Book Now
Please note:

* AUD Prices above are excluding GST
** A $9.95 AUD registration fee will apply to each individual registration

Tickets are non-refundable, but fully transferable. If you can’t attend, send to a friend or colleague


Who should attend?

Search Inside Yourself is designed for individuals and organisations who want to apply mindfulness-based emotional intelligence practices. This includes business leaders, managers, leadership teams, executives, academics, therapists, consultants and professionals across all sectors.

How is this going to help me in my job?

Search Inside Yourself is based on cutting-edge research in mindfulness and emotional intelligence which includes the importance of self-awareness, the power of optimism and resilience and the benefits of empathy and compassion. With these skills you can bring greater effectiveness, productivity, success, well-being, peace and happiness to ourselves, our organisations and the world.

I'm new to mindfulness, will this be over my head?

SIY is designed for people who are serious about reaching their full potential in business and life. If you’re committed to leading with excellence and cultivating qualities of awareness, focus, authenticity and compassion then you’ll love this course.

Do you offer partial scholarships?

Yes, we have put aside a limited number of partial scholarships for not-for-profit organisations, sole traders and full-time students. The partial scholarship price is $850. Successful applicants will be notified on Friday 4th March. Apply here.

I'm well established in mindfulness, am I going to be bored?

SIY is a unique combination of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, neuroscience and compassion. Along with the course materials, this workshop is about “practicing” these skills, community-building and peer-to-peer learning. If you feel mastery in these areas, then this course maybe isn’t for you.

Do I need to bring anything?

Bring an open heart and your favourite pen. We’ll provide journals, hot tea, coffee and water all day long. If you know that you need a particular snack (gluten free, a special protein bar, etc) to keep you happy and focused we suggest you pack it!

Are you going to feed us?

Snacks will be available each day for nibbling between sessions. However, we encourage you to bring whatever essential snacks you need to keep your motor running. For lunch, you’re free to explore the world-class restaurants located around the venue area.

What should I wear?

Wear something you feel confident and comfortable in.

Where is the venue and are there any nearby hotels?
In Sydney

Chatswood is located on Sydney's North Shore, 15 minutes from the Sydney CBD and 30 minutes from the airport. There are two hotels located in the centre of Chatswood and that are close to the venue:  Mantra Chatswood and Sebel Residence Chatswood

By Car: 15 minutes from the CBD. Loads of parking underneath the venue.
By Train/Bus: 2 minute walk from Chatswood train/bus interchange.

More venue details: Visit The Concourse website

In Auckland

ANZ Viaduct Events Centre takes pride of place in Auckland’s reinvigorated Wynyard Quarter. Restaurants, cafes and public spaces have combined to create a stunning waterfront walk enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike. The venue is just a few minutes walk from the city centre where a wide range of accommodation is available. Nearby options include: Sofitel Hotel, Hilton Auckland, Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, Heritage Auckland and CityLife Auckland.

By Car: 5 minutes from the CBD. The nearest car park building is Downtown Carpark located at 31 Customs Street West. There is also limited car parking available at Wynyard Quarter car park.

By Train/Bus: 10 minute walk from Britomart Transport Centre.

More venue details: Visit ANZ Viaduct Events Centre website.

Cancellation Policy

  1. If you’re unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge.
  2. Should you wish to cancel your ticket, a charge of 50% of the registration fee will be made for cancellations received in writing at least 30 days prior to the Event start date.
  3. No cancellations will be accepted within 30 days of the Event start date.
  4. Early bird prices will only be applied if payment is received in full by the date specified.


  1. While we have taken care to make sure the information on this site is accurate, we reserve the right to make amendments without notification to the delegates.
  2. We reserve the right to cancel the event prior to commencement date. On cancellation or postponement, the conference fee will be refunded or credited to the rescheduled Event.
  3. Event program content is subject to change without notice. Please Note: The Organisers reserve the right to make any amendments they deem to be in the best interest of the Event.
  4. For the complete set of WUP’s Terms and Conditions, please see our Event Terms page.
  5. Some events may not be appropriate for children under the age of 18, anyone suffering from epilepsy, clinical depression or any other nervous or psychiatric condition. Attendance at and participation in Events is completely optional. The views and beliefs expressed at Events are not shared by WUP. WUP disclaims all liability for any direct or indirect loss, damage or expense suffered in connection with such Events.
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The Wake Up Project is a community of 75,00+ people celebrating mindful living and leadership.

We host transformative events and experiences with Search Inside Yourself (developed at Google), Standford University’s Centre for Compassion along with workshops. fim screenings and an annual Mindful Leadership Forum. Over 30,000 people have attended events wtih inspirational speakers such as Eckhart Tolle, Danielle La Porte, Dr. Rick Hanson and TED sensation Dr. Brene Brown.

Additionally, we have posted out more than 250,000 ‘Kindness Cards’ for free, encouraging anonymous acts of kindness. Order your FREE Kindness Cards at

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SIY Is supported in New Zealand by our partners Business Influentials.

Get In Touch

Partnership Enquiries

Simone Williams

Booking Enquiries

Stefani hockenhull
Events Ops Manager

General Enquiries

Michaela williams
Research & Programme Development