Diversity Lab proudly presents: Serach Inside Yourself

a  mindful leadership training born inside Google

2 Day transformational Training

now availabale for your organization

Bring out the best in your team, from the inside out. The transformational program backed by world experts in mindfulness, emotional intelligence, leadership, and

An inspiring introduction to the mindfulness-based
emotional intelligence training program developed at
Google and backed by the latest neuroscience.
This introductory presentation helps to improve focus
and empathy to harness your team’s full potential.

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Search Inside Yourself curriculum

Originally developed at Google, Search Inside Yourself (SIY) takes an evidence-based approach that combines neuroscience, mindfulness, and
emotional intelligence. Through these disciplines, it helps participants to integrate key building blocks that can be applied at work and in life.


Search Inside Yourself starts with a live (online or in-person) training, followed by a four week online journey. The program is highly interactive, with approximately one-third content and two-thirds experiential exercises, including one-on-one group conversations, attention-training practices, journaling, and listening activities. It includes three components:

  1. Live training: Online or in-person sessions, delivered in modules (12-16 hours)
  2. Virtual practice: Weekly exercises and resources delivered by email (28 days)
  3. Capstone webinar: Reconnect with fellow alumni to set a plan for continuation (1 hour)



Enhance your perception of your own emotions, habits, and behaviors, while learning how to gather useful "data" from unpleasant emotions that arise from setbacks without becoming overwhelmed by them.

  • Become comfortable with emotional
  • Be able to accurately assess your
    thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.
  • Develop self-confidence.

Understand the tools and habits that help to increase empathy and strengthen your ability to understand others' feelings and perspectives. Explore the science and practice of empathy to grow collaboration, connection, and effective leadership, while supporting diverse teams to be more inclusive.

  • Understand the neuroscience of empathy.
  • Develop the mental habits of kindness, goodwill, and objectivity.
  • Learn to attune to the emotional undertones in relationships.

Learn how to identify and work with emotional “triggers” and other difficult situations. Experiment with a number of practices for working in emotionally charged situations.

  • Learn to pause before reacting to your emotional triggers.
  • Develop inner strength and ability to productively deal with difficult situations.
  • Increase your resilience and ability to respond to setbacks.

Learn to influence those around you with compassion, even while making difficult decisions. Communicate with greater insight into the different layers of emotions, perspectives, and identities, which drive relationships.

  • Become skillful at influencing with compassion.
  • Gain confidence in creating a positive outcome in conversations where strong emotions are present.
  • Develop emotional courage to lead others.

Discover and hone the values that drive your actions so your work and life are aligned with your values and emotional tendencies.

  • Increase engagement and performance.
  • Learn practices to dream big and increase motivation.
  • Practice emotional and cognitive resilience to feel empowered to reach your goals.

Feedback from 10,000+ SIY participants in over 20 countries. shows strong and positive results:


Felt a better ability to reduce stress after the program (vs. 44% before the training).


Reported being able to bounce back from an emotionally challenging situation (vs. 43% before the program)


Noticed an ability to increase focus and return to the present moment (vs. 48% before the program)


After delivering the program to over 100,000 people globally SIY Institute is proud that 93% of their participants surveyed would recommend their program.

Who is it for?

SIY can be customized to work for:

Leaders and managers
SIY teaches senior leaders and managers how to get breakthrough results in a way that is inspiring, engaging, and compassionate. Through enhanced selfawareness and empathy, leaders learn to communicate better, strengthen relationships, and lead with greater presence and impact.

SIY started as an open-enrollment program for any Google employee. The program works well for any employee who wants to develop personally, increase their well-being, and be a better teammate.

When teams participate in an SIY program together, they create a common language around emotional intelligence, which strengthens their communication and helps them navigate challenges successfully.

About SIY Global

The Diversity Lab partners with John Puts, a certified SIY facilitator who is part of the broader SIY Global.Bridging mindfulness practices, the latest in leadership research, emotional intelligence, and modern neuroscience, we work with people and organizations to unlock their full potential.

The Search Inside Yourself program (SIY) was born in 2007 when a team of experts in mindfulness, neuroscience, leadership and emotional intelligence gathered to develop an internal course for Google employees. The aim of the program was to help people develop the skills of leadership, mindfulness, empathy, and overall emotional intelligence to create the conditions for individual and collective thriving. Search Inside Yourself quickly became (and still is) quite a popular training program within Google. In 2012, due to the high demand from external organizations, SIY's founders spun off the program and created the independent non-profit educational institute they called the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, SIYLI (pronounced like "silly"–they wanted to keep it light!). SIYLI has been operating in over 50 countries around the world, with over 100,000 people attending its programs and events.

In 2022 SIYLI launched SIY Global, its public benefit corporation subsidiary, focusing on bringing programming to enterprises around the world. SIYLI continues to operate, now partnering with communities to support the work of those on the front lines of society: civil servants, public & mental health workers, nonprofits, and educators. SIY Global's programs–whether delivered in person or online–help individuals and teams develop the skills they need to thrive in today's complex and fast-paced working environments, leading to improved organizational performance. Our team works extensively with Google as well as SAP, Disney, Procter & Gamble, Salesforce, and many more corporations around the world.

Next Dates: 30 Nov + 01 Dez

  • 1497€ for companies / organisations
  • 997€ for private payers

Incl. catering and materials

Incl. accommodation

Live Training

16 hours at our facility including food and accommodation

virtual practices

28 days - weekly exercises and resources delivered by email 

Capstone Webinar

1 hour - Reconnect with Search Inside Yourself alumni to review and set a plan for continuation.


Teachers: 1 to 2 SIY-certified teachers travel to your organization or teach live through an online platform.

Group size recommendation: 20-80 people

Delivery: Onsite at your company or online, with virtual coaching follow-up.

Who are your trainers at this seminar?

Our instructors are leading experts and recognized specialists who train with great commitment in the field of diversity.

John Puts

Amsterdam born and Berlin based, John is a facilitator, speaker, trainer and coach. He is on a mission to help establish more human centered, purpose driven and connected leaders, teams and work-cultures. He facilitates transformational programs to bring a greater sense of belonging, increase motivation, productivity, employee wellbeing and (personal) leadership. Among his clients are innovative and disruptive companies like Google, Vinted, Bol.com, GetYourGuide, L'Oréal, Booksy, PwC and more.

Besides that, he accompanies leaders, entrepreneurs & those in transition in transformative (team) coaching programs to enable an authentic and conscious way of living & working. He brings in his prior experience as a product leader and entrepreneur and has spent a number of years working at Google and GetYourGuide.

He is a certified facilitator of SIY Global and Make Time, a certified Integral and Enneagram coach and the founder of JohnPuts.com and Koherence. He has lived, studied and worked in 5 countries across 3 continents and is a passionate climber, musician and photographer (more on that here).