Search Inside Yourself (SIY)

Mindful Leadership Training

Search Inside Yourself Leadership Training 

Transform your Impact from the Inside Out.

Resilience.  Collaboration.  Wellbeing.

Search Inside Yourself takes an evidence-based approach combining neuroscience, Mindful attention-training and emotional intelligence. The program provides practical tools that can be applied immediately in life or at work. We start with a foundation of mindfulness, and build the core emotional intelligence domains that lead to outstanding leadership:

    • Neuroscience research indicates that how we direct our attention determines the mental habits we form, the emotions we develop, and the results we experience.

    • Mindfulness enables us to focus on the present moment with curiosity and openness. It’s a foundational skill that underpins emotional intelligence.

    • Emotional Intelligence empowers us to recognize our own and other people’s emotions and use this information to guide wise thinking and behavior.

    Neuroscience + Mindfulness + Emotional Intelligence =

    Thriving Leaders

    Who will Benefit

    The core Search Inside Yourself program can be adapted to meet the needs of any organization seeking to manage workplace stress, build resilience in challenging times, and unleash creativity and innovation among employees at all levels:

    Executive Leaders and Managers
    SIY teaches senior leaders and managers how to communicate better, strengthen relationships, and lead with greater presence and impact through enhanced self-awareness and empathy.

    Teams that participate as a group create a common language around emotional intelligence, which strengths their communication and helps them navigate challenges successfully.

    The SIY program works well for all employees who want to develop personally, increase well-being, and become better team members.

    Mindfire is able to offer SIY program Chicago organizations in-person immersive experiences without travel expenses, given our headquarter location.

    Delivered by our SIY Global Network of Certified Teachers

    Our SIY program offering includes four core components:

    • An overview of the neuroscience of emotion, perception, and behavior change

    • Attention training to enable greater emotional intelligence, including self-awareness, self-mastery, motivation, and connection with self and others

    • Practices for developing healthy mental habits that accelerate well-being—including effective listening, generosity, empathy, communication, and social skills

    • Mindfulness and reflection practices that support happiness, overall well-being, and exceptional leadership

    Two Program Options, Customized for You

    Mindfire offers a range of choices for bringing SIY to your organizations:


    • Immersive Training Experiences:  A two or one-day in-person or virtual training, followed by four weeks of digital content, daily recommended practices, and peer-to-peer support.  Virtual trainings are hosted in 6 modules, 2.5 hours each session and can be spread across a period of time.


    • Introductory Engagements:  Interactive Keynote address and a half-day workshop are also options as an introduction to mindfulness and emotional intelligence practices that foster clarity, purposeful perspective and resilience through change for leaders.

    SIY Program Chicago
    SIY Program Chicago


    Search Inside Yourself was born at Google from a dream to change the world.

    It began in 2007 when a team of multi-discipinary leading experts collaborated to bring together the wisdom of mindfulness with business leadership of emotional intelligence and cutting edge research in neuroscience.  What was born was a program for Google employees to foster the best leaders and teams, which quickly grew in popularity and impact.

    The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) was established in 2012 as an independent nonprofit organization. Since then, Search Inside Yourself has become a globally recognized program and SIYLI continues to work with Google, as well as other corporate, nonprofit, and government organizations around the world.  Mindfire is proud to be one of the few SIY program Chicago certified experiences available.

    Why it Matters Now

    • Your environment is shifting.

    • You are under increasing stress to perform.

    • You are undergoing some kind of transition.

    • You know enhancing your relationships – with your boss, your peers, your team – is vital.

    • Working remotely has added an additional level of strain.
    • You are on a never-ending stress-success cycle and want to beat burnout with a new kind of sustainable balance.


    SIY Program Chicago

    Proven Results

    Data from 6,100 participants of Search Inside Yourself global programs in 20 countries demonstrates the positive impact the program has on mindfulness, emotional intelligence, resilience, stress management, empathy and many more dimensions.

    See a sampling of results and download the full report.

    SIY Program Chicago
    SIY Program Chicago

    Organizations that use the program include:






    SIY teaches the neuroscience behind mindfulness and how to cultivate it as the foundational skill that enables:

    • Enhanced emotional awareness and interpersonal effectiveness

    • Greater insight into how you’re feeling, thinking and reacting

    • Better judgment and emotional balance, especially in difficult situations


    Challenging situations require a keen sense of your own reactions and of the patterns of behavior and leadership you bring to each conversation. You’ll learn how to gather useful “data” from unpleasant emotions, without becoming overwhelmed by them. Outcomes include:

    • Becoming comfortable with your emotional range

    • Being able to accurately assess yourself

    • Developing self-confidence


    Building on self-awareness, SIY teaches how to identify and work in emotionally charged situations, including how to:

    • Pause before reacting to emotional triggers

    • Develop inner strength and ability to productively deal with difficult situations

    • Increase your resilience and ability to respond to setbacks


    When your work and life are aligned with your values and emotional tendencies, you’ll be more engaged in what you do and more successful in reaching your goals. You’ll learn how to:

    • Discover and hone the values that drive your actions

    • Dream big and increase motivation

    • Develop emotional and cognitive resilience

    • Gain skills that enable you to persevere toward your goals


    Effective leaders and teammates understand their colleagues and build relationships and trust. Understanding the science and practice of empathy also supports diverse teams to be more inclusive of their diversity. You’ll learn how to:

    • Understand the neuroscience of empathy

    • Develop the mental habits of kindness, goodwill, and objectivity

    • Attune to the emotional undertone in relationships


    Emotional intelligence is an essential leadership skill. You’ll:

    • 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


    Following the intensive training, four weeks of recommended practices help sustain self-directed growth from the inside out, leading to greater well-being and enhanced emotional intelligence.

    Teams saw Immediate Gains in Focus and Being Present in Work and Life 

    Stephanie is an amazing facilitator and a masterful instructor who has walked in our shoes and is able to bring mindful leadership into our organization in a credible and accessible way. Our teams loved her delivery methods and received immediate gains to stay more focused, present and grounded in work and in life, with 100% saying they’d recommend the course to colleagues.

    Char Bennington

    Director, Employee Development, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

    Bridges the Gap between Business and Mindfulness with Instant Credibility 

    Stephanie Klein is an incredible leadership coach, facilitator and consultant.  She is unique in that she bridges the gap between business and mindfulness, allowing our students to see the applicability of mindfulness to their leadership practice, their wellbeing, and their careers.  Her lived experience as a business leader, leadership coach, and mindfulness practitioner make her instantly credible, regardless of audience.

    Carrie Lydon

    Director, MBA Student Wellness, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

    Invaluable and Incredible Experience, Empowering for Staff

    Stephanie created a safe and supportive environment for us to take a deep dive as a team, set aside moments to reflect, learn about what we value and bring that back to our mission and one another. My staff left feeling empowered to be better listeners, to connect with those we serve and to confidently approach difficult conversations. 

    Jenn Gibbons

    Executive Director, ROW

    Questions on the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Program and how it applies to you?

    Leadership.  Performance.  Well-being.