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Search Inside Yourself 

Mindful Leadership Program
Born at Google, now in Bali
Brought to you by Hubud

5-6 April, 2019

Search Inside Yourself (SIY) is a unique two-day workshop that was developed inside Google and is now coming to Hubud. This mindful leadership program will help people develop the leadership and emotional intelligence skills needed to intensify focus, manage stress, harness creativity and improve resilience. 

As a result, people from all walks of life are gaining better self-awareness, improving communication skills and leading with compassion. It all adds up to a greater well-being and happiness.

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What's unique about SIY?

Enhance well-being

Experience greater well-being, resilience and stress management.

Improve Performance

Improve performance, collaboration and empathy.

Increase Effectiveness

Increase effectiveness and decision making capacity.

Cultivate Creativity

Cultivate innovative creative thinking.

About Search Inside Yourself Institute

Search Inside Yourself was born at Google from one engineer’s dream to change the world and has become a globally recognized program. In 2007, veteran Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan brought together leading experts in mindfulness, neuroscience and emotional intelligence to develop an in-house training for Google employees. This became Search Inside Yourself and quickly grew to be the most popular training program in the company. 

In 2012, a separate not-for-profit, the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) was established to meet demand for the program from outside organizations. Google granted the IP and trademark rights to SIYLI which continues to work with Google, as well as other corporate, nonprofit and government organizations around the world to bring the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) mindful leadership program to as many people as possible. SIYLI’s mission is to help create the conditions for world peace.

What have Google, Samsung, Apple, P&G, McKinsey, Aetna, SAP, General Mills, LG, eBay and the World Economic Forum got in common?

They have all introduced mindful leadership programs to help their leaders excel, and their teams thrive.


Emotional Intelligence

Workplace studies prove that emotional competencies enhance performance, leadership effectiveness, and wellbeing.


Neuroscience shows that attention is the fundamental energy of the mind. How we direct our attention determines the mental habits we form, the emotions we develop, and the results we experience.


Research shows that mindfulness is a foundational skill that underpins the inner factors of growth: self-awareness, self-management, and emotional skills.

Who's teaching?

Yizhao Zhang

Yizhao is a (Z)entrepreneur, mindfulness pro, and retreat leader, bringing more meditation, yoga and restorative practices accessible to corporates, schools, recovery, and refugee camps.

Yizhao has been delivering mindfulness classes and strengthening well-being communities since she was 14 years old. A native from China, Yizhao is well-travelled and worked as an HR consultant including 11 years in Europe and 4 years in South East Asia. Her last position at Google enabled her to learn and teach deep mindfulness courses at Google offices globally.

Peter Weng

Peter is the Chief Business Officer for SIYLI, where he leads sales and marketing and is also a SIY teacher.

Previously, he was a director at Google and led various organizations, including global search quality evaluation and online sales and operations for Greater China. Prior to Google, Peter worked at Dell in sales, operations and marketing roles in the United States, Europe and Asia. 

He has worked on mindfulness and meditation programs in settings that range from corporations to prisons and is also involved in efforts that support wildlife conservation and sustainable transportation.

Program outline

Our highly interactive 2-day program is approximately 1/3 content and 2/3 experiential.

Here is what each day will look like:

Live Training: Day 1

9am – 12.30pm

Introduction: Becoming more present
Practice: attention
How do you develop Emotional Intelligence?

MINDFULNESS: the science and benefits of being fully present

  • Practice: open awareness
  • Journaling: self-reflection
  • Exercise: mindful listening
  • Applications for work and growth

12:30pm – 5pm

Mindful Lunch

SELF-AWARENESS: Develop a high-resolution awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and habits

  • Practice: body scan
  • Journaling: strengths and challenges
  • Exercise: mindful conversation

SELF-MANAGEMENT: Skillfully manage your impulses and reactions

  • Practice: reframe and respond to challenges in the moment
  • Exercise: mindful listening

Live Training: Day 2

9am – 12.30pm


MOTIVATION: Align your values and work

  • Exercise: alignment with values
  • Envisioning: visualize your goals
  • Journaling: your ideal future
  • Resilience: recover from setbacks

EMPATHY: Understand others’ feelings and experiences

  • Exercise: “Just like me”

12:30pm – 5pm

Mindful Lunch

Practice: mindful walking
Exercise: empathetic listening

LEADERSHIP: Lead withCompassion Journaling: compassionate leadership

  • Leadership skills: communicating with insight
  • Exercise: difficult conversations
  • Exercise: who I am as a leader
  • Applications for work and growth

Feedback from over 300 SIY participants shows dramatic results:

89% felt a better ability to reduce stress

91% reported better clarity of mind.

85% noticed enhanced connection to others.

The Venue


Nestled on the banks of the Ayung River, Fivelements, Bali is an award-winning eco-conscious wellness retreat deeply rooted in the ancient traditions of Bali, making it a peaceful sanctuary to embrace authentic Balinese Healing, Living Foods and Sacred Arts.

Once named one of the top 20 best TEDx venues worldwide (TEDxUbud was he’d there for a few years), the venue’s commitment to environmental stewardship is without compare and permeates the entire event, from the organic and locally sourced food, to the waste management system in place.

You are in good company


Price for Individuals


Price for Groups


In the midst of complexity, it’s about finding the inner capacity to create, to thrive, to lead

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How will this program help me?

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 yourself, your organization and the world.

Is this workshop for me?

Everyone can benefit from this program. It helps participants to integrate the key building blocks for well-being, collaboration and leadership.


Is this workshop only for leaders?

SIY is for everyone. People join Search Inside Yourself for many reasons, including personal development and experiencing the program before bringing it to their company.

Consultants, coaches and therapists also enroll in SIY to evaluate whether to adopt the principles in their own work. Some attendees are new to mindfulness and meditation, while others are longtime practitioners.

What should I expect from this program?

The program is high interactive and includes sessions on mindfulness (the science of being present), self-awareness (understanding your thoughts, emotions and habits), self-management (skillfully managing your impulses and reactions), motivation (aligning your values and work), empathy (understanding others’ feelings and experiences) and leadership (influencing with compassion).

I have no mindfulness experience, is that a problem?

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.

I have a well-established mindfulness practice, how will this help me?

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 you have achieved complete mastery in these areas, then this course maybe isn’t for you.

What's the refund policy in case of the volcano eruption?

In the event that Mt. Agung erupts and/or the Denpasar airport is closed as a result of volcanic activity up to 5 days prior to the scheduled event March 10-11, Hubud will give a full refund for Search Inside Yourself ticket purchase price to those people unable to attend.


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