SIYLI Presents: Search Inside Yourself 2-Day Program in San Francisco

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Please join the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) in San Francisco for two days of personal and professional development focused on building healthy mental habits for sustained high performance and wellbeing. Developed at Google and based on the latest in neuroscience research, the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program teaches attention and mindfulness training that build the core emotional intelligence skills needed for effective leadership.
We help professionals at all levels adapt, management teams evolve and leaders optimize their impact and influence.
Give us your attention for a few days, and we’ll show you how to focus it for the rest of your life.

The SIY curriculum includes:

Emotional Intelligence

We’ve implemented our programs in dozens of organizations across industries and around the world using highly practical and scientifically proven methods of mental conditioning and attention training that improve overall emotional intelligence and wellbeing, resilience, creativity, communication, productivity and personal and organizational leadership.

Program Design
Everyone has the capacity to develop and increase wellbeing because wellbeing is a skill, and all skills are trainable. 
The highly interactive and experiential program includes the following core components:

Overview of the neuroscience of emotion, perception and behavior change
Definition of emotional intelligence and its personal and professional benefits
Attention training to enable greater emotional intelligence, including self-awareness, self-mastery, motivation and connection with self and others
Principles and practices for developing healthy mental habits that accelerate wellbeing, including effective listening, generosity, empathy, communication and social skills
Mindfulness and reflection practices that support happiness, thriving and overall wellbeing
Exercises include attention training practice, dyad conversations, writing, walking and group conversations

Whether you are coming for personal or professional development or to check out the SIY program for your organization, you will learn foundational skills to:

Enhance mental fitness and clarity
Develop agile and adaptive mindsets
Reduce stress responses
Increase resilience
Improve access to creativity
Develop greater self awareness
Enhance emotion regulation
Improve communication skills
Develop better decision-making skills
Develop greater emotional intelligence
Experience greater overall wellbeing, thrive!

Search Inside Yourself is now accredited by the International Coaching Federation.  Coaches now receive 12.58 Continuing Coaching Education credits when attending SIY!  Find more information here.


The program begins at 9am and ends at 5pm both days.
A healthy lunch will be provided.
SIYLI believes in radical generosity. When you purchase a ticket to attend, you are supporting scholarships for individuals who cannot afford the full price of a ticket. Scholarship applications will be open while spots are available. Please apply here.


Lori Schwanbeck brings a lifelong dedication to growth and peak performance living. Her professional career began in Canada where she earned a degree in Commerce and worked in marketing for CP Rail, Kraft General Foods and various wellness centers. Partnering with clients to identify opportunities for business growth, Lori found that sales success came from engaging and inspiring people. Desiring to learn skills to more directly work with motivation, personal mastery and contemplative wisdom traditions, Lori completed a Masters in psychology at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology.
Co-founder of Mindfulness Therapy Associates in San Francisco, Lori currently works as a mindfulness based psychotherapist and teacher coaching clients, students and health care professionals in emotional and social intelligence life skills. She has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, an empirically supported treatment, that teaches clients skillful means to balance emotions and respond to life with wisdom. Lori has developed a body of work called Sense and Sensibility that is taught internationally. This skills based program utilizes mindfulness, the arts, and embodied awareness to create emotional intelligence and enhance creativity. Lori is a sought after speaker and trainer in Mindfulness based clinical practices. Her personal mindfulness practice is most inspired by time in nature and witnessing the capacity of the human spirit to thrive in all conditions.

Rich Fernandez is the CEO of SIYLI. He was previously the director of executive education and people development at Google, where he was also one of the first SIY teachers. Rich previously founded Wisdom Labs and has also served in senior roles at eBay, J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank of America. He received his PhD in Psychology from Columbia University and is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review.
Before launching Wisdom Labs, Rich was the head of executive education at Google, responsible for leadership development content, tools and programs for senior leaders. He also led some of the efforts focused on employee well being at Google. Rich was also previously head of learning and organization development at eBay, and prior to that he was a learning and leadership development executive at Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Rich was trained as a psychologist and received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and M.A. in Organizational Psychology both from Columbia University. Rich received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.

Program Outline

For more information about Search Inside Yourself, visit
Refund Policy
If you're unable to attend a program that you've registered and paid for, there are a couple of options:

Transfer to another participant: Tickets are fully transferable to another person at any time. Contact SIYLI to give us the name and email of the attendee in your place.

Full or partial refund: You are eligible for a full refund until three weeks prior to the event. If you cancel between one to three weeks before the program, you can receive a refund less a 25% processing fee. If you cancel within 1 week of the program you are not eligible for a refund.

Unfortunately, registrations are not transferable between programs and we are unable to provide credit for future programs. Refunds will be issued through Eventbrite and processed within 15 days of notification of cancellation. 


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