Creating a Workplace where People Thrive

Now you can enjoy the #1 most popular training program developed at Google

Search Inside Yourself (SIY) was developed at Google along with some of the world’s leading neuroscientists. It started as a New York Times bestselling book and quickly became Google’s most popular internal training program, and now a globally-recognised program.

Join us for this highly interactive 2-day program followed by a 4-week online journey as we explore mindfulness, emotional intelligence and neuroscience for inspiring wellbeing, high performance and enhanced leadership at work.

In 2017, this innovative training is being offered in both Sydney and Melbourne.

The Benefits of Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence

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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 executive 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.

  • " [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

  • " [The] SIY [book] offers practical and proven tools wrapped in the gift of timeless wisdom."

    — John Mackey, Founder Whole Foods Market

What’s Unique About SIY

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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.

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Early registration and group discounts available.
Click below for the full list of ticket options and begin registration.



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.


Leadership Skills for the Digital Age

Learn the essential competencies for sustaining 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, for 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


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)

Inspire the Best in Yourself and Others

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 focusing 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.

Emotional Intelligence

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


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


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.


Survey results from the SIY training in Australia
at our 2015/2016 events

* numbers reflect % of participants who agree or strongly agree with survey questions.

Source: Participants include executives from Westpac, AFL Players Association, Mi9, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Allen Fisher, News Limited, Quality Health Care, LogiCamms, Foundation for Young Australians, Wilson Select, Auckland Council, The Australian Ballet, Microsoft, NSW Office State Revenue, Australian Department of Defence, The Eventful Group, Suncorp Group, National Rugby League, Electronic Arts, House with No Steps, Tourism Australia, University of Canberra, Lion Nathan, Getty Images, Acumen Global Partners, AMP, Insight Sustainability, Ensemble Consulting Group, Brown-Forman, Bupa Australia, Hoot, Holiday Explorers Inc, IAG, Atlassian, AV1, Aspect, The Sutherland Hospital, Westmead Children’s Hospital, RSPCA, Techex Group, Nespresso, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney University, Taylors Wines, South Australian Medicare Local, Nestle, Oasis Youth Support, Suncorp, NSW Health, Lend Lease.

Who Has Previously Attended?

Feedback from our previous Attendees

“Mindfulness is a serious subject that can have an impact on all aspects of our work and home life – there is something in this program for everyone!”
Louise Cairns, Department of Defence

“The content is a strong introduction to mindfulness in a secular non-spiritual application that can be used and applied both in a corporate sense and also for personal application and transformation.”
Fiona Hathaway, Microsoft Asia

“Very different professional development course. I just didn’t want the course to end! A wonderful experience!”
Solution Delivery Manager, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

“Practical and inspiring program with easy-to-use tools and ideas. Through the process, I gained useful insights and awareness that surprised, amazed and moved me.”
Jenny Fisher, Allen-Fisher P/L

“I’ve attended numerous training courses on leadership, read many books on the same topic. None of them were as powerful and authentic than the 2-days I’ve spent here.”
Joliot See, Melbourne

“I have never been so present at a training before and never felt so connected to people and complete strangers.”
Susan Walton, Office of State Revenue

About the Leadership Institute

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 Tan, a Google Engineer and author of The New York Times Bestseller, Search Inside Yourself. SIYLI is guided by a board comprising thought leaders such as Arianna Huffington and world renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson.


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

  • 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.

Ongoing 4-Week Program

After the 2-day in-person training, the Search Inside Yourself Institute facilitates an ongoing 4-week journey including:

Receive Coaching Credits

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The Search Inside Yourself program is approved by the International Coach Federation. Coaches receive 12.33 Continuing Coaching Education credits when attending. Find more information here.

Meet Your Trainers

We’ve selected two of our best trainers to help you realize your potential in work, wellbeing, and leadership.

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Meg Levie serves as Vice President of Teacher Development for SIYLI. Drawing on more than 25 years of meditation experience, she now helps leaders around the world develop the skills of mindfulness and emotional intelligence working with companies such as Genentech, Twitter, Zynga, and Google. Meg is one of the pioneers blending age-old practices with the most up-to-date findings in neuroscience, psychology and leadership development.

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.


Early registration and group discounts available.
Click below for the full list of ticket options and begin registration.



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.


Venue & Pricing


The Concourse

9AM - 5PM

Civic Pavilion
409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067


Zinc Fed Square

9AM - 5PM

Studio 2
Swanston St & Flinders St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Individual Pass

Includes: Live 2-Day Training + 4-Week Online Training

Super Saver

Limited to 100 tickets

$995 +GST


Ends 28 February

$1,250 +GST


After 28 February

$1,500 +GST

Corporate Pass For teams from the same organisation (4+)

Includes: Live 2-Day Training + 4-Week Online Training


Ends 28 February

$1,060 +GST


After 28 February

$1,275 +GST

Prices displayed are per person.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are non-refundable, but fully transferable. If you can’t attend, send to a friend or colleague.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend?

Search Inside Yourself is an evidence based approach for anyone who wants to apply mindfulness-based emotional intelligence practices to enhance personal wellbeing, effectiveness and grow leadership capacity. 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?

Mindfulness is a key tool towards becoming a leader who is strong in emotional intelligence and influence. Directly after attending the workshop, attendees will discover they have better judgment and emotional balance, increased emotional and cognitive resilience and renewed vision to achieve goals.

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.

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.

Can I receive coaching credits for this training?

The Search Inside Yourself program is approved by the International Coaching Federation. Coaches receive 12.33 Continuing Coaching Education credits when attending. More information is available here.

Do I need to bring anything?

Bring an open heart and your favourite pen. We’ll provide a journal to write in. 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?

Morning, afternoon tea and continuous tea and coffee will be available. 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 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 three hotels and serviced apartments located in the centre of Chatswood that are close to the venue: Meriton Serviced Apartments, 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 Melbourne

Located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, ZINC is located at Federation Square. A multitude of hotels are within walking distance of this hotel including Adelphi Hotel, The Westin and The Langham.

By Car: Loads of parking available at the venue.
Public Transport: Federation Square is across the road from Flinders Street Station – Melbourne’s major public transport hub, and can easily be reached by train, tram, bus, boat, bike and car.
More venue details: Visit Zinc Fed Sq website.

Partial Scholarships

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 10th March. Apply here.

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.

Presented By The Wake Up Project

The Wake Up Project is a community of 150,000 people with a vision to positively impact corporate leadership and wellness in Australia. Over 45,000 people have attended events that help to develop emotional intelligence and mindfulness for expanding leadership capacity and promoting wellbeing in the workplace. We host thought leaders such as Eckhart Tolle, Brene Brown, Dr Dan Siegel and Dr Rick Hanson while collaborating with visionary organisations such as the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, Stanford University’s Centre for Compassion and the Greater Good Science Centre at the University of California.

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Get in Touch

Please feel free to reach out if we can help with anything.

Ticketing Enquiries

Holly Horne

Operations Officer

Other Enquiries

Nicole Eleftheriou

Event Manager
+61 404 059 847