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Search Inside Yourself

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Effective leadership isn’t about just checking off more tasks. It’s defined by how well we use our minds, access our inner wisdom, and interact with others. Our workplaces are churning out burned-out leaders, who report little bandwidth for big-picture thinking, innovation, and truly understanding others. The skills to work with our minds, our emotions, and other people are essential—and can be developed.

Born at Google and based on brain science, Search Inside Yourself (SIY) uses the practices of mindfulness to train emotional intelligence skills, leading to resilience, positive mind-sets, and inspired leadership. Backed by some of the world’s leading experts in neuroscience, this course has been called everything from cutting-edge to life changing.

Join executive coach and SIY facilitator Meg Levie, MA, as she guides you in experiences proven to foster greater self-awareness, self-mastery, and authentic connection with yourself and others. You will learn:

  • Skills for effective listening, increased empathy, and holding difficult conversations to promote thriving relationships at work and at home
  • Mindfulness and reflection practices that reduce stress and increase happiness, focus, mental clarity, and overall well-being
  • Leadership exercises for inspiring motivation, enhancing decisions-making skills, and supporting high-functioning teams.

SIY has been taught to more than 15,000 people worldwide, including over 5,000 Google employees. And it’s surprisingly fun. You will return home with lifelong tools for living and leading with clear purpose.

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Meg Levie, MA | Peter Bonanno, MEd

October 26-29, 2017
Thursday-Sunday, 3 nights

$850 Tuition

Plus 3 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

Effective leadership isn’t about just checking off more tasks. It’s defined by how well we use our minds, access our inner wisdom, and interact with others. Our workplaces are churning out burned-out leaders, who report little bandwidth for big-picture thinking, innovation, and truly understanding others. The skills to work with our minds, our emotions, and other people are essential—and can be developed.

Born at Google and based on brain science, Search Inside Yourself (SIY) uses the practices of mindfulness to train emotional intelligence skills, leading to resilience, positive mind-sets, and inspired leadership. Backed by some of the world’s leading experts in neuroscience, this course has been called everything from cutting-edge to life changing.

Join executive coach and SIY facilitator Meg Levie, MA, as she guides you in experiences proven to foster greater self-awareness, self-mastery, and authentic connection with yourself and others. You will learn:

  • Skills for effective listening, increased empathy, and holding difficult conversations to promote thriving relationships at work and at home
  • Mindfulness and reflection practices that reduce stress and increase happiness, focus, mental clarity, and overall well-being
  • Leadership exercises for inspiring motivation, enhancing decisions-making skills, and supporting high-functioning teams.

SIY has been taught to more than 15,000 people worldwide, including over 5,000 Google employees. And it’s surprisingly fun. You will return home with lifelong tools for living and leading with clear purpose.

Faculty Bio

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Meg Levie, MA

After many years of residential and monastic practice at the San Francisco Zen Center, Meg Levie felt called to find ways to make awareness practices more accessible to the wider world. Since 2008, she has taught classes and retreats to integrate mindfulness into work and life at a number of Silicon Valley companies including Genentech, Twitter, and Google.

 As a professionally certified coach, Meg has worked with entrepreneurs, CEOs, and founders of nonprofits as well as executive level leaders from Zynga and Google. She loves working with leaders who have a strong desire to develop greater self-awareness and create workplaces that support positive human development. She graduated from Stanford University with honors and then completed a master’s degree in English literature at the University of Texas at Austin before leaving a doctoral program there to follow her heart’s calling of studying Zen.

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Peter Bonanno, MEd

Peter Bonanno, director of program development for the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, is a social entrepreneur, learning designer, and longtime practitioner of mindfulness and tai chi. Motivated by passions for learning, mindfulness, and innovation, he has founded and worked at multiple socially minded startups.

Peter started practicing mindfulness as a teenager, curious about how the mind works and how to make the most of life. He found it helped him shift from being a pessimist and introvert to being more open, appreciative, and empathetic. He enjoys weaving together the many different paths of scientific explorations from psychology to physics to meditation, and helping others rediscover awe, creativity, and joy.

He has taught and spoken about mindfulness at businesses, schools, nonprofits, and for TEDx, and has recorded five-minute guided meditations for improving relationships, letting go, overcoming insecurity, and reducing stress.

Why Attend

  • Realize your professional and personal goals through greater self-awareness and the ability to meaningfully connect with others.

  • Gain lifelong tools to enhance cognitive agility and adaptive mind-sets so you increase your resilience at work and in life.

  • You want to master practices that sharpen mental focus, inspire creative thinking, and contribute to overall well-being.

  • Step outside of your usual routine to gain clarity about what matters most to you.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    Not appropriate for people under 16 years old.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • CEs Available

    CE from the International Coaching Federation

  • Recommended Reading

    Search Inside Yourself, by Chade-Meng Tan.

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