We all want a workplace where people thrive, but how can we make it a reality?

See how Google achieved it – attend their most successful development program ever

Born at Google and based on brain science, SIY uses the practices of mindfulness to train Emotional Intelligence skills, leading to resilience, positive mindset, and centred leadership. In the midst of complexity, it’s about finding the inner capacity to create, to thrive, to lead. And it’s surprisingly fun. Backed by some of the world’s leading experts in neuroscience and mindfulness, SIY is changing thousands of lives in over a dozen countries.

It is now available in Holland for the third time.

SIY has been offered to thousands of Google employees to help take leadership to higher levels of effectiveness, purpose and meaning. It was developed by a Google Engineer, a Zen teacher, a Stanford University Neuroscientist and the author of Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman.

In 2018, this innovative training is being offerd in The Netherlands by ‘Bridgeman’.

About the Leadership Institute

SIY Leadership Institute

Born at Google from one Engineer’s dream to change the world, Search Inside Yourself is now a globally-recognised program & network. Bridging age-old practices of mind training with modern neuroscience and technology, we help people in organizations bring out the best in themselves, from the inside out.

Our board, teachers and coaches have helped senior executives and upper management at Fortune 100 companies, worked in the world’s top neuroscience labs and held prominent executive positions in leading companies

The Benefits of Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence

Expands Leadership Capacity

Increases effectiveness, decision-making capacity, and ability to create positive culture.

Improves Performance & Collaboration

Enhances strength in brain regions associated with focus, working memory, and executive function. Encourages greater empathy and ease in relationships.

Enhances Wellbeing & Resilience

Improves emotional resilience, stress management, happiness, and job satisfaction. Minimises stress symptoms and sick days.


“This book and the course it’s based on represent one of the greatest aspects of Google’s culture — that one individual with a great idea can really change the world.”

— Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google

What’s Unique About SIY

Developed and tested within Google.

Created by thought-leaders in mindfulness, emotional intelligence and neuroscience.

Makes deep and complex concepts highly practical and accessible.

Emphasises application to the on-the-ground challenges of daily work.

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Build the resilience to deal with the challenges
of heavy workload, stress and tough situations

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


It is no longer sufficient that a leader be able to manage people and processes…

…they must also be able resilient enough to effectively use their minds to manage their emotions, reactions and decisions in challenging business situations – and to help the people they manage to do the same. Yet many leaders report that they too feel overloaded and overworked to even get a good night’s sleep – and therefore unable to manage their own emotions effectively, never mind those of their people.

Learn the essential competencies for sustaining peak performance, creativity and motivation – even in the face of extreme stress and challenging times

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)

Be inspired by the world’s leading organisations

Join the emerging movement of companies integrating evidence-based mindfulness into their workplaces

What have Google, Samsung, Apple, P&G, McKinsey, Aetna, SAP, General Mills, LG, Apple, 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.


Mindfulness produces clearly measurable business results right across organisations

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What previous attendees said…

Search Inside Yourself impacts attendees


“The most unique and introspective development skills I have ever seen.”

“It would be amazing to offer this to the whole company or newly formed teams. This really shifted my perspective in how I approach my relationships and myself.”

“I was not sure what to expect and was somewhat sceptical, but I can see many ways this could help me in my work and personal life. I think our team will greatly benefit.”

“A wonderful development opportunity that will pay dividends in both professional and personal life.”

“SIY helps address both sustainable performance and wellbeing, and that is the golden egg that people are really interested in.”

HR Director

“I’ve been to dozens of trainings and at the end I’m usually exhausted. But when I left SIY, I was so energized.“

Fortune 500 HR Leader

“To attend this program is a life changing experience.”

Amandine Roche, United Nations

“This method is really working, people learned to relate better to each other better, find ways to increase their own regulation, their own focus and wellbeing.”

“From SIY I learned relaxed focus, to be able to disconnect from the overall noise in a high-speed environment and get things done without feeling too stressed about it.”

“The SIYLI team was fantastic. Their knowledge and experiences surrounding the subject matter were extraordinary. They are seasoned practitioners who embody their teachings.”

Barry Margerum, Chief Strategy Officer, Plantronics, Inc.


    91% of recent participants reported that the program helped them feel more clarity of mind

    Organisations that have implemented Search Inside Yourself

    Organisations that have implemented Search Inside

    Course Outline

    The SIY program is focused entirely upon equipping you with a set of skills and practices that you can take back to the workplace and apply immediately. Our delivery employs a wide variety of practical individual and group exercises with a ratio of about one-third theory to two-thirds practice.

    Day 1 – AM

    Introduction to Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence

    • Emotional Intelligence at work
    • Intro to mindfulness
    • The neuroscience of mindfulness and emotional intelligence
    • Theory, practice, and benefits of mindfulness

    Day 1 – PM


    • Science of self-awareness
    • Emotional regulation
    • Understanding triggers
    • Reframing and responding to challenges skillfully

    Day 2 – AM


    • Aligning your values and work
    • Resilience
    • Neuroscience of motivation
    • The role of empathy in leadership
    • Perspective taking
    • Neuroscience of empathy
    • Developing trust

    Day 2 – PM


    • Compassion and Leadership
    • Communication with insight
    • Neuroscience of compassion
    • Teambuilding models
    • Navigating difficult conversations
    • Integration and next steps

    PLEASE NOTE: The SIY curriculum is being continually updated and improved to reflect emerging research and experience,
    so the schedule is subject to change without notice

    Your Trainer

    Robert Bridgeman is an explorer of human potential. He co-founded Bridgeman, a non-profit that works with public programs, organizations and top athletes to help each individual achieve his or her potential. Robert travels the world and studies in places like Nepal, Thailand and India, and co-founded the Mindful Leadership institute in Vietnam. He is the author of four books, a professional speaker, documentarymaker and a mindfulness meditation trainer. Robert works with organizations worldwide and loves to combine cutting edge mindfulness and meditation techniques to train emotional intelligence and mental strength.

    Do you work in a high pressure results-oriented environment?
    Train your brain to handle stress and become resilient in challenging times

    Early registration and group discounts available.
    For a tailor made company training please contact info@bridgeman.nl





    €995 + VAT
    (or 895,00 + VAT for teams bigger than 25 persons)

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    Prices displayed are per person, minimum of 10 participants for a in-company training


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who is this program for?

    Search Inside Yourself is designed for individuals and organisations who want to apply mindfulness-based emotional intelligence practices. This includes business leaders, managers, leadership teams, executives, academics, therapists, consultants and professionals across all sectors.

    How will this help me be more effective in my job?

    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 organisation and the world.

    I’m 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 do I need to bring along?

    Bring an open mind and a pen. We’ll provide a journal to write in. If you find a snack helps you focus between meals then bring your favorite along with you.

    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 (before 5 march).
    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 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 the organisers, who disclaims all liability for any direct or indirect loss, damage or expense suffered in connection with such Events.

    Is this training in English?

    Yes, the training is in English. On request in Dutch available.


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