Search Inside Yourself Programme

SEARCH INSIDE YOURSELF (two-day programme)

The original 2-day mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training program developed at Google.


Designed and tested at Google, the SIY program teaches mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills that lead to sustained peak performance, strong collaboration and effective leadership.

The two-day interactive program includes:

  • An overview of the neuroscience supporting mindfulness and emotional intelligence.
  • A deep-dive into the emotional intelligence capacities: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and leadership.
  • Practical exercises to focus attention and develop self- awareness and empathy, the foundation for self-mastery and leadership.
  • Specific workplace applications to help participants achieve greater focus, emotional balance, empathy and motivation.
  • A highly interactive experience, with 1/3 presentation and 2/3 hands-on exercises.
  • A 28-day challenge following the 2-day program.
  • Daily resources and exercises are provided to help people build new habits after the training.

Participants will experience lasting improvements, including:

  • Increased self-awareness and self-regulation, the first two core emotional intelligence competencies.
  • Practical take-away skills: a range of mindfulness practices, journaling, and techniques for self- awareness, empathetic listening, and preparing for difficult conversations.
  • Tools to communicate with insight and awareness of others’ emotions and perspectives.


The SIY program typically holds 20-80 participants and can be customized for a variety of participants, including:

  • Senior Leaders and Executives
  • Teams
  • New Managers

  • Individual Contributors
  • Recent Graduates

Jean-Christophe Trentinella

Jean-Christophe Trentinella is a Speaker, Consultant and Search Inside Yourself Certified - the groundbreaking mindfulness, emotional intelligence and leadership programme based on neuroscience and born at Google. With more than 20 years of international expertise in education, higher education and culture and a mindfulness practice of over three decades, he helps leaders and organisations build thriving work cultures and navigate everyday work and life challenges with more clarity, efficiency and resilience. Jean-Christophe has facilitated programmes and workshops in the UK, the United States, France, Austria, and Australia with Johns Hopkins University, The International Agency for Atomic Energy, The University of Adelaide & Georgia Southern University.


Abigail Somma

Abigail Somma offers trainings in mindfulness and emotional intelligence, with the goal of creating more connected, engaged and creative workplaces. She has facilitated for groups in Vienna, New York, London and Bratislava, and has teacher-training certificates from the the Nalanda Institute of Contemplative Science (NYC) and Search Inside Yourself (San Francisco), the renown Google-born course taught in companies around the world. She is also a writer with experience in speechwriting, playwriting and journalism. Past employers/clients have included the UN, the World Bank, UNICEF, think tanks, NGOs and others; and her plays have been performed in NYC, LA and abroad. While she believes institutions have a role in promoting peace, she has come to believe that peace comes to the world one person at a time."