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Search Inside Yourself with Rich Fernandez and Heather Jelks

Search Inside Yourself

Originally developed at Google by leading experts in neuroscience, business, and psychology, Search Inside Yourself teaches practical mindful leadership and emotional intelligence tools to help you bring out your best self at work and in life. The program has been proven to reduce stress, improve focus, raise peak performance, and improve interpersonal relationships.

The Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program teaches emotional intelligence skills through mindfulness practices and the latest in neuroscience.  Originally developed and tested at Google, the training has been shown to help improve focus, empathy and resilience so you can unlock your full potential.

Whether you'd like to join for personal or professional development, by attending the SIY program you will:

 • Grow your emotional intelligence skills: Develop greater self-awareness, the capacity to choose how you respond to challenging situations and improve interpersonal skills that will allow you to better relate with others at work and at home.

 • Gain new insights about yourself: Explore your own personal preferences, motivators and purpose and discover how to improve your capacity to manage stress and make decisions.

 • Develop your leadership skills: Take your performance to the next level and become a more compassionate and effective leader.

 • Gain new practical tools: Learn and practice a wide range of mindfulness-based techniques to develop and integrate higher emotional intelligence into your daily life.

The program kicks off with a highly interactive in-person training followed by a month-long digital practice period to help you build new habits.  You will also have a chance to create connections with like-minded people and join our growing global community.

Coaches can also receive 13.5 Continuing Coaching Education credits from attending SIY.  To obtain, simply send an email to after the program asking for your letter of completion. You can find more information here.


Rich Fernandez
Rich is the CEO of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI). He was previously the director of executive education and people development at Google, where he was also one of the first Search Inside Yourself teachers. At Google he was responsible for leadership development content, tools, and programs for senior leaders and some of the efforts focused on employee well-being at Google. Before SIYLI, Rich founded Wisdom Labs and also served in senior roles at eBay, J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank of America. Rich was trained as a psychologist and received both his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. He currently lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.

Heather Jelks 
Heather is the President of Nautilus Coaching & Consulting, LLC, an executive coaching and consulting company dedicated to the development of masterful leaders. Heather trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn and has a graduate degree in organization development as well as somatic and leadership coach certifications. An avid runner and meditation practitioner, she introduces her clients to mindfulness concepts and best practices that deepen resilience, wisdom, and well-being. She recently co-authored the book, Missing Conversations: 9 Questions All Leaders Should Ask Themselves, and is passionate about championing mindful leadership.
3/13/2020 3:00 PM - 3/15/2020 2:00 PM
Garrison Institute 14 Mary's Way, Route 9D Garrison 10524 UNITED STATES

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Single Room$1,250.00
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Late Registration Fee

Online registration for this event will close the day before the start of the retreat. Late registrations may be accepted on a case-by-case basis; there is a $50 late registration fee.

Cancellation Policy

This policy applies only to retreats for which Garrison Institute collected registration fees directly from guests. For cancellations made at least a week in advance of the start of the retreat, we assess a $65 cancellation fee. For cancellations made within a week of the event, in addition to the $65 processing fee, we will assess a fee of $40 per day for the length of the retreat to cover our direct costs for food, which will have already been ordered. We cannot offer refunds for cancellations made after 4pm the day before the start of a retreat.

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