What is search inside yourself and what are the benefits for you as STEM professional

As a STEMM professional, you're likely familiar with the importance of technical skills in your field. However, have you ever stopped to consider the role of emotional intelligence in your success? That's where the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program comes in.

Developed at Google by a team of experts in mindfulness, neuroscience, and emotional intelligence, SIY is a program that teaches practical tools for developing emotional intelligence and mental clarity. The program is based on the idea that by developing these skills, we can improve our effectiveness, creativity, and well-being, both at work and in our personal lives.

So, what exactly does the program involve?

The SIY program includes a variety of techniques, including mindfulness practices, emotional intelligence exercises, and tools for enhancing self-awareness and empathy. The program is delivered through a combination of in-person or virtual training, coaching, and practice sessions, and can be customized to meet the needs of individuals or organizations.

But why should you, as a STEM professional, care about developing emotional intelligence?

The answer lies in the many benefits that this type of training can provide. For one, developing emotional intelligence can help you to become a better communicator and collaborator, which is especially important in fields that require teamwork and collaboration.



Search Inside Yourself @Cambridge University

In addition, by developing emotional intelligence skills, you can enhance your ability to manage stress, increase your resilience, and improve your overall well-being. This can have a significant impact on your productivity and effectiveness in the workplace.


Search Inside Yourself @Sanger Institute


But perhaps most importantly, developing emotional intelligence can help you to become a more effective leader. As a STEM professional, you may be accustomed to relying on your technical skills to lead your team. However, by developing your emotional intelligence skills, you can enhance your ability to lead with compassion, empathy, and self-awareness. This can help you to create a more positive and productive work environment, and ultimately lead to better outcomes for your team and organization.


In summary, the Search Inside Yourself program is a valuable tool for STEM professionals looking to enhance their emotional intelligence and develop practical skills for improving their effectiveness, creativity, and well-being. By participating in this program, you can become a more effective communicator, collaborator, and leader, ultimately leading to greater success in your personal and professional life.

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Connect with me to explore how these transformative programs can benefit you or your teams. Shoot me an email at [email protected] and let's start the conversation today!

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