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.
Meg Levie, MA
Executive coach and mindfulness expert
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.View Bio PagePeter Bonanno, MEd
Mindfulness trainer for individuals, schools, and businesses
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.View Bio Page
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.
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About 1440 Multiversity
Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.
You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.
At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.
Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.
Per-person per-night rates include:
- nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
- daily meditation and yoga classes
- non-ticketed evening events
- use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.
Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.