About us

Mindless Academy is the UK’s leading empowerment + employability platform. We partner with universities, charities and responsible brands to empower students and graduates with the Mindset, Skills + Experience they need to thrive. Our purpose-led virtual work experiences are designed to ignite a hunger for personal growth and self-mastery, boost digital skills and drive social + environmental impact – while making mental health a priority.

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Meet our Team

We're a growing team of conscious, creative, passionate people committed to our heart-led hustle

Laurie Stewart
Founder +CEO

After experiencing several years where her own mental health hit rock bottom, Laurie is on a mission to empower every single person on this planet to realise and unlock their true potential. Mindless Academy is where she brings over 15 years’ international experience in business strategy and digital transformation at some of the world’s leading brands together with over 6 years’ of deeply intentional work on her own healing, personal growth and self-mastery. This is her heart-led hustle.

Georgia Knell
Partnerships Manager

Georgia first joined Mindless Academy by taking part in our virtual work experience programme while studying Media Production at the University of Lincoln. Since joining the team, Georgia has embodied everything that Mindless is about - a never-ending hunger to learn and grow, to grasp opportunities and embrace challenges. She has worked in all areas of the business; bringing our experiences to life and supporting students and graduates on their journeys, now working closely with our university partners to deliver integrated employability solutions at scale.

Dekan Apajee
Mindset Coach

Dekan joined the Mindless Academy team after being introduced to the company during a university call, where he was immediately drawn to its values and ethos. This alignment led Dekan to leverage his expertise and coaching qualifications, officially assuming the role of Mindless Academy’s Head Mindset Coach. Concurrently serving as the Head of Media at the University of East London, Dekan seamlessly integrates the Mindless Magic into his work through live coaching sessions, providing students and graduates with a supportive environment to explore self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and enhance their self-belief and confidence.

Imi Hawkes
Digital Marketing Coordinator

Imi first joined Mindless Academy by taking part in our virtual work experience programme while studying Fashion Knitwear at Nottingham Trent University. After joining our programme, she landed a placement as a Design Assistant at Pentex, global design and  manufacturing business. where she confirmed her love for digital marketing and communications. Since joining the team, Imi has showcased an ongoing drive for learning and personal growth, eagerly seizing opportunities and embracing challenges along the way. She has worked in various areas of the business; creating robust social media strategies and content, and bringing our experiences to life.

Louis Obasogie
Mindless Academy Ambassador

Louis first joined Mindless Academy by taking part in our virtual work experience programme while studying Business and Marketing at Nottingham Trent University. After joining our programme, she landed a placement as Consumer Marketing Assistant for Sony Europe. Louis joins Mindless Academy at every opportunity to promote our message and values and is a true ambassador of who we are and what we do. He fully encapsulates what it means to be a life-long learner, always striving to be the best version of himself.

Mission + Vission

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Our Story

From day one, Mindless Academy has been more than just a virtual work experience provider. Mindless Academy has been a reminder to all to be less Mindless and invite us to become the best version of ourselves.

At every step of the way, Mindless Academy keeps impact and the students and graduates who walk through our digital doors at the heart of everything we do.

We're here to drive positive change and unlock human potential.

Mindless Academy is founded

Mindless Academy was founded in 2020 by Laurie Stewart, to support students and graduates with the Mindset, Skills + Experience they need to thrive. After lecturing at a UK University, Laurie saw first-hand the disparity across students work experiences. She made it her mission to make work experience accessible and equal, in a way that celebrated students as whole humans.

Unlocking partnership potential

In 2021, Mindless Academy began partnering with more and more universities across the UK, all buying into the Mindset, Skills + Experience recipe for success!

Building our team

In 2023, Mindless Academy began welcoming more team members on board, all working toward the same mission of delivering impact at scale.

Growing fast

Now, Mindless Academy is partnering with leading global brands, agencies and charities to open up minds and doors for students and graduates, everywhere!

Community + connection

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We know that building career confidence is more than just acquiring skills and knowledge; it's about connection. That's why at Mindless Academy, to complement our virtual work experiences, we've cultivated a community of driven, lifelong learners, all on a mission to become the best versions of themselves.

Through this vibrant community, we host live events focusing on Mindset, Skills, and Experience, bringing people together to learn and grow. These events are delivered in collaboration with industry experts, innovative brands, leaders, and students and graduates alike!

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