Our Story

Hello, Elise here the founder of “Make Your Mind Up” an approach which quite simply builds our mental resilience.

Our “Pocket Mentor” provides us a toolkit to build our mental strength and wellbeing enabling us to thrive in the challenges of life.

So, if that’s the solution, what is the problem?

My quest began a few years ago after leaving University. I was lucky enough to get a job in the big wide world but soon found I was unprepared for the challenges of everyday life, from coping when something went wrong at work to motivating myself up in the morning.

As I researched how others were coping, I found that many others were facing similar issues at various points in their life.

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What was missing? Mental strength and wellbeing education.

The good news is that people have been developing solutions from way back in Ancient Greek times, to the many research studies and books that line the shelves today. In the last 10 or so years real scientific advancements in studying how the brain works has enabled us to identify theories and tools that we can apply to our own lives.

Taking the science I starting developing a solution by identifying the key mindset skills we need; resilience, motivation, focus, confidence and empathy and trialling the program with schools and individuals from across the world.

From here I put my experience, research and feedback together and created the “Pocket Mentor” designed to support you in your quest to build mental strength and wellbeing to thrive in the challenges of life.

Our Mission

Growing 1 million minds
who grow 1 million trees

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What was missing? Mental strength and positive mindset education.

The good news is that people have been developing solutions from way back in Ancient Greek times, to the many research studies and books that line the shelves today. In the last 10 or so years real scientific advancements in studying how the brain works has enabled us to identify theories and tools that we can apply to our own lives.

Taking the science I starting developing a solution by identifying the key mindset skills we need; resilience, motivation, focus, confidence and empathy and trialling the program with schools and individuals from across the world.

From here I put my experience, research and feedback together and created the “Pocket Mentor” designed to support you in your quest to build mental strength and positive mindset to thrive in the challenges of life.

Our Mission

Growing 1 million minds
who grow 1 million trees

Our Values

The boom of instant information has meant that we are often outcome focused and if we don’t achieve/progress instantly we get disheartened. Adventure is the process, the continual learning and development that enables us to take enjoyment in the small daily steps that help us reach our goals.

The Pocket Mentor is a story of adventure, from bouncing back and continually learning new skills to develop the brand and the mental strength toolkit. Through living this value we encourage, us and our user community, to be constantly curious; to feel confident to ask questions when we don’t fully understand something, to question the world around us and discover the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Curiosity enabled the cat!

The Pocket Mentor toolkit is taken from evidence based thought leadership in psychologies and neuroscience, which means they have been tried and tested. The content can be trusted because the concepts have proven to work for businesses, sports people and regular folk like me all over the world!

The Pocket Mentor itself is a product of its content. Every concept and tool in the app have helped me on my journey to building my own mental strength, to persist and thrive in the challenges of starting a business.

Sustainability is at the core of every decision we make, made possible by our tree planting partnership with Eden Reforestation. Our user community can directly be part of this value too, as for every 10 days you use The Pocket Mentor 5 To Thrive toolkit we donate to plant a tree on your behalf.

Your growth grows trees, together let's plant a forest.

Solutions to challenges come through innovation. The Pocket Mentor helps tackle two big global challenges; the growing mental wellbeing crisis and climate change. Our solution has taken 3 years of innovation, research and development and it will continue to evolve as the science grows and user experiences feedback into the product.

The science of mindset and mental wellbeing is extensive and ever growing. The Pocket Mentor makes this valuable research accessible to all; by breaking the science down into bite size chunks it can be related and applied to the contexts and challenges that we all face.

Our initial aim was to create a mental wellbeing platform for young people. However, the more we researched the more we recognised the relevance and importance of mental wellbeing resources to everyone, aligning with our adventure value - we never stop learning, no matter our age, background, or role.

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The brains behind the brain
Elise

Elise

Founder and Managing Director The Pocket Mentor
Mark

Mark

CEO of The Mindset Development Group
Kiery

Kiery

Digital Marketing Manager
Wendi

Wendi

Operations Manager
Little

Little

Chief Entertainment Officer
Bear

Bear

Chief Happiness Officer

Elise

Founder and Managing Director The Pocket Mentor

Role: Founder and Managing Director The Pocket MentorCan be found: Wandering the countryside with various animalsFavourite Quote: We all look at the same moon

Mark

CEO of The Mindset Development Group

Role: CEO of The Mindset Development GroupCan be found: On the 18th hole looking for my ball!Quote: It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive - Bruce Springsteen

Kiery

Digital Marketing Manager

Role: Digital Marketing ManagerCan be found: In mission controlFavourite Quote: I am currently away from my computer

Wendi

Operations Manager

Can be found: In the kitchens at partiesFavourite Quote: DO IT

Little

Chief Entertainment Officer

Role: Chief Entertainment OfficerCan be found: Sneaking into bins and eating socksFavourite Quote: Woof

Bear

Chief Happiness Officer

Role: Chief Happiness OfficerCan be found: Nudging human's hands for strokesFavourite Quote: Bark Woof

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