About Mind: Unlocked
Mind: Unlocked exists to help you live more fully and feel better through unlocking the secrets of your mind.
We curate and share evidence-based, practical tools for better mental well-being and mindset optimisation, that are designed to fit into your busy 21st century life.
⇩ Who are we and why do we know about this stuff?⇩
Niraj Shah, Co-Founder
A sudden, serious stroke when aged just 30 forced Niraj to change his semi-committed interest in health into an ongoing obsession with learning about health, vitality and neuroscience. Whilst no specific cause was found, a high-pressure corporate career spanning nearly 10 years in London & Hong Kong combined with a “work hard, play hard, sleep later” attitude probably didn’t help.
Niraj was extremely fortunate to make a near full recovery and went on to start his first business. He has since advised or invested in a number of well-being and technology companies. During this time, meditation and other mental resilience and well-being habits became a regular part of his life.
Today Niraj is one of London's most sought after meditation guides and mental well-being speakers. Since starting Mind: Unlocked he has developed "no mumbo jumbo", evidence-based and highly practical approaches to meditation, mindfulness and digital balance, designed specifically to improve busy 21st century lives like his own.
Niraj also co-leads the European development of Transformative Technology, a Silicon Valley based non-profit, the largest global community of entrepreneurs and innovators that are leveraging technology to raise mental health, emotional well-being and human thriving.
He combines these interests with a love for travel, snowboarding and ongoing learning about human behaviour and how our minds work.
Jessica Warren, Co-Founder
All of the boxes of a high flying corporate career and external “success” were being ticked. Graduating from a top university, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at a prestigious global advisory firm, working in corporate finance, going on to run an investment network and advising high growth technology start-ups.
Then the major upheaval - and associated stress and anxiety - triggered by the breakdown of Jessica’s long term relationship meant she needed to find new reserves of mental resilience and deepen her exploration of what truly makes us feel happy and fulfilled.
This was a path she was already on. Having suffered from acute periods of low mood in her late teens, Jessica started paying attention to what made her feel better or worse, and through that pragmatic approach she started to take more control over how she felt.
She sought out more books and courses, started meditating and building other small regular habits that made a huge difference to how she felt. It totally changed her mindset and life. Friends started noticing the big change and began asking for advice on how they too could become more mentally resilient and get more out of life.
From there it was a logical step for Jessica to leave finance and join Mind: Unlocked. Jessica regularly writes and speaks about how we can improve our mindset to lead a more fulfilling life.