Know yourself.
Grow yourself.

Empowering Life hacks to awaken &
transform your relationship with you.

The Know Yourself, Grow Yourself is a 2-hour workshop designed to empower individuals to begin or deepen their self-awareness, unlock their truth, and cultivate personal growth. Through a series of engaging activities, participants explore various aspects of themselves and how they can show up better by building the relationship they have with themselves.

With expert guidance and support, individuals embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, laying the foundation for a more fulfilling and purposeful life.


Awake Academy: Empowering Minds, Transforming Lives. Founded by Layne Beachley AO, 7x World Surfing Champion and champion for mental wellness, and Tess Brouwer, Corporate Athlete and practitioner of positive psychology and wellbeing, Awake Academy is a beacon of self empowerment and personal transformation. They have empowered thousands of individuals to unlock their truth, navigate life’s challenges, and live a centred, connected and confident life.

With a focus on mental wellness, self discovery, and practical wisdom, Awake Academy inspires individuals to live their truth and thrive in every aspect of life.



Pre work: Delegates will receive a welcome email with pre work and access to downloading the workbook and completing a pre-course survey.

Exercise workbook: Includes self-care tips and learnings from the session.

Engaging Presentation: Led by Layne Beachley and Tess Brouwer, featuring insightful discussions on mental wellness, self-discovery, and empowerment.

Interactive Activities: Participate in guided exercises and discussions designed to deepen self-awareness, foster resilience, and promote personal growth.

Connection: The session is designed for teams to foster valuable relationships and collaborations.

Q&A Session: Have the chance to ask Layne and Tess questions, gaining personalised insights and advice on navigating challenges and embracing authenticity.

Takeaways: Leave with actionable strategies, inspiration, and tools to enhance mental wellbeing, leadership skills, and overall performance in personal and professional spheres.

Wrap up: Report on workshop effectiveness.


Self Discovery: Join Layne and Tess from Awake Academy for a transformative self discovery journey to help you feel more centred, connected and confident.

Practical Wisdom: Gain actionable insights from Awake Academy’s teachings for navigating life’s challenges.

Inspirational Stories: Hear inspiring narratives from Tess and Layne’s experiences in mental wellness and self care.

Empowerment Toolkit: Leave with tools for fostering self-empowerment and sustained success.



  • 2 hour Workshop Facilitated Session with Layne and Tess – Live or Virtual
  • 2 EDMs Outlining Homework, expectations and wrap up email
  • Exercise workbook – to be printed by client or used as a digital version
  • Q&A session for participants to gain further insights
  • Pre and post workshop report on impact



Participants gain deeper self-awareness, an empowerment toolkit for personal growth, and inspiration for meaningful action.

Our Tribe

Join an amazing group of businesses leading the
mental health revolution.
Emerging leadership program Aspire.

40 emerging leaders have completed the Own Your Truth program, learning the importance of self-awareness and empathy in leadership. In 2022 a cohort member won Employee of the year!

Mental Wellness Partnership

Awake Academy is empowering Coles staff, Executive General managers and their teams to be more centred, connected and confident, inspiring them to prioritise their wellbeing and lead from within.

We are proud to partner with AIA Australia and committed to empowering 1 million people to live healthier, longer, better lives by utilising the tips and tools in our courses.

“I can’t thank Layne and Tess enough for creating such a wonderful and transformative experience. Their openness and willingness to share their personal journeys touched my heart. I learned valuable lessons and gained practical strategies that I can implement right away. The energy and humor they brought to the session made it enjoyable and engaging. I highly recommend their work!”


Our Courses

We give companies and their employees practical tools and strategies taken from multiple philosophies that let people take ownership of who they are and who they want to be.

Own Your Truth

Mental Wellness Course

The life MBA for you & your team — a lived and learned approach to getting more from life. This immersive program blends lived and learned experiences with practical tools to enhance and empower individuals and company culture.

Resilience Mindset


Crafted to equip your team with practical strategies for overcoming challenges, silencing negativity, and maintaining a positive outlook – both in the workplace and beyond.

Know Yourself, Grow Yourself

Workplace Program

A 2-hour workshop to empower individuals to deepen their self-awareness, unlock their truth, and cultivate personal growth.

7 Doctors

Workplace Program

Achieve a state of centredness, connectedness and confidence with Layne's personal vitality tool kit designed to boost your health, wellbeing and happiness in just 7 steps, over 7 weeks.

Empowering Your People, Your Way

Customisable Formats

The Own Your Truth Program is adaptable to your organisation’s needs. We work with up and coming leadership teams, entire workforces, disengaged teams, burnt-out teams and high performance individuals. You give us the brief and we will work with you to accommodate the needs of your business, within the impactful structure of our programs. Choose from a full-day workshop, half-day sessions, or virtual workshops to suit your team’s requirements.

Empower Your Workforce

Awake Academy’s program elevates team morale, productivity, and overall organisational success by prioritising individuals and mental wellness. We provide a toolkit for your team to keep for life.

Join the Movement

With Layne Beachley AO’s champion mindset and Tess Brouwer’s corporate acumen, Awake Academy’s Own Your Truth Program is a transformational journey toward fostering a mentally resilient and empowered workforce.  Connect with us to explore how this program can bring lasting positive change to your organisation.

Let's do this!

Boost your employees' wellnesss

All programs can be customised based on your organisation’s needs.

Please reach out to us for more information.

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