Hayley Xenophontos

Trigger warning: Sexual Abuse  “A hairdresser is a position of trust” My name is Hayley and I live in the Stockport area. I run a hair and wellbeing centre, where I specialise in hair loss solutions for women. I’m also an advocate for mental health. I do workshops including mindfulness, confidence and meditation. I was […]

Steph Marie

Trigger warning: Child Abuse and Bullying “Learning that my disability doesn’t define me” My name is Steph Marie, I am from Bury and I am a social influencer, chat show host and a historian and I also have cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy means that the part of the brain that sends signals is damaged. It […]

Sam Smith

“Every time a door is closed in your face, you’re closer to another door opening”. My name is Sam Smith, and I was born in Bolton in 1972 where I grew up. I came from a single-mother family where there were four kids and each of us had different dads. I didn’t ever get to […]

David Morgan

‘There is more to life than the corporate way’. My name is David Morgan. I help rehabilitate people leaving prison by giving them the skills to start their own businesses. I’ve always been fascinated with how things work. I liked computers and engineering from a young age. Looking back, many of my friends were geeky […]

Caroline England

‘Stories are the most wonderful way to take yourself to another world and learn whilst it’s still fun.’ My name is Caroline England. Quite late in my career, I realised that the corporate world wasn’t for me and left that behind to begin my entrepreneurial expedition, founding ‘Featherbed Tales’.  I was born in the South […]

Jocelyn Jones

Life is your work of art My name is Jocelyn Jones I’m from New York originally, but I now live in Santa Monica, California. I am an acting teacher, a filmmaker, a writer and a creative consultant.   I grew up in a little community on the Hudson river called Snedens landing. I had one brother, […]

Sam Moinet

‘Express don’t suppress’ My name is Sam Moinet. I am the founder of Student Breakthrough. I am a speaker, teacher and student coach. I help students with their mental health and train teachers to inspire children. My mission is to revolutionise the emotional support provided in schools. Growing up I was the oldest of 3 […]

Magnus Wood

‘Kindness is the way that we’ll end up saving the planet.’ My name is Magnus Wood. I’m coming to you from a boat where I’m lucky enough to live and work. I’m the cofounder of the kindness corporation; kindness is my mission and purpose in life.  Growing up, I wanted to be in the army. […]

Mark Drager

‘Life is about becoming the person that you could become.’ My name is Mark Drager, and in many ways, I’d say I’m one of the luckiest guys in the world despite growing up in an abusive household. I grew up in a middle-class family in Canada. Everything looked rosy from the outside, but my home […]

Thomas Thor and Isaac Bakwira

‘Go and enjoy life, connect with people and try to show more love.’ My name is Thomas Thor. I’m the founder of El Cambio in Uganda, an academy which aims to spark change through the mode of football. I’m 40 years old, and I was born in Denmark. From the outside, my family appeared to […]