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 […]

Elliot Taylor (9 Years old)

This month we meet Inspiring 9 year old Elliot, who’s been clocking up the miles for the Homeless!! A couple of weeks ago Tales to Inspire had the pleasure of meeting with inspirational nine-year-old Elliot Taylor, together with his Mum Teresa. Elliot from Southend, Essex, decided at the start of the year that he wanted […]

Jaime Thurston

“I wish a lot of charities were not needed” My name is Jamie Thurston. I’m dedicated to emphasising the impact of kindness, founding the charity 52 Lives which is committed to helping people in any way imaginable. I grew up in a small town in Australia. I had 3 brothers and sisters and amazing parents. […]

Michelle Rawls

“Don’t forget to lean on those who love you” My name is Michelle Rawls. Whilst travelling the world I’ve realised the importance of checking in with yourself and prioritising your mental wellbeing in order to help maintain your physical health. I was born on an air force base in North Dakota, USA, where my father […]

Isaac Winton-Hayes

“What matters the most is what I do at a human level” My name is Isaac Winton-Hayes. I am a 17-year-old young professional, dedicated to demonstrating the potential of young people and the importance of humanity. I was born in Manchester and have lived here for almost my entire life. I had a fairly normal […]

Krish Patel

Life is full of hurdles, roundabouts and ups and downs. In this episode, Krish takes us through some lessons learnt over the past few months. A new year is a great time for reflection and action, but remembering your why is vital to continuing and persevering through. Krish goes through some important concepts such; remembering […]

Damian Owens

“My life motto is – Be your own hero” My name is Damian Owens, I work for a charity called Foundation 92 and aim to spend my life trying to inspire and motivate others. I was born and raised in Bolton and come from a very large family, I have 8 siblings in total. Despite […]

Krish Patel

The new year begins soon and now is the perfect time to reflect on everything that has happened in your life in 2021 and to make determinations towards 2022. In this episode, Krish shares his reflections of the past year and how we can each be the best version of ourselves in 2022. Opportunities will […]