About Us!

Why are we doing this?

We met at a LinkedIn Local event in April 2018 and quickly became friends over our shared interests of psychology, coaching, personal development and inspirational speakers (we love Grant Cardone).


So together we hatched a plan to create a weekly podcast and it has grown from there.


At the core of our mission we aim to:

  • Fly the flag for the North East of England.

  • Create a movement for people to raise aspirations, take action and create a more fulfilling life.

  • Use research and analysis of our podcasts to show how people found their passion (Michelle is a psychologist after all!)

  • Have lots of fun – a passion project – where we can speak to and learn from inspirational people and help share their messages.


We are excited about this journey and where this will go.


Thanks for being a part of it.


J & M 😁

Michelle Minnikin

Michelle is a Chartered Business Psychologist and founder of Insights Business Psychology – she helps organisations select awesome humans and loves helping awesome humans create awesome lives and careers. Michelle is fascinated with humans and loves transforming the world of work for both employees and employers and making everyone happier and more productive. Changing people’s lives is the most rewarding part of her job.


As she was starting her business, she quickly became frustrated with how superficial networking can be. She saw a post on LinkedIn about the concept of LinkedInLocal and promptly volunteered to host events in Newcastle where she gets groups of people together on a monthly basis to meet, share their stories and learn together. She loves to meet new people, connect humans, create communities, understand and get to know people well.



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James Eves

James has had a fairly extraordinary career across many continents and sectors, he speaks 3 languages, has an MBA and his experience spans both the entrepreneurial start up and big corporate worlds. He has lived in New York, Stockholm, Hong Kong, La Rochelle and has returned to Newcastle to build his empire. 


James has the ability to make everyone he meets feel listened to, calm and comfortable in his presence. He entertains everyone with his voice, and everyone says he should be on the radio.  He wants to make the world a better place and pours so much love on his family and friends and is often the person people turn to for help in a crisis. He gets so much energy seeing people grow, develop, change direction and find their purpose. For him, the podcast is a way of getting the message out to more people to inspire them to be their best selves.

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