Who we are
James Eves and Michelle Minnikin met at a networking event in early 2018 that Michelle was hosting.
With their shared passion for people development, they realised there were so many stories of inspiring people in the North East of England and beyond that needed to be shared.
By early 2019, they had founded Inspiration North as a podcast to bring these stories to air. By October 2021 they had released 148 podcasts - one every Monday for two and a half years. They ran monthly events, led courses and events for the charity Action for Happiness, and raised money for local causes such as the PIE Project and Team Evie.
Inspiration North was paused in October 2021 to allow James and Michelle to focus on their other venture - Work Pirates - the one that pays the bills.
As of March 2023, we are in the process of reinventing Inspiration North, with a focus on helping children to uncover their strengths to develop confidence, resilience, and direction for the future.