Hi, I'm Kelly and I'm Deputy Area Operations Manager for North Cumbria. I've worked for Inspira for nearly 10 years, so they're obviously doing something right!

Day-to-day, my main focus is overseeing the National Careers Service and National Citizen Service in North Cumbria.

Working for Inspira means that no two days are ever the same - each day has it's own challenges and rewards.

The best thing about my job is being able to see the difference that our courses and programmes make to people; not just our customers but our staff as well. The work we do helps people to achieve their goals in a variety of different ways and that's so inspiring.

My inspirational story

On a three week adventure in Bali, I climbed Mount Rinjani on the island of Lombok, the second highest volcano in Indonesia. The trek lasted three days and involved climbing through the night to reach the summit, camping with monkeys and living off noodles and boiled eggs.

Words to live by

Reach for the stars, live for every moment, dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening, love like there is no tomorrow, follow your dreams, laugh, choose with no regret and smile unconditionally.