Meet Joseph, Training and Events Coordinator
SPD Stories, Meet Joseph
Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do at SPD
I am a training and events coordinator at Salford Professional Development. I coordinate and manage training programmes and conferences to ensure our delegates get the most out of their learning.
Can you name your most memorable highlight at SPD?
So far, my most memorable highlight was being the event lead for the Special Education Needs and Disabilities conference, where I got a chance to meet with respected bodies in their field and draw in many delegates and clients for an important topic.
Why did you choose a career in training and events?
I have always had a flare and passion for hospitality and especially events my love for the industry motivated me to achieve my degree in hospitality management. The saying is true “if you do what you love you will never work a day in your life” each day brings something new and gives me the opportunity to meet new people from all walks of life which gives me great job satisfaction.
How do you achieve a good/work-life balance?
Firstly, doing something that you love is the most important thing, you want to work somewhere that will get you out of bed in the morning in a good mood. Surrounding yourself with gold people both in work and out of work provides you with the mental strength to not just achieve in your profession but the fundamentals of life itself. I’ve been fortunate here at SPD to meet some great people that have really welcomed me to the role and this gratitude is not misplaced as I ensure to not let them down.
What is one piece of advice you could give to your younger self?
Only being 26 I’m still a young pup myself however the advice I would have given myself when workwise would be to not get comfortable in your surroundings, keep on going for that next step no matter what the cost, a saying I like and think about a lot is “man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.” Advice for my younger self on a level of personal growth would be to remember you can always count on your family and you should make sure they can always count on you.