Jo Boyd

Head of Wellbeing

What is the proudest moment in your career to date?
I love to see people grow, to develop, to shift from one place to another, so when I have people, I have worked with in the past let me know that they have achieved their career goal and see me as instrumental in the journey it makes me so emotional. And similarly, for those I have worked with who have struggled with their mental health, supporting them so a point where they are able to manage their mental health confidently and start to support others really fills me up.

When I first came to Marshall I worked in Aerospace, and after around 6 months, when I had really started to understand the business, I was overwhelmed with pride – being part of an organisation that does such amazing things for their customers and community. But there are other moments in the last 12 months when Marshall Centre won a silver award for Wellbeing at the UK business awards and I had my first article published.

What is your favourite aspect of your job and why?
Working with businesses to bring about change within their people teams.

What song is the soundtrack to your life right now?
Beastie boys, fight for your right to party - COVID, Masterplan by Oasis - How I see Life in general and U2 Pride is a song I could listen to everyday .

If you could fly anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Japan, I am fascinated with their culture, which focuses on benefitting / supporting others as opposed to our culture which typically focuses on individual achievement. This is a general difference between western and eastern cultures (there are others), however Japan spent a huge amount of time isolated from the rest of the world they have a huge part that was unaffected by other nations making them quite unique in how they behave as a society of people. I would love to learn more about it, and think the best way to do that would be to immerse myself in it.

If you could master a skill in a day, what would it be?
I feel like I should say singing, because I love to sing but can’t so it’s a painful experience for those around me, but it sounds great to me, so I am going to say I would love to learn to speak Spanish, and will do one day .

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