In February, I received a call from Simon Jones to say I had been nominated and successfully been chosen as one of the Top 30 Under 30’s for the Hull and Humber Region. To say I was shocked was an understatement – imposter syndrome seriously kicked in! To be recognised for this award has been quite possibly my proudest achievement to date.
I started the scheme with completely no idea of what was about to happen. Spending the last 8 months, with a group of passionate, like-minded individuals has been a fantastic experience. I have gained an in-depth understanding of leadership and management, including different leadership styles, coaching, and mentoring skills, how to present, not only myself but also presentations, understanding my PRINT report to recognise my unconscious motivators and be mindful of these in day-to-day life. In addition to this, also becoming confident in front of the camera! The filming and interview practice was super nerve-wracking to begin with, however, the team at Top 30 has been great in providing advice and tips on how to improve these skills.
To be recognised as part of the Top 30 Under 30 scheme means so much to me. It highlights and encapsulates all my achievements both personally and professionally over the years. I started with CATCH at the age of 17, with completely no idea of where I wanted my career to go. However, with the support and guidance from CATCH offering me opportunities to develop, fast forward 9 years down the line, I now manage my own team within a fast-paced sales environment. My main piece of advice for those starting their careers would be to take every opportunity you are given – the world is your oyster!
Holly Goodwin, CATCH Skills Account Manager
For more information on how employers in the Hull & Humber, and Leeds and West Yorkshire regions can become involved within the Top 30 Under 30 Programme, please contact Simon Jones.