Born into a big catholic family of seven siblings and raised in the eclectic coastal town of Raglan / Whaingaroa - Josh's upbringing saw him exposed to a mixture of old school family values, Tikanga Maori, and progressive, creative and sustainable thinking. All important perspectives that he has carried with him into his career.
Six years of working and volunteering for social and community aid-type ventures in Australia, South Africa, Uganda, California and South Auckland meant the "school of life" presented many learning opportunities prior to Josh attending the University of Waikato. Majoring in Human Resources and Strategic Management, Josh earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Management before diving straight into over 7 years of senior HR Manager roles in Hospitality and Agriculture.
With a desire to raise his kids closer to home, and a dream to manage his own business, Josh moved his young family to the Bay of Plenty to start working as a consultant. He soon realised that small to medium sized businesses that were experiencing growth often required a people person to partner with them as they excelled and expanded. With this in mind, Josh opened Yellow Umbrella with a heart to help good businesses become great employers.
Josh is a very attentive and cares about seeing you succeed. He brings a high level of dedication and enthusiasm to his work.
Josh is a focused and passionate HR professional, a real team player willing to go the extra mile for people.
I really appreciate Josh's care and concern for people, his ability to listen, and then his way of working with you on finding a solution.
Josh has been great for advice and support, especially with helping me with recruitment and performance management. He was able to ask questions to get me thinking of things I would not have considered to ensure we made the best decisions. He is great at communicating with people.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Joshua! He is professional and knowledgeable! He doesn't let problems ruffle his feathers and just sorts things out! I can wholeheartedly recommend Josh.
Josh helped with one of our mutual clients in sticky restructure situation recently and I was absolutely wrapped with his approach, he brought valuable insights and perspectives and his involvement was appreciated by all.