Joshua Holland - Development Coach, Step Up Sydney

Josh joined the Ladder team in 2020 as a Development Coach with the Step Up Sydney program. A qualified plumber and gasfitter, Josh felt he could do more with his passion for you and mental health, so he decided on a career change and enrolled in a Cert IV in Mental Health.


Prior to joining Ladder, Josh had been an active volunteer with Ronald McDonald House and started his own youth group program, Loose Change. Despite being new to the industry, Josh has already made a big impact on the Step Up Sydney program. His energy and enthusiasm are second to none and his desire to help young people is evident each day as he draws on his own lessons from the past and uses them to help guide young people on their own journey.


His favourite Ladder memory to date is the most recent program graduation where staff took the young people out for a well-deserved Kayak and Quad Biking adventure. It was beautiful day on the river, swimming in fresh water before a shared lunch in the middle of a paddock and finishing day with quad biking on the motor cross track!!


Having recently made the move from New Zealand, Josh enjoys living on the beautiful beaches of Sydney with his fiancé. He has a huge love for the water, connecting and having a good time with people and staying active. A good book with a coffee and sitting in the sun with his fiancé is his ideal picture of happiness.