This week we are celebrating International Men's Day, and we are sharing profiles of role model men who are bravely advocating about mental health.
Meet Justin Holder, a dedicated property professional and a strong advocate for mental health awareness, underlining the importance of balance in our lives.
Justin joined Hamptons as an associate in 2015 as a seasoned professional with 10 years under his belt in the property industry. Drawn to the flexibility that Hamptons offered, he quickly made his mark, rising to the top as the leading negotiator in South West London.
He transferred his skills and enthusiasm to the bustling Chiswick office six years ago, where his leadership abilities have led to an impressive 450% growth. Justin's love for the Hamptons’ family-centric ethos and his supportive colleagues has been a key driving force behind his success. In addition, Hamptons' commitment to mental health and inclusivity resonates with him.
The journey at Hamptons also sparked a newfound passion in Justin's life - cycling. Participating in a charity cycle event, Justin discovered that regular exercise was not just about physical health, but a potent tool for maintaining his mental well-being. It provided him with a solitary, introspective space to process personal and professional challenges.
This year, Justin participated in the Three Peaks challenge for Mind, a physically challenging adventure involving climing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. Justin and the wider Hamptons team raised over £23,000 for Mind, who do excellent work to support those suffering with mental health.
Justin credits male role models, such as David Goggins, Ant Middleton, and Steven Bartlett, for their openness about their personal challenges. Their shared experiences have provided him with insights for processing his own feelings. Justin emphasises the significance of open dialogue about mental health with a supportive network, be it friends, family, or the wider community. As the adage goes, "a problem shared is a problem halved."
As we honour International Men's Day, Justin's story stands as a reminder that success is not just about professional growth, but also about making a difference in the world and taking care of our mental health, inspiring us all to strive for a balanced and fulfilling life.