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As Senior Director of Global Partnerships at Voxy, Joseph Williams is committed to breaking language barriers. In this Lynx Spotlight, he shares his top tip for language learning.

Can you briefly introduce yourself?

My name is Joseph Williams and I’m the Senior Director of Global Partnerships at Voxy, a global leader in online language learning.

In my role I get to work closely with our global network of partners, including wonderful companies such as Lynx.

Joseph Williams, Voxy

What has been your favorite part of working with Lynx to date?

I’ve really enjoyed working with everyone on the Lynx team. It’s so rewarding to work with a team that is clearly aligned with their company’s vision and go the extra mile to ensure they’re always adding value to their customers. I’ve personally been inspired by Sylvie’s story as a founder and am excited to join her on her journey.

Lynx’s vision is a world where everyone can realize their career ambitions — through access to quality education benefits. From your perspective, how does Voxy’s language learning platform play into that?

English can be a significant barrier when it comes to career development. By partnering with Lynx, we are able to democratize access to high quality, career-aligned language training and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to overcome this barrier. That can be a hugely motivating benefit for employees, especially those who wouldn’t normally be given access to such training.

What is your number one tip for successful language learning?

Learn to love your plateaus. Just like any journey towards mastery, every language learner will experience moments where their progress seems to plateau. Instead of getting frustrated and giving up, learners have to remind themselves that being on a plateau means that another period of growth is just around the corner.

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one new skill, what would it be — and why?

A consistent golf swing!

Seriously though, I’d love to be able to supercharge my coaching abilities over night. I find that coach-like abilities such as staying curious and asking insightful questions are skills that everyone can benefit from – both professionally and personally.