Board of Directors Chair
Joseph Castro Jr. is an Executive, Leadership, and Team/Group Coach with over 15 years of coaching, facilitation, training, team building, and leadership and organizational development experience. He has delivered this array of services in a bicultural and bilingual way to clients and organizations in the education, non-profit, and for-profit sectors.
Joseph is a Certified Coach / Facilitator with Leaders Who Coach, a Licensed Trainer for Coaching Out Of The Box, and a Certified Group Coach with the Group Coaching Head Quarters He infuses diversity, inclusion, racial equity, and belonging into the relationships and partnerships with which he’s engaged.
Joseph, a proud grandson of migrant farm workers and a first-generation university graduate, moved to San Luis Obispo, California from the agricultural community of Oxnard, California, and earned his B.S. in Psychology and minor in Child Development at Cal Poly State University.
Mr. Castro has provided leadership and made an impact on the local to national levels by serving on numerous non-profit Boards of Directors. Moreover, he’s been the fortunate recipient of various awards and accolades for community service and professionalism.
In addition to serving the community, Joseph enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. He is a Men’s Division member in the Soka Gakkai International-USA Buddhist Faith Community, a certified yoga instructor, and a certified Inquiry Life Coach.