Member Spotlight: Miriam Goodall, Development Manager, The Booth Centre

Tuesday, 11th August 2020

Each week we get to know one of our members slightly better. This week we find out more about Miriam Goodall, Development Manager, The Booth Centre.

  1. Favourite quote or saying

Those that matter, don’t mind and those that mind, don’t matter.

  1. Career highlight

Building a new team from scratch after a particularly challenging restructure and leading them to deliver an award winning challenge event that raised over £850k.

  1. Why do you love pro-manchester?

The chance to hear from a wide variety of organisations and businesses, all aligned to one thing; doing our best for Manchester.

  1. What are you reading at the moment?

I am not a massive reader, but devour podcasts like they are going out of fashion. I have an unhealthy obsession with real crime ones, and my current fav is The All Killa No Filla podcast.

  1. What are you watching at the moment?

I am a big Ru Paul’s Drag Race fan. I’ve just finished season 12, and so re-watching old seasons. The perfect antidote to the ups and downs of the coronacoaster!

  1. Favourite meeting place in Manchester

I love the Manchester Craft and Design Centre in the Northern Quarter for an ogle at all the lovely creations, and a nice cuppa and piece of cake to go with it. Followed by a plate of loaded fries from V Rev.

  1. Favourite lockdown activity

My partner and I have developed a love of crosswords and jigsaws throughout lockdown. These are great distractions from taking our eldest out for a driving lesson, or manhandling one of our rescue dogs into the bath. Both of these activities have also featured heavily this lockdown but I can’t say they are a favourite.

  1. Most creative meal that you cook

I am vegan, and love wowing folk with plant based delights. It’s incredible what you can do with a mushroom.

  1. Most creative thing you’ve seen on a video call during the lockdown

I love all the different backgrounds that you can put on video calls. I always forget to put one on, until someone points out I’m sharing my screen with my washing. Then I realise I should be joining the background gang.

  1. Most mundane task you’ve completed since being in lockdown

Cleared out the kitchen cupboards. The elf in everyone’s house that steals odd socks from the washing basket must be the same one that hides Tupperware lids. Where do they all go?

  1. Do you write a blog that you’d like us to share?

Not yet. It’s on the list. As I have lots I want to say…

  1. What are you looking forward to when out of lock down?

Now we’re allowed to travel, my partner and I are off in our campervan shortly to see family (even if only from the garden). We’ll be travelling from Norfolk to Cumbria, via Northumberland, so there will be lots of beautiful scenery to take in on our journeys.