I’m Jovan Glasgow, speaker, coach, and consultant for organizations that care about the vitality of their people.
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My mission is to create more personal and professional fulfillment by challenging, inspiring, and empowering human potential.
Discovering this mission came after experiencing a major loss…
My story starts with my father…
Growing up in Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean, I witnessed my father’s big heart for people, especially for those who were struggling. He wouldn’t hesitate to help if he could, even dipping into savings to buy a neighbor a washing machine when they needed one.
I looked up to him as THE example of how to serve people, and he gave me a glimpse into how that people-focused mission offered true fulfillment.
But by the time I moved to Miami to pursue my degree in aeronautical engineering, like all teenagers, I think I had lost sight of that mission.
Then, in a couple-year blur, I had graduated… and my father had died, losing a swift battle with a rare form of cancer.
There’s a desperation to make your life mean something in the aftermath of a great loss like that. In my grief, what shined through was the example my father had given me, a life dedicated to helping people.
The greatest service I believed I could do was to develop people & be a leader.
I joined my first company in their management training program. Within a year, I was their number-one manager in the country.
My passion for this role drove me to early success (both mine and the employees I was responsible for developing). But internally, I was suffering.
Even as I got promoted at different companies, I was working 50 to 60 hours a week and drinking a bottle of wine a night. Looking around, I saw my peers engaging in similar overwork to avoid their brokenness.
Unfortunately, like so many people, this chapter of my life closed only when I received FMLA due to burnout and rapidly declining mental health.
Profit without purpose is costing us our lives.
On leave, I finally fully woke up to how overwork was destructive — and just how common it is in the American workplace.
I reconnected to my Caribean roots, where purpose is prioritized over profit. The next iteration of my career was born from this: I blended all my practical leadership experience with personal and purpose-driven development.
Through speaking, training, and consulting, I help organizations honor the full humanity of their people, addressing challenges like communication barriers, past experiences, overwork and burnout, and more. The teams I work with learn how to achieve more while comprising less!
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