33: “Don’t ignore the things that won’t let you go.” (ft. Jovian Zayne)

33: “Don’t ignore the things that won’t let you go.” 


Join guest Jovian Zayne for a discussion all about being on purpose. And how to find it. Jovian is the founder of the International Day of Purpose as well as an international speaker and certified leadership and professional development coach.

In this episode, learn:

  • Why purpose matters
  • And you’ll get some tools (Hint: Beliefs! Breadcrumbs! Burdens!) to help you find, explore, and refine your own personal purpose. 

Welcome to a conversation about making love by being on purpose.

And don’t forget to follow along with the International Day of Purpose!

From South Africa to New York, tap into a community of people who are supporting one another in being Fit – Loving and Working OnPURPOSE. The same way that we celebrate the power of women with the International Womens Day in March, and the power of Peace on the International Day of Peace in September, we want to encourage the world to celebrate the power of purpose through the International Day of Purpose®. Held annually on the Summer Solstice, this day was created to inspire people to celebrate and activate the power of purpose.


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Jovian Zayne is an international speaker and certified leadership and professional development coach with years of experience in change management, global diversity and leadership development. She leads The OnPurpose Movement®, a firm committed to developing values-driven leaders through targeted coaching, public speaking and facilitated experiences. Her firm’s client list includes Google, The New York Times, Goldman Sachs, Columbia University, Harvard University, The Aspen Institute, Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Records, and Teach For America.

Her work has been featured in NPR-StoryCorps, The Huffington Post, Facebook Watch – Red Table Talk, Essence, Blavity and Black Enterprise, among others. Alongside notable individuals such as Tarana Burke, Serena Williams, and Lebron James, Jovian was named to the 2018 Root 100, an annual list of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45.

She is the Founder of the annual International Day of Purpose®, a day created to inspire people of all generations to celebrate and activate the power of their purpose. In partnership with The Obama Administration, KIND Snacks®, Big Brothers Big Sisters, YWCA-NYC; and various organizations and celebrities, its global reach has touched over 16 million people around the world.

Prior to entrepreneurship Jovian was successful as a former Managing Director of Talent Recruitment at Teach for America (TFA), and marketing specialist at Black and Decker Corporation. Jovian is an IGNITE leadership fellow at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School and an “Its all about Business” fellow at the Wake Forest Graduate School of Business. She is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was the first African-American woman to be elected President.


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Jovian Zayne



Celebrate and follow along with The International Day of Purpose!

Check out Jovian’s personal website to learn more about her work!

Read Dr. Howard Thurman’s commencement address at Spelman College that Jovian referenced: “The Sound of the Genuine.”

Jovi’s instagram: @jovianzayne

Watch Taiye Selasi’s TED Talk that Jovian mentions in the episode: “Don’t ask me where I’m from…”

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