Mark-Odean Grant – Bio
Mark-Odean Grant is a Jamaican youth who is on a mission to nurture leaders to live by purpose and serve with impact. He is an emerging thinker about how we can empower ourselves, build healthy relationships and do meaningful work. An astute professional with a track record of strategic focus, transformational leadership and excellent results, his journey consists of over a decade of progressive experience working with individuals, startups, and in the public service.
Mark-Odean is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Visio HQ Consulting, and a Lecturer of Psychology at the International University of the Caribbean. He is also an Organizational Development Expert with the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) and an Assessor Board Member for the International Certified Change Agent (CCA) Credential.
He is the author of My Big Plan, which offers a basic set of tools to plan, execute and achieve personal goals. His revolutionary personal empowerment program, Pepments, helps youth, emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to transform their lives and work through tailored personal assessments, coaching for work-life planning, and thriving strategies. Mark is also the host of Pep Talks, an Anchor podcast that explores perspectives, tools and resources for personal development, work and thriving.
Among several accolades, he has been recognized by the Oneness Apostolic Assembly for excellence in Ministry and Youth Development, received the Award for Organizational Consultancy and Research from the University of the West Indies, Mona, and the Award of Prestige for exceptional leadership and devoted service to the University Hospital of the West Indies.
Mark-Odean earned a BSc (Honours) Degree in Psychology and the MSc in Human Resource Development from the University of the West Indies, Mona. He is a Professional Certified Empowerment Coach (PCEC) and holds other certificates in business management, entrepreneurship and education. He is now a candidate for the Doctorate in Transformational Leadership from the Bakke Graduate University, with his dissertation entitled: “Wellbeing Well Done: How Gifted People Transform Culture”.
Mark-Odean’s research examines how personality factors, developmental experiences and cultural norms drive thriving in Caribbean Populations. He is passionate about evidence-based practice in people empowerment, leadership and organizational development that fosters positive engagement, well-being and work-related quality of life.
In his work, he helps people and organizations Thrive by Purpose, Vision and Practice.