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2019 40 Under 40: Justin Coyan, 34

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Justin Coyan is all about goal setting – and helps others do the same. Earning his bachelor’s in business management from Missouri State University, Coyan later attained an MBA from Webster University.

He sets goals with the next generation of business professionals with Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s The Network and Leadership Springfield and, he also is on the board of Isabel’s House. Coyan formerly worked as senior director of market operations at Evolent Health Inc., manager of business development at the chamber and business manager for CoxHealth. He is seeking his next role with a locally based company, using his skills for community betterment.

What was your first job? Sunshine Valley Farm. I was responsible for picking apples of all kinds, as well as weed eating the entire property.

What is your proudest moment? The moment that I became a dad.

What is your best productivity hack? If it’s not on a list, it’s likely to be forgotten.

What was your professional aha moment? This happened immediately following my time in Leadership Springfield, as I truly started to learn my results of the strengths finder assessment. Professional decision making and planning became easier.

How many times do you hit the snooze button? Often an alarm isn’t needed, as our two amazing kiddos were born with early riser internal clocks.

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