Jamaica Diaspora 20 under 40: Gavin Williams: The Life Preserver

Helping others seems to run in Gavin Williams’ blood as from the time he was 18 years old, he knew what he wanted to do. Watching his father command respect by being the top sales executive for Mutual Life Insurance in Jamaica, he began to learn about the business and how the products he sold could have a vital impact on the lives of his customers.

“As I began learning about how the products I was offering protected individuals and families, I fell in love with the business and it became a true passion for me. My clients inspired me to help protect others.”

And it shows. The Palm Beach County resident has won sales awards from different insurance companies, along with being recognized as top sales representative for Allstate Benefits, was among the top 50 agents throughout the United States.

Gavin loves what he does and his clients love him for it. He has been providing insurance since 2005 and continues to mentor and help others develop themselves.

“One memory that is vivid to this day would be when my client cried tears of joy in front of me when I was able to get her husband covered. Through persistence and a keen understanding of available insurance products I was able to find him coverage. It’s a moment like that when you realize you’re doing something right.”

For other members in the Diaspora who want to go down the same path as him, he says “the insurance industry is fun and rewarding on so many levels. My advice would be to always have integrity, be honest, know what you’re talking about by knowing what you’re providing, speak with confidence, do what you say you’re going to do, don’t make excuses, be coachable, make others feel proud to work with you and be someone who genuinely wants to make a difference.”


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