Glenn Bowie’s Vision: How one PCC Foundation board member is paying it forward. PCC Foundation board member Glenn Bowie never doubts the value of his college education.
His family didn’t have many financial resources when he was growing up, but he worked his way through school at Western Illinois University to get into the business world. Since then, he has spent almost three decades as a consultant in the wireless industry and currently holds the title of Major Account Executive for T-Mobile, one of the three largest wireless carriers in the U.S.
Now, the self-made entrepreneur and motivational speaker is publishing his inspirational memoir The Art of Speaking Into Existence, which chronicles his journey from the projects to prosperity. Through his lifelong journey and lessons, he demonstrates that there is a victorious path forward, accessible to anyone with the right approach, attitude, and beliefs.
Glenn Bowie Art of Speaking, “It’s my life story,” Glenn says. “I wanted to teach people the value of being a mentor, of setting goals, of dreaming big; I also wanted to teach them about the value of giving back. That’s a critical part of what life’s all about. Being able to share with others and make a difference.”
Beginning with his childhood, Glenn’s story charts his experiences as he moves through the world, overcoming obstacles and learning
to trust and accept help from others. He discusses his loving relationship with his mother, who he currently cares for, and how he achieved success by envisioning the possibilities of his future.
Though he took extraordinary pains in his life, Glenn is a born optimist who never lets the discouraging and dismal attitudes of others cloud his outlook.
“It’s all about how you look at it,” he explains. “I remember thinking I would never get into college. But people kept coming into my life. They would offer their support, their advice. That’s a large part of how I got to be where I am today, and that’s what I hope to do for others.”
Since 2018, Glenn has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Pasadena City College Foundation.
“I wanted to give back to the community,” he says. “My friend Nancy Davis told me about a great opportunity at the PCC Foundation and introduced me to Bobbi Abram. That’s how I got started.”
From there, Glenn joined several of the Foundation’s committees, including the Scholarship and Student Success Committee, along with the Business Council.