MBED Class of 2020 - Dr. Xavier Bruce

Dr. Xavier V. Bruce is the founder of a successful coaching company called Uplift Energy Coaching, LLC. His coaching service is dedicated to helping retired minority military veterans thrive during their post-military transition. He specializes in stress and anxiety alleviation surrounding life transitions using his trademark framework, Strategic Energetic TransitionTM. He also co-founded the nonprofit, Uplift In-Powerment, Inc., an organization focused on assisting female servicemembers alleviate pain points during their transition from military life to civilian life.

Originally from Lake Village, Arkansas, Dr. Bruce is now a Frederick, MD resident and is happily married with four children. Dr. Bruce completed his undergraduate studies from the United States Air Force Academy in May of 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He later went on to complete his Master of Business Administration in Information Systems Management from Wayland Baptist University in 2004, and then his Doctorate of Business Administration in Global Supply Chain Management from Walden University in 2011. His doctorate studies centered around analyzing the impact of employee characteristics on using the rational persuasion method in group purchasing organizations. Dr. Bruce had a 24-year military career and served as a Health Care Administrator and Supply Chain Manager.

Dr. Bruce has authored two books, Uplift Your Damn Self! A Black Veteran’s Guide for In-Powerment: 8 Rules to Make a Strategic Energetic Transition and Self-Leadership in Transition Workbook: A Program for Military Veterans Utilizing the Core Principles of Strategic Energetic Transition. He is also a lifelong member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, and a board member of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County.

Dr. Bruce took the Frederick County Minority Business Executive class to effectively help as many people as possible in the Frederick community. He hopes to gain in-depth knowledge of organizational best practices, technical skills, soft skills, and build strategic connections with his classmates.

When speaking of diversity, Dr. Bruce emphasizes the importance of recognizing “the broad range of characteristics among individuals that, when brought together most appropriately, is a force multiplier.” He goes on to say that “diversity of age, gender, ethnicity, education, etc. is key to sustaining a business.”

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development recently did an interview with Dr. Bruce, which can be found here: http://www.discoverfrederickmd.com/news/entrepreneur-spotlight-xavier-bruce