Michael Jerome Sturdivant is the President and CEO of Closed Gap Solutions LLC where he is literally closing the gap between requirements and solutions for clients. As a third-generation veteran, he knew two things from an early age; he wanted to serve his community and nation after graduating from George Washington Carver High School for Engineering and Science (Philadelphia, PA).
In Fall 1993, he enrolled at Howard University. He joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant as a Field Artillery Officer in 1998. Those first 23 years of discovery prepared him for the next two decades of service to his nation and community.
Every duty station marked a time for him to commit to serving in the community in many capacities; Parent-Teacher Association positions, coaching youth sports, Cub Scouts Den Leader, High School Mentorship program advisor, motivational speaker, and being elected vice president of non-profits. Michael is also the president of small business ventures focused on community planning, diversity, equity and inclusion, and team building. He genuinely finds joy in impacting communities with resources, programs, and opportunities.
Without the loving support of his best friend, confidant, and loving wife YaVonne and their four children: Brandon, Grant, Lauren, and Blake, Michael wouldn’t have been able to do anything he has done. They are committed as a family to the vision to contribute to the community, fulfilling the gaps to provide much-needed support.
Connect with Michael Sturdivant: www.closedgapsolutionsllc.com
Dr. Virginia LeBlanc “DocV”, The Pivot Maestro
Dr. Virginia LeBlanc (DocV) is a highly sought multi‐disciplinary expert and global thought leader delivering value across industries world‐wide sharing key ingredients to successfully pivot through transition gaps, earning her the nickname “THE Pivot Maestro.”
Her work leading major change initiative with Joint Forces commands at the Pentagon, Department of the Navy, Booz Allen Hamilton, Indiana University, and the National Pan‐Hellenic Council birthed her passion in personal wellness and transformation through transition founding Defining Paths (DP)—not only a company but a heart‐centered, socially conscious movement and network for thought leaders, change makers, legacy builders, and purposed entrepreneurs—healing, rebuilding, and transforming lives and businesses from the inside out.
A Holistic Coach, particularly serving retiring military and women leaders in career‐life transition, DocV specializes in putting YOU back in business guiding clients through next steps facing fears, connecting the dots, and thinking without a box while to live inspired with a “be your own boss” mind‐set.
Dr. LeBlanc is the international bestselling author of Love the Skin YOU’RE In: How to Conquer Life Through Divergent Thinking, her autobiographical love‐letter to “Society” on socio‐cultural conditioning and how she overcame to define her path.
Learn more at https://linktr.ee/definingpaths.
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