vince loran

Air Force Veteran

Vince Loran

Hometown

Bronx, NY

Class

Cohort 5

“Coaching is instrumental in my company and has given me the introspection I need for myself.”⁠

Vince Loran is originally from Bronx, NY and Puerto Rico. He served in the United States Air Force for over 21 years in two distinct career fields: initially as an Aircraft Electrical/Environmental Systems Technician and later as a Military Equal Opportunity Specialist. He completed a special duty assignment at the Inter-American Air Force Academy as an International Military Training Leader. Vince culminated his active duty service as the Military Equal Opportunity Superintendent at Bolling AFB, DC and retired with the rank of (E-7) Master Sergeant.

Since his retirement, Vince worked as a contractor for Customs and Border Protection as a Senior Technical Trainer. He served as the Diversity Program Manager for USDA/Food Nutrition Service and later was given an opportunity to stay in the Agency part-time as a Management Analyst while he pursued his degree. Shortly thereafter, Vince left the Federal Government to explore the nonprofit arena and entrepreneurial opportunities. He was accepted to be part of the Board of Directors for the Fifty Shades of Purple against Bullying nonprofit organization and received his Bachelor’s degree with highest honors in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Strayer University.

Vince learned about the Dog Tag Bakery Fellowship Program while attending one of the wonderful and informative 100 Entrepreneur luncheons; however, was already committed to be part of the Mission Continues Bravo Class fellowship at the United Way. He jumped on the next opportunity and was accepted to be part of the Dog Tag Fellowship’s 5th cohort. The fellowship helped Vince hone in on his passion for helping others to recognize their leadership potential. Since graduation, Vince has been up to “good trouble.”In 2018, he received a certificate in leadership coaching from Georgetown University, then went on to found his company, Ignite RPM, which offers business leaders and managers growth mindset strategies to improve results, get unstuck, and reduce stress. Earlier this year, Vince launched a podcast with a Navy veteran, “The Leadership Void,” in which the two invite members of the military community to speak about leadership skills, address voids, and share information about organizations in the community.⁠ Despite the challenges that COVID has brought to the world, Vince has not allowed himself to slow down. In Spring 2020, he completed IVMF at Syracuse University’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans, graduated from the Camaraderie Foundation’s Mentor Leadership Program, and started mentoring recent Dog Tag Alumni Louella Maxwell. He also started his Masters in Social Work from Barry University and was selected as a recipient of the Leadership Seminole scholarship––all of which will allow him to spread his passion for growth leadership.⁠

Mentorship remains a cornerstone of his life, and he hopes gaining a Master’s degree in Social Work will further his goals of eventually training teachers so he can return to his true passion: youth mentorship. In the meantime, he stays busy with coaching military members and spouses, remaining actively involved in the Dog Tag community, and spending time with family in Oviedo, Florida, where he now resides.

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