Dr. Alex Ellis
Dr. Alex Ellis is transforming lives, one redefined image at a time. An award-winning author, speaker, activist and connoisseur of style, Dr. Ellis is turning heads across the nation through his inspirational message of building a positive image from the inside out. He has been featured on CNN, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, The 700 Club, Black Enterprise’s Our World Television Show, BET, and the Steve Harvey Morning Show. Honored with the distinguished 40-Under-Forty award from the Network Journal, Dr. Ellis heralds a powerful message to his audience to “never underestimate the power of your image.”
Dr. Ellis passionately delivers a fresh perspective that stimulates human potential – a lesson he shares from his own personal testimony of overcoming a battle with low self-esteem. He has taken this message to global audiences including: Disney Dreamer’s Academy, the National Urban League, National Black MBA Association, United Negro College Fund and Compound Foundations Future CEO Academy (founded by R&B Superstar Neyo). Whether speaking to audiences in Frankfurt, Germany or spending one-on-one time with young men during nationally known TV personality Steve Harvey’s Mentoring Weekend, Dr. Ellis travels extensively sharing his message of defying mediocrity.
This New Jersey native proves to be one of this era’s leading men by accepting his responsibility of social impartation. His non-profit organization Tied To Greatness, is an international mentoring initiative that has impacted more than 5,000 inner city high school males in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Ellis has called men to take action by role modeling an alternative image of success and teaching young men to convey their inner and outer personalities with a sense of strong character, pride and dignity. As CEO of Simply Ellis, a custom clothing company, Dr. Ellis understands the significance of image and style. His award winning book: Restoring the Male Image…A Look From the Inside Out urges men to take a deeper look at themselves to determine if their personal brand is a reflection of their authentic self.
Dr. Ellis received a Bachelor of Science Degree at North Carolina A & T State University. He graduated Cum Laude from New Brunswick Theological Seminary with a Masters in Theological Studies, and earned his Doctorate Degree in Urban Ministries. Dr. Ellis is a member of the Disney Dreamer’s Academy Speaker Resource Group, The United Way Board of Trustees, The Berkeley College Fashion Advisory Board, a Leadership Newark Fellow and the 100 Black Men of America.