Dr. Alex O. Ellis


Dr. Alex O. Ellis

Author, Founder of Tied to Greatness

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 his message to

global audiences including: Disney Dreamer’s Academy, the National

Urban League, National Black MBA Association, United Negro College

Fund, Gates Millennium Scholars Program 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 7,000 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, Alpha

Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and a Leadership Newark Fellow.