1. Tell us about your success journey as an influencer knowing leaders such as Oprah Winfrey?
I don’t really view myself as an influencer. It’s more of me being aware of the fact that everything I say and do can have an impact, but that goes for everybody. We all have the power of influence. What we choose to do with that power is the important part. I choose to be someone that people can look up to, as well as someone who encourages others to tell their stories. My journey, like everyone else on Earth, is still unfolding through every passing day. As far as my experiences working with leaders such as Oprah, or Trevor Romain, who I work for now, it is all about learning from them. Learning how to be a good mentor, how to be intentional, and inquisitive are a few lessons I learned during my experiences with Oprah. I choose to see working with leaders as meaningful experiences, not so much as success points to achieve.
2. What advice would you give to a younger person who wants to follow your footsteps?
My advice would be to continue to learn beyond traditional educational methods, be inquisitive, take initiative, and be kind to all you encounter. It’s also important to acquire active listening skills when interacting with different people from all walks of life. Personally, I quickly adapted these qualities at an early age, which offered opportunities and bucket list experience beyond my imagination. These skills are beneficial for younger people or anyone at any age.
3. What do you do for your well-being?
I am constantly looking for ways to stay humbled and be centered. One of the ways I do is through meditation. For 20 minutes everyday I allow myself to be still and sit in silence. For someone who has multiple roles at a variety of organizations, things can get a tad chaotic. Activities like meditation keep me grounded on a daily basis, as well as allow me to bring wellness, happiness, patience, and being present into a digitalized world.
Alex Bryant is an Emmy®-award winning Media Relations Director for children’s media company, The Trevor Romain Company (TRC) in Austin, TX which aims to empower kids to become happier, healthier and more confident. He is as also remained an active member of ACM SIGGRAPH, the International Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. The organization convenes two annual conferences in North America and Asia which is attended by tens of thousands of technical and creative professionals.
A digital force from the entertainment industry, Alex holds more than 6 years of experience within the realms of social media, television production and graphic design. In less than 5 years, Alex went from being an intern at CBS to director at TRC, making him the youngest executive at the company. Oprah Winfrey calls him, “the man with good vibes!” This year, Alex was selected by Black Enterprise Magazine as a Modern Man of Distinction. From his strong work ethic and contributions, Alex has also received 4 American Advertising Awards, a $100,000 scholarship from the General Motors Foundation, and an Emmy certificate for his work at Entertainment Tonight. Prior to TRC, Alex has worked at CBS, Dick Clark Productions, the Daytime Emmys, and NBCUniversal.
Since his early youth, giving back to others has remained a core value. Alex’s humanitarian efforts commonly focus on causes that ignite inclusion and resilience such as his volunteer work with the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Committee, float decorating with Honda and DreamWorks Animation for the Tournament of Roses Parade, NAACP Image Awards, ATX TV Festival, and the Circuit of the Americas for Indy Car, MotoGP and Formula 1. His efforts have also been acknowledged by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and he has had the honor of being invited to the Dieu Ngu Temple grand opening by the Dalai Lama and took part in opening for former first lady Michelle Obama for her ‘Becoming’ book tour. Alex also speaks across the country at schools and institutions such as: Virginia Commonwealth University, Long Beach City College, Texas A&M, Mildenhall College Academy, and his alma mater Angelo State University.
Born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and raised in Suffolk, United Kingdom and West Texas within a military family, Alex is a person with many different perspectives. He has a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Angelo State University. Currently, he resides in Austin, TX with his partner Jennifer and cat Sophie.