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Elliot Carlyle is a New York City-based branding & creative consultant, empowerment speaker, executive & life coach, author, and philanthropist; widely known as the "architect of influence." His work spans the fashion, creative, business, and lifestyle sectors, serving as an industry expert to A-list brands and multi-millionaire personalities, as well as a voice of empowerment, motivation, and inspiration. He is also recognized for his extensive knowledge and insight in the areas of entrepreneurship, leadership, personal growth & development, and influence. Elliot has seamlessly navigated multiple facets and roles throughout his professional career including working in event production, public relations, creative direction, and media services. He received his formal education at The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, earning a BFA in Fashion & Retail Management. Along with working in an executive capacity with award-winning creator of New York Fashion Week & international consultant, Fern Mallis, he is currently the Director of Cultural Diversity and Inclusion for New York City Jewelry Week. Fueled by his personal mission and brand statement, “building people for global influence,” Elliot has created platforms to build and equip 21st century visionaries; dubbing his audience of creatives, entrepreneurs, ministry leaders, artists, philanthropists and the like as “fellow architects”; people who are actively building dreams, visions, goals, purpose and destiny. He is the author of The Influence Workbook, written to equip personal and corporate audiences with clarifying keys, liberating exercises, and empowering takeaways that will position you on a trajectory to get to your “next” by moving you beyond the questions and unblocking your personal power. As he continues to evolve, Elliot is committed to being “the voice,” guiding people to achieving their greatest potential and influence.