Dwayne Bryant '93

President of Inner Vision International, Inc.

Hall of Fame: 2012

Mr. Dwayne A. Bryant graduated with dual degrees in Finance and International Business in 1993 from Florida International University after earning a four-year academic scholarship. Upon graduating, he embarked on a sales career with Johnson & Johnson. While managing a multi-million dollar territory with J&J, Mr. Bryant served as a role model in the Miami, St. Louis, and Chicago Public School systems. Mr. Bryant resigned from J&J at the height of his successful career to incorporate Inner Vision International, Inc.

He also has a Diversity and Inclusion certification from Cornell University.

Inner Vision International, Inc. (IVI) has been focused on developing results-oriented social-emotional curricula and professional development workshops for students, parents, teachers, law enforcement, academic institutions, and Corporate America for more than 26 years.

Dwayne Bryant is an International speaker and best-selling author known for his high energy, intellect, wit, and unique hands-on presentation style, which captures the attention of his diverse audiences as an industry expert and thought leader. Dwayne is highly sought-after by corporations, nonprofit organizations, law enforcement, and academic institutions for his proven ability to teach step-by-step strategies which build healthy, sustainable relationships in communities and workplaces.

Sought after for his uncanny ability to capture the attention of his audience and motivate change, Mr. Dwayne Bryant is one of America's most dynamic motivational speakers, and his thoughts on FIU, “My alma mater prepared me to be successful in life.  All of the leadership opportunities gave me the confidence and certainty that I could accomplish what I set out for.  It also let me know that I could work effectively with other cultures and ethnicities and can be selected as a student leader and a person of excellence.”

Inner Vision has provided contractual services for Chicago Public Schools, Broward County Schools, Orange County Schools, Palm Beach County Schools, Memphis Shelby County Schools, and countless others.

Dwayne provides leadership, life management, and social-emotional training through his customized programs: Team Building, Managing Stress, The Human Family (DEI), Maximizing the College Experience, Time Management, Goal Setting, Conflict Resolution, Bullying Education, and Improving Police and Community Relations (DEIA). As a result of Dwayne’s work across the nation improving police and community relations and educating parents about the potential dangers of social media, he was awarded The FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award.

In the wake of the public outcry against police brutality, Dwayne empowers audiences through THE STOP™ series, which includes The STOP – Improving Police and Community Relations™  book, workbook, driver’s education manual, The STOP Challenge™ poster, and the online 17-part series, The NEW Conversation – Improving Police and Community Relations™, which explains the tensions between police and Black and Brown communities.

Dwayne has received a Proclamation from the state of Pennsylvania for his book: The STOP – Improving Police and Community Relations™. The STOP™ has also been endorsed by Illinois Congressman Danny K Davis and Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White.

Recognizing his work for creating solutions to improve police and community relations, Dwayne received EBONY Magazine’s EBONY Power 100 “Community Crusader” award. He offers several proactive solutions the community can immediately implement, utilizing data, case studies, and proven strategies to ensure a new level of police and community cooperation.

Dwayne has been a frequent guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, a correspondent for Next TV, has hosted the Unity breakfast supporting Chicago’s bid for The Barack Obama Presidential Library, and has been featured on major news networks including ABC, CBS, FOX, WYCC, WTTW, NBC, PBS, and C-Span for his impactful work throughout various communities.

His latest venture is co-founding a visionary design company called D&B Originals. The company is specializing in creating unique graphics for everyday items, aiming to inspire and motivate individuals to enhance their lives and contribute to the betterment of humanity.

Email: DB@DBryant.com