About the Author

The Architect of Change

Elvin J. Dowling is an internationally-acclaimed author, public speaker, and America’s leading advocate for achieving greatness by embracing change. He is also an entrepreneur, mentor, author of the critically acclaimed self-help book, “License to Live”, published in 2011 by Destiny Image Publishers. A sought-after expert on urban affairs, Elvin has served in top leadership posts in some of America’s oldest and most historic social advocacy organizations for more than twenty-five years.

Recognized by Ebony Magazine as one of America’s “Thirty Future Leaders” and by The Network Journal Magazine as one of the nation’s “Top Forty Under 40”, Elvin Dowling has the experience and skill it takes as a Certified Career and Life Coach and orgained clergyman, to call attention top the challenges and issues that are facing America, while working to uplift the lives of “the least of these” through his message of hope and the power of his example.

What’s unique about Elvin Dowling? He brings deep personal experience to his message and audience at every level…

Having worked in a homeless shelter, in Corporate America, on Wall Street in New York City and on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Elvin possesses the capacity to effectively serve individuals, corporations, organizations and communities. As the youngest Chief of Staff in the history of the National Urban League, one of the largest civil rights organization in the United States, he served as a liaison to some of the top executives of nearly 500 corporations and organizations from around the world. As the youngest Chief of Staff for the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first Black Greek Letter Organization, he worked with the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation, Inc. to build a lasting memorial on the national mall to America’s greatest dreamer. His lifelong work with leading African-American groups and organizations has positioned him as one of the nation’s premier experts and thought-leaders on the challenges facing Black America and, most importantly, how to help make things better.

A devoted husband and father of three, Elvin continues to remain committed to public activism and community service as a resident of South Florida.

Elvin Dowling

“A riveting and inspirational speaker and author who overcame overwhelming obstacles to rise to the pinnacle of leadership in some of America’s historic institutions, Elvin J. Dowling, is one of America’s leading experts on the challemnges facing Black America.”