God’s Plan.

One month ago, I graduated from Ohio State with my Master’s degree with my dream job at the NCAA lined up to start only a few weeks later. I thought the transition into my next role would be easy. Not only had I been counting down over 276 days to prepare for a moment that…

We’re Brothers.

On May 5, 2018, I graduated with my M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University, while my brother Brian graduated with his M.S. in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky. This was a monumental and sentimental moment in the Bryson household, as we became the first in our family…

Protect Your Space

When I first told my friends I was going to California for Spring Break, they all responded with the same message: “You’re not going to want to come back to Ohio after you visit.” Two days ago, I landed in California for the first time and I was excited to experience all I had seen…

The City of Brotherly Love

As if it wasn’t already common knowledge, everyone knows that March is the best month of the year. Period. March is home to my birthday (March 18th), March Madness basketball tournament, and the end of the Winter season. However since 2015, March has been even more special because it is the month of the National…

#LearnLead

April 4, 2005. The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill men’s basketball team defeated the University of Illinois Fighting Illini to win the 2005 National Championship. This date is important because it ignited my interest in college athletics. I religiously watch college football every Saturday, I was a college athlete at Coastal Carolina University,…

Belong. Go Far. Stand Out.

“If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This African proverb is one of several favorites quotes I turn to when I think about how my leadership philosophy, as it inspires a shared vision as the foundation for unified success. As a I drove north on I-75…

Just Do It.

I am beyond grateful for the opportunities that have allowed me to pursue both personal and professional growth in this year of congruence. This past year has been filled with many adventures. Over the course of 2017, I have Traveled to 14 new cities and 2 countries Written too many 20-page papers Spoken with 5…

Elevate Expectations

Earlier this year, I️ completed a “where have you been?” assessment identifying all of the places I’ve visited in the United States. After reviewing the map, I️ was reminded that I️ had never been to any state west of Texas. People had always told me that I️ would love the West Coast and HAD to…

The Power of Seven

By now everyone has heard (a version of) my story. Originally from Cincinnati, I went to Coastal Carolina University and competed as a track and field student-athlete in the Honors College. After one year, I transferred to the University of South Carolina and earned my B.S in Athletic Training. Through experiences in fraternity life, campus…

Be Where Your Feet Are. Know Who Your Feet Belong To.

This blog has been on my mind for a while now. Throughout the summer, I’ve tried to write the first paragraph several times and allow my hands to articulate the rest of my thoughts on the keyboard. Every single time I got writer’s block, which led to frustration, and ultimately another finished box of Mike…

Find Your Voice.

I can’t believe it has been an entire year since I kicked off my website! “I am so blessed to finally kick-off and support a personal goal I have circumvented for years! Cannot thank everyone enough for making dream a reality.”  The social media caption from the initial post remains true. I am forever humbled…

It Takes a Village.

It feels so good to be back on my blog! The last couple months have been crazy busy, as I have been finishing up my first year of graduate school!!! There have been several incidents and experiences that have sparked reflection and I cannot wait to share them with you throughout this summer. Luckily for…