“Today we are speaking with The Chief Inspiration Officer, Devin C. Hughes, a former college basketball player at Colgate University, speaker, personal and organizational development aficionado, leadership coach and eclectic thinker. He is an avid storyteller who has the unique ability to connect with audiences by inspiring them to be the change they wish to see in the world.
Devin has been consulting, training, speaking and writing about personal development and organizational change for the last decade. Devin’s unique background and success story truly sets him apart from most professional speakers and guest lecturers. It’s for this very reason that people come away from his keynotes entertained, inspired and motivated – but more importantly, with the practical, applicable, actionable tactics and strategies for acting on their inspiration and motivation. By the end of his programs, participants are equipped to deal with the day-to-day challenges they face.
People often ask Devin why giving back is so important to him. No need to look any further than his own history of overcoming adversity. As a mixed race child — his father is black, his mother (now deceased) was white — he never felt truly accepted in either community. He was diagnosed with dyslexia at nine years old, which made him feel different and deficient and required tutoring up through high school. His father is bi-polar…they were lower middle class…domestic violence was far too common. His mother had a drug problem so he saw first-hand what drug dependency does to relationships and families.”