Devin C. Hughes, The Chief Inspiration Officer is a Professional Speaker, Coach and Author

Devin C. Hughes, The Chief Inspiration Officer is a former college basketball player, speaker, coach, author and frequent eclectic thinker. 

The son of a black father and white mother, Devin grew up in a mixed—and mixed up—world. His home life was chaotic, riddled with his parents’ drug use and unconventional ways of educating; dyslexia made academic learning a seemingly insurmountable challenge; and his identity was beyond confusing—was he black because he felt black or white because he looked white? Devin knew one thing: he needed to escape his environment and get into college, beyond which he believed the world would open up to him.

Devin speaks at schools, universities, corporations, associations, non-profits and organizations in a wide variety of disciplines to help others access their potential for change. He is the author of Contrast: A Biracial Man’s Journey to Desegregate His Past (2012). He is also the author of the comic-Self Talk (2012).   It is for children who feel alone, isolated or are being bullied at home or in school.

Devin lives in San Diego, CA with his wife and four daughters.

A great life is measured by progress not perfection!

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“Devin is not only a great person, but he is a true coach, teacher and mentor. He has the innate ability to instill a sense of ownership and a belief in our ability to do anything. Everyday is an opportunity for Devin and he passes this message to everyone he can touch.”
-Sean Wheat, Bernstein Wealth Management