Devin C. Hughes

The Chief Inspiration Officer

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Biography

Devin C. Hughes, the Chief Inspiration Officer is a highly sought after speaker, author, happiness muse, corporate mindfulness trainer & executive coach who speaks to a variety of leaders, groups, organizations, and teams who have a desire to break down enterprise-wide cultural barriers, improve personal/organizational performance and enhance communication through greater self-awareness and understanding of one another. His approach draws from the science of positive psychology, positive organizational research, appreciative inquiry, neur

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Testimonials
The fight against racism is a continuous battle against misperceptions and assumptions rooted in fear. Contrast: A Biracial Man’s Journey to Desegregate His Past vividly depicts the events that contributed to the cultural, ethnic, and racial make-up of a biracial man’s life. Devin Hughes tells his story with passion and fierce humanity.Kathia Flemens, PhD, Research scientist at George Washington University

Somehow I know myself a little better for having read the memoirs of another man. Devin’s story is moving, inspirational, and flat-out real. Knowing what it means to be black, white, or anything else is more confusing than it’s been at any time in America’s history. Through the lens of Devin’s life, we can all take steps toward harmony with ourselves and our neighbors.

Donnie Bryant, Author and Copywriter
SPEECH TOPICS
  • Some of Devin’s workshops and talks include

    Some of Devin’s workshops and talks include
    Offered as keynotes, breakouts, workshops, retreats and customized for each audience. These topics are a sample representation—Devin is happy to create new material based on your organization’s needs.


    Corporate Programs
    Orange Frog Workshop: Leading Positive Performance (Positive Psychology)
    Orange Frog Workshop: Leading Positive Performance™ is an on-site experiential workshop that teaches the science of sustainable peak performance. The research is clear. Positive environments are performance enhancers. They are characterized by higher productivity, less turnover and more resilient cultures. Applying the latest research-based techniques from the field of positive psychology, individuals learn the practices of resilient leaders; they become more adaptable and develop a capacity to “see” more opportunities, leading to better results.

    Based on the works of Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work and taught in Harvard’s famed happiness course and to companies worldwide, Leading Positive Performance™ provides a sustainable approach to enhancing productivity at the individual, team and organization level.

    Diversity Awareness
    In today’s multicultural environment, it is still not uncommon for workplaces to be divided down racial or cultural lines. Devin addresses the topics of racism (direct or indirect) and intolerance head on, helping leadership teams break down barriers to productivity and achieve greater success as a result of increased understanding. The training we provide works towards breaking down barriers and making communication easier through greater self awareness and understanding of cultural issues that are often daunting and uncomfortable for professionals who are trying to engage diverse communities.

    The Power of Purpose
    If you want to develop a leadership team that inspires their direct reports, you must be a catalyst for change. With practical instruction and engaging group work, Devin shows you how to inspire via the power of purpose. You can be the change you wish to see in the world.


    Education Programs
    Your DNA is Not Your Destiny
    Devin offers real-world strategies for people struggling to fit in with others, accept themselves, and overcome stigmas that come with learning disabilities and other internal challenges. He shows how intervention and the power of belief can be used to push beyond what is to discover what can be.

    Confessions of a Teenage Bully
    Devin has bullied and been bullied, and in this anti-bullying program for staff and students, he will share what goes through the mind of a teenage bully. Most anti-bullying approaches focus on the victims, but through sharing his personal experiences, Devin identifies the cause of the behavior to find unexpected solutions.

    Celebrating Diversity
    Children recognize early on how the world—and families—can be fragmented solely down racial lines. In this series of speeches and workshops geared to students and staff, Devin shows how to break down barriers to become more accepting of other races, religions, and cultures. Devin addresses how to talk to children about diversity, deal with racism at school, and learn to define and celebrate one’s core identity.

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