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.
Basketball was Devin’s ticket to a brighter future, and he attended Colgate on a full athletic scholarship. Despite his determination to get to college, however, he scraped through the next four years by doing the bare minimum. Realizing how many doors he had closed for himself was crushing. The day he graduated, he knew he had to change.
Devin now provides a framework for turning around the unmotivated, lost, and emotionally distraught with real world practical solutions. After years of feeling isolated because of his mixed race and dyslexia, Devin now helps others thrive in a fragmented world.
Devin lives in San Diego, CA with his wife and four daughters. His memoir, Contrast, is his gift back to those who are looking for some inspiration and passion to move forward, not look back. A great life is measured by progress not perfection!