Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson is an internationally known motivational speaker, executive coach and corporate trainer. As CEO of Be Someone, Inc., he works with a variety of groups to help them achieve excellence. Hudson often meets with young people, teachers, parents, executives, professionals, athletes, and coaches and teaches them such proven winning principles as active leadership, the power of teamwork, conscious communication, productive conflict and professional disagreement skills. He is the author of the book “One Move At A Time, How to Win At Chess and Life.”
Teaching kids how to think strategically, plan effectively and build self-confidence, Orrin uses his award winning, highly effective and much lauded presentations centered on the time-tested strategies of chess as a metaphor for the game of life. He shows at risk kids the focus, discipline and patience required by the game of chess – skills that are transferrable to their current life situations.
Not only is Orrin inspiring and encouraging groups across the country, he is also tackling the issues surrounding police and citizen interaction - police brutality, riots, and more. He offers workshops for law enforcement officers, to help built better relationships with their communities, as well as teaches youth and communities how to interact with a police officer, even if the officer is in the wrong.
Having grown up poor, in an Alabama housing project, the middle child of 13, Orrin C. Hudson truly understands both sacrifice and community. His teacher and mentor taught him the game of chess, for which he credits the focus and determination needed to be successful in life. Chess continues to be a vital part of Orrin's personal development strategy, as an adult.
A U.S. Air Force veteran, former Alabama State Trooper and entrepreneur, Orrin won back to back City Chess Championships in 1999 and in 2000, against all odds. It was then, that he realized a higher goal in life - to use chess as a vehicle to teach people of all ages how to think strategically, plan effectively, and build self confidence. Inspired by Abraham Lincoln's mother's advice to be someone, which drove Lincoln all of the way to the White House, Orrin decided to spread that simple but important message to children by founding "Be Someone, Inc."
When Jane Fonda called the National Chess Federation looking for someone who could teach chess to children in an inspirational way, Orrin's name was the one she was given. A dynamic motivational speaker, Orrin extols the values of chess as a metaphor for the game of life. With such interesting titles as "Winning by Choice, The Gratitude Attitude, and The Triple "A" Success Formula", his keynote topics combine humor and personal experience with common sense approaches to finding success and happiness. As the subject of numberous TV interviews including Good Morning America, CNN, CBS Early Morning Show, NPR, People Magazine , Sports Illustrated For Kids and Time Magazine for Kids., Orrin is noted for how he shares a mindset that enables his students and audiences to believe in themselves.
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