Chess Training & Personal Empowerment Event

Join Be Someone, Incorporated for full exhibits, 3 hours of Learning, Socializing and Interacting with your peers

What:     Be Someone’s “Get in the Game of Life”

When: Saturday,  December 19, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Fairfield inn and Suites
7850 Stonecrest Square
Lithonia, Georgia 30038

Who:       International Chess Champion Orrin Hudson and Media                      Consultant, Psychologist, and Author, Dr. Erik Fisher, aka Dr. E…

Master Motivator through Chess, Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, and Expert Emotional Educator, Dr. E…, Erik Fisher,  the Ebony and Ivory of Personal Empowerment are teaming up to help tweens and teens find their way in life by connecting the game of Chess with the “games” of life and emotion. Winning at both chess and life takes experience to learn, that few people master, and navigating the chess board and emotional landscape of life can seem almost impossible when we feel outmatched and outwitted. With simple tips and tricks from Orrin and Dr. E…, they hope to provide participants some skills to take home with them to help them feel empowered and more successful in the game of life. Moms and Dads may want to attend too.

Dr. E… will answer these important questions:

  • Why do Good, Strong, Right, and Win cripple us.
  • Why do Victims have the most power?
  • Could every emotion possibly have a positive purpose?
  • Is it possible for everyone to win?

Both Orrin’s and Dr. E…’s work has been featured on networks such as, CNN, NBC, FOX, ABC and both have been covered in print outlets across North America. Dr. E… appears monthly on Good Day Atlanta, providing his unique insights on parenting and families. Orrin appeared on the cover of December’s Chess Life magazine, and has been featured on CNN, FOX, CBS, ABC, and in USA Today, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and People Magazine.


Promoting Peace, Positivity and Purpose  


Orrin Hudson says: “We must give our young people hope.” When they lose hope, we all lose. Many young people do not know what it means to believe in themselves. They have never been taught that they can achieve or succeed. I know firsthand what it’s like. I am a former gang member from Birmingham’s housing projects. I share

d a small home with six brothers and six sisters. You do the math. I came through! Now, it’s my turn to help.

Dr. E… teaches that life can happen FOR us, not TO us, and it is critical for kids, teens, and young adults to find ways to empower themselves rather than believing that others control their destiny. The way to our personal empowerment is through understanding that every emotion has a positive purpose. Everyone deserves the opportunity to make their life impactful, and developing better problem solving skills and understanding the emotional world around is a great start.

How can we stop the cycle of defeatism and teach our young people that they matter? We do it one person at a time.


About the Presenters:

CoverChess FrontOrrin C. Hudson (the “C” is for Checkmate!) is the founder of the non-profit “Be Someone, Inc.,” based in Atlanta. Teens learn to reach for a bishop, a knight, or a pawn, instead of a gun, a knife or a drug. Since 2001, “Be Someone” has used chess to bring 40,000 students the life-affirming message of “Peace, Positivity, and Purpose.” Hudson won’t stop until he’s reached at least one million students. Hudson is creating a new currency called KASH (Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, and Habits) in order to change     lives for the better. Brains BEFORE Bullets.




Dr Erik FisherLeading Emotional Dynamics expert, Erik Fisher, Ph.D., aka Dr. E…, has been changing the lives of children, teens and adults for two decades. As a psychologist, media consultant and author, his unique and creative approach to his work has earned him the respect and accolades of his clientele, his colleagues, and the media.

As a resource to the media, he has appeared numerous times on networks such as CNN, HLN, CNN-I, FOX, and NBC, being a part of events that have changed the world, and providing his quick–hitting insights and advice on everything from International Traumas to cultural issues, the state of the American family, and bullying. Whether he is discussing the purpose of emotion, the use of dichotomies of Good-Bad, Right Wrong, Strong-Weak, or Win-Lose in our culture, or addressing common roles in life that are played, such as Victim, Persecutor, Rescuer or Instigator, many events in life are able to be understood by most, and giving the power of knowledge to the masses is his goal.

From interpersonal and family struggles and bullying to politics, war and terrorism, he is able to offer insight in a manner in which most are able to understand.


Seating is limited. RSVP by December 12

Orrin’s Promotional Video for the event:

Dr. E… 2014 Media Reel:

                                                                                                                           Interviews: Orrin Hudson

Visuals: Students learning on a life-sized chess board

 Contact:  Vera Calahan 770-465-6445

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