With over 35 years experience guiding people into stronger, deeper and more vibrant relationships with themselves, their work and the world they live in, Chess Edwards is your guide to the most powerful truth of YOU.
Chess provides clear and engaging guidance for strengthening and integrating the core foundational mindsets and practices that support vibrant success & fulfillment in life, business and relationships.
His work goes right to the heart of what it takes to perform at our best as clear, powerful, purposeful and healthy humans in a world dominated by distractions, illusion, fear, uncertainty and overwhelming choices.
A champion of the human spirit, Chess is dedicated to helping his clients & students step powerfully into their full potential as they learn to embody and trust their innate magnificence and brilliance.
“I am an adventurer at heart. As long as I can remember, I’ve always explored the edges of life and have been naturally inspired to guide others to explore their edges as well.
I’ve lived inspiring successes. I’ve suffered humbling defeats. I’ve known the courage to leap and I’ve suffered the debilitating weight of fears that have stopped me in my tracks.
I’ve known the exhilaration of pushing beyond fear and I know the experience of struggling with doubt. But I’ve always devoted myself to a path of personal & spiritual evolution, learning and truth while moving resolutely forward.
Each day brings new insights, awarenesses and opportunities to discover more of who I really am and how I can live with more grace, love and courage.
So no matter where you are on your journey, I’m likely to understand the nature and impetus of your seeking and how you can learn to most artfully live a life of purpose, power, meaning and adventure.”
I started my work guiding others in college as a group facilitator in a class dedicated to exploring the edges of life. I fell in love with the work of guiding people through confusion and uncertainty to places of clarity, strength and joy.
After college I spent 20 years as an adventure travel guide leading adventures in Mexico, South America, the Himalayas, the rivers of Idaho, the deserts of the Southwest and the wide open expanses of Africa.
For many of those years I facilitated experiential education and self discovery programs for youth groups and eventually became Executive Director of the Boojum Institute, a non profit youth education program.
My journey led me to start my own Team Development and Leadership Training company, True North Alliance; Work I continue to this day working with C-level leaders and their teams for companies such as Disney, Microsoft, Home Depot, Ebay and others.
I also lead extended ‘Journeys of Discovery’ around the world through my Adventure Travel company, Still Water Travel. This is perhaps still my most inspiring work.
“Those who are at peace within themselves
are not defined by their successes or failures.
It is their proper relationship
to their successes and failures
that allows them to know their true peace.”
– Chess Edwards