Meet Chess

If we are to have any hope for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others.


Meet Chess

Author, Teacher,
Coach, & Friend

Chess Britt grew up in a small town in rural Georgia. He was raised by grounded, loving parents who taught him many life lessons and always made him feel special. He grew up playing team sports and enjoyed being a positive influence on his teammates. In 1978, he graduated from the University of Georgia and loves spending his free time traveling to Athens to attend games. Go Dawgs!

For more than 36 years, Chess worked in various leadership roles for Primerica, the largest financial services marketing organization in North America. He has spent a lifetime studying successful people from all walks of life. Once retired, Chess reflected on the wisdom of his experiences, documented his unique perspectives, and published his first book, Seek to be Wise.

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“I had the privilege of working with Chess for over 30 years! In all those years, the characteristic I most admired in him was his wisdom. I always referred to him as the “Wise Old Owl” of our company. His wisdom and leadership helped guide us through the toughest of times.”

John Addison
CEO & President, Addison Leadership Group

“Christian readers in particular will appreciate Britt’s genuine guidance driven by deep faith, but any reader can appreciate his testament to picking up life-changing wisdom from those one knows best.”

Publishers Weekly

“Over time and especially into adulthood, as our world expands, our curiosity, sadly, tends to fade. Chess Britt has therefore hit a bull’s eye on one of the most vital aspects of personal success: the lifelong search for wisdom. While the most important lessons are always closest to home, the journey never stops.”

Josh Ellis
Former Editor-in-Chief, SUCCESS Magazine