The enormously popular Netflix series, “The Queen’s Gambit,” about a young girl living in an orphanage in the 1950’s who reveals an astonishing talent for chess, has many life lessons to learn as we watch her on her journey to success becoming one of the world’s great chess masters. Wendy Oliveras, a successful entrepreneur, business consultant, author, and avid chess player has been working for years inspiring women to gain confidence in themselves by learning to play the game and applying its strategies to business and life. Her new book, Checkmate Moves for Business Startups, is a unique empowerment guide for women that does just that.
“I learned to play chess from my father when I was just a child” says the businesswoman that has many years of professional experience in the legal, intellectual property, small business consulting, Human Resources Management, educational, and leadership training fields. “I learned about strategies, making the right moves, building confidence, and self-empowerment that comes from what is learned on the chess board. As a devoted chess player, I realized how its tactics could be applied to business and life for greater success, particularly for women. Those lessons are what are incorporated into my book, Checkmate Moves for Business Startups.”
The book covers such topics as: Analogies Inherent in Chess, Life, and Business; Women in Business and the Master SHESS Ideology; Identifying and Observing Opponents in Life and Business; Endgame Visionary Strategies to Set and Accomplish Goals; Smart Tactics to Help You Solve Problems; Startup Checklist for the SHESS Queen in Business; Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid in Business; among others. Oliveras hopes, “That more women will learn how to play chess for fun and success. It is a centuries old game which has always been male dominated, but with the success of ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ the game is trending to new heights as more and more women are jumping on the learn-to-play-chess bandwagon. That newly found interest will hopefully set the stage for them to incorporate what is grasped on the gameboard to what can be successfully learned in life through my book.”
In addition to authoring the new book, Oliveras is a second time author having released her first award-winning book “Let’s Play SHESS: Succeed in your game of life and business by playing chess – from Pawn to Queen” in 2012 and is the Creative Founder and CEO at SHESS Global Alliance LLC, an organization that focuses on the life transforming ideologies of the game. “The word ‘SHESS’ is a creative play on two words,” she explains. “‘She’ for female and ‘chess’ for the game. The term stands for a ‘woman’s game of life.’”
SHESS Global Alliance, LLC provides professional business advisory and training services for companies in the corporate, education, non-profit, and government sectors. Tactical solutions and successful strategies are provided to help entrepreneurs, inventors, startups, and small businesses gain an advantage in their industries.
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