...with 20 Years Experience...
When I was just a young child, a teacher predicted that I would never complete high school. Then, upon graduating from high school, I was informed that I was not prepared to enter a four-year university, my lifelong dream to that point.
Graduating at the bottom of his high school class did not keep Bennie Lambert from earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business and Educational Psychology from Baylor University, as well as his doctorate of philosophy from Texas A&M University. For the past several years, he has traveled the country extensively, encouraging people, companies, organizations, and teams to reach their potential.
In so many areas of my life, “NO” was a word I learned intimately, but it also served as a catalyst to my success. Today, I have a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Baylor University, a doctorate from Texas A&M University, and a career that includes serving as an administrator, at the very university that initially rejected me for admission. I know it’s tough to be successful in today’s competitive world, however, I have learned that education, attitude, and passion were the keys to my success.
Bennie Lambert, endearingly dubbed “Dr. Yes” by those who know him best, speaks of facing adversity, overcoming obstacles, leading by example, and attaining success. With his positive attitude and tenacious work ethic, Dr. Lambert has emerged as not only a local celebrity and guru on leadership and growth, but is also recognized nationally. His most recent book, How to Grow from No, inspires readers from all backgrounds and helps them to continue pursuing their personal and professional goals.
Dr. Lambert has changed the direction of many companies, educational institutions, and other settings with his advice, inspiration, and his practical and positive action plan. He has served as a consultant for countless organizations, including numerous colleges and universities, several law enforcement agencies, and corporations such as Chevron, Kellogg Brown & Root, San Francisco Forty-niners, and the Houston Astros…to name a few.
The community organizations he has contributed his time and his talents to include: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Junior Achievement, and Special Olympics. Dr. Lambert has also served on the board of directors for the Arthritis Foundation, American Red Cross, YMCA, and Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Dr. Lambert received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his high school and his college. Recently, he was awarded the Houston Police Department’s Humanitarian Service Award from the Houston Police Department for his leadership and dedication to enhance the lives of citizens and create goodwill.
Dr. Lambert is a true humanitarian. Upon hearing him speak, you too will understand his alias, “Dr. Yes”.
Dr. Lambert is the Vice President for Student Success at Lone Star College, a 21,000-student community college in Houston, Texas. He has also served as Dean of Enrollment Management, Director of Admissions, and Registrar. Before that he worked for Baylor University, holding the positions of Academic Advisor to Athletes, Assistant Director of School Relations, and Administrative Intern to the Baylor President.
Have you ever been told, “your application has been denied?” Has rejection made you want to give up? Do you want more out of your life?
Seldom when we are told no do we step back, assess the situation and turn it to a positive experience. We are not trained and we are not taught to grow from no. Instead we passively accept this negative response and are kept from achieving our dreams and living our lives at the next level. As humans, when someone tells us, no, we often become our worst enemy. Our reaction is to shut down, rebel, pout, play the “that’s not fair” card, or some other self-defeating action. All of us have been told no in the past and more than likely will hear it again. This straight from the heart book will help you identify the positive in what seems to be a negative situation. You will see, through the experiences of real people, how to make N-O mean Next Opportunity.
How to Grow from No is a compelling story of a young man who was denied admission to college and told he was not college material due to his low class rank and poor standardized test scores. Five years later, he earned his bachelor’s degree and first professional job offer, from the same university that denied him admission. He subsequently earned his master and doctorate degrees. How to Grow from No is targeted for students and people with challenging circumstances in business, education, sports, and life. They have now found a renewed awareness and motivation to further pursue their passions and fulfill their hopes and dreams.
“This book is inspiring and filled with short stories and ideas that many people can use to take their lives to the next level. I am proud to call Bennie a friend and teammate in educating and leading others to become what they believe they can be.”
-Drayton McLane, Jr., FROM THE FOREWARD