My Build Credo
Build to make others better.
Align your passion with your purpose; continually working to become better and helping those around you to do the same.
Build to help others achieve new realities.
Making your world a better place is the duty of all servants.
Build to make others better for others, not better than others.
My name is Robert Houston, and I am a builder – Of hope, worth, confidence, understanding, knowledge, pathways, methods, processes, inspiration, abilities, character and results.
Joy explodes within and around me when I partake in the building process within people – I get goosebumps just thinking about it.
Things you should know about me
~ The beginning of my building journey began when I was born into a single parent home. I was the elder of three sisters and one brother. I learned how to become a builder because of the survival skills required to become a man and leader.
~ R&R Consulting, LLC Speaking with a Purpose was established in September 2013 to provide tools to use in building hope, worth, confidence, processes, methods, culture, pathways, inspiration, knowledge, understanding, character, results, and abilities of others.
~ I married my college sweetheart, and we have one daughter, son, and grandson. Now, I have an opportunity to hone further my passion, which I now know aligns with my purpose.
~ Served – Rotary President (Paul Harris Fellow), Chamber of Commerce Chairman, United Way Board, American Heart Board, Boys, and Girls Board and much more. These opportunities provided me with a chance to better understand the joy of giving.
~ Provided leadership to increase sales by 151%; EBIT by 82%; and Cash Flow by 151%; thereby, assisting in making the acquisition of United Defense by the Carlyle Group and Creating one of the top business deals in the history of the organization.
~ I spent over 30 years leading, learning, teaching, coaching, speaking and making customers happy by adding value in the corporate world (FMC Corporation, United Defense, and BAE Systems).
~ I have lived in five different states and traveled extensively, this allows me the opportunity to view cultures, pathways, methods, and processes from varying perspectives.
~ I am an Order of Saint Maurice recipient.
~ I attended and graduated from Gambling State University, Grambling Louisiana. “Being a member of the Grambling State University Marching Band was a character building and inspirational event in my life.”
~I received my MBA from Liberty University, Lynchburg Virginia. A higher education grounded in business, life, unique cultural characteristics, and faith-based learning.
I truly understand the journey of the grateful servant!