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, 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 – Get goosebumps 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. The elder of three sisters and one brother. 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 build hope, worth, confidence, processes, methods, culture, pathways, inspiration, knowledge, understanding, character, results, and abilities.
~ Married my college sweetheart, and we have one daughter, son, and grandson. Now, 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 understand the joy of giving better.
~ Provided leadership to increase sales by 151%; EBIT by 82%; and Cash Flow by 151%; thereby, assisting in making United Defense’s acquisition by the Carlyle Group and Creating one of the top business deals in the history of the organization.
~ 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).
~ Have lived in five different states and traveled extensively; this allows me the opportunity to view cultures, pathways, methods, and processes from varying perspectives.
~ An Order of Saint Maurice recipient.
~ 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.”
~Received my MBA from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. A higher education grounded in business, life, unique cultural characteristics, and faith-based learning.
~Received an Executive MBA from the University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Higher education grounded in some of the country’s best business practices; therefore, expanding knowledge and abilities to achieve desired results.
Understand people and how to achieve outcomes!