Native man teaches management, gives a way of mission

Native man teaches management, gives a way of mission

He’s an creator and podcaster, a pacesetter who teaches others how one can lead, and to stay.

Robert Lowery has had his fair proportion of success. He graduated from Lasalle Senior Excessive Faculty within the Falls in 1995, acquired a bachelor’s diploma in Sociology from Buffalo State School in 2000, and labored for 15 years with the Boys and Women Membership.

After a short stint, post-college, working in Lockport at a non-security detention facility, Lowery began on the Boys and Women Membership as a prevention specialist and labored his means via the ranks to turn out to be a Chief Program Officer.

Within the latter function he labored with 120 workers at a couple of dozen websites, and was honored by the Boys and Women Golf equipment of America in 2017 as Skilled of the 12 months for the nationwide group.

After all of the schooling, and the skilled success on the Boys and Women Membership, Lowery determined to sail off on his personal, having began an organization from which he was educating and mentoring, he determined that 2018 was the proper time to go full-time as an entrepreneur.

The RL Expertise, LLC gives consulting to non-profits and faith-based organizations on creating mentorship and after-school packages.

“With the onset of Covid, about 90 p.c of my work is completed on-line at dwelling,” mentioned the Cheektowaga resident who makes use of a Buffalo enterprise tackle.

Working at dwelling gave him a brand new challenge accomplished in July of 2021, a e book entitled Efficient Mentoring.

“It’s a e book that focuses on constructing lifelong relationships, as a mentor, whilst a mum or dad,” Lowery mentioned.

“I didn’t wish to have a e book signing, as a substitute I wished to have a gathering of neighborhood leaders,” Lowery mentioned. So he did, he introduced collectively a number of political and neighborhood leaders in Buffalo, and, from that, he determined to embark on his subsequent enterprise.

Final October, he began a podcast referred to as “Empower716.”

“I actually wished it to give attention to entrepreneurship and enterprise, particularly in underserved communities. I wished to make it an area the place small companies and enterprise individuals may share tales and their backgrounds, the place they may share methods and ideas.”

As could be anticipated of any person together with his background with the Boys and Women Membership, Lowery’s entrepreneurial spirit comes with a wholesome dose of giving again to the neighborhood.

Yearly, for the Mount Zion Baptist Church Neighborhood Expo, his firm gives 500 backpacks for college kids. Along with the podcast, he additionally makes use of his social media platforms, together with Fb, Youtube and LinkedIn to offer cost-free content material and publicity to others. All designed to construct connectivity and supply networking alternatives.

Just lately, his Empower716 podcast featured Niagara Falls native Avion Harris and his enterprise “Avion’s 4 Season Companies”, as their younger entrepreneur of the month.

He’s seeking to proceed to offer recognition to Niagara County companies and asks that individuals take into account sending him nominations for many who may have just a little publicity for his or her enterprise.

Lowery could be reached via [email protected] or by phone at (716) 436-4008.

Whereas the podcast is on break this month, he’s seeking to convey it again in February.

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