He's a Certified Life-Coach who attended the University of Northern British Columbia, where he majored in General Business with a double minor in First Nations studies and Political Science. He’s worked as an Executive Director for a First Nations non-profit organization, a College Instructor of Business, a Life-Skills, Employment and Business Facilitator, an HIV/AIDS Educator, an Advocate, Fundraiser and Events Coordinator for various homeless initiatives and lastly, as a Programs Developer and Group Facilitator for an Aboriginal Child and Family services organization.
Earl has had his share of adversity. He was raised in a single-parent home at the level of poverty, where he was exposed to alcoholism and various forms of multigenerational abuse. Spending his earlier years in and out of foster-homes, he often felt displaced due to widespread racism and discrimination toward Aboriginal people in the community. At the age of nine his father died a tragic death, which was followed by a number of family suicides. From a very young age Earl began to abuse alcohol and drugs, resulting in several sentences in juvenile detention centers and the earlier part of his adult life in correctional facilities.
His willingness and determination to break the cycle of destruction led him on a path of self-discovery, in which he was able to combine western forms of healing with First Nations holistic cultural practices. Today Earl lives with a great sense of pride as a warrior walking upon the Red Road. He continues to gain strength from the spiritual teachings of his elders and is well-known for not only his powerfully upbeat energy, but for his positive and optimistic outlook on life. He's driven by his passion for motivating people toward creating positive change and remains committed to inspiring others through the gift of his words.
Whether it's a keynote speech, a community presentation, a day of emceeing, a staff training seminar or a series of youth workshops, Earl has an exciting and impactful way of delivering a fun and unforgettable experience!
"To believe in yourself is to envision yourself standing where you want to be! It's being determined to do whatever necessary to get where you want to go. To believe in yourself is to have faith in your ability to overcome what stands between you and your destination…it’s believing you deserve to be there just as much as anyone else!"
Some of the highlights from Earl's Journey. Click on image to read more...
Earl Lambert original song "Daddy's Love"
Earl Lambert - The Value in Education: Knowledge is Power! Halfway River FN, BC.