Hi there. I'm Lenorë Lambert (pronounced Lenoree). I'm a psychologist, entrepreneur, Buddhist teacher, author, and World Champion Masters athlete. An eclectic combination I guess.
I grew up in a large Catholic family in country Australia. After finishing school I half-heartedly started an Arts Degree. I had no idea why I was studying, so I left to travel and explore the world. I did all manner of jobs - waitress, teacher aide, strapper for a race-horse trainer and labourer, to name a few. After three years of exploring I felt I was ready for study and resumed my Degree in Psychology, graduating with Honours at the University of Queensland.
A decade later, I'd done the corporate thing, having become director of a publicly listed company by the age of 32. I'd enjoyed much of my corporate life, but ultimately found it unfulfilling. The rewards it offered - money, professional achievement and status - weren't as deeply satisfying as their reputations promised. And I noticed that the corporate world had a way of bringing out the crappy side of human nature at times.
So I started my own business in leadership development. I felt this was the best way I could make a positive difference in the world. I loved this work and had the opportunity to make a real difference to some of Australia's leading organisations.
More importantly though, I began my own developmental journey in earnest. I was guiding leaders through some deep personal work, and I wanted to make sure I knew the territory and the learning experience well.
The next decade saw much exploration - meditation retreats, courses and a deep dive into the teachings of Siddhattha Gotama (the Buddha). The freedom, peace, and delight this brought into my life was transforming. I have been a secular Buddhist teacher since 2015.
During this time I also discovered Masters Athletics and was able to use my mindfulness practice to bring home several world titles and Australian records in hurdles, sprints and the heptathlon. But more importantly my practice allowed me to dismantle old emotional patterns and cultivate enjoyment of this sport - something I was unable to do in my youth.
Flourish Personal Growth is the culmination of my life's work. It brings together everything I've learned through my life, from direct experience, my Psychology studies, my leadership work, and the Buddha's teachings. It crystallises what I've learned and shares it in the hope that I might help others on a similar journey. I love this work and seeing others benefit from it brings me true joy. I'll be doing it until my body-mind gives out.