Hi, I’m Rob Lambert.

I’m the author of The Employable Parent Brain and creator of the Parent Brain podcast.

I share content designed to help parents remain relevant, employable and effective. The knowledge that I share has been gained from 20+ years of management and hiring experience. I distill it down and share it in a fun and interesting way to help you accelerate your career and effectiveness at work.

I’m a husband and father to 3 awesome boys. I live in Winchester UK and am obsessed with helping people with their career.


Why Parent Brain?

Parent Brain came about one cold winter’s night when I was browsing a popular parenting forum.

I stumbled across a series of career related posts. I was saddened by what I read.

Talented, experienced, dedicated and eager parents who simply could not land jobs, get promoted or find meaningful work.

  • “Not enough experience”.
  • “Not relevant anymore”.
  • “Didn’t even get an interview”.
  • “Bodged it in the interview”.
  • “Out of date CV”.
  • “Can’t find a company that are flexible enough”

And so I figured I could share my own knowledge and experience with other parents. But also with organisations so that they can build the kind of organisation where nobody needs to ask for permission to parent.

The Parent Brain model

I like to make learning and personal growth simple to understand and spend a stupid amount of time breaking things down and piecing them back together in simpler forms. Hence, the Parent Brain model is simple to understand, but it’s not easy to implement without hard work – and the simplicity hides the fact it’s incredibly powerful.

In a nutshell I focus on looking after the Pillars of life; Education, Health, Family, Money, Societal Impact and Effectiveness.

Coupled with this we’ll also look at how to be Effective AND Liked. Whilst many people are effective, they often are disliked if they aren’t warm, open and considerate of others. We’ve met those people in the workplace – effective but awful to work alongside.

Equally, there are plenty of people who are well liked, like cuddly bears, but we often wonder why they are still employed and what they do all day.

My goal is to help you balance the two by looking at Strengths Finder, DISC and Happiness and balancing these with SuperHero communication skills.

Stay in touch

You can find me on LinkedIn and Instagram.

You can also subscribe the newsletter – where I’ll let you know every time there is a new post on the site.


Parent Brain Foundation

I believe very strongly that every person (and animal) has the right to the best quality of life they can, even if that life may be short.

That’s why I donate 5% of all revenue from Parent Brain, and my other business Cultivated Management, to charity.

2.5% always goes to Naomi House – a hospice in Winchester for life limited children and their parents.

The other 2.5% goes to a different charity each year.

  • 2015 – Unicef (complete)
  • 2016 – Pencils of Promise (complete)
  • 2017 – Saving Linnea (complete)
  • 2018 – WWF (complete)
  • 2019 – Naomi House (complete)
  • 2020 – Still deciding. Any suggestions?