Life has confirmed that if we are not connected to ourselves, we will never truly live. 


Passionate About Advancement of Self

Be Great University (BU) aims to provide you with the keys to success that often go overlooked during the pursuit of growth and survival. The small, most important things often get overlooked or misunderstood because we deem them "non-essential" as we grind toward our dreams and goals. Sometimes goals are never set to begin with, and many grind with no clear vision or mission in place. This often results in living an unfulfilled life, which does not sit well with us because we know that deep within we are all destined for greatness. BU is here to give you the freedom to fill in the gaps, which will empower and propel us to design the life of greatness that we already know is ours for the taking. Let's begin designing a life full of purpose and intention. It all begins with Mastering Yourself. Join us in this timeless journey of Self-Mastery.


What Resolution Are You Seeking?

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The BU Community

We are a powerhouse community of big thinkers, dreamers, and executors who desire to never become complacent. We love to push ourselves to new limits and continue to change and evolve so that we leave our mark, a legacy we can be proud of. People often try to hold us back, but something within will never allow us to stop.


Cultivating Greatness 

Our 5-week, self-lead-workshop can be completed on your own time and at your own pace. 

Get ready to discover more about yourself with

Signature Lifestyle Methods:
* Phases of GRIT
* BINAO mindset
* The GREAT Method

We are excited to witness you

Be Great

The Lanes didn't just open a hair school, they opened a great school. They wanted to be great. 


And I think like I always have, but I didn't really put a finger on exactly what it was I was doing in this world until I spent my year at Champions Barbering Institute, and getting to have this incubator situation where I really started to hone the craft of recognizing greatness, it was what I was doing. I didn't realize it until probably about a month ago, this is powerful.”

       - 2019 Graduate

Being at Champions Barbering Institute has allowed me to grow knowledgeable in areas I couldn't imagine. I'm learning what it means to be a professional barber and an upstanding person of character, on and off the floor. I feel so blessed to be a part of this school and look forward to becoming a well-rounded barber in the future! Being at this school makes me feel like everything is possible. CHAMPIONS!!!!                - 2018 Graduate

My journey started when I went into Mrs. Lane's office, I was like, I'm thinking about doing this barbering thing. The only problem is I have no idea how to cut hair. And really I just want to change communities and that's all I wanted. I mostly desired to walk alongside men as we learned together what it means to be dads, husbands, brothers, co-workers, and friends. And, her answer to that was cool, we'll teach you how to cut hair. We want people who want to change communities. And that's how it all started. And that's what they did at CBI.                          - 2019 Graduate

Be Great University created an atmosphere where I was able to connect with people during the prime time of the Covid-19 pandemic. It gave me the ability to change, not only how I work and operate, but also how I view my perception and take steps toward my version of success. I was able to write my book because of the accountability I received via the group. The Lanes have created a step by step process on how to find your inner purpose through growth and development.             - Cultivating Greatness Participant

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