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Stood in the Gap

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Success is not achievable alone. We all have a story of a person who took a risk, someone who imagined a life greater than what we could, someone who stood in the gap. This show shares those 'someones.' Those unsung heroes who pushed us when we could have settled for what is. Stood in the Gap focuses on the journey of where leaders were before they achieved their goals. It's stories often left untold, yet those stories made the difference between giving up and pressing on. And in those moments, what made all the difference? The words said. Each leader on our show, shares what was said in their darkest moments, catapulting them out of the darkness and into who they are today. What were those words? And why were they said? And more importantly what happened next. Join host Derrin Slack to find out.

Success is not achievable alone. We all have a story of a person who took a risk, someone who imagined a life greater than what we could, someone who stood in the gap. This show shares those 'someones.' Those unsung heroes who pushed us when we could have settled for what is. Stood in the Gap focuses on the journey of where leaders were before they achieved their goals. It's stories often left untold, yet those stories made the difference between giving up and pressing on. And in those moments, what made all the difference? The words said. Each leader on our show, shares what was said in their darkest moments, catapulting them out of the darkness and into who they are today. What were those words? And why were they said? And more importantly what happened next. Join host Derrin Slack to find out.

Location:

United States

Description:

Success is not achievable alone. We all have a story of a person who took a risk, someone who imagined a life greater than what we could, someone who stood in the gap. This show shares those 'someones.' Those unsung heroes who pushed us when we could have settled for what is. Stood in the Gap focuses on the journey of where leaders were before they achieved their goals. It's stories often left untold, yet those stories made the difference between giving up and pressing on. And in those moments, what made all the difference? The words said. Each leader on our show, shares what was said in their darkest moments, catapulting them out of the darkness and into who they are today. What were those words? And why were they said? And more importantly what happened next. Join host Derrin Slack to find out.

Language:

English


Episodes

Blake Behr: “Maybe it’s on you.”

11/11/2021
Blake Behr grew up in a one-parent home. He knows how important it is for people to show up and show support for others. For Blake, one such person hit him with the cold, hard truth: were his problems the fault of others, or was some of it really on him? That question changed his life trajectory. Now the President of Ridgeline Electrical Industries and as a leader, Blake puts ownership of his words and actions at the top of his list of priorities. Blake takes time to coach his employees...

Duration:00:30:19

Bryan Brenner: “You’re the man of the house now.”

10/28/2021
At the age of twelve, Bryan Brenner’s life turned upside down. Suddenly, his parents got divorced, the family filed for bankruptcy, and Bryan's father told him he had to be the man of the house. For Bryan, it was a lesson in how impactful words can be in a negative way, as that sentence filled him with a sense of responsibility that he had no way of fulfilling. Still, Bryan believes some positive things came out of feeling like he needed to grow up fast, like starting a business early on...

Duration:00:26:44

Tony Mason: “Help people because it’s the right thing to do.”

10/14/2021
“Help people because it’s the right thing to do.” It’s a simple concept that has served Tony Mason well. As CEO and President of the Indianapolis Urban League, a community outreach program dedicated to helping minorities achieve social and economic equality, Tony lives those words every day. As Tony admits, helping others is sometimes a thankless task, but he’s had others go to bat for him and believes we should all pay it forward. Listen to his full story to see what shaped him as a man,...

Duration:00:29:12

Kelli Jones: “Successful products spring from a passion to improve people’s lives”

10/7/2021
Kelli Jones is the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Be Nimble Foundation, where the goal is to create a fully diverse and inclusive tech ecosystem. Kelli has been on the tech scene for years making her way to Be Nimble where she’s doing what she sees as her life’s work - putting money into the hands of black people to fix economic disparity. She knows it’s not gonna be easy, as she says, “it’s a marathon” but Kelli is more than ready for the fight. In this episode Kelli shares how everything her...

Duration:00:33:21

Eric Love: “You can’t burn out, if you’ve never been on fire.”

9/30/2021
Eric Love is the Director of Staff Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Notre Dame, where he strives to create an environment in which people treat one another with dignity and respect, regardless of their views. Coming from a biracial and bicultural family Eric always felt like he belonged both nowhere and everywhere but he found a way to make that work for him, literally. In fact, he says his work as a diversity educator started when he was a kid growing up in a place where...

Duration:00:35:30

Dave Neff: “Don’t forget the mission.”

7/22/2021
Dave Neff is the Chief Revenue Officer at Prolific where he oversees new business development, partnerships and alliances. Before Prolific, Dave served as President and CEO of EDGE Mentoring for nearly six years – the nation’s largest, faith-based, whole-life intergenerational mentoring organization. At EDGE, he was reminded not to forget his own mission and that of the business. While Dave speaks about this impactful moment, he also shares his struggle with Crohn's disease from an early...

Duration:00:21:45

Wayne DeVeydt: "Don’t waste your gifts.”

6/24/2021
Wayne DeVeydt is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Surgery Partners, Inc and the former CEO. In his journey to senior leadership, Wayne constantly reminds others to be humble, selfless, and to use the gifts God has given you. Wayne admits he grew up prideful and selfish, characteristics he still struggles with today. Only when his luxurious life disappeared did he pay attention to God’s calling. In this episode, Derrin and Wayne get vulnerable about the difficulty of family and...

Duration:00:34:45

Seth Morales: “I believe in you.”

6/10/2021
“I believe in you.” On the verge of quitting the family company, Seth Morales heard these words and took ownership of the situation. Before becoming CEO of the Morales Group, Seth was increasingly frustrated with how the company was being run. In this episode, Seth shares how he changed the company to be something he believed in and what guiding principles helped him accomplish it. In This Episode: [02:12] – This/That with Seth[03:52] – Seth joins the family business[05:45] – A pivotal...

Duration:00:29:57

Joyce Irwin: “You are doing what you were called to do.”

5/27/2021
“You are doing what you were called to do.” Joyce Irwin is the President and CEO of the Community Health Network Foundation, where she gives her time to those in need daily. Diagnosed with meningitis at an early age, Joyce understands the need for compassion and meeting people where they are in their times of need. In this episode, Joyce shares how she discovered her calling. As you listen to her story of hope, resilience, and courage, pay attention to the ways you can identify the...

Duration:00:21:54

Andrea Butcher: “Life is always speaking to you.”

5/20/2021
“Life is always speaking to you.” In this episode, Andrea Butcher, President of HRD Advisory Group, joins Derrin Slack for a conversation about leadership, listening, and honesty. As she shares her story, see if you can identify the way life might be speaking to you. In her conversation with Derrin, Andrea references the Enneagram. To learn more about this, you can check out Andrea’s podcast, Being [at Work], and look for the Daily Dose Takeovers by Rachel Pritz. In This...

Duration:00:20:05

Marianne Glick: “Whether you think you can do something or not, you're right.”

5/6/2021
“Whether you think you can do something or not, you're right.” In this episode, Marianne Glick, Board Chair of Eugene & Marilyn Glick Family Foundation joins Derrin Slack for a conversation about confidence. Marianne experienced depression from an early age and has learned the power thoughts can have over you. As she shares her story, you’ll learn how everybody faces a challenge, even if we can’t see it. Listen in as Marianne opens up about her personal relationships and how they affected...

Duration:00:16:39

Pam Ross: “Whatever you do, do it with excellence.”

4/1/2021
“Whatever you do, do it with excellence.” In this episode, Pam Ross of Central Indiana Community Foundation joins Derrin Slack for a conversation about excellence. As a young wife and mother, Pam struggled not only with the challenges of raising a family, but also with the expectations she felt had been placed on her. As she shares her story, you’ll hear how her grandmother influenced her approach to leadership, and the key to learning from every experience. In This Episode: [01:41] –...

Duration:00:30:20

Nikki Lewallen: “If it’s not a ‘Hell, yes!’, it’s a ‘Hell, no!’”

3/18/2021
“If it’s not a ‘Hell, yes!’, it’s a ‘Hell, no!’” In this episode, Nikki Lewallen, CEO of Rainmakers, joins Derrin Slack for a conversation about knowing when to say “yes” and how to level up in every area of your life. After two career shifts, multiple college degrees and lots of uncertainty, it took one engaged leader to set Nikki on the path towards becoming the entrepreneur and leader she is today. As she shares her story, you’ll hear how saying “yes” to the right thing and finding the...

Duration:00:23:06

Al White: “Remember those three minutes.”

2/18/2021
“Remember those three minutes for the rest of your life.” In this episode, Al White, Advisor for Corporate Responsibility and VP of The Lilly Foundation at Eli Lilly and Company, joins Derrin Slack for a conversation about breaking the cycle of crime and making the most of every opportunity. Al’s father was a well-known drug dealer in Delaware, and his grandfather was murdered as a result of his involvement with organized crime. When Al was arrested before his senior year of...

Duration:00:21:47

Jimmie McMillian: "Your dad shot your mom."

2/4/2021
“Your dad just shot your mom; you’ve got to go back [to college].” In this episode, Jimmie McMillian, Senior Corporate Counsel at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, joins Derrin Slack for a conversation about overcoming obstacles and leaving a legacy. After failing out of college, Jimmie’s life changed forever when he found out his father shot his mother three times. As he sat in the hospital wondering if she would survive, he made a decision that would affect the rest of his life. As he...

Duration:00:24:08

CJ McClanahan: "We will get you through this."

1/21/2021
“We have no idea what you’re going through, but we will get you through this.” As a sought-after author, speaker, and advisor, CJ McCLanahan has spent countless hours helping high-performing entrepreneurs and executives grow their businesses. Yet, despite tremendous success, he found his clients’ happiness and quality of life wasn’t increasing with their financial or professional growth. Now, CJ is on a mission to inspire leaders to re-imagine success and focus on the things that really...

Duration:00:27:07

Jenn Lisak Golding: "Make your own destiny."

1/7/2021
“You are in charge of your own destiny, make it your own.” As a woman in business and leadership, Jenn Lisak Golding, Founder and CEO of Sapphire Strategy, knew she would face many obstacles. Thanks to the teaching and inspiration of trailblazers like her mother and aunt, she learned to keep going and find the right opportunities. Despite pressure to pursue a prestigious title as a doctor or lawyer, Jenn knew the only way she would be happy and successful was to make her own destiny. As...

Duration:00:19:01

Mike Reynolds: “Relationships are all that matter.”

12/17/2020
Despite more than 20 years as a software product leader, Mike Reynolds, CEO of Innovatemap, wasn’t prepared for the loneliness he experienced when starting his digital product agency. Yet, Mike received encouragement and guidance from experienced entrepreneurs who took the time to invest in a relationship with him. These informal mentorships taught him “relationships are all that matter,” a lesson that has permeated the culture of Innovatemap. As he shares his story, you’ll hear how Mike...

Duration:00:22:47

Jim Brown: “What are you waiting for?”

12/3/2020
What’s holding you back from doing the thing you’ve always wanted? Jim Brown, an advisor and angel investor for the Indianapolis tech community, joins the show, vulnerably sharing the biggest failure of his career. On the heels of a failed business venture, someone stood in the gap for Jim, asking, “What are you waiting for?” Those words gave him the perspective he needed to work through the challenge and use the lessons he learned from his failure to mentor other entrepreneurs.

Duration:00:26:49

Jeb Banner: "You're going to be okay."

11/19/2020
Jeb Banner, CEO of Boardable, joins the show for a conversation about entrepreneurship, what it means to lead without manipulation, and why he stood in the gap for host Derrin Slack. How would you react if all you had worked for evaporated in a matter of days? Prior to Boardable, Jeb had started another business, and through sudden and painful circumstances he found himself out of the company wondering how he was going to take care of his growing family. Yet, in his darkest moment, someone...

Duration:00:17:14