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Stood in the Gap

Apr 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] – This/That played with Pam
  • [04:54] – What moment made all the difference
  • [09:13] – Pam’s greatest lesson
  • [13:37] – What “love in the process” means to Pam
  • [18:29] – Where Pam gets her philosophy 
  • [20:14] – The words that changed everything
  • [24:50] – How Pam defines excellence
  • [26:15] – Pam’s advice to aspiring leaders

Quotes From This Episode: 

  • “The essence of who you are has to be centered and grounded in love.” 
  • “What you see for yourself, you have to believe that you can actually have regardless of where you come from or what your circumstances have been.”
  • “Mediocrity is unacceptable.”