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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.

Stood in the Gap Derrin Slack

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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.

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

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

    “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 matter; living gratefully, and giving generously.
    As CJ shares his story, you’ll hear the three fundamental concepts he lives by, and why he’s obsessed with inspiring greatness in others.

    • 27 min
    Jenn Lisak Golding: "Make your own destiny."

    Jenn Lisak Golding: "Make your own destiny."

    “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 she shares her story, you’ll hear how she learned to enforce balance between the work she loves and her family life.

    • 19 min
    Mike Reynolds: “Relationships are all that matter.”

    Mike Reynolds: “Relationships are all that matter.”

    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 learned to make relationships the priority both at work and at home, and the impact it’s had on his family and his company.

    • 22 min
    Jim Brown: “What are you waiting for?”

    Jim Brown: “What are you waiting for?”

    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.

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

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

    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 stood in the gap for him assuring him, “You’re going to be ok.” Those words gave Jeb the courage to press on through the challenge, laying the groundwork to help him stand in the gap for others.

    • 17 min
    "I'm not giving up on you."

    "I'm not giving up on you."

    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 the 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. That's what we'll find out. 

    • 4 min

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