Linda Combs – From The Schoolhouse To The White House Part 1


The phone call I got was from the Wachovia operator one day and she says to me, ‘Please don’t hang up on me and please don’t hang up on this person because this person says they’re from the White House.’ And she says, ‘She works for the President.’” – Linda Combs

Show Notes

2:28 – Childhood

6:39 – How does someone get from the schoolhouse to the White House?

12:17 – The first phone call that changed Dr. Combs’ life

19:00 – The second phone call that changed Dr. Combs’ life

25:00 – Dr. Combs goes to Washington

24:00 – Atul’s counsel to someone asking for advice on whether to become a Board Chair

And we were sitting at dinner and I said, ‘I got a call from the White House today.’ And he said, ‘You did? Well, what did they want?’ And so I began to tell him this story and he said, ‘Oh, you turned them down.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I guess I did.’  He said, ‘I didn’t know you could turn the White House down.’” – Linda Combs

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