Dr. LaMondre Pough
Ruh Global IMPACT
“Mentoring is a calling. It is a way to empower individuals, and it is also a way to create the future. Our world is filled with challenges that only we can solve. To overcome racial injustice, social suppression, ableism, and climate change, we must be and nourish our own heroes. For a community to thrive, members of that community must actively and intentionally seek less experienced members and share their time and impart insights to ensure sustained viability. Representation matters. Ben Sweetland said, “We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.” “
We are proud to induct Dr. LaMondre Pough into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.
A passionate speaker, seasoned coach, and enthusiastic content creator, LaMondre Pough is the Chief Sustainability Officer for Ruh Global IMPACT, host of multiple podcasts, and the creator of the video series “Moment of Impact”. His ability to empower his audiences to embrace diversity and create environments where people truly belong, has helped him become a highly respected speaker, coach, and content creator.
Using colorful stories and stirring facts, LaMondre touches the hearts of his audience that can inspire waves of change. Each message, session, and video by Dr. Pough is a dynamic and unique experience. It is common for listeners to laugh, cry, reflect and come away enriched during his sessions. He challenges people to find purpose and ways to progress themselves in every circumstance.
Diagnosed before his second birthday with spinal muscular atrophy, LaMondre resides in Columbia, where he serves as the Chairman of Arts Access South Carolina and is a recognized leader, and voice for the community of People with Disabilities.