Dr. Belinda Ross is a heartfelt woman that believes in enriching your life. With a proven track record of motivating audiences to action, and empowering women, Dr. Ross lives by her words. Always fascinated with why people did what they did, a young Belinda Ross told her grandfather that she was going to college and she wanted to be a psychologist. Mind you, her grandfather who raised her was a very conservative Baptist minister. He loved her dearly but tried to dissuade her. “That’s for crazy people,” he told her, suggesting another field. His response was disappointing; yet in her heart, she knew psychology and teaching were what she was supposed to do.
Her second year in college, she came home for the weekend. She called out to her grandfather but couldn’t locate him. When she got to his bedroom, he was looking out the window with his back to her. When asked what was wrong, he turned around and she saw tears streaming down his face. He shared with her an experience from his childhood. He remembered standing in a window as a little boy watching his brother get lynched on a tree. His mother told him not to cry as he might get lynched too. He had held those tears all these years. “Grandpa that’s what I want to do,” she responded. “I want to be there for people who need to let it out, who need to replenish their life.” He said to her, “Well, baby you do it.” From that point on, he became her most avid supporter and refused to hear anything negative about it.
This pivotal point was a springboard for a purposed mission throughout her life. It is this mission that moves audiences, reunites, and heals through the power of her words!