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Testimonials

My time at LeaderShape®allowed me to meet many great people and get in touch with the way I wish to bring about positive change in the world. I am proud to be a part of this community of change agents, supporting and challenging one another to live in a world of possibility! I am proud to say I am LeaderShape®​!

Aminah W.

I have learned that to create a motivated, dedicated, and inclusive community an understanding must be made toward mutual respect and, more importantly, mutual vulnerability.

Christopher T.

I learned what I find more important in life. By discussing my core values and evaluating my personal leadership style, I feel that I have emerged both a better leader and person. Thank you again for the wonderful opportunity.

Sunita Y.

My whole experience has been way more inspiring and fun than I had ever dreamed it would be. Because of my attendance at LeaderShape®, I have formed a new network of friends and allies, and I feel re-invigorated in my desires to change the world.

Meghan H.

I was glad to learn how to bounce back from mistakes and failures. Instead of thinking about the negative, LeaderShape® taught me how to look at mistakes with a more positive perspective of learning something new.

Kamya R.

My time at LeaderShape®allowed me to meet many great people and get in touch with the way I wish to bring about positive change in the world. I am proud to be a part of this community of change agents, supporting and challenging one another to live in a world of possibility! I am proud to say I am LeaderShape®​!

Aminah W.

LeaderShape® is the type of experience that will better gear our youth to deal with diverse problems. Our session exposed participants to people, ideas, and situations they never thought they would encounter. I have learned so much in such a short period of time, and I want to assure you that I will not let it go to waste.

Mohammed B.

Going into LeaderShape®, I never would have imagined that I would have formed so many deep and incredible relationships, received as much love and support as I did and, more than anything, discovered so much about what I bring to the table as an aspiring individual of society.

Mark P.

The week was absolutely amazing and I got advice and inspiration and met other intriguing people with visions for the future. It was a true testament to the capacity of the human spirit to dream of a better tomorrow.

Kensie S.

What impressed me at LeaderShape®, and the biggest lesson I took with me, was the power of community.

Chris A.

What I gained at LeaderShape® is definitely worth spreading and implementing, both personally and in my community. I have gained lifelong friendships in less than a week! I have gained intellectual connections with people who want to change the world with me. Through each other’s support, our visions will never rest a day on this planet.

Mainza M.

The LeaderShape®​ Institutewas the most insightful week of my life. The week was full of realizations about me and ways to make myself a better person and leader. I know that this week has and will continue to positively change my life. The love and support that I felt from others at LeaderShape®​ is indescribable. I am forever changed.

Ashley M.

Going into LeaderShape®, I never would have imagined that I would have formed so many deep and incredible relationships, received as much love and support as I did and, more than anything, discovered so much about what I bring to the table as an aspiring individual of society.

Mark P.

The secure and intimate environment that the Institute nurtured allowed me to open up, listen, and grow into the leader that I want and can become.

Johanan R.

Through this experience I learned how to dream and not only now to dream, but how to put that dream into action, and ultimately change the world.

Hannah S.

My experience at LeaderShape® will stay with me for the rest of my days here on Earth.  I have learned so much about others and myself. If only the world mirrored the people at LeaderShape® and what it stands for. I believe one day it will and everyone will live with such integrity and core values.

Tatiana T.

My whole experience has been way more inspiring and fun than I had ever dreamed it would be. Because of my attendance at LeaderShape®, I have formed a new network of friends and allies, and I feel re-invigorated in my desires to change the world.

Meghan H.

Now, after completing the Institute, I clearly understand why there is such a big and strong community of LeaderShape® graduates and I am determined to contribute to this community through my goals and aspirations.

Nazar Z.

I have never been in an environment where we each got a change to have such honest and transparent conversations.

Vivian W.

I was glad to learn how to bounce back from mistakes and failures. Instead of thinking about the negative, LeaderShape® taught me how to look at mistakes with a more positive perspective of learning something new.

Kamya R.

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We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.

Carl Sagan

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

William James

Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways, it can change someone’s life forever.

Margaret Cho

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.

Seneca

We need community to give us energy, to strengthen our voices, and to offer constructive criticism when we stray off course.

Beverly Daniel Tatum

It is not enough to be busy…The question is: What are we busy about?

Henry David Thoreau

Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

Paulo Coelho

The time is always right to do what is right.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only way to change our world is to take responsibility for our part in it.

Rachael Bermingham

You have dreams to fulfill! You have goals to reach! You have missions to accomplish!

Euginia Herlihy

I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.

Erica Jong

I’m always doing things I can’t do. That’s how I get to do them.

Pablo Picasso

Mistakes are a fact of life: It is the response to the error that counts.

Nikki Giovanni

The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all.

Helen Keller

By choosing integrity, I become more whole, but wholeness does not mean perfection. It means becoming more real by acknowledging the whole of who I am.

Parker Palmer

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

Booker T. Washington

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. 

Walt Disney

A year from now you may wish you had started today.

Karen Lamb

Let passion get you through the potholes.

Jenna Wolfe

Find out who you are and be that person.

Ellen DeGeneres

I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.

Steve Jobs

Truth allows you to live with integrity. Everything you do and say shows the world who you really are. Let it be the Truth.

Oprah Winfrey