I attended the Positive Leadership workshop during my first few months of becoming a manager in an academic institution. Working and learning alongside a group of professionals from diverse fields, backgrounds, and skill sets was incredibly valuable to me. The workshop was designed in such a way that our group was able to truly bond in a very short period of time. The group dynamic and the pacing of the workshop allowed us to delve into our own leadership styles, recognize the paradoxes of leadership, and work through specific scenarios that were relevant to each of our professional circumstances. I have shared so much of what I learned with my team at work, including the strengths-finder exercise that we used in the workshop. The main impact the workshop has had on my life post-program is a more intentional approach to leadership and a deeper compassion for myself as a leader. Gathering with such a diverse group of professionals/individuals helped me to see some of the universal challenges in leadership, and in turn taught me to think outside of the box for solutions.