Delivering an

Award-Winning Program that Grounds Emerging Leaders in Purpose and Prosperity since 2019

Applications for the Summer 2022 Program are now open!


minimum 60-min a week

This is a 7 week-program.

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Sonia Di Maulo, award-winning author and scholar, Certified Reinvention Practitioner, and Part-Time Professor at Concordia University and her team bring you Take the Leap! Make an Impact, a program specially designed with the graduate student in mind. More about Sonia.

This experiential program combines story-telling, a systems-thinking community-based approach, positive education and inclusive online learning techniques.

You will experience a vibrant online community of like-minded students led by a dedicated dynamic team. Sonia Di Maulo, Elizabeth Graham and alumni of Take the Leap!, are committed to guiding and supporting your journey. A series of weekly reflective, thought-provoking activities will propel you to discover, create, embrace, and breathe life into your living legacy. The time commitment is a minimum of 60 minutes per week.

This first-of-its-kind curriculum supplements any program of study for students at every level. Take the Leap! brings balance: mix of academics, well-being and character development.

Our goal is to engage students to complete the program with a living legacy plan that reflects a deep vision grounded in meaning and purpose. 


By the end of the program, students will be able to use the growth framework to:

  • Acquire self-assessment skills which lead to purpose-focused decisions.

  • Enhance clarity, engagement, and resilience in navigating life choices.

  • Apply purpose-grounded choices in 80% of decisions when uncertainty occurs. 

  • Connect and share with others to apply their plan over time.



The application period for Summer 2022 is now OPEN. Apply below!

Deadline to submit : May 20th, 2022 (midnight)

The program accepts 30 graduate students from Queen's University.

All graduate students are welcome to apply.

We are excited to read your application for selection.

This program is for you if: 

  • You are looking to increase your clarity, engagement, and resilience at school and in life.

  • You can commit to fully participating in the program which launches on May 28th and runs until July 16th.

  • Opportunities to learn and grow with other students across other faculties and programs is something you seek.

  • You want to stretch and grow your capacity to serve our world in new ways.

  • You are excited to learn more about yourself, your purpose and how to use it in positive ways that will impact our world.

We provide you with Peer Mentors and Guides along your path to encourage to keep going even when it gets tough. If this sounds like a challenging and worthwhile experience... apply today.

Want to be a part of Take the Leap! ?

Submit the form below to apply for the Queen's Summer 2022 program.

The application process has three steps:

  1. Form 1 of 3: Basic information (form below)

  2. Form 2 of 3: Application Questions 

  3. Form 3 of 3: Expectations and Commitment 

The value of this program, identified by past participants, is $750. 

Given funding, your initial investment is $40 for textbook and workbook, which will be reimbursed once you complete the program.


Visit Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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Is there a fee to participate?

Is there a fee to participate?

The program has a value of $750. Through funding your only cost is $40 for textbook and workbook.

How many weeks is it?

How many weeks is it?

The program experience is 7 weeks.

How many hours is it?

How many hours is it?

Consider a minimum of 60 minutes a week to complete the activities. This timing is approximate - you can invest as much or as little time as you want.

Why is this being offered?

Why is this being offered?

We see value in helping emerging leaders increase students clarity, engagement, resilience, community and confidence.

What is a Living Legacy?

What is a Living Legacy?

This program will help you learn about your 4Ps (Powers, Principles, Passions, and Purpose) which will develop into a plan to leave your personal living legacy.

How will we meet?

How will we meet?

Your learning will be online, offline, in groups and self-directed. We will be using an online platform to deliver the activities and Zoom for the live sessions.

Will I get support?

Will I get support?

You will have an opportunity to meet in small and large groups throughout the program with program guides.

How will this help me?

How will this help me?

The purpose of this program is to ground you in purpose and prosperity for today and in the future.

Will it appear on my transcript?

Will it appear on my transcript?

The program will show on your Professional Development record.



The program runs for 7 weeks.


Students will have activities to complete every week.

See FLOW for more...


Individual Activities

  • Check in activity

  • Read/watch video

  • Do activity (this program is action-based)

  • Start Journal

  • Share insights


Group Activities

  • Attend Peer Mentoring Live Zoom events

  • Engage with the large group to share insights and assignments

  • Join a Live Zoom event


  • Diverse areas of study

  • Mix of diverse students

  • Desire to be purpose-driven

  • Desire to positively impact our world

  • Desire to discover, create, embrace, and breathe life into your unique living legacy