This may surprise you but this is the exact reaction we expect! We all have different learning styles. Public speaking may be easy for some while it’s really scary for someone else. Doing something that makes us uncomfortable or that we find difficult, creates the perfect opportunity for growth and development. Doing something that makes us vulnerable while being cheered on and supported by our peers, gives us confidence to try the next small step.

As for the portraits, it’s not about making a beautiful drawing, it’s the fact that everyone tries and shares their best. We have seen stick figures, pencil drawings and extensive colorful creations. Each drawing expresses the individuality of every cohort member and that’s what makes it great!  Encourage everyone to let go and just have fun!