This summer I was honored to be selected to be a part of The Lincoln Center's Leadership and Advocacy Group. A select group of teaching artist leaders from around the world were chosen to attend a summer program and be mentored by Jean Taylor and Eric Booth at the Lincoln Center. This group focused on the philosophy, skills, artistry, and teaching of leaders in the teaching artistry field. Every day we worked on specific areas of leadership and bringing into sharper focus our own personal identity as a leader in the field. Jean spent many hours helping us to see that we are enough, just as we are. We are all clowns in so many ways. Our audiences watch us with wonder, love, and empathy and in exchange we bring laughter, honesty, and smiles. Special thanks to Jean for taking me out of my comfort zone in order to become more comfortable with myself.