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UP Scholarship - skillUP | Leadership

Mentors and Returners: What could your career look like if you were more fearless?

This is a great opportunity to focus on YOU, grow your Leadership Mindset and continue to make the M.O.S.T. out of 2024 - professionally. Recall "M is for cultivating the right Mindset for your return, pivot or transition professionally in this new year.

Kathy McAfee's Fearless Leader program offers an opportunity to take a proactive role in your own personal and professional development, including your character, knowledge, and leadership capabilities. Now is the time to be fearless!

Click here to APPLY for the UP Scholarship seat in The Fearless Leader program.

As women whose dynamic work-life sway has changed with different stages of caregiving, you may benefit from bolstering your resilience, relevance, and support network. While focused on family, you act as the CEO of your household and likely in leadership roles in your community endeavors, yet you might not have realized how this relates to your professional return.

Kathy McAfee, known as America’s Marketing Motivator, works with organizations to help them build more robust, diverse leadership pipelines, and with individual professionals who want to be known as experts in their fields. Her work inspires those in all stages of their career that seek to advance in leadership.

Submit your application in time to complete an interview with Kathy McAfee! Deadline is Thursday, February 29th, 2024. The interview alone with leadership coach and corporate advisor Kathy McAfee is valuable!

The goal of this 8-week group mentoring program is to help more Women and People of Color get their careers and businesses back on track and moving forward in positive and productive ways. It will generate the momentum you’ll need to pave the way forward.

Attend alongside those working in industry or building their own businesses RIGHT NOW. This is the same valuable training corporations use as paid professional development for rising leaders.

Returning to work is a point of monumental transition. For every transition, there is a process, a beginning state, a middle state, and an end state. Untapped Potential offers the support necessary to get you to that end state. Kathy's program offers a key transformational experience that will strengthen your resolve, sharpen your skills, and ready you for the next level of leadership responsibility - when you are ready!

Hear from prior UP Scholarship Recipient, Irmie Sauntinez!

Her mindset shifted as she learned that skilling up in leadership is for us all! she got the courage to be fearless and worked to achieve her objectives! She has even launched her own business, Creative Jam Art Co.!

As a participant in The Fearless Leader mentoring program you’ll come away with more tenacity, greater resilience, and stronger leadership capabilities.

“I joined the Fearless Leader program because I needed to boost my confidence. Through the program, I gained awareness of my leadership strengths and weaknesses, developed my communication and decision skills, and yes, boosted my confidence!” Bethany W.

During the 8-week program, you will be reading books and articles, doing weekly assignments and creative projects designed to increase your self-awareness & leadership skills. You'll network, meet new people, and be inspired by the cohort!

UNTAPPED POTENTIAL has partnered with Kathy to offer a spot in each cohort for an Untapped Potential community member for each prior cohort! The UP scholarship winner will need to invest between 6-8 hours per week on the combined program activities: weekly class, reading, and various other aspects. It is a great stepping stone #backtowork because it forces you carve out time for YOU professionally!

The Scholarship covers the large majority of the program tuition ($3,750), with the Scholarship Recipient responsible for only a small Admin Fee of $375 which covers materials (books and assessments) due before the start of the program. The scholarship is open to both Candidates and Mentors!


We have secured a generous SPONSOR to cover YOUR portion, the regular Admin Fee, to attend Cohort #12 for the UP Scholarship Recipient! A former program participant valued the opportunity so much, she is paying it forward! Thank you to working mom and fearless female leader, Sarah Germain of Pratt & Whitney for supporting the return and development of a lucky Untapped Potential community member! If you are selected as the Recipient for UP Scholarship Award for Cohort #12, you will participate without any financial responsibility.

April 3rd to May 24th

Highly interactive 2-hour session weekly (Wednesdays @11EST) Zoom

FREE / Application required.

Don't wait, the DEADLINE to apply for the scholarship is Thursday, February 29th!


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