Mindful Leadership for Ambitious Millennials


Spend time in the outdoors

Participate in activities like canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, ziplining, or just relaxing in the sun.

Learn from inspiring teachers

Listen to experts speak on positive psychology, leadership, excellence, and mindfulness.

Connect with like-minded individuals

Meet other Penn graduate students with similar goals and aspirations, and make friends for a lifetime.

Practice mindfulness and meditation techniques

Enjoy daily yoga classes and meditations led by our founders and expert guests.

Curious how LeadUp can help you, your school, or organization achieve positive excellence? We'd love to hear from you!

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About LeadUp

What makes us so special?
Succeed in all aspects of your life.

LeadUp provides immersive experiences for young leaders to reflect on their values, align their goals with their actions, and develop holistic leadership skills through positive psychology and mindfulness training. Our three-day retreats allow you to reflect and reconnect so you can lead a life of excellence - whatever that means for you. You will have a chance to refine your definition of success and develop the skills to help you get there.

  • - Align your goals and actions
  • - Manage with mindfulness
  • - Lead in times of stress and change
  • - Leave with tangible steps to achieve excellence

Meet the Founders

Created by Millennials, for Millennials.
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Jenna Gebel

A Jersey girl at heart, Jenna is a social impact enthusiast, creative baker, ravenous book worm, avid blogger, and world traveler.
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Marypatton Davis

A Southerner raised on salt water and sunshine in Florida, MP is an Africa advocate, seasoned entrepreneur, yoga teacher, fearless hiker, and adventurous scuba diver.


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