In this chapter, the PRSA Fellows recount the various crucibles that have developed them as leaders. Many of these are categorized as reversals or setbacks, trials such as confronting health issues of their own or family members, losing their jobs, and managing crises. Others would be considered new territory, positive experiences such as taking on a new job opportunity or starting their own consultancy. The last category is suspension, experiences that caused them to question their core values and beliefs. All of these experiences pushed them to achieve more than they might have imagined was possible. The Fellows discussed how these experiences shaped their character and values as leaders.