Intentional use of specific communication skills can diminish burnout and compassion fatigue and improve teamwork and morale within the healthcare team by enhancing understanding of roles and responsibilities and also setting clearer frameworks for giving and receiving feedback. Additionally, thoughtful use of communication skills improves client adherence with diagnostic and treatment recommendations while building client loyalty. The initial portion of the workshop will include learning and practicing core communication skills and then focus on applying those skills during difficult conversations - including breaking bad news, disclosing medical errors, and working through conflict. Communication skills also integrate with leadership skills. The saying that ‘everyone is a leader, regardless of their position or title’ is true. Each one of us can make a positive difference in our own lives and that of those around us. This segment of the workshop will discuss imposter syndrome, and then use tools such as DiSC assessment and implicit bias exercises to help attendees build an understanding of themselves and how they interact with the world. The workshop will conclude with facilitated small group work involving application of the learned skills to common and challenging clinical and business scenarios.