Let’s become brave leaders and create courageous cultures.
Our world needs it.

In March 2019, after a rigorous selection process, I became a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator.

We had the privilege of being trained by best-selling author and researcher and story teller, Dr. Brené Brown herself.  Dr. Brown’s work adds a wonderful and needed perspective on leadership.  She invites us all to be courageous and provides practical tools for developing the 4 skills that make up courage. This includes, vulnerability which is defined as “uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure.” Brené says that “vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy and creativity. Let’s develop brave leaders and courageous cultures together!

About The Dare To Lead™ Program

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by qualified professionals.

Brené is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and most recently completed a seven-year study on courageous leadership. She is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead™, which also debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly lists.

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage-building skills through workshops, trainings and coaching to help individuals, teams and organizations move from armored leadership to daring leadership.

Individuals who successfully complete the full 16-hour Dare to Lead™ program will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put a Dare to Lead™ Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

The four skill sets of courage

You can't get to courage without rumbling with vulnerability. Embrace the suck.
Daring leaders who live into their values are never silent about hard things.
Integrity is choosing courage over comfort, it's choosing what's right over what's fun, fast or easy; it's practicing your values, not just professing them.
When we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending. And when we don't own our stories of failure, setbacks, and hurt-they own us.

How this work fits in your organization

The Dare to Lead TM™ curriculum totals approximately 20 hours of content that we can organize in a manner that best suits your needs.