Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an evidence-based program designed to engage leaders in real conversations about building courageous cultures and supporting courageous leadership. Dare to Lead constructively challenges long-held beliefs and cultural norms to demonstrate that courage is a skill set that can be taught, observed, and measured.

Create deeply inclusive environments, accelerate learning, increase contribution, and stimulate innovation.

“We attend too many seminars. We take too many classes. We buy too many books. We play too many audios in our cars. It’s all wasted if we’re unclear on what learning really is: Learning is not attending, listening, or reading.

Learning is really about translating knowing what to do into doing what we know. It’s about changing.

If we have not changed we have not learned.”

—John G. Miller

As a Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator, we provide group facilitation, self-reflection, practical activities, and short videos hosted by Brené on the four skill sets of courage:

  • Rumbling with Vulnerability: Facing risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure with courage and clarity.
  • Living into our Values: Identifying, operationalizing, and practicing the beliefs that we hold most important.
  • Braving Trust: Creating or deepening connections in relationships and teams based on the seven elements of trust.
  • Learning to Rise: Learning and growing from the failures, setbacks, and disappointments that are inevitable when we are brave with our lives.

The world is desperate for brave leaders; daring leaders, like you, who are not silent about hard things, who ask the right questions, who are self-aware enough to lead from their hearts and not from fear.

About Brené Brown

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.

Netflix Special – Call to Courage

TED Talk – The Power of Vulnerability

For optimal discussion and maximized learning, space in open enrollment (individual participants vs. in-tact teams) is limited to 24 attendees.

*If you are interested in bringing the Dare to Lead™ curriculum to your team or organization, please contact me.