Dare to Lead™ Training

Attend this 2 day evidence-based emotional literacy and leadership curriculum at one of our open-enrollment trainings for individuals. It's a game-changer for leaders of all levels. And, we're all leaders, leaders of our own lives, families, teams, etc.

The Dare to Lead™ curriculum lies within leadership competency content and often counts towards CEUs. 

October 24 & 25, 2019 | 8:30am - 5:30pm | Penn State Great Valley

Only a few spaces remain. Scholarships are available. To qualify you must: 1. manage direct reports or be enrolled in a leadership development program, AND, 2. be one of the following: employee of a non-profit or B corp | K-12 educator | spouse or domestic partner of a deployed service member | formerly incarcerated. Email request to chris@workwhilelife.com.

December 12 & 13, 2019 | 8:30am - 5:30pm | Immaculata University

Need CEUs? Here's a great opportunity to get continuing education requirements AND support a great cause. All proceeds from this event benefit Chester County OIC a non-profit community- based organization that has been meeting the needs of the economically disadvantaged individuals throughout Chester County.

Call to Courage

Customized Dare to Lead™ Programs for organizations.

Brené Brown, research professor at the University of Houston and four-time New York Times best-selling author, interviewed 150 global C-suite level executives on the future of leadership, asking: “What about the way people are leading today needs to change in order for leaders to be successful in a complex, rapidly changing environment?” There was one answer across the interviews: "We need braver leaders and more courageous cultures.”
The world is desperate for daring leaders who are self-aware, know how to have hard conversations, hold themselves and others accountablebuild trust, lead with empathy and connection, take smart risks that lead to innovation, reset quickly after disappointments and setbacks, and give and receive feedback – especially when it’s tough.
Based on the latest research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program (what Brené refers to as a “skill-based playbook for leaders.”) The most significant finding from her latest research is that courage is not an inherent quality, but rather it is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable.
As a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, I provide group facilitation, self-reflection, practical activities, and short videos hosted by Brené on the four skill sets of courage:
  1. Rumbling with Vulnerability: Facing risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure with courage and clarity.

  2. Living into our Values: Identifying, operationalizing, and practicing the beliefs that we hold most important.

  3. BRAVING Trust: Creating or deepening connections in relationships and teams based on the seven elements of trust.

  4. 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.
Join Dare to Lead™ to learn and practice the skills to move from armored leadership to daring leadership.
Included in this Coursework
  1. Dare to Lead™ Workbook
  2. Daring Leader Assessment
  3. Dare to Lead™ Participant Certification (upon completion) and the ability to add a Dare to Lead™ trained badge on your LinkedIn profile
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 ImperfectionDaring GreatlyRising StrongBraving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead, which also debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly lists.
Brene's Netflix Special - Call to Courage (Released April 2019)
Brene's TED Talk - The Power of Vulnerability (June 2010)
For optimal discussion and maximized learning, space in open enrollment (individual participants vs in-tact teams) is limited to the 24 attendees. 
*If you are interested in bringing the Dare to Lead™️ curriculum to your team or organization, please email chris@workwhilelife.com