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Dare To Lead™

Dare to Lead™
“When we Dare to Lead, we don't pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don't see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it and work to align authority and accountability. We don't avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into the vulnerability that's necessary to do good work.”
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Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage building program.

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 to help individuals, teams, and organisations move from armored leadership to daring leadership.

Individuals who successfully complete the full 24-hour Dare to Lead™ program will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put the Dare to Lead Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

You’ll find more info on Brene’s official website.

Dare to Lead™ is the right fit for you if you want to:

  • Have difficult conversations with way better outcomes
  • Walk the talk when it comes to being braver in your leadership
  • Hold a mirror up and better understand how your life experience to date shows up in how you lead
  • Understand people on a deeper level and how relationships change when you bring a mindset of generosity and empathy into the mix
  • Uncover your shame triggers and how they show up in unhelpful ways
  • Be a catalyst for more meaningful conversations and moments in your team
  • Know and live into your values
  • Be a more resilient leader by growing your emotional literacy
  • Do more than tick a box when it comes to professional development
  • Set healthy boundaries and hold yourself and others accountable to them
  • Have a suite of practical tools and frameworks to spark culture transformation at your fingertips
  • Move through challenges quicker, and easier

I deliver Dare to Lead™ through three (3) modalities – virtual, in person and immersive.

No matter what format the training you choose to do, rest assured that you’ll complete the 24 contact hours of required learning you need to be eligible to receive the Dare to Lead™ Certificate and LinkedIn badge.

I’ve trialled a bunch of different delivery compositions and have landed on a sweet spot that keeps the experience palatable, meaningful, and engaging. From woe to go, you’re probably looking at a two-month program, with 24 contact hours in there and 2 – 4 hours of additional pre-work and homework (encouraged, not essential). My goal is that you feel that the training is comprehensive and free flowing, but not at the expense of your calendar and energy.

My Training is broken into 4 components:


A few weeks before we start your Dare to Lead™ adventure, you’ll be sent a welcome email with all the info you need to know about the training, including Pre-Work. The Pre-Work is designed to ensure everyone is on a level playing field leading into the actual Dare to Lead™ Training, and to ensure we get the most value out of our time together. The Pre-Work is not onerous, and includes reading, watching & listening to Brené Brown content as well as some personal reflection.


We’ll first come together virtually for the Welcome & Induction Webinar where we’ll move through the following:

  • Welcome Circle
  • Meet & Greets
  • Container Building
  • BBEARG Belonging Statement
  • Set the scene for learning
  • Background to the research
  • Get to know your Breakout Group
  • Introduction to the Heart of Daring Leadership



Another 2-3 weeks on, we’ll come together either virtually or in person for the heavy lifting of the actual Dare to Lead™ Training. Over the 2 days (or 3 if you’re doing the Immersive experience) we’ll explore:

  • Armoured VS Daring Leadership
  • Answering your Call to Courage
  • Arenas
  • Grounded Confidence & Rumbling Skills
  • Emotional Literacy
  • Four (4) Courage Skill sets
    • Skill set #1: Rumbling with Vulnerability
      • Shame – Defining & Understanding Shame; Shame Shields; How Shame Shows up in Organisations
      • Empathy
    1. Skill set #2: Living into our Values
      • Living BIG
      • Giving and Receiving Feedback
    2. Skill set #3: BRAVING Trust
      • Framework & application



2-3 weeks after the 2 days of Dare to Lead™, we’ll come together virtually, for the final time for the Integration & Wrap Up Webinar where we will explore:

  • Skill set #4: Learning to Rise
    • Rising Strong Process
    • Rumbling with Anxiety, Grief & Forgiveness
  • Your Dare to Lead™ Integration Plan
  • Personal Reflection & Celebration

Brené defines a leader as ‘anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes and has the courage to develop that potential.’ So essentially, Dare to Lead™ is applicable to anyone and everyone!

I’ve trained over 1,000 people, including Business Owners, Board Members, C-Suite Executives, Middle Managers, Emerging Leaders, Entrepreneurs and administrative staff from 25+ industries and 7+ countries. I ‘ve also welcomed Principals, Educators, University Students, Disability Support Workers, Executive and Life Coaches, Not-For-Proft employees and even Parents.

Without a doubt, my favourite trainings are the ones where we have an extensive breadth and depth of experience, ages, expertise and backgrounds in the room – a melting pot of different perspectives, ideas, ways of doing things, challenges… makes for very meaningful discussions, that’s for sure!   

I run up to eight (8) public trainings every year, and numerous in-house trainings as well. You’ll find the schedule further down on this page.  

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#zoom #fromwhereyoudratherbe
There’s something special about Dare to Lead™ behind the screen. Maybe its that people feel more willing to share from the comfort of their home or office; or maybe it’s the movie like set up I use to ensure your experience feels like it transcends the virtual classroom; or maybe its the fact that location is no limitation, so you get to learn from and alongside a diverse group of leaders from around the world.
AUD $1,890 + GST

In Person

#brisbane #sensoryexplosion

There’s nothing quite like having a group of likeminded Leaders come together in a room to dive into the wonderful world of Dare to Lead™. I mean, there’s oxytocin flying everywhere, meaning-fueled moments happening left right and center, vulnerable expressions of emotions, post it notes all over the walls and paint all over the floor. It’s an explosion of the senses and an experience you won’t want to end.

AUD $2,200 + GST


#noosahinterland #mindbodysoul

Imagine experiencing the profound learnings of Dare to Lead™ in a 3 day Odyssey of wilderness, wellness and wonder. In this leadership retreat for your mind, body and soul, you‘ll immerse yourself in the Dare to Lead™ curriculum, ice baths, outdoor adventures, breathwork and meditations. You‘ll eat nourishing food, ground yourself in nature, connect with people deeper and leave feeling like an entirely new version of yourself.

AUD $4,170 + GST

Bring Dare To Lead™ in-house!

Skyrocket your teams performance by taking them through a bespoke Virtual, In person or Immersive Retreat training experience.

Trust me, your bottom line will thank you for it.

Still unsure?

Here’s my
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3 reasons why you won’t regret doing Dare to Lead™.

#1 It's powerful stuff

Brené is a captivating global thought leader, and her wisdom and wit shine through the design on the program. It’s deeply reflective, totally thought-provoking and very practical. Guarantee that within the first 20 mins you’ll be wondering why you haven‘t done it sooner.

#2 It’ll change your life

Sometimes I think it should be called Dare to Live - because the growth you have in your leadership extends way past the office. Your friends, your family, your kids... everyone will notice a shift.

#3 It might help get you a job

Having ‘Dare to Lead™ Trained’ on your CV might be the very thing that tips you into a promotion or new job opportunity. Well, at least this has been the case for a number of my alumini. It’s a very attractive and reputable training!

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