Brave Church. Courageous Cultures.

Let’s Dare to Lead.

Why “Dare To Lead”?

  • It integrates your heart, mind, and actions. Wesley may have called this the “and” of personal piety and social holiness.
  • It will change the way you show up and lead others to follow Jesus
  • It teaches adaptive leadership. (Versus tactical leadership.)
  • It provides a toolbox for you to use to create a courageous culture that empowers people at every level of the organization
  • It addresses our need for emotional intelligence
  • It invites clarity and focus
  • It creates a culture where failure is not something to fear, but a recognized part of learning
  • It will help you lead the church AND it will help you become a better parent, spouse, friend, and co-worker.
  • …and much, much, more.

Explore Brené Brown’s Ted Talk

The Power of Vulnerability

Listening to Shame

Watch the Netflix Special: A Call to Courage

Read (or listen) to Brené Brown’s books:

I love reading but really enjoy listening to Brené read her books. She brings a personal touch and adds a few things while reading!

Dare to Lead

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Dare to Lead is the most recent book and the book that this training references. However, all of her books are related to this work. She’s spent her career understanding the research behind courage and vulnerability.

The Gifts of Imperfection

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Daring Greatly

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Rising Strong

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Braving the Wilderness

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About Dare to Lead™

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program. Sara Thomas studied with Brené and is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator.

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.

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.

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