Dare to Lead™#daringclassrooms:

Based on the work of well-known researcher, storyteller and best-selling author Brené Brown, we offer the curriculum Dare to Lead™#daringclassrooms for your staff and school community. This is delivered by our Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator (CDTLF) who is one of only a few to be qualified and trained to provide this in Australia.

You and our staff may be familiar with Brené, who is a research professor at the University of Houston. 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. Her TED Talk – ‘The Power of Vulnerability’ – is one of the top 5 most viewed in the world and her Netflix special – ‘The Call to Courage’ – has been highly acclaimed.

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 and ideas for implementation in the classroom.

Principals and teachers who successfully complete the Dare to Lead™ program conducted by our Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator (CDTLF) will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Dare to Lead™ Trained badge that can be added to their LinkedIn profile.

“We can’t always ask our students to take off the armour at home, or even on their way to school, because their emotional and physical safety may require self-protection. But what we can do, and what we are ethically called to do, is create a space in our schools and classrooms where all students can walk in and, for that day or hour, take off the crushing weight of their armour, hang it on a rack, and open their heart to truly being seen….. and what I know from the research is that we should never underestimate the benefit to a child of having a place to belong… it can and often does change the trajectory of their life.” Brené Brown

On her website, Brené Brown has some wonderful free resources available for principals and teachers to tap into.  Here is the link if you would like check these out – #daringclassrooms


We must be guardians of spaces that allow students to breathe, be curious, and to explore –

Brené Brown


We share Brené Brown’s view that teachers are some of our most important leaders and if you would like to find out more about this program, please send us a note via our Contact page.