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Brené Brown Programs overview

The Daring WayTM

The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing a courage practice that transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

Rising StrongTM

Rising StrongTM is a process based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability – the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome – is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are inevitably going to stumble and fall.

The Rising StrongTM process is about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending.

We all create ‘stories’ in response to events in our lives – both real and imagined. Without awareness we live within the constraints of these stories – limiting our capacity for love, connection, and creativity.

Gifts of ImperfectionTM

The Gifts of Imperfection programme, based on the bestselling book by Dr Brené Brown, is about learning to be wholehearted – which is to engage with the world from a place of worthiness. Our authentic journey is about moving from “What will people think?” to “I am imperfect and I am enough.”

This programme is led by Ade Adeniji and Darren Brady, Certified Daring WayTM and Dare to LeadTM Facilitators. The programme is an opportunity to cultivate skills and practice the habits required to embody our authenticity day-by-day. The programme spans 8 weeks and comprises of an in-person session, at the beginning, followed by 5  online sessions. The periods in between sessions is an opportunity to integrate and practice insights and tools from the course.

Dare to LeadTM

Dare to Lead™ is a courage-building programme for leaders, based on the research of Dr Brené Brown. ‘Leaders’ in this context is “someone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people of processes and has the courage to develop that potential”.

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 programme focuses on developing these courage-building skills to help individuals, teams and organisations move from armoured leadership to daring leadership: Rumbling with Vulnerability, Living into our Values, BRAVING Trust and Learning to Rise.

These programmes are led by Ade Adeniji and Darren Brady, Certified Daring WayTM and Dare to LeadTM facilitators who went to Texas to train with Brené and her team. The programmes create an opportunity to cultivate skills and practice the habits required to embody our authenticity day-by-day.

Areas Covered

Areas covered during these programs include:

  • Trust
  • Boundaries
  • Shame
  • Vulnerability
  • Self-Compassion
  • Empathy
  • Creativity
  • Guideposts for wholehearted living
  • Internal + External messages
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief
  • Resilience
  • Communication
  • Tools for wholehearted living
  • Brave leadership

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Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. She also holds the position of visiting professor in management at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.

Brené has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She is the author of six #1 New York Times best sellers and is the host of two award-winning Spotify podcasts, Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead.

Brené’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages, and her titles include Atlas of the Heart, Dare to Lead, Braving the Wilderness, Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection. With Tarana Burke, she co-edited the best-selling anthology You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience.

Brené’s TED talk on the Power of Vulnerability is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world, with over 50 million views. Brené is the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix, and in March 2022, she launched a new show on HBO Max that focuses on her latest book, Atlas of the Heart.

Brené spends most of her time working in organizations around the world, helping develop braver leaders and more-courageous cultures.

She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve. They have two children, Ellen and Charlie, and a weird Bichon named Lucy.

Adé Adeniji and Darren Brady are the facilitators of The Daring Way™ weekend workshop. They are professionally trained coaches, people development specialists and group facilitators, who along with Ernesto Moreno completed The Daring Way™ Training in July 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.

Read more about Adé Adeniji and Darren Brady here »