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The Gifts of Imperfection Programme (September- November 2021)

September 18 @ 10:30 am - November 27 @ 5:30 pm

The Gifts of Imperfection experiential programme

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 Way™ and Dare to Lead™ Facilitators. The programme is an opportunity to cultivate skills and practice the habits required to embody our authenticity day-by-day. The programme spans 10 weeks and comprises of an in-person session, at the beginning, followed by 6  online sessions. The periods in between sessions is an opportunity to integrate and practice insights and tools from the course.

The Gifts of Imperfection programme comprises 12 lessons:

Lesson One | Courage, Compassion, and Connection: Tools for the Wholehearted Journey

  • Learning intention: ‘I will carry courage, compassion, and connection in my heart while on this journey’

Lesson Two| Guidepost #1 – Cultivating Authenticity: Letting Go of What People Think

  • Learning intention: ‘We’re never more courageous than when we’re willing to be vulnerable, to be imperfect, and to set boundaries.’

Lesson Three | Guidepost #2 – Cultivating Self-Compassion: Letting Go of Perfectionism

  • Learning intention: ‘I will talk to myself the same way I talk to the people I love.’

Lesson Four | Guidepost #3 – Cultivating a Resilient Spirit: Letting Go of Numbing and Powerlessness

  •  Learning intention: ‘I’m going to lean in and feel it all.’

Lesson Five | Guidepost #4 – Cultivating Gratitude and Joy: Letting Go of Scarcity and Fear of the Dark

  • Learning intention: ‘I will practice gratitude to find joy.’

Lesson Six | Guidepost #5 – Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith: Letting Go of the Need for Certainty

  • Lesson learning intention: ‘I will listen and trust myself.’

Lesson Seven | Guidepost #6 – Cultivating Creativity: Letting Go of Comparison

  • Learning intention: ‘I am a creative being’.

Lesson Eight | Guidepost #7 – Cultivating Play and Rest: Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol and Productivity as Self Worth

  • Learning intention: ‘I will honour the basic need for play and rest.’

Lesson Nine | Guidepost #8 – Cultivating Calm and Stillness: Letting Go of Anxiety as a Lifestyle

  • Learning intention: ‘I want to heal with calm, so I will practice calm.’

Lesson Ten | Guidepost #9 – Cultivating Meaningful Work: Letting Go of Self-Doubt and “Supposed To”

  • Learning intention: ‘I will own my superpowers.’

Lesson Eleven | Guidepost #10 – Cultivating Laughter, Song, and Dance: Letting Go of Being Cool and “Always in Control”

  • Learning intention: ‘Trying to be cool is an emotional straightjacket. I am going to take it off.’

Lesson Twelve | The Wholehearted Revolution

  • Learning intention: ‘My story matters because I matter.’


The programme will be a combination of one in-person and five online (using the Zoom platform) sessions.

Saturday 18th September: 1030 – 1730 BST (In Person)

  • Setting the landscape for the adventure
  • Getting to know each other
  • Lessons 1-3

(Venue: Lift, 45 White Lion Street
, London N1 9PW)

Tuesday 28th September: 1900 – 2100 BST (Online)

  • Integrating Lessons 1- 4

Tuesday 12th October: 1900 – 2100 BST (Online)

  • Lessons 5-6

Tuesday 26th October: 1900 – 2100 BST (Online)

  • Lessons 7-8

Tuesday 9th November: 1900 – 2100 BST (Online)

  • Lessons 9-10

Tuesday 23rd November: 1900 – 2100 BST (Online)

Saturday 27th November: 1100 – 1300 & 1400 – 1600 BST (Online)

  • Lessons 11-12
  • Consolidation and Embedding 
  • Gratitude and Celebration


[Participants are required to attend all sessions – depending on group agreement, there may be flexibility to move some of the dates)

This is a mixed gender program open to all


The course will involve creative workbook activities, sharing experiences, self-inquiry, artwork, journalling, coaching and readings from the ‘Gifts of Imperfection’ (pre, during and post sessions).

At the end of each session, there will be DIG Deep Commitments (Get Deliberate; Get Inspired; Get Going) set by each participant and put into practice before the next session.

There will be a weekly prompt from the facilitators setting a reflective practice for the week.

The group will be limited to a maximum of 12 people.

Participant Materials

  • You will need to obtain a copy of the Gifts of Imperfection.
  • You will be provided with the Gifts of Imperfection workbook.  
  • We will provide the art supplies you need for the in-person session, you’ll need to obtain supplies for the remaining sessions.





September 18 @ 10:30 am
November 27 @ 5:30 pm
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45 White Lion St
London, England N19PW United Kingdom


Daring Europe