Dare to Lead Program

Dare to Lead Program

If you are a fan of Dr. Brené Brown and looking to a future of leaders with well-developed skills around courage – a future of daring leadership – then it might be time to bring this work to your organization.

Linda is a Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator ™ who has been developing braver, bolder leaders for over two decades. She has worked with leaders across a variety of industries including oil and gas, retail automotive, healthcare, manufacturing, education, government, and the non-profit sector. Her areas of focus include creating and nurturing effective teams, aligning cultural values and operational objectives, and the competency of feedback.

There are several ways to bring this work into your organization from keynotes and targeted breakout sessions, to the full 16-hour Dare to Lead™ program. We combine expert facilitation with an interactive approach full of activities, exercises, videos, thoughtful reflection, and growth.

The best solutions are the ones that fit you. Let’s talk about how we can support your goals with this program. Click here to schedule a call to explore your Dare to Lead questions and options.


Certified facilitators go through a rigorous application and selection process and must meet substantial criteria, including 1 – 3 of the following, in order to apply for the selection process. I am fortunate that I meet all three and combined deep education and experience, and now add Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator.

✔ Graduate degree in leadership and organizational development or related field
✔ 5+ years of experience in leadership and organizational development work
✔ 500+ paid hours in leadership coaching work with 20+ clients
✔ 125+ hours of certification or training in leadership and organizational development and/or leadership coaching

Only Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitators are approved to facilitate Dare to Lead™ workshops at the permission of Dr. Brené Brown and the Brené Brown Research and Education Group.


Let’s face it, schedules and resources don’t always line up if you want to bring the full 16-hour program into your team, organization or city. Here are some ideas and structures, and we can always talk about even more creativity. Please reach out because we’ve got ways to break it up into smaller sessions, or perhaps we do a breakout session, a keynote, or smaller session for your team or group.
Need more detail on options for bringing Dare to Lead into your group or team? Download this .pdf for more information.


There are great resources available around the Dare to Lead book and research if you’re not ready for an event on your schedule. The Dare to Lead hub has great resources, including a Dare to Lead™ Assessment you can complete, and various downloads including read-along workbooks and guides for your team.

Don’t forget, there’s always the option of curling up with some popcorn and Netflix to watch the special, The Call to Courage.

More about the

Dare to Lead Program ™

from Dr. Brené Brown

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals.

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 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.
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.

Individuals who successfully complete the full 16-hour Dare to Lead™ program will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put a Dare to Lead Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

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