Our world is desperate for braver leaders.
Are you ready to step up?

If you believe the time has come for you to help co-create a more courageous culture in your organization, then welcome to the arena of Daring Leadership.

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. Courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. Delivered through workshops, trainings and coaching, this program helps individuals, teams and organizations to move from armoured leadership to daring leadership

In the early stages of Brene’s 7-year study on brave leadership, she thought the biggest barrier to Daring Leadership was fear, but it’s not.

Her research showed that the biggest barrier to Daring Leadership is armour! The way we protect ourselves, the way we close ourselves off when we feel uncertain, attacked, criticized, at risk. It’s our armour that gets in the way, not our fear.
Our fear is normal ~ we can be brave and afraid at the same time; we just can’t be brave and armoured at the same time. Daring Leaders don’t self-protect in ways that push people away, hurt, shame, belittle, or move them out of their strengths.

What’s your armour? AND, how is it getting in the way of:

  • giving and receiving feedback
  • setting boundaries and addressing trust issues
  • holding yourself and others accountable
  • being a learner and getting it right (instead of being a knower and being right)
  • rumbling over hard topics, in service of cultivating commitment and shared purpose.

What’s the armour you need to mindfully put down so you can step into the arena of vulnerability and courage?

And what’s the cave you need to enter that holds the treasure you seek?
Here’s what I know for sure ~
We can’t both serve people, AND control and manipulate their behavior in a way that makes us feel safe, and better about ourselves. 
Daring Leadership is ultimately about serving others, not ourselves.


The skill sets that make up courage are not new; they’ve been aspirational leadership skills for as long as there have been leaders. We just haven’t had the courage for real talk about courage. But it’s time. It’s time to step up, put yourself out there, and lean into courage.

It’s time to take off the armor and show up as daring leaders!

Dare to Lead™

Dare to Lead™ Offerings

As a Certified Dare To Lead™ Facilitator, I work with organizations, groups and individuals, teaching courage building skills that empower people to engage in tough conversations, strengthen trust and connection, and learn the skills of daring leadership that create transformative change at both the micro and the macro level. My facilitation formats include:

  1. In corporate organizations, in businesses ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, schools, churches, health care, etc. ~ in other words, any place where leaders and teams are ready to cultivate a culture in which people feel safe, seen, heard, and respected.
  2. In small group workshops that are open to anyone who sees themselves as a Leader. Leadership is not about titles or the corner office. It’s about the willingness to step up, put yourself out there, and lean into courage. 
  3. As a Professional Certified Coach, I offer this work through one-on-one coaching sessions with Leaders who wish to do the work at their own pace, and over a slightly more prolonged period of time. 
  4. As Keynote Presentations to groups of all sizes.

Let’s talk about the best ways to meet your professional needs, as well as the needs of your organization / business.

How past Leaders experienced the Dare To Lead™ workshop:

The Dare To Lead™ work is absolutely phenomenal, and hugely transformative. Loved how Anita used her coaching skills to deepen learning in the leadership area. This material is much needed in leading from ‘amour’ not ‘armour’! Anita used stories, examples and relatable dialogue to reinforce the concepts and imbibe the teachings efficiently during these 3 days. Anita provided a very safe environment. Her ability to stay connected to the group and listen was much appreciated. She responded and gave ideas that I am motivated to use immediately.

Dare to Lead™ is such a powerful curriculum. The content and concepts are so strong and the tools I have gained this weekend will change how I show up at work. Anita is an amazing facilitator and it is clear that she truly lives and breathes the work. Her capacity to teach and share her wisdom and experience, is what made these three days unforgettable.

An incredibly safe, inviting and courage supporting space. The group dynamic felt open to sharing our voice at any time, hence adding richness to each topic. Anita’s knowledge of the content and personal life experience in living the work, stands as a true example of what it takes to dare, to lead, and to rise again.

Bonus: Upon successful completion of the full 24-hour workshop, you get to add an approved “Dare To Lead™ Trained” badge on your LinkedIn profile.