The Daring Way™ is an empirically based training and certification program for helping professionals, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. We offer curricula that focus on the topics covered in Brené’s books, including courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy.

Our methodology is designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders, and it can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings.

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If you’re looking for a helping professional or a treatment center with professionals certified in our work, please explore our Referral Network and Upcoming Groups.


Our goal is to make the world a more courageous place by helping people learn how to show up, be seen, and live brave. We rigorously train helping professionals in an effective and empirically based approach to change.

We’re building a community of wholehearted practitioners who believe in the worthiness of all people, and who are dedicated to walking with them on some of their most difficult journeys. To maintain the integrity of our program, our community of professionals has access to peer support, case consultation, the exchange of ideas, and ongoing practice development and tools.

Dr. Brené Brown 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 is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and her latest book, Dare to Lead, which is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadership.

Brené’s TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 35 million views.

Brené lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve, and their children, Ellen and Charlie.

The Daring Way is a program of Daring Education. Daring Education is committed to developing and delivering accessible, relevant, and research-based courage-building programs to individuals, families, communities, schools, and organizations.