WHAT WE DO
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, and groups.
FIND A PROFESSIONAL
If you’re looking for a helping professional certified in our work, please explore our Referral Network and Upcoming Groups.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SISTER PROGRAMS FOR EDUCATORS AND LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS
Daring Education, our nonprofit, offers two programs: The Daring Way and Daring Classrooms.
Daring Classrooms is launching in 2019. If you are interested in learning more once the Daring Classrooms programs are available, please join our interest list.
LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS:
The Dare to Lead Facilitator Program launched in 2018 and is an empirically based training and certification program for leadership and organizational development professionals.
If you are a leadership and organizational development professional who works internally or externally with school administrators only, we suggest you attend the Dare to Lead Facilitator Certification program training.
I’m eligible for certification in The Daring Way and Dare to Lead. What program is the best fit for the work I do? LEARN MORE
HOW WE WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD
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. She is also the first researcher to have a filmed talk on Netflix. The Call to Courage special debuted on the streaming service on April 19, 2019.
Brené lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve. They have two 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.