The Daring Way™ is an empirically based training and certification program for helping professionals, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. We offer several curriculums 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. Learn more about our scheduled trainings.


We believe that leaning into vulnerability, practicing courage, and building resilience skills requires that we address thought, emotion, and behavior. This integrated approach is how we help people transform the way they live, love, parent, and lead.

We also believe that The Daring Way™ has powerful applications among diverse client populations and across a wide array of practice settings.

In addition to therapists and coaches facilitating the work with individuals, couples, and groups, we have physical therapists and clergy integrating this work into their practices; organizational development professionals using it as the foundation for cultural change and individual work with leaders; and addiction professionals using it to support recovery work.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it illustrates the broad range of work being done by Certified Daring Way Facilitators. Learn more about eligibility.


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

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


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 events.

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 four #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the WildernessHer latest book, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts., was released in October 2018, and 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.