The Daring Way™


Upcoming Group Announcement!  My first online Daring Greatly™ group will begin January 4th.  This 8-week group will meet Monday nights, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  If you’re interested, reach out and let’s decide if this group is right for you!  

The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. As one of the only providers trained in this methodology in our area, I am thrilled to be able to offer this powerful process to my clients, via group experiences as well as individual sessions.

Within The Daring Way™ methodology, I use three curriculum programs, based on the research of Brené Brown, PhD., that correspond to her books- Daring Greatly™, Rising Strong™, and Gifts of Imperfection™. In these programs we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, authenticity, shame, and worthiness. Through exercises and discussions we examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back, and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing tools for greater emotional resilience and daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

Here’s how Brené describes the progression of her work:
The Gifts of Imperfection – Be you.
Daring Greatly – Be all in.
Rising Strong – Fall. Get up. Try again.

If you’re not familiar with this work or would like to find out more, please visit

Brené’s TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 34 million views:



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. Brené is also a visiting
professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin
McCombs School of Business.

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 hosts the Unlocking Us podcast, and her TED talk – The Power
of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the
world with over 45 million views. She is also the first researcher to
have a filmed lecture 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.

While the Daring Greatly™, Rising Strong™, and Gifts of Imperfection™ programs invite learning, growth, and connection, they are not clinical programs. They are not intended to diagnose or treat any mental health condition, nor are they meant as a substitute for medical care, individual therapy, substance abuse treatment, eating disorder treatment, or any other clinical program. This group may not be for you if you are looking for trauma-based work or if you dislike communal support. If you are not sure whether or not these groups are relevant or appropriate for you and your needs, please reach out for a free consult.

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