pLink Leadership

An empirically based courage-building program

Dare to Lead™
Public Offerings

Join pLink Leadership for these interactive Dare to Lead experiences designed to make you a better (and more courageous) person and leader.

Public Offerings

Heart of Daring Leadership Webinar

Free 60-minute Webinar

Get a unique, high-level look at what it means to be a courageous leader! We’ll cover Dr. Brené Brown’s four skill sets of courage from the Dare To Lead™ curriculum.

Insights to Action® Circles

60-minute virtual conversations

Each monthly session includes a single topic drawn from Dr. Brené Brown’s research, moderated by a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. Anyone looking to learn among a supportive community and willing to be fully present for each session is invited! No prerequisite courses are necessary.

You can expect:

  • A lively large group discussion of how the monthly topic shows up in our lives.
  • An intimate breakout group discussion with other like-minded leaders.
  • A commitment to the rest of the group at the end of each session, clearly expressing how you intend to apply what you’ve learned to your unique context.
Daring leadership takes practice... but you don't have to so it alone.
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What People Say

Sarah E
Sarah EDare to Lead participant
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The facilitators were amazing. Probably the most empathetic, the most skilled, and the most open … they asked a lot of great questions, and really listened to the answers. They helped me get to the place where I could take away as much as I did.
RyanDare to Lead participant
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The biggest improvement in my own leadership is my ability to listen.
Sarah B
Sarah BDare to Lead participant
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I have never worked with an instructor that was so invested in my personal development. They not only believed in the content, but they believed that we were able to make ourselves into better leaders. Their ability to not just teach, but to live the materials, showed us that we could make progress ourselves.

Our Facilitators


Although the Dare to Lead training was released in 2019, pLink Leadership has been bringing Dr. Brené Brown’s work to organizations since 2014 alongside our original content. pLink Leadership Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitators also actively work as one-on-one executive leadership coaches, bringing a depth of experience to support leaders as they apply these concepts in their daily lives. Our team is able to bring the curriculum to life through story and inquiry, placing this rich curriculum in your hands so that you can readily take your learnings out into the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend a Dare to Lead training?

One of the incredible things about this curriculum and our skilled facilitators is that the content will meet you where you are. pLink Leadership has delivered Dare to Lead™ to profound effect with corporate executives, active-duty military and spouses, teachers, clergy, and nonprofit leaders. If you want to show up with more courage in your life and work, this course is for you.

What does Certified "Dare to Lead Trained" mean?

Upon completing the full training, you will receive a Certified Dare to Lead™ Trained certificate and LinkedIn badge. While this course will not certify you to certify others, you can use your personal experience and knowledge gained in class, as well as any of the publicly available content (see:

What is the Daring Teams Rollout?

Available only to Certified Dare to Lead™ Trained graduates, Daring Teams is a 7-part series designed to support leaders in rolling out the concepts of Dare to Lead™ to their organization.

I am a coach; can I use this content with my clients?

Yes, absolutely! Although this course will not certify you to certify others, the course will deepen your understanding and build skills around vulnerability, empathy, shame, values, trust, difficult conversations (a.k.a. rumbling), and resilience (a.k.a. learning to rise). You can use your personal experience and knowledge gained in class, as well as any of the publicly available content (see:, with your clients. Through the personal reflections and the engaging exercises, you will incorporate the content “in your bones” and be better able to model courageously authentic leadership for your clients.

How will this course change the way I show up as a leader?

Courage-building skills give you just what you’d expect—more courage. Here are 5 specific examples of the impacts pLink Leadership graduates reported after taking this course:

  1. success initiating difficult conversations they had avoided for years;
  2. showing up in a more connected and productive way as a parent and partner;
  3. gaining awareness around unproductive behaviors at work and committing to owning their part and changing their behavior;
  4. setting boundaries to build trust and avoid resentment; and
  5. a reduction in work-related stress due to the new concept of generous assumptions—one participant’s resting heart rate went from an average of 70 to 58 bpm!
What content is in the curriculum?

We’ll be exploring the four courage-building practices that support daring leadership. You can learn more here:

  • Rumbling with Vulnerability: Facing risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure with courage and clarity.
  • Living into Our Values: Identifying, operationalizing, and practicing the beliefs that we hold most important.
  • BRAVING Trust: Creating or deepening connections in relationships and teams, based on the 7 elements of trust.
  • Learning to Rise: Learning and growing from the failures, setbacks, and disappointments that are inevitable when we are brave with our lives.
Is it okay to leave class for a period of time if I have a conflict?

The short answer is no. Technically, of course, you can leave; however, there are two reasons why we strongly encourage you to not do so:

  1. After completing the full curriculum, you will be certified as Dare to Lead™ Trained. We cannot certify anyone who misses portions of the curriculum.
  2. Due to the fact that the training builds upon itself, it is imperative for your own development and for the experience of your colleagues that you commit to attending the entire training without stepping out to take calls or attend meetings.
What should I do to prepare?

Prerequisite knowledge is not necessary for this course. That said, the material may land at a deeper level if you can expose yourself to some of the concepts in advance of the training. Repetition helps the brain file information into long-term memory. Here are some options:

Who is Brené Brown?

In her own words: “I’m a research professor at the University of Houston, where I hold the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair. I am also a visiting professor in management at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. I’ve spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. I’m the author of six #1 New York Times best sellers, and I’m the host of the weekly Spotify original podcasts Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead.” For more about Brené, visit her About page.

We are a team of executive coaches, design wizards, writers, editors, and ops people who bring it all together to make others beyond better. We do the work we do because we believe that positive leaders are a multiplier effect and that, by fusing the sciences of human nature with the discipline of leadership, we can accelerate positive change in a big way.

We know from experience that positive leadership is not rainbows and unicorns. It takes courageous curiosity, a high tolerance for vulnerability, self-awareness, perspective, and perseverance. Dare to Lead™ is the “how” of deliberately developing brave leaders and courageous cultures.

You can count on us to bring the curriculum to life with stories, to meet skepticism with curiosity, to create a safe space for some of the best leadership conversations you’ve had to date, and to provide a path for applying the concepts in your context.

How can I be notified of future classes?
We hold a Dare to Lead™ Public Workshop twice a year. If you are interested in attending this course but unavailable for the dates of the current offering, please sign up on this list, and we will keep you posted on the next course.
I have a group of people who would like to attend the Public Workshop – can we register as a group?

The short answer is yes, absolutely! Please contact us ahead of time so that we can help you to decide whether your experience would be best served as a dedicated cohort or interspersed with other participants. Email to discuss options.

Yes, absolutely! Please contact if you would like to discuss options and pricing for bringing this course to an internal group.

More questions?

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