pLink Leadership

An empirically based courage-building program.

Dare to Lead™ Workshop

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

Program Description

FREE Intro to Dare to Lead Keynote

An introduction to the foundations of Dare to Lead and the four courage-building skills of Rumbling with Vulnerability, Living into our Values, BRAVING Trust, and Learning to Rise.

Dare to Lead – 1 Day Core Concepts Course

For individuals who are ready to challenge themselves to be more authentically courageous leaders by building their tolerance for vulnerability, operationalizing their values into behaviors, increasing their trustworthiness and willingness to trust, and skilling up on the “how” of rising from setbacks.
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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

This class will be delivered via the Zoom platform. pLink Leadership has been designing and delivering virtual Zoom training for years. You are in good hands. We expertly use the virtual medium to create a highly interactive class with small-group discussions, silent reflections, active exercises, and videos. Participants can expect a coach-to-participant ratio of not more than 1 to 12. Participants are expected to come prepared to fully engage, with video cameras on. As the course includes discussions of a personal nature, sessions will not be recorded. Participants are encouraged to attend every session, as the content builds upon itself.

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.

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: You are also able to become a Daring Teams Coordinator within your organization.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

If you want to deepen your knowledge prior to the course, here are some options:

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.

Registration can be cancelled prior to the first session of the course for a full refund minus a $250 admin fee. See registration page for exact dates. Cancellation after the deadlines listed is non-refundable. If the class does not reach a minimum of 5 participants by the cancellation deadline, the class will be cancelled, and payment will be refunded to the customer in full, and any third-party fees will be covered by pLink Leadership.

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 course, please sign up on this list and click “Dare to Lead™ Workshop” under Interests, and we will keep you posted on the next course.

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.

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