The world is desperate for braver leaders. It’s time for all of us to step up.

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WORKSHOP with MICHELLE POOLE

Coaching & Leadership Workshops

The workshop is structured to be experiential allowing for learning new concepts, individual introspective work, and group collaboration and learning.

  • Date(s): November 1 – 3, 2022

  • Location: Austin, TX (venue TBD)

  • Facilitator: Michelle Poole, Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator

  • Registration: Early Bird (until July 31): $1,800, Regular: $2,200

  • Includes: Program materials, program completion certificate, shirt, lunch, and light refreshments

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About the Dare to Lead™ Program

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and most recently completed a seven-year study on courageous leadership. She is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead, which also debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly lists. The most significant finding from Dr. Brown’s courageous leadership research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. From this research, Dr. Brown and her team created the Dare to Lead program, which strives to call forth and prepare leaders at every level to step out of their comfort zone, throw off the armor, and dare to lead!

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Certified Dare to Lead Facilitators (CDTLFs) are trained on how to teach the skills, practices, and tools that underpin the four skill sets of courage:

Rumbling with Vulnerability

Living into Our Values

Braving Trust

Learning to Rise

Michelle Poole uses the data-driven Dare to Lead curriculum and professional coaching to bring this courage-building process into your working (and often personal) life.

The curriculum addresses key challenges the research suggests that companies and the people in them are grappling with:

  • We avoid tough conversations, including giving honest, productive feedback.
  • Rather than spending a reasonable amount of time proactively acknowledging and addressing the fears and feelings that show up during change and upheaval, we spend an unreasonable amount of time managing problematic behaviors.

  • Diminishing trust caused by a lack of connection and empathy.

  • Not enough people are taking smart risks or creating and sharing bold ideas to meet changing demands and the insatiable need for innovation.
  • We get stuck and defined by setbacks, disappointments, and failures, so instead of spending resources on clean-up to ensure that consumers, stakeholders, or internal processes are made whole, we are spending too much time and energy reassuring team members who are questioning their contribution and value.
  • Too much shame and blame, not enough accountability and learning.
  • People are opting out of vital conversations about diversity and inclusivity because they fear looking wrong, saying something wrong, or being wrong. Choosing our own comfort over hard conversations is the epitome of privilege, and it corrodes trust and moves us away from meaningful and lasting change.
  • When something goes wrong, individuals and teams are rushing into ineffective or unsustainable solutions rather than staying with problem identification and solving. When we fix the wrong thing for the wrong reason, the same problems continue to surface. It’s costly and demoralizing.
  • Organizational values are gauzy and assessed in terms of aspirations rather than actual behaviors that can be taught, measured, and evaluated.
  • Perfectionism and fear are keeping people from learning and growing.

How we deal with fear is the common thread between these challenges, and this curriculum provides participants with the skills they need to become braver leaders.

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PART 1

Rumbling with Vulnerability

How we react to fear and choosing to lean in to risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure.

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PART 2

Living into Our Values

Clarity on our values and the gap between our desired values and our behavior.

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PART 3

Braving Trust

How trust is built and destroyed in organizations.

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PART 4

Learning to Rise

Resilience; failing forward (or learning through failure).

If you successfully complete a workshop with Brené or any CDTLF, you will be Dare to Lead Trained (and can add the Dare to Lead Trained badge in LinkedIn), which means you can take your team through our Daring Teams Rollout Program (DTRP).

The DTRP was developed specifically for Dare to Lead Trained individuals to share the work with their own teams, serving as the group coordinator and co-learner – not as a trainer or facilitator. However, as a Dare to Lead Trained individual, you are not certified to facilitate the curriculum nor to offer the DTRP publicly.

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I loved this workshop! The homework and required reading was very manageable. Loved the short videos from Brene. My husband watched over my shoulder and immediately ordered the book! It was great having the interaction with my co-workers as I haven’t seen most of these people in months! The biggest thing I carry out of this…‘Clear is KIND, Unclear is UNKIND.’