We believe

We believe the world is hungry for courage. We are a collective of creative, curious, wholehearted, entrepreneurial biz types from business, creative and social science backgrounds, who love what we do.

We believe in working collaboratively with like-minded businesses and go-getters, who are purpose-driven, design focussed, challengers of the status quo, questioners of assumptions. Who are leap takers with a healthy dose of daring. Who couple fierce will with personal humility.

We believe there are no silly questions, that life is too short and too precious to sit on the sidelines wondering ‘what if?’, and that choosing courage over comfort is the guiding principle for living meaningful days. We believe things don’t get better unless they’re talked about.

We believe in long neckwear, green juices, raw treats and a good night’s sleep. We don’t iron. We use caffeine strategically. We have way too many photos on our smartphones, lip balms in our totes and mini wooden pegs in our drawers. We’re voracious readers, lifelong learners, podcast listeners, and chasers of beauty, awe and wonder. Forever on the hunt for organisations that make a difference, stories that give us goosebumps, quotes that make us think and pictures that steal our breath.

We believe in social justice, equal rights and giving. We will never work with organisations that erode human health, rights or the environment. We unapologetically err on the side of political correctness in order to help eradicate limiting stereotypes, assumptions and biases. We believe the world would be a better place if compassion and mindfulness were part of a global curriculum. We believe empathy builds empires.

We believe we are all hard-wired for connection, and our most sacred needs are for love and belonging. Story brings us together, and yours matters. It’s how we find each other. Uncovering what you believe in, lights you up and makes you uniquely you, is what drives us. You are not like everybody else. And that’s to be embraced and celebrated. As is your dignity.

We believe that while the numbers don’t lie, they can’t account for mystery, love or loyalty. And while we can rationalise all we like, it’s always our emotional selves running the show. So being emotionally healthy is the root of success. Spreadsheets don’t change the world. Relationships change the world, starting with the one we have with ourselves.

We believe that while you’re a leader, marketer, a freelancer, an employee, a business owner or an entrepreneur, you’re a human first. We only ever grow through challenge. We are born for struggle, but we don’t need to do it alone. It is never too late to take a risk, change your mind, try something new, switch tracks and become more of who you are.

We believe in you.


Kylie Lewis, a Brené Brown Certified Dare To Lead, Daring Way, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong Facilitator, Melbourne Australia

KYLIE LEWIS

Founder, Courage Builder

“The level of collective courage in an organisation, is the absolute best predictor of that organisation’s ability to be successful in terms of its culture, how it develops leaders, and meets its mission. You can’t accomplish what you want without brave men and women showing up everyday and pointing out the things that get in the way, and speaking the things that aren’t being spoken.” – Brené Brown

My mission is to bring liked minded people together in surprising, fun and nourishing ways to build and broaden their skills in the area of leadership, culture change, personal professional development, self-awareness and courage.

Kylie loved school. But in Grade 3 Mr Green wrote on her school report ‘Kylie talks too much in class.’ Implying it was a bad thing! Little did he know this would become her strength and make her a perfect candidate to become an executive coach, facilitator and personal development advocate for professionals.

Today, she wholeheartedly embraces her love of a good chat and help brands and the people behind them create their vision, build their foundations, manage their business, embrace social media communities and take care of themselves in the process. She gets immense joy from connecting wholehearted kin together and making new friends.

With 18 years of online sales, web project management, digital and content marketing for leading Australian brands behind her, she now coaches creative, curious and entrepreneurial businesses and their teams interested in daring leadership, humanising work, building brave businesses and cultivating professional and personal courage.

The thing that gets me out of bed each morning is the idea of inspiring people to think more about things that matter to them, and building their courage to do something about it. My ultimate mission is to move people.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons)(Psychology & Sociology), Masters in eBusiness and Communication and is a certified Executive Coach (IECL) and Wellness Coach (Wellness Coaching Australia). She is an accredited facilitator of Dr Brené Brown’s The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ curriculum, and a graduate of Dr Judith Glazer’s Conversational Intelligence™ program and Tara Mohr’s Playing Big™ Facilitator Training and, is currently studying systemic team coaching with the Global Team Coaching Institute.

She also has a passion for wellbeing, photography (12,843 iPhone photos and counting), positive psychology, good chai (Calmer Sutra all the way), slow, the bespoke and handcrafted, the thoughtfully designed, and is feverishly experimenting to perfect the green smoothie. She also happens to be a qualified fitness instructor and takes group fitness classes for pregnant and post-natal women.

Kylie co-authored Add All To Cart: 1003 questions to ask when building an ecommerce store, and in 2016 had her second book The Leap Stories published by Creative Minds, based on her blog series of the same name. In 2017 she launched In The Company: Insights On Humanising Work podcast.

She believes in that power of naps and that life is too short for ironing.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Today, and everyday, we pay our respects to past and present Traditional Custodians and Elders of the land on which we live, love and learn; the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.

As residents of Naarm, we acknowledge we benefit from unceded, stolen lands for which a treaty has yet to be negotiated, and as such, every month we pay the rent. These lands always were, and always will be Aboriginal land.

We also acknowledge the enduring leadership, resilience, wisdom, kinship, culture and connection to Country of Traditional Custodians despite centuries of systemic oppression, which continues today.

Today and everyday, we also acknowledge that we are in the sixth mass extinction and contributing to human-caused climate breakdown. Our home and workplace were once beautiful bayside Country, and home to the Aboriginal people of this region. We honour their relationship to Country as being of it and inseparable from it. As such, we commit to honouring their role modelling of being good ancestors by continuing to work towards inclusive climate and social justice, for this generation and all that follows