We build courage


Our curricula focuses on humanising work, and exploring how we work from the inside out. By doing this, we can make our boardrooms, classrooms and lounge rooms braver places to live, love, parent and lead.

We work with individuals, teams and organisations at all levels across Australia.

Below we have outlined the courses we specialise in. Let’s dive in…

dare to lead melbourne


‘Leadership is not about titles or the corner office. It’s about the willingness to step up, put yourself out there, and lean into courage. The world is desperate for braver leaders. It’s time for all of us to step up.’
– Dr Brené Brown

Dare To Lead™ is an evidence-based leadership development program for leaders, teams and organisations.

Delivered as a real-time, interactive online workshop by Melbourne-based experienced Certified Dare To Lead™ and Daring Way™ Facilitator, Kylie Lewis, this workshop will change the way you lead in all arenas of your life.

Featuring a comprehensive official workbook and three hours of exclusive video content of Dr Brené Brown recorded specifically to support the workshop curriculum, it’s like having Brené in the room with us.

Over 24 hours of curriculum, we explore the four skills of courageous leadership:

  • Rumbling with vulnerability

  • Living into values

  • Braving trust

  • Learning to rise

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  • Courage to have difficult conversations
  • Tend to problems sooner
  • Tools to set and hold boundaries for better work-life balance
  • Greater capacity to lead from values
  • Ability to hold people accountable, without shame or blame
  • Capable of building stronger relationships between team member
  • Ability to create psychologically safe culture
  • Skills to role model tending to hard emotions and destructive behaviours in the workplace
  • Deeper self-awareness to lead
  • Clearly understand and articulate the behaviours the build or betray trust
  • Skills to implement organisational culture change
  • Whole of Person approach to leading, learning and living


  • Public workshops
  • Customised leadership programs

The Dare To Lead workshop has been a transformative experience. Kylie is an outstanding workshop facilitator with a real zest for supporting the growth of people. This experience has provided me with an abundance of new tools and skills as well as a greater sense of awareness of me as a leader.



‘We must be guardians of spaces that allow students to breathe, be curious, and to explore.’
– Dr Brené Brown

Daring Classrooms exists to support educators, educational leaders and administrators become daring leaders in classrooms, staffrooms and meeting rooms.

This course explores the Dare To Lead™ curriculum, specifically in the context of educational settings.

All attendees received a Certificate of Training upon completion.


  • What gets in the way of courageous educational cultures?
  • Identify your call to courage as an educational leader
  • The myths of vulnerability
  • The school arena
  • Emotional literacy for educators
  • Shame resilience, empathy and self-compassion
  • The anatomy of trust
  • Boundaries, integrity and generosity
  • Rising strong from setbacks, failures, disappointments


  • 3 full days (consecutive or weekly)
  • 6 half days (consecutive or weekly)


‘It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.’
—Theodore Roosevelt

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be human. Based on twelve years of pioneering research and based on the book of the same name, Daring Greatly™ helps participants to dispel the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and discover that in truth, it is our most accurate measure of courage.

Vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity.

Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticised or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.


  • Identify your values
  • Cultivate trust with yourself and others
  • Dispel the myths of vulnerability
  • Deepen empathy and self compassion
  • Explore your identities and triggers
  • Cultivate shame resilience

During the course, you’ll explore the foundations of daring greatly. Through videos, a course journal and thought provoking prompts, you’ll explore what it means to dare greatly in your own life.


  • 2/3 full days (consecutive or weekly)
  • 4/6 half days (consecutive or weekly)

“When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”

– Dr Brené Brown


‘When you deny the story, it owns you. When you own the story, you get to write the ending.’
– Dr Brené Brown

Rising Strong™ workshop is a research-based program about what it takes for us to get back up after a fall, setback disappointment through owning our stories of struggle. Rising Strong™ helps you explore how to show up wholeheartedly in all arenas of your life to become the best, most authentic version of you.

“The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. When we take risks in our lives, we will inevitably experience disappointments, hurts, failures and heartbreak. Rising Strong is about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life.” – Dr Brené Brown

Throughout the course, you’ll be guided through the process and tools of rising strong. Through reflective exercises, personal exploration and exclusive videos from Brené Brown created specifically for Rising Strong™ participants, you’ll have the opportunity to own your story and write a brave new ending in a safe, supportive and positive environment.

The Rising Strong™ Workshop is designed to address your personal goals, relationships, professional and creative lives.


  • Clarify your core values and beliefs
  • Recognise emotions and increase curiosity
  • Build your vocabulary for explaining hard emotions
  • Learn a robust framework for hard conversations
  • Own your story
  • Learn how to set and communicate healthy boundaries
  • Understand the mechanics of trust
  • Develop practices for processing anxiety and criticism
  • Increase resiliency and courage
  • Cultivate wholehearted living, loving and leading
  • Practice self-compassion techniques
  • Write new endings to our stories


  • 2/3 full days (consecutive or weekly)
  • 4/6 half days (consecutive or weekly)


‘Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.’
– Dr Brené Brown

From Brené Brown’s bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection™, this course helps participants find the courage to overcome paralysing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world and helping us to believe we are worthy of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. Using Brené’s groundbreaking research this program explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing authentic living.

This course creatively explores the ten guideposts for wholehearted living that are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life.

Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives.

A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.


  1. Cultivating Authenticity and Letting Go of What Other People Think
  2. Cultivating Self-Compassion and Letting Go of Perfectionism
  3. Cultivating Your Resilient Spirit, Letting Go of Numbing and Powerlessness
  4. Cultivating Gratitude and Joy, Letting go of Scarcity and Fear of the Dark
  5. Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith, Letting Go of the Need for Certainty
  6. Cultivating Creativity and Letting Go of Comparison
  7. Cultivating Play and Rest, Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol and Productivity as Self-Worth
  8. Cultivating Calm and Stillness and Letting Go of Anxiety as a Lifestyle
  9. Cultivating Meaningful Work, Letting Go of Self-Doubt and Supposed-To
  10. Cultivating Laughter, Song, and Dance. And Letting Go of Cool and Always in Control


  • 2/3 full days (consecutive or weekly)
  • 4/6 half days (consecutive or weekly)

‘Choosing courage over comfort is not easy. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and work. It’s why we’re here.’

– Dr Brené Brown

About Kylie Lewis


Kylie Lewis supports the development of creative, curious and entrepreneurial businesses and their teams interested in daring leadership, humanising work, building brave cultures and cultivating professional and personal courage.

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 Peter Dawkins at the Global Team Coaching Institute. She was a fitness instructor for over 10 years, so moving bodies, as well as hearts and minds, is in her toolkit.


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You may be wondering…

Yes, each of these courses can be customised to suit the needs of your team and your organisation.

Yes! Throughout the year we open the doors of these programs to anyone who is interested in becoming braver. To be notified of upcoming course dates, subscribe to our mailing list.

Absolutely. All courses can be delivered either inhouse or online, and designed as full days or a series of short webinars and everything in between.

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