Who we are is how we lead.

When the Dare to Lead™ research team asked senior executives around the world about the most important thing to be cultivating, one answer stood above the rest – we need braver leaders.

We need leaders who know how to have courageous conversations. We need leaders who have a greater aspiration for how they want to be in the world. We need leaders who are ready and willing to show up with their whole hearts.

Many of the executives they spoke to had also made the assumption that people either have these characteristics or they don't—but that's not true.

Through their research, the Dare to Lead™ team discovered a profound truth: courageous leadership consists of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable and observable. The Dare to Lead™ programme is your chance to learn these skills and put them into practice.

How would your organisation change if you started having braver and fuller conversations with each other?

This experience is for you if:

  • You are in a position of leadership within your organisation.
  • You see the potential in people and processes and are willing to take responsibility for achieving that potential.
  • You are passionate about accelerating performance in yourself and others.
  • You have to navigate organisational change as part of your role.
  • You want to create braver, more resilient organisations and teams.

In short, if you are ready to answer your call to courage, this experience is for you.

What you will learn

In this two-day workshop, you'll learn how to build brave cultures and drive performance by:

  • Defining leadership and how to navigate vulnerability
  • Leading with values
  • Building trust
  • Rising from setbacks

This programme includes:

  • Dare to Lead™ programme and materials
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon teas on both days
  • Opportunity to become Dare to Lead™ Participant Certified*

About the Dare To Lead™ programme

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building programme designed to be facilitated by organisational development professionals.

Brené is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. 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 list.

About your programme facilitator, Kaila Colbin

This programme is led by Kaila Colbin, a certified Dare To Lead™ facilitator. Kaila is the co-founder of Boma Global and the CEO of Boma New Zealand. She spearheaded the hugely successful SingularityU New Zealand and Australia Summits, introducing more than 2,500 people to exponential technologies and their impact on humanity.

She is also a co-founder of the non-profit Ministry of Awesome; the Curator and Licensee for TEDxChristchurch in New Zealand and TEDxScottBase in Antarctica; Deputy Chair of CORE Education Ltd; and Deputy Chair of ChristchurchNZ, the Christchurch agency responsible for tourism, major events and economic development.

Kaila is a certified ExO consultant, a Climate Project Ambassador who trained with Al Gore, and a Project Management Professional. She is a renowned national and international public speaker, sought after by corporates, government agencies, industry groups, and more.

A native New Yorker, Kaila speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian, holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Cornell University and has been a serial entrepreneur since the age of 22. Her purpose in life is to be an uplifting presence.


* Dare To Lead™ participant certification

As a Dare to Lead™ participant you have the option to become a Dare to Lead™ certified participant. Upon successful completion of the training participants will receive a LinkedIn badge recognizing their mastery of the four skill sets of courage.

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