Dare to Lead


“To scale daring leadership and build courage in teams and organizations, we must cultivate a culture in which brave work, tough conversations, and whole hearts are the expectation, and armor is not necessary or rewarded.”

~ Brené Brown


The Building of a safe and sacred container was magical from Day 1. The 1-1 coaching sessions will be touchstones in my life story. The pacing of instruction and the co-teaching model were highly effective. Prioritizing processing through collaborative conversations was also a key to the high level of engagement I saw in all cohort members.~ Anonymous Leadership Immersion Evaluation Comment

Julie Boll - Dare to Lead Certified Facilitator Badge

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program. It is designed to create opportunities to develop courage-building skills through workshops and trainings with individuals, teams, and organizations to help them move from armored leadership to daring leadership.

Dare to Lead™ is designed for individuals who are ready to embrace brave leadership, shed their armor and show up with whole hearts in their work and life.

According to Brené’s research, there are four components of courage-building:

  • Rumbling With Vulnerability
  • Living Into Our Values
  • BRAVING Trust
  • Learning To Rise

Further information about the program is available at https://daretolead.brenebrown.com.

In addition to receiving a certificate of completion, individuals who complete the 24-hour program may put the Dare to Lead™ trained badge on their LinkedIn account.


Julie is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, trained by thought-leader Dr. Brené Brown in March 2019.

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.

Julie is bringing the Dare to Lead program to individuals and teams working or volunteering in the nonprofit arena. To learn about upcoming programs, click here.

Meet Julie

Julie Boll, M.Ed., GPC, is the founder of Julie Boll Consulting, which provides strategic planning, leadership training, and grant writing for nonprofits.


Learn more about Julie Boll Consulting’s work with Planning, Grants and Leadership training.  Our services help nonprofits make the most of their time, energy and resources.

Dare to Lead

Julie is a certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator, and one of 120 LOD professionals selected and trained by thought-leader Dr. Brené Brown at the inaugural Dare to Lead Cohort in March 2019.


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