Choosing to live and love with our whole hearts is an act of defiance. You’re going to confuse, piss-off, and terrify lots of people – including yourself. One minute you’ll pray that the transformation ends, the the next minute you’ll pray that it never ends. You’ll also wonder how you can feel so brave and so afraid at the same time … brave, afraid, and totally alive!”

-BRENÉ BROWN

Yep, that pretty much sums up The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong
courses
and why I love them so damn much.

 

 

I am a certified Daring Way™ facilitator both in-person (for those in the Toronto, ON area) and online workshops using Brené Brown’s ‘The Daring Way™’ and new Rising Strong curriculums. These courses are designed to dig deep into the things that get in the way of living an authentic life, which we all truly desire. Using metaphors, story-telling, and experiential exercises, we examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and work to identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living.

Which one works for you?

The Daring Way™ 

If you’re having problems stepping into the spotlight, asking for what you need, or perhaps setting boundaries.  If you’re tired of living on the sidelines and instead want to harness your inner badass and make the most out of your life! READY TO ENTER THE ARENA? >

Rising Strong™ 

If you’ve had your ass kicked and are struggling to let go.  This course will teach you how to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back on your path – with hopefully minimal casualties in the process.
READY TO RISE? >

By doing a deep dive into your emotional and spiritual self you will expand your awareness of what is really getting in the way of living a wonderfully wholehearted life.  We’ll wrap language around those tough emotions that get in the way, identify your triggers and vulnerabilities, learn how to become as resilient as a rubber ball, and debunk all those negative beliefs that we have about ourselves.  Most importantly, we will share our stories with others in a safe, supportive environment.

To learn more about upcoming workshops, head over to my ‘Services‘ page. Or, sign up here and I’ll email you when new courses are announced.  If you have a group of 6 people or more, let’s chat about doing a private workshop – contact me here for more information.

About Brené Brown:

The Daring Way™ method is based on the research of Brené Brown Ph.D., LMSW.Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.  She has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.

Her groundbreaking research has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, The Katie Show, and Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday. Brené is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Rising Strong (2015), #1 New York Times Bestseller, Daring Greatly: How The Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012), the New York Times Bestseller, The Gifts of Imperfection (2010) and I Thought It Was Just Me (2007).

Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, “The Power of Vulnerability”, is one of the top ten most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 27 million views.  Additionally, Brené gave the closing talk at the 2012 TED conference where she talked about shame, courage and innovation.

The thing that is making you feel afraid of taking The Daring Way, is the same thing holding you back in your life....aren't you curious to see what that is, and live without it?
Natalie – New York City
 
Just do it. You can tell yourself all sorts of reasons for why you shouldn’t do it but in the end it will be beyond worth your time. If you are questioning your life or yourself or you just feel like you need a change, this is your catalyst!
Mark – Los Angeles
 
It's a wonderful experience! An open, loving forum that allows you to explore areas of yourself you may be very aware of OR you may have closed off. It is educational, and full of "ah-ha" moments. It is going to do nothing but better you and give justice to the person you deserve to be.
Rebecca – New York City
 
The Daring Way has provided me with a new and completely surprising awareness of how I was holding myself back - I was slowly closing myself off to people and experiences. Now I've set new expectations of myself. I'm showing up now and comparing myself to others less!
Sarah – Toronto
 
This course has helped me to go into situations that previously invoked fear and anxiety, with a new sense of confidence. By building awareness of my many pieces of armour, I feel ready to shed them, let in the light and move forward! Thank you!
Sheila – Toronto
 
This week I found out that due to a restructuring I am losing both of my amazing bosses and I am now reporting to a very negative and not-so-nice person.  My new boss is such a classic 'cheap seats' type that it took me all of hour to realize I don't really give a sh!t what they think of me. And while the people around me are reeling from the news, I'm just floating along, feeling like a badass.   I really do feel this amazing sense of control and perspective.  Preach!  
Jaclyn – Toronto
 
Tammy helped me through a very complicated and uncertain junction in my life. Through her calming voice, thoughtful and introspective questions, and patient demeanor, she was able to get me to see that my situation wasn’t an ending, but actually a beginning. I whole-heartedly believe that each and every one of us has the potential to achieve our goals, no matter how lofty. However, sometimes we need a coach to motivate us and show us how to stop getting in our own way…and that’s okay. This is what Tammy has done, and continues to do, for me!
Jenn – Toronto
 
The process of turning inwards, self reflecting, and dissecting ones life is a daunting task and one that I had tried my best to avoid.  Tammy made that process as painless as possible as her kind and gentle hand guided me the whole way.  When you work with Tammy you will find that warmth, true empathy, passion, grace, and humour radiate from her. Tammy's approach to her work is soft and steady, yet the change you will feel is profound and everlasting.  Highly recommend!
Megan – Toronto
 
Working with you has shone the light on my true potential and has enabled me to believe in myself and what I have to offer. You inspired me not only to chase my dreams, but to take the leap sooner than I ever would have dreamed possible. Because of you, I'm now pursuing my purpose, and seeking to live a life that is fully aligned to my core values. Thank you for everything!
Kate – Toronto
 
When you're exploring some of the unchartered territories within yourself it's of great importance that your guide is someone you can trust. Tammy was always there, holding the torch to light the way in, and I always felt safe and supported.
Kari – Toronto