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Courage is contagious.

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

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from armored leadership to daring leadership.

Individuals who successfully complete the full 24-hour Dare to Lead™ program will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put the Dare to Lead Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

"A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes and has the courage to develop that potential."

 As a Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator, I offer customized Dare to Lead™ training and coaching for nonprofit organizations in a variety of formats designed to fit your organization's needs.

Training can be facilitated for individuals, groups, intact teams or boards. The process begins with an individual Daring Leadership assessment and an optional BRAVING Trust in Teams assessment (for intact teams only). 


To learn more, schedule a call with me here.

Dare to Lead training provided “a curated space to discuss important things with my team, fed by both the tools we were learning and the skilled facilitator leading us. ”

Keri Jones-Fonnesbeck, VP Member Services, YWCA USA

Jen Pavich, MA, PCC

Jen  is an Executive Coach  & Facilitator with leadership experience in corporate, education and nonprofit organizations.  Jen has also held leadership roles on a variety of nonprofit boards, including YWCA of Greater Austin, the Minnesota Women's Consortium and, currently, The New Philanthropists


Jen's experience in advocacy and policy work has enabled her to take part in conversations about social and economic justice, equity, and anti-racism for more than a decade.


Jen is a professional certified coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). With an MA in Human Development, Jen is both a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator  and a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator.

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