Leadership - The Daring Way™


About Leadership - The Daring Way™

Leadership - The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential, evidence-based training program built upon the breakthrough methodology and research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives. The primary focus is on developing a courage practice that transforms the way leaders engage, collaborate and excel together. The program can be facilitated in professional settings and is suitable for work with individuals, work teams and organizational leaders to unlock greater potential, collaboration, innovation, motivation and success.

Leadership is all about relationships and to be in relationship (with anyone) is to be vulnerable. Every single day, leaders are called to navigate uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure – the only choice is to do it consciously or unconsciously; to lean into the vulnerability or to push it away. Vulnerability is the core of difficult emotions, but it is also the birthplace of creativity and innovation, adaptability to change and accountability.

When leaders chooses self-protection over transparency or when money and metrics are more valued than authentic relationships and values or when our self-worth is only attached to what we produce, then learning and working becomes dehumanized. People disengage and turn away from the very things that the world needs: their talent, their ideas, and their passion.

The equation is simple: Invulnerability in leadership breeds disengagement in culture.

Re-humanizing work and educational opportunities requires courageous leadership. It requires leaders who are willing to take risks, embrace vulnerabilities, and show up as imperfect, real people.

About Dr. 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, 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 11 million viewers.

Additionally, Brené gave the closing talk at the 2012 TED conference where she talked about shame, courage and innovation.


Benefits of Leadership - The Daring Way™ Workshop

  • Learn and practice to be a highly influential and effective leader
  • Rekindle your passion and engagement at work
  • Cultivate more creativity and innovation within your organization's culture
  • Understand how to develop a constructive, compassionate, and conversational leadership dynamic in your culture.
  • Explore the key elements on how to become a trustworthy leader.
  • Understand the obstacles and behaviors that are preventing you from becoming an authentic and courageous leader.
  • Help create and realize change in your organizational culture.
  • ICF Certified Professional coaches earn 16 CEU credits.


Workshop Highlights

1. What is the power of vulnerability?

  • How criticism and cynicism behaviors have stopped leaders from being courageous
  • Engaging courageous leadership

2. Wholeheartedness

  • Cultivate courage, acceptance and connection
  • Discovering and understanding shield choices

3. Myths of vulnerability

  • Understand the four myths of vulnerability
  • Connection between vulnerability and courage
  • The importance of connection

4. Life and work arenas

  • Who are the key stakeholders and what are their messages and expectations within leaders's dynamic
  • Shame and the arena door
  • Practice courage, compassion and connection

5. Cultivate authenticity, empathy and self-compassion

  • Shame triggers for team members
  • Learn to reality check
  • Show Up. Be Seen. Live Brave™

6. Let go of perfectionism

  • Unleash your courageous inner-self
  • Redefine success
  • Learn to be grateful and embrace imperfectness

7. Connect our value

  • Lead with value-based behavior and culture
  • Explore the gap between ideal value and practical value
  • Value aligned teamwork

8. Appreciation and conclusion


About Your Leadership - The Daring Way™ Facilitator:

Annie Liou

Annie Liou is an International Coach Federation certified professional coach (PCC) and a certified coach in Stakeholder Centered Coaching by Marshall Goldsmith. She is also a certified Daring Way™ facilitator who focuses on leadership development and team building. She is the first person who brought Dr. Brené Brown's Leadership - The Daring Way™ and Daring Team™ work to Taiwan.

Annie possesses 20 years of experience in coaching, training and education in Taiwan, China, the US, Thailand and other countries across Asia. Annie has worked with numerous top-level executives from multinational corporations including some Fortune 500 companies offering a comprehensive approach to leadership and interpersonal coaching. In addition to her work with business executives, Annie has also trained coaches at the International Coach Academy.

Annie is also a published author with two books in Taiwan and China, and she is currently working on her third book. Annie and her family reside in the greater Seattle area in Washington State.


When and Where:

September 23 - 24, 2016, 9am - 6pm
at the beautiful Talaris Conference Center
4000 NE 41st Street Seattle, WA 98105

Regular Registration: $825 (with $250 non-refundable deposit upon registration) Including breakfast, buffet lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments, tea and coffee, free parking.

Early Registration: $695. Special price for two at $1195. Register for two and save $195 by August 31st.


Words from our clients of the Leadership - The Daring Way™ workshop

~~ "Dear Annie!! Thanks for the daring leadership workshop in Taipei. I feel the power of vulnerability after capturing the true meaning of it in my daily life now. I also experienced the magic shame moment when I turned it into empathy and self compassion.
So glad I met you and get to know Brene's philosophy of wholehearted living thru your professional facilitation. It's for sure the most meaningful learning for me in 2015!"

~~ "The Daring Way for Leaders Seattle workshop is one of a kind. The workshop allows you to dig deep into Brene Brown's work and research, which changed my perspective on authenticity and leadership. This workshop opened up new possibilities for me and has transformed the way I show up in public and personal relationships."

~~ "An excellent space to explore Brene's work and how it can be applied to your life."

~~ "I'm glad I make time to attend Daring Way for Leaders workshop. Time well spent as it reveal | unleash | and clarity doubts on vulnerability and shame. Most importantly, it is to turn vulnerability to your advantage."

~~ "This time, the education, my fellow participants, and particularly the expert leadership and facilitation created unusually deep and wide opportunity to grow, test, absorb, reflect and commit to change in ways that will have untold (but unfolding) impact on my career and life."

~~ "This workshop is intense and so liberating, bringing clarity and awareness on what’s holding me back from daring greatly. At the end of it you have new tools to face the fear of shame and to start small steps at a time to take action in life with what really make you feel fully alive!"

~~ "This was a very powerful workshop. I would recommend it to everyone, not just coaches. So liberating to be free from shame."

~~ "Daring leadership was a very useful workshop. I will be implementing many things I learned into my personal and professional life. I am excited to keep continuing this journey."

~~ "The daring leadership workshop was so helpful in introducing me to the daring way model and will help me with the necessary awareness to take action around important aspects of both my personal and professional life."


To contact us:

Annie Liou - annie@blissipline.com

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