Event: MedTech Innovation Forum 2021


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. 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.

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.

  • Rumbling with Vulnerability – facing your current reality with courage
  • Living Into Your Values – identifying and operationalizing your values so the walk is being talked
  • BRAVING Trust – creating or strengthening relationships using the seven elements of trust
  • Learning to Rise – evolving and rising from life’s inevitable failures and challenges

The Dare to Lead™ workshop is a highly interactive experience focused on developing these skills. If any of these characteristics ring true for you or your organization, the Dare to Lead™ workshop could be transformational:

  • A team that lacks trust, collaboration, and alignment towards a common goal
  • An inability to have tough conversations or give hard feedback
  • A disconnect between the walk and the talk
  • Low levels of innovation
  • Challenge around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Lack of psychological safety
  • High turnover

Program Outcomes:

  • Build greater self-awareness and choose how you respond versus being reactionary
  • Develop skills around having hard conversations and learn how to give and receive feedback
  • Learn how to build (or rebuild) trust
  • Show vulnerability from a place of grounded confidence
  • Live in integrity with your values, including the values you hold around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Lead with empathy and connection, versus shame and armoring up
  • Build skills around resilience to be able to reboot quickly after setbacks

Who We Are:

Evolution is a boutique coaching, consulting, and investment firm that partners with startup and high-growth companies to drive long-term, holistic success through Executive Coaching, Leadership & Management Training, Culture Development & Offsites. We work exclusively with companies that strive to be iconic, world-enriching, evolutionary businesses, such as Slack, Radiology Partners, Glassdoor, System1, and Califia Farms.


Wednesday, September 1st, 9AM – 4PM


This series will be fully virtual and facilitated using ZOOM. You’ll receive information on an invite after you complete registration.


Janine Davis

Lakeya Cherry


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