Courage Work

Creeden Coaching & Consulting is a provider of the powerful courage-building workshops based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. These programs include the Daring Way™, Rising Strong™ and Dare to Lead™ curricula. We offer open programs available to the general public during the year. Additional programs can be booked on demand. Participants are lead through the empirically-based curricula by Terri Creeden, a Certified Daring Way and Dare to Lead facilitator, using official program workbooks and exclusive videos from Dr. Brené Brown.

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Daring Way™

The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology designed for work with individuals. It can be facilitated in clinical and public settings. During the process facilitators explore topics 
such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. Participants are invited to examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding them back and identify the new choices and practices that will move them toward more authentic and wholehearted living.  

We all struggle with thoughts of "not enough" in some area of our life, it is part of what makes us human. However, it is precisely those thoughts that hold us back from being brave in our lives,  taking risks, trying something new or having difficult conversations. How can we show up in life as the person, parent or leader we truly want to be if we are living from a place of "not enough" and wondering "what will people think?"

The Daring Way™ is designed to help individuals develop shame resilience skills and daily practices around empathy and self-compassion that transform the way they live, love, parent, and lead.

“Vulnerability is the birth place of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, accountability and authenticity ”
- Brené Brown

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Rising Strong™

Rising Strong is a program designed to teach what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending.

We have all experienced failure, struggle or set-backs in our lives. We know it’s possible to pick ourselves up from a fall but how? We could simply soldier on without reflecting on the fall, however we won’t experience growth or healing this way.  The Rising Strong™ process has been uncovered from the stories of those who have found a way to learn from failures and move forward wiser and stronger.  There is a method to dusting ourselves off and it centers on uncovering the stories we make up about that fall and our ability to own that story. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life.

“The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall.”
- Brené Brown


Dare to Lead™

This courage-building program is the integration of the Daring Way™ and the Rising Strong™ principles designed for leaders and/or teams in corporations or organizations. The aim of this work is to help leaders shift from armored leadership (perfecting and protecting) to daring leadership (authenticity and integrity). Being a daring leader takes courage and not the hard-edged, risk-taking, aggressing kind we have come to associate with traditional leadership. The leadership required for today’s world means embracing a new set of courageous skills. Research indicates courage is a collection of four skill sets which are teachable, measurable and observable. Participants of the Dare to Lead™ program explore content and exercises around: Embracing Vulnerability, Living into Values, Braving Trust and Learning to Rise.

Individuals who successfully complete the full 16-hour Dare to Lead program receive a certificate of completion and are granted the option to put a Dare to Lead Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

 “Who we are is how we lead”
- Brené Brown


About Brené Brown

Dr. Brené Brown 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 including Dare to Lead, which debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly list. Further information is available at