The physics of vulnerability is simple:

If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall.

Rising Strong™ is what it takes to get back up.

The Reckoning

Develop the ability to recognize when you’re emotionally hooked and get the skills to avoid a mindless reaction.

The Rumble

Identify unhealthy ways you deal with difficult emotions and discover new practices for moving through struggle.

The Revolution

Redefine your relationship with struggle and develop the know-how to bounce back more quickly.

About Rising Strong™

The Rising Strong™ process is based on the research of Brené Brown, Ph.D. LMSW. Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work.

She has spent the past fifteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong. Her TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 25 million viewers.

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  • Learning Outcomes

    After attending Rising Strong™, you’ll be able to:

    • Identify the relationship between your emotions, thoughts, and behavior
    • Process difficult emotions instead of the norm (stuff em’, act out, etc.)
    • Bounce back from difficult experiences more quickly
    • Have a healthier relationship with struggle (disappointment, failure, heartbreak, etc.)

Your Investment Includes:

Retreat:Two days of experiential learning
Participant Kit: Workbook, Rising Strong™ Guidebook, At A Glance Guide
Alumni Benefits: Access to Alumni Group, Invites to Alumni Events, Eligible to Assist


*Interested in developing rising skills within your organization? Ask Amber about Dare to Lead. 

Meet the Facilitator

Amber Barnes has been a student of Brené’s work and research since 2011. She completed her Rising Strong™ certification in 2015.

She brings over a decade of experience facilitating transformational learning experiences for individuals and leaders. Amber is also certified in The Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™ as well as several leadership programs from the Ken Blanchard Companies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education, a master’s degree in Organization Development, and is a Certified Coach.

Her most treasured part of Rising Strong™ is helping people discover how to get back in the arena without losing themselves.


What’s the time commitment?

It’s 8-10 hours per day, including homework.

*If you’d like to bring Rising Strong™ to your team/ company, customized options are available. Contact Amber to discuss. 

Who can attend Rising Strong™?

The short answer is anyone who’s willing to do the work (and it is work!) Amber will conduct a brief conversation with you ahead of time to assess readiness.

Can I attend if I haven’t completed The Daring Way™?

Yes, but they do compliment each other.

The Daring Way™ is about showing up, being seen, and living bravely. Rising Strong™ focuses on getting back up after a fall, failure, disappointment, heartache, etc.  with courage and authenticity.

Have questions, want more information, or need financial assistance?

Please contact Amber.