Making the world a braver place.

The Daring Way™ retreat gives you space to explore vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness in service of transforming the way you lead, live, work, love, and parent.


Examine thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that hold you back and the costs of not showing up and being seen.


Identify new choices and practices to move you towards authentic and wholehearted living and leading.


Develop the skills to navigate scarcity, comparison, fear, and shame with courage and authenticity.

About The Daring Way™

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 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.

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.

The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

"You can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you cannot have both."
  • Learning Outcomes

    After attending the Daring Way™, you’ll be able to:

    • Use your values in day-to-day situations
    • Talk about trust in a way that deepens relationships
    • Create and hold boundaries in relationships
    • Identify when you’re feeling vulnerable and respond mindfully
    • Practice empathy and compassion with yourself and others
    • Process shame, scarcity, and comparison more effectively
    • Develop healthier relationships

Your Investment Includes:

Retreat: Three full days of experiential learning
Participant Kit: Workbook, Daring Way™ Guidebook, At A Glance Guide
Alumni Benefits:Access to Alumni Group, Invites to Alumni Events, Eligible to Assist


*Interested in being a more courageous leader? 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 Daring Way™ training for leadership and organizational development professionals in 2013 and achieved certification in 2014.

She brings over a decade of experience facilitating transformational learning experiences for individuals and leaders. Amber is also certified in Rising Strong™ 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 favorite part of being a Daring Way™ Facilitator is watching people come alive during and after the retreat.

Certified Daring Way Facilitator Seal


What’s the time commitment?

It’s an 8-10 hour per day commitment, which includes homework.

*If you’d like to bring the Daring Way™ to your team/company, customized options are available. Please contact me for more information. 

Who can attend The Daring Way™?

The short answer is anyone who’s ready to do the work (and it is work). I meet briefly with all pre-registered participants to assess readiness.

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

Please contact Amber.