Executive Education

Daring to Rise Strong

Start Date  Duration  Location  Investment
Mar 15, 2018  1 day  Edmonton  $795 +GST
Fees include all program materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments.


This workshop based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, New York Times bestselling author. We’ll explore the three elements of the Rising Strong™ process: The Reckoning, The Rumble and The Revolution. Through this process, we examine the power of the stories that we tell ourselves and learn how to write daring new endings.

The session will use the Rising Strong process at both the micro and macro levels to increase wholeheartedness in living, loving, and leading. It is an interactive session with a combination of pre-session reading and other learning methods. Using metaphor, story-telling, and experiential exercises you will share in meaningful partner discussions and learn practical tools to incorporate into your life. You will receive your own copy of The Rising Strong inspiring workbook and other rich resources.

The Daring Way™ method is based on the research of Brené Brown, Ph.D. LMSW. 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).

Program Highlights

  • Become familiar with the physics of vulnerability and the ten rules of engagement for Rising Strong.
  • Identify the values that are most important in your life and learn why values clarification is essential to the development of resiliency.
  • Explore the critical role emotion plays in behavior change and the connections between emotion, thought and behavior.
  • Understand how offloading emotion moves us away from our values and corrodes culture.
  • Develop actionable strategies for getting back up after a fall or setback so that you can live, love, and lead with greater courage.


Laurie Hillis is a Master Facilitator of Brave Leaders Inc. and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and Consultant (CDWF-C).

Laurie has been teaching with Executive Education at the University of Alberta for a number of years. Laurie Hillis is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Alberta and President of a Calgary-based leadership consulting and coaching firm. Specializing in all areas of leadership development, Laurie has a particular passion in the areas of organizational culture, executive coaching, change leadership, emotional intelligence, team effectiveness and succession challenges related to building a viable, diverse and engaged workplace for the future.

With a well-earned reputation as an interactive facilitator and coach, Laurie blends her practical, workplace experience with academic quests, bringing with her an ability to create a dynamic, positive learning environment.