Be Here. Be You. You Belong.

-Brené Brown

Dare to Lead™

Leadership Immersion Program

A Two Month Exclusive Courage-Building Experience

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“In the past, jobs were about muscles, now they're about brains, but in the future they’ll be about the heart.”
Minouche Shafik, London School of Economics
The Future is NOW

Navigating COVID-19 and the dismantling of systemic racism in our organizational cultures requires us to innovate and stay in the discomfort of problem identification and solving. The Dare to Lead: Leadership Immersion Program delivers the empirically based Dare to Lead™ program with an inclusion and equity lens. In this workshop, you will be invited to reflect on how we must embrace race and inclusion as a part of our work in order to be more impactful and effective in getting the outcomes we want as an organization. Before an organization can tackle systems, it must first look inward, to the internal conditioning of the men and the women who make up the organization.


About the Immersion Program

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program. This program is designed to help individuals develop deep self-awareness, increase their level of awareness of others, recognize their impact on others, and finally; help organizations develop clear and intentional actions and strategies to be adopted to create a more caring and resilient workplace through activities, teachings, reflection, and application.  


You will walk away with a greater understanding of your courageous leadership strengths and weaknesses, emotional intelligence, and barriers to courage.  This unique small cohort experience allows you to build meaningful relationships with others and begin practicing the tools and language needed to strengthen your courageous leadership.  In addition to the 24-hour courage-building curriculum, you will have access to the following:

  • Genos International Emotional Intelligence 180 Assessment tool and personalized emotional intelligence coaching.  Research has proven that a leader’s emotional intelligence is key to their capacity to facilitate emotions in others that drive high performance and employee engagement.

  • Personalized Integration Plan. You will participate in a one-on-one integration planning session designed to help you identify where and how you want to grow in your leadership, and ways you will hold yourself accountable.

Program Features
  • Intimate cohort of no more than 24

  • Daring Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Assessments 

  • 24 hours in-classroom work 

  • 2 hours of 1:1 coaching 

  • Personalized Daring Leadership Integration Plan

  • Facilitation with trauma-responsive & DEIB lens

  • Access to facilitators for “just in time” thought-partnership

  • Accountability Partner

  • Live Virtual delivery

  • Successful completion results in LinkedIn Badge & certificate 

Program Details

Date: Every Monday: 02/01/21 - 3/29/21 (no meeting on Feb 15)

Time: 2-5 PM Pacific, 4-7 PM Central, 5-8 PM Eastern

Cost: $2,490 Early Bird (ends 12/8/20) $3,280 Standard Rate

SPECIAL: Register between Nov 2 - 7 and save $100!

Team and monthly-payment option rates available upon request.

Registration closes January 18, 2021

Program Commitment:

This program will require time, space and an unwavering commitment to do the work. Each week, we will host a live, interactive virtual workshop where you will engage in small group discussions, role plays, and interactive exercises. This work requires you to be fully present and on camera at all times.  In addition to 24 hours of in session work, you will meet with your accountability partner and receive 1x1 coaching on your emotional intelligence assessment and your personal Dare to Lead integration plan.  The total time commitment is approximately 30 hours.

About the


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. Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitators focus on developing these courage-building skills through workshops, trainings and coaching to help individuals, teams and organizations move from armored leadership to daring leadership.


Certified Facilitators are authorized to issue Dare to Lead Trained certificates to individuals who successfully complete the full 16-hour training. In addition to receiving a certificate of completion, these individuals are allowed to put a Dare to Lead™ Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.


Tovi was trained personally by Brené in her first cohort, March 2019. Tovi is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator creating opportunities to develop these courage-building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching with individuals, teams, and organizations as they move from armored leadership to daring leadership. From her lived experience, Tovi teaches on what the future of successful, resilient leadership will require.

About The Team

Tovi Scruggs-Hussein

Tovi is an innovative visionary, healer, and award-winning educator whose career in education began over 25 years ago.  She is also the visionary behind the new movement of Racial Healing Allies™. From her lived experience, Tovi teaches on what the future of successful, resilient leadership will require: emotionally intelligent consciousness, connection, and courage. 

Tovi received her Certified Integral Coach designation by New Ventures West.  She uses the methodology of integral coaching in her professional work focusing on leadership and lifestyle strategies that result in the transformation of mindsets and ways-of-being to positively impact our work as leaders. As a certified Search Inside Yourself Teacher with over 25 years of mindfulness experience and practice, Tovi is dedicated to bringing mindful leadership to leaders across the nation.  SIYLI is a best in class and globally recognized program and network that blends evidence-based mindfulness, emotional intelligence and neuroscience to awaken the best in people and organizations. Tovi is a founding adjunct professor of Trauma-Informed Leadership with an Equity Lens at Mills College and is the National President for Coalition for Schools Educating Mindfully.

Julie Boll

Julie is the founder of Julie Boll Consulting, a consulting firm dedicated to helping people and organizations make the most of their time, energy and resources so they can maximize their impact on the community. Julie is passionate about supporting powerful, dynamic and impactful leaders and organizations that are accountable, visionary and always growing and improving.


Julie is an expert facilitator, trained both in the Compression Planning ® methodology and as a Dare to Lead™ certified facilitator. She brings warmth, humor, and tenacity to your experience and a deep respect for all people. As an experienced grant writer with a $10 million track record in awarded grants, Julie knows how to inspire and capture visionary goals, drill down to the concrete steps you or your organization needs to take to move forward, and identify what your outcomes will be and how to measure them. Julie has more than 18 years experience in the nonprofit sector, serving in marketing, public relations and grant development roles. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations and a Masters Degree in Leadership, both from Quincy University.


We believe in three values that underpin all of our work, including our commitment to inclusivity, equity, diversity, and belonging. These values are:


Be brave.
This is powerful work that transforms and challenges people and systems. Creating safe and brave spaces for people to show up and be seen means both skill building around vulnerability, courage, shame, and empathy, and working to dismantle the systems that devalue and dehumanize people.

Key Messages

What courage looks like and is.

What courageous leadership is and
why it matters.
Transforming school culture
with brave leaders.
The four
skill sets of courage
and connecting to courageous leadership.
The pre-work and inner-work in order to do the outer work
more effectively.

What Clients Are Saying

Awesome! Amazing! Empowering! Refreshing! Practical! It allowed me to truly reflect on where I am as an educator and how I need to think 'inside-out' in order to improve as an educator as well as support my students and families fully.

Let's Heal Our Schools with
Conscious, Connected, & Courageous Leaders™


Cultivating Conscious, Connected, & Courageous Leaders™

4200 Park Blvd, #237 Oakland CA 94602

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SELf-Transformation for School & Systemic Transformation™

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