Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times.  And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable or dangerous as believing that we’re standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to show up and let ourselves be seen.

Join Brené in this six-lesson, self-paced course and explore how the courage to be vulnerable can transform the way you live, love, parent and lead.

Your Daring Greatly course includes:

  • More than 29 teaching videos from Brené.
  • Online exercises to help you embed the learning for each lesson.
  • Course workbook for you to complete online or print.
  • Lesson discussion boards to share questions and connect with fellow students.
  • Art journaling prompts for each lesson designed to help move the learnings from your head to your heart.
  • Course gallery to share your creative exercises with fellow students.
  • A self-assessment tool to chart your progress as you integrate the learnings and make this work a practice in your life.

We strongly recommend participating in this Daring Greatly course before taking our  Rising Strong course, but it is not a required prerequisite. Each course can be taken independently.

Save $45 when you purchase the  Daring Greatly | Rising Strong Bundle.


This course is now available.

Registration closes Sunday May 14, 2017 at 5:00pm EST. 

Recommended Reading: Daring Greatly may be purchased separately through various suppliers  here.

Classroom Policies

What You'll Learn

  • Identify actionable strategies for leaning into discomfort and embracing vulnerability as a source of courage.
  • Understand how shame, scarcity, and comparison show up in our lives and how they affect engagement, trust, and connection.
  • Learn how values operate in your life and the role they play in daring greatly.
  • Discover the most common defensive strategies we use to avoid and minimize vulnerability, and how these forms of self-protection move us away from our personal and professional goals.
  • Develop skills to help you connect meaningfully with people who have different perspectives from you.

Course Schedule

All lessons will be available when the course opens and may be completed at your own pace.

What people are saying about Daring Greatly

"The one word I would use to describe Brené's eCourse is transformational. The class shook me out of 'automatic pilot' and helped me see that my choices control my direction."

Scott Lundh

"Participating in Brené's ecourse changed my life. Through sharing her own story of struggle Brené helped me see what had been holding me back, keeping me stuck and ultimately prevented me from living a purposeful life.  I now have more tools to practice the courage to do what I want without caring what the critics think."

Chancy Lyford

"This valuable and important course opened my eyes to the possibilities of new ways of seeing old behaviors and patterns within myself.  The best habit I have learned is to 'dare greatly' by 'choosing discomfort over resentment'. This has helped me to have more respect for myself - which in turn means that I have more conviction when I deal with others, something that would more likely read as confidence, rather than the opposite. "

Linda Goodman

What You'll Need

Each lesson contains creative activities that you can do to embed the concepts. You can be as creative as you want. 

You are welcome to purchase the supplies used in the course, buy on your own from your favorite supplier, use what’s already in the craft closet, or just use plain paper and markers / crayons. It’s up to you.


Registration for Daring Greatly includes:

Six lessons with teaching videos from Brené, online exercises, and an art journaling exercise 

Brené is joined by Karen Walrond for Art Journaling Exercises for each lesson

8-10 hours of total course work  

Participants may acquire books on their own 

Registration closes Sunday May 14, 2017 at 5:00pm EST