“It is not the critic who counts; not the man [or woman or team] who points out how the strong man [or woman] stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man [or woman or team] who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly . . .who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who at the worst, if he [she or they] fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
This quote says it all and represents an anchor in Brené Brown’s work on vulnerability and courage in the workplace (ask Mimi about the “funny” story about how Brené landed on this quote).
Speaking of Brené’s work, in 2019, she launched her facilitator certification program inspired by this quote and her landmark and best-selling book, Dare to Lead™. As one of the 1200 certified individuals globally, Mimi works with organizations and its executives and leaders to introduce and cement Dare to Lead™ concepts, behaviors, and actions in their roles and as architects of workplace culture.
The four skills on which the curriculum focuses include:
- Rumbling with Vulnerability
- Living into Our Values
- BRAVING Trust
- Learning to Rise
And participants in Mimi’s Dare to Lead™ offerings get to learn all of them!
There is always light if we’re brave enough to see it. There is also light if only we are brave enough to be it.
Mimi also emphasizes flexibility in the delivery of Dare to Lead™ engagements, including
- Keynote addresses
- Relatively short workshops on distinct Dare to Lead™ content, typically 90 minutes to 3 hours
- Full or somewhat abbreviated delivery of the entire 24-hour curriculum over multiple days or sessions
All Dare to Lead™ experiences are available in-person or virtually and Mimi partners with the client to design a program and sequence of content that optimally meets its needs.
AND…last but not least, all Dare to Lead™ engagements benefit from proprietary videos of Brené and program materials that are NOT (and will never be) available publicly.