We know our worthiness is not dependent on our circumstances.
Yet still we struggle to believe we’re worthy, regardless of the circumstances.
Do you struggle with believing you’re worthy?
If so, please consider taking…
The Daring Way™
Professional Certified Coach and Certified Daring Way Facilitator, Laura Biering of True Voices, presents the rich and empowering process, The Daring Way™, based on the work of Brené Brown, LMSW, Ph.D. Dr. Brown is a research professor and the author of the New York Times best-sellers, The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong.
Consider this an opportunity and an invitation for you (1) to open your heart, let yourself out, and let life in, (2) to cultivate a practice of authenticity, more fully embracing who you really are, and (3) to make the contribution to our world that only you can make.
Join Laura and fellow travelers along The Daring Way™ and forever change the way you live, love, parent, and lead.
Take a risk – own your story. Sure, it’s scary, but once you accept and integrate all of who you are, those parts you’ve previously hidden away are no longer points of contention and self-judgment. Embrace your story and leave behind the fear of being “found out.” Step into the joy of being truly seen, fully loved, and totally engaged in the process of creating the life you really want.
Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, ‘No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.’ It’s going to bed at night thinking, ‘Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.’ ~ Dr. Brené Brown
This process has been designed to help you develop new levels of awareness, gain new skills, and attain a newfound comfort with having the permission and courage to show up and let yourself be seen. Yes, this requires vulnerability, but vulnerability is “the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.”
What we know matters, but who we are matters more. Being, rather than knowing, requires showing up and letting ourselves be seen. It requires us to dare greatly, to be vulnerable. ~ Dr. Brené Brown
Choose Your Format:
Twelve Potent Weeks or Three Powerful Days
Regardless of which format you choose, the topics to be covered will include:
- Owning our stories and claiming our worthiness
- Finding new perspectives and making new choices
- Moving past the common myths that keep us small
- Exploring our struggle with – and fear of – vulnerability
- Stepping bravely into the arenas that matter most to us
- Setting aside our strategies of disconnection and cultivating shame resilience
- Implementing daily practices of authenticity and gratitude
- Identifying those who’ve earned the right to hear our stories
- Giving ourselves the permission we desire (and deserve) to feel and be real
- Learning and embracing the skills of empathy and self-compassion
- Daring greatly and creating the lives we desire and deserve
12-Week Class – in the City
The Daring Way™ 12-week class will be held on Thursday evenings, from 7-9pm ET, at A Woman’s Space in downtown Decatur, GA (315 Ponce de Leon Ave., Suite 540).
Our first meeting will be on August 31, 2017, and our last meeting will be December 7, 2017. There will be no class on the 19th of September, the 19th of October, or the 23rd of November.
Your investment is $485.
You may pay in three ways:
1. With a deposit of $100 prior to the start of the class, and then $35 per class thereafter, with a commitment to pay the full amount regardless of attendance.
2. With a full payment of $485 prior to the start of the class. This will entitle you to one individual coaching session before November 16, 2017.
3. With a full payment of $485 prior to 11:59pm ET on August 16, 2017. This will entitle you to two individual coaching sessions before November 16, 2017.
3-Day Retreat – in the Country
The Daring Way™ 3-day retreat will be held on Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Brinson’s Race, in Southeast Georgia. Supper on Friday, lunch and supper on Saturday, and Sunday dinner (lunch) will be provided.
Several lodging options are available (some of which include breakfast), not far from the retreat space. A list of those, along with directions to them, and directions to the farm, will be provided shortly after you register.
Your investment is $595 or $995 if you bring a friend.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt, 1910
Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks and emotional exposure that define what it is to be vulnerable. Daring greatly means making the courageous choice to be “all in” when it comes to living our lives. It’s about choosing vulnerability and authenticity over pretending, perfecting, pleasing, and performing for others. It means embracing our worthiness, thus experiencing love, belonging, joy, and meaning in every arena of our lives. Whether we wish to step into the arena of a new relationship, an important meeting, a career change, the creative process, and/or a difficult family conversation, if we want to do so, and thus create and live the lives we desire and deserve, we must find the courage to engage with our whole hearts. And The Daring Way™ is a path for getting there.
Here’s what some past participants have said about Laura’s offerings based on Dr. Brown’s work:
The Brené Brown class taught by Laura Biering was life changing for me. The content of the class was wonderful and Laura’s teaching style really offered an environment to explore on an even deeper level. I wish we’d had even more time for Laura’s brilliantly facilitated life-changing discussions. ~ L. M., Atlanta, GA, USA
Thank you, Laura, for your fabulous generosity of spirit; both practically, in your teaching of the material, and emotionally, in terms of your creating and allowing us the space, when we needed it, to connect and deepen. That was SO valuable in enabling us to find our weave and deeper connection together. You and your facilitation were very masterful, playful, and relevant. Again, thank you. ~ Biba Binotti, Middlesex, U.K.
This class made me feel “seen.” I couldn’t have asked for better…. ~ D. J., Stone Mountain, GA, USA
This programme allows participants to spearhead a way of being in the world that – in my view – is required in the 21st Century. A world that is more interconnected than ever before requires us to adjust. This includes opening up to other people, other cultures and to new ways of decision-making, where we don’t have all the details and don’t know what the outcome will be. If we want to role-model such adjustments, we must learn to allow our vulnerability to show up. This in turn allows others to do the same. This way we help create more understanding, openness and depths in the world which in turn allows us to create peaceful communities and/or relationships in general. ~ Elke Esders, Munich, Germany
Laura masters any topic she decides to present and is a highly skilled facilitator – I think she takes it to an art form. ~ Roberta Goldbaugh, Atlanta, GA, USA
Inspiring and powerful activities for self-reflection and self-discovery. A safe and authentic space to share real life experiences and stories that hold us back. A bold invitation to step into the arenas in our own life that call us to “Show Up, Be Seen and Live Brave™.” ~ Yvonne O’Reilly, Clemency, Luxembourg, Belgium
Laura’s class taught me how to deal with the multiple armors I created through the years as well as what to do with the amounts of shame I have been accumulating like a hoarder. I will always be thankful for her compassionate and fresh way of coaching and teaching. ~ I. B., Atlanta, GA, USA
It has been my privilege to take part in this program for Japan, which makes me feel that I am ahead of the game and makes so much sense. Again, thank you for taking great care of us. ~ Noriko Sato, Ibara, Okayama, Japan
It was good, hard work… I am so glad that I took the time for me. It’s exactly what I needed! ~ Maggie Kinnear, Atlanta, GA, USA
This is a “gift” of a course. The content is top-notch. The use of Brené Brown’s work as its underpinning is profound. The facilitation is loving, compassionate and top-drawer. The intimate circle generated among the participants is “delicious” and rare. My experience of the program was profound. My lens shifted in a number of areas. I have new strategies. The course moved me with discoveries about self but it also moved me to have such tremendously intimate connection with my fellow participants. I am showing up in the world with more accountability for My Joy, and I am more comfortable with and proud of my ability to show vulnerability. ~ Sue Edwards, Construction Leadership Coach, Toronto, Canada
Laura did a great job of encouraging people to speak openly and honestly. She gave us a comfortable space to explore and try new ways of being. ~ K. K., Atlanta, GA, USA
Shame, like fear, dissipates when you look it in the eye and talk about it, and that’s what this weekend was all about. Fun? Not really, but the payoff is deep connection with others, the tools to create a life worth living and most importantly, the knowledge that I am enough. Priceless. ~ Suzanne Bird-Harris, Tulsa, OK, USA
I think this work is life-changing. I loved the course and loved working with you and the group. The videos are great, and so are the exercises. My favourite bits those where you were working with us directly and where we were working with each other. You were a thoughtful and cheerful holder of the group, Laura, and you modelled the material very well. You sensed the needs of the group and went with them. You created a safe space for us to do some important work. ~ Dorothy Atcheson, London, U.K.
About your facilitator: Laura Biering, MM, CPCC, PCC, is a Certified Life and Leadership Coach, and a Certified Facilitator under Dr. Brené Brown, having studied with her and her team since September of 2011. In addition to running a full-time coaching business, Laura is a speaker, singer, poet, photographer, and the author of The RiskADay Journal. Laura lives in Clarkston, GA, and whenever she can, she retreats with her partner, and their adorable four-legged child, to her family farm in southeast Georgia.
About the author: Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past fifteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Her groundbreaking research has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, TED.com, The Katie show, The Today Show, and more, including two complete episodes of SuperSoulSunday with Oprah Winfrey. In addition to Daring Greatly,(2012), she is the author of Rising Strong, (2015), The Gifts of Imperfection (2010), and I Thought It Was Just Me (2007). She is also the creator of The Daring Way™, a course on vulnerability, courage, shame and worthiness that is being facilitated by helping professionals across the globe. The Daring Way™ and Dr. Brown’s newest course, Rising Strong™, are both highly experiential methodologies based on her deep and extensive research.