I’m honored to be a member of the Dare to Lead™ Speaking Team, an incredible group of speakers who have been trained and certified in Brené Brown’s work.  We can be booked directly through SpeakersOffice.  Learn about me and my involvement on the Dare to Lead™ Speaking Team here.  Based on 20 years of research, Dare to Lead™ is an evidence-based practical program to build courage – the #1 skill we all need now.  No matter what your organization hopes to achieve, no matter what you want to do professionally or personally, COURAGE is the foundation and the amplifier.  I can help you gain and sustain those skills.


Dare to Lead: Do What’s Uncomfortable and Discover What’s Possible

Engage your head and heart. Lead bravely. Accomplish great results.

Can you cultivate braver leaders?  Is there space in today’s workplaces for more humanity and love?  Can you show up at work as a whole human being?  The answer?  Yes!


With thirty years of executive experience, I draw on my life stories, wisdom, and the evidence-based work of Dr. Brené Brown to help you boost your self-awareness, lean into vulnerability, and gain practical skills. 


In this interactive and energizing keynote, you’ll learn about:

  • Vulnerability as the foundation of courage and how to lean into that discomfort.

  • How tapping into your core values helps you live and lead with integrity and authenticity.

  • How to trust yourself more and connect with others using the seven elements of BRAVING trust.

I share actionable tools to challenge everything you think about what it takes to be a daring leader and create a courageous culture at work.

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Courage-Building Workshops and Coaching

Available in-person AND virtually
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Daring Greatly™: The Courage to be Vulnerable

Rising Strong™: The Transformational Ability to Reset

The Gifts of Imperfection™: Wholehearted Living and Leading

“Susan creates a safe and open space for participation, learning, curiosity, and shared commitment.  She leads by example through stories and acknowledges that this is ongoing work—not quick fixes. Her warmth and easy laughter set a good tone.  We loved the images and parallels in the Dare to Lead™ program to her values of love and nature.”

Kelly O’Brien, Vice President of Philanthropy,

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center  

Upcoming Events

Dare to Lead: Do What’s Uncomfortable and Discover What’s Possible
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Legacy & Letting Go: A Virtual Women's Soul Retreat
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Gifts of Imperfection Virtual Series
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