The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. During the process facilitators explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. Participants are invited to examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that are holding them back and identify the new choices and practices that will move them toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.


BRENÉ BROWN Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation - Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness. Her new book, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts., was released in October 2018. Brené’s TED talk - The Power of Vulnerability - is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 35 million views.


Here’s how Brené describes the progression of her work:

The Gifts of ImperfectionBe you.

Daring GreatlyBe all in.

Rising StrongFall. Get up. Try again.

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About cate

Cate, PCC, CDWF began her career in the fitness industry as a leader, trainer, teacher and presenter. As she came to believe that change comes from within, she began her journey into coaching.

Today, she is a Transformational Life Coach and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. She runs workshops, facilitates group coaching, speaks at conferences and work individually with clients. She is passionate about the discovery of what it means to live wholeheartedly and believes that living fully comes from a place of courage, compassion, authenticity, grace and gratitude.

If you want to live more authentically and would like to explore tools and strategies to help you lean into courage and be braver and bolder in your life then I invite you to explore the opportunities provided on this page. Besides these groups and workshops, the Daring Way™ can be facilitated in clinical, educational, ministry, and corporate settings and is suitable for work with individuals, couples, families, teams, and organizational leaders.  

I am available to provide this material in various formats and settings to your organization, group or club. Workshops and presentations can range from keynote presentations to one to three day intensives. Please feel free to discuss with me any ideas you have. I am not limited to the Nelson are and am available to travel.

With grace and gratitude,





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The Gifts of Imperfection™

“True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are. It requires you to be who you are.” - Brené Brown.

In this course, we explore what it means to be YOU. What is it that you need to let go of in order to make room for authenticity, self-compassion, joy and much more!

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Daring Greatly™

Daring Greatly™ is about being ‘all in’. In this course you will explore what it takes to have the courage to be vulnerable, to be seen and heard; to ask for help, to share your feelings and have the hard conversations.


rising strong™

“Fall down 7 times, get up 8.” - Japanese Proverb

The physics of vulnerability are simple: if we are brave enough, often enough we will fall. In this course we explore the stories we tell ourselves when we are ‘face down’ in the arena and learn the tools to use to support us in getting back up with compassion and resilience.

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BOLD- live Brave. be Original. Love big. Dare greatly.

A courage building program designed specifically for adolescents. In this rich and thoughtful program we dive into what it means to be YOU in a world of messages of who you ‘should’ be.


Courage includes reaching out and asking for what you need.


Daring Way™ programs can be customized to meet the needs of your team or group. Contact me and we can discuss if one of these programs is right for you.

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