Here you will find information about The Daring Way™ programs and learn more about the work of Dr. Brené Brown. If you are new to her work, you can start by watching her TED talks (the links are below). For more info about me, check out my bio. Then read through the information I have provided here and take a look at the different opportunities that I have created in order to support you in integrating these ideas into your life!

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.

Rising Strong™ is based on the simple physics of vulnerability: If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. Rising Strong is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life.

ABOUT 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.

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.

Further information is available at www.thedaringway.com.

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.

Additionally, at the 2012 TED conference Brené presented Listening To Shame


About cate

Cate, CPC, ACC, CDWF- Candidate 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- Candidate. 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

A monthly online gathering starting in January 2019 to explore Brené Brown’s book, “The Gift’s of Imperfection”. We will immerse ourselves in one guidepost per month and explore themes like authenticity, vulnerability, shame and courage. You will have the group support to lean into as you lean into what it means to live ‘wholeheartedly’!

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braving the holidays

This Holiday Season, set an intention to create a celebration that is authentic to you. In this workshop you will be given tools and strategies to handle the ‘holiday arena’ with more grace and gratitude. We will explore common holiday triggers and how to have boundaries that honour what is most important to you.


Daring Greatly for women

In this 8 week intensive, we will dive into the work of Dr. Brené Brown and The Daring Way™ curriculum. You will choose an area of your life that you want to be braver and together we will walk the journey of showing up and being seen. You will discover the barriers that are getting in your way and develop the tools to deconstruct them in order to live courageously.