There is a magical unfolding that seems to occur when groups gather do this work of learning to live wholeheartedly, to love wider and deeper, to include ourselves in that care and compassion.

Your life is your path to walk - but to know there are others walking theirs alongside us has a galvanising effect.

Letting ourselves be seen, just as we are creates a deep connection in the bones of our 'being human-ness' that remains long after the gathering has completed and the glue has dried on our creative projects :)



About The Daring Way™

The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential training based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. This powerful, intensive work has been designed to support the transformation of individuals, families, groups and organisational leaders in developing shame resilience and helping them show up, be seen and live braver lives.

I am a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (which includes intensive training in both The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™). Living this way is a practice - and I continue to be a student, as well as a teacher of, the curriculum. 

The curriculum is designed to dive in and dig deep into the things that get in the way of us living an authentic life - one where we feel SUPPORTED, BRAVE, PURPOSEFUL, and FULLY ALIVE.  The workshops use video footage of Brene, storytelling and experiential exercises in a group setting. During the process we explore topics such as trust, vulnerability, courage, self-compassion, empathy, shame and worthiness.

We examine the thoughts, emotions and behaviours that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us 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, work and lead.


Which one is right for you?


The Daring Way™ - is for you if you want to be braver with your life, understand better where you are hiding, armouring up, or holding yourself back, how to ask for the support you need, and transform your relationship with vulnerability.

It is perfect for you if you want to get clearer on what matters most to you, what courage looks like, and how to be unapologetically you in the world.

Experience The Daring Way™ with me as a 3 day workshop in a group setting, or 1:1 over 4-6 months. 


Rising Strong™ - is for you if you have struggled with disappointment, failure or heartbreak and want to know how to use your struggle as a call to courage, and write a brave new ending for your story. If you're a leader, it will help you with developing the resilience required to get back up after a fall or disappointment.

Rising Strong can be commissioned as a 2-3 day workshop and with optional 90 minute 1:1 integration sessions.

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What people just like you said about their workshop experiences:

Pizza in, pjs on, and puppy cuddles happening. I sang all the way home to Aretha Franklin. All because you are absolutely doing the work you should be doing. Work that allows me to test and shift massive blocks. I feel uplifted and freer. I am so grateful.
— Sonya, The Daring Way participant
The key for me was the exemplary modelling of facilitation at its best. Jacqui you are gentle and strong, reflective and insightful and so skilled at working in the moment with each and every participant. The other key moment was that I needed to show up too - consider and acknowledge my own emotions and vulnerabilities!

Thank you for the opportunity to be part of the Daring Way. The whole experience was truly magical - the attention to detail from the fairy lights and tea-lights to the gift bag, reflected your sense of beauty, serenity and humanity. Because of your gentle and flexible approach, I felt safe yet stretched and equipped with the learning I needed.

I would say to someone considering booking on this workshop: If you are looking for new insights and resources to support your personal and professional struggles and opportunities, the Daring Way is for you.
— Dorothy, The Daring Way participant
Before my second Rising Strong, I was ready for some huge changes but a bit anxious about it all. Afterwards, I have a better understanding of rising strong, but learned even more, it was well explained and delivered with authenticity.

I can’t pick one stand-out moment - all of it!! I just connected through the whole two days, everything I have read and watched on rising strong fell onto place, Jacqui made it come to life.
— Maria, Rising Strong participant (second time)
I just decided not to do that any more. I just said I wasn’t doing it. Just ‘no’. [insert surprised face here].

I would never have given myself permission for that, before doing this work. Look at me go!
— E, The Daring Way client
I’ve never felt free-r. Thank you. Really, thank you.
— S, Rising Strong client
I just wanted to say thanks so much for a great workshop. Your passion about the subject was wonderful and really infectious. I love the way that you connected with all of us without a glimmer of condescension. Thanks so much for reinforcing my feelings of equality with the rest of the human race.
— Jayne, Change Camp participant
Before the workshop, I was “Getting ok” with where I was in my story. I’d had a bit of a fall in January, where I had to face that my coaching business wasn’t working as a business. In the time since then and the RS workshop, I had been grieving and coming to terms with what I perceived initially as failure. It had taken a few months and I was really looking forward to learning from the RS process as to how I could take myself forward with more positivity and less of a sense of shame, failure, and disappointment.

After the workshop, what’s different in me is I feel much freer and accepting of myself. I’m able to pause and observe what’s happening in the midst of an emotional hijack, and then work through what is going on and how I can handle it differently. I feel less that I’ve “failed” at something, and more that I get to explore a different narrative that will bring me more peace and purpose with how to move forward. And to accept that I’m human, not perfect, and that there will be times when things don’t go as I imagined they would - and that I’ll still be able to learn from and rise strong from those experiences.
— Meg, Rising Strong participant
Before Rising Strong, I was curious about what else was out there that would help me make sense of some of the stuff I’d be starting to think about in terms of the stories we tell ourselves about the world. The workshop left me feeling like I have tools to help me through the process of ‘failing’, and I feel stronger because of that.
— Sara-Jane, Rising Strong participant
I was really challenged and touched by this workshop. It helped me gain some much needed clarity.
— N, The Daring Way participant
Before the workshop, I was on a journey of growth and self awareness. Now feel like I have tools to help me through the process of ‘failing’, and I feel stronger because of that.
— G, Rising Strong participant
Before coming to the Daring Way, I was squashing myself, and extremely ready to move forward. Now I understand myself and how I can support myself in being who I came here to be.

There are many things I don’t say and many moments I do not stand up because I am so used to stopping myself - because I have learned it’s ‘too much’. That includes the Daring Way two days, however I don’t feel that heavy ache inside me that ‘I didn’t express myself’ because I know I did more than I normally would, I know I was brave. I know that giving myself credit is my new ‘ticket to ride’ :) The Gremlins better strap themselves in!!!!
— C, The Daring Way participant
The retreat was just amazing. I didn’t expect The Daring Way to be as life-altering, vulnerable and inspiring as it was – this was life changing work. I feel so lucky to have been able to explore all of that in such a safe space with people I trust. 

It’s changed the way I think about things and the way I do things. My self awareness is so much greater and I know how I am likely to respond to situations. There has been a massive decline in my anxiety, and I do think that’s directly linked to the work I did in the Daring Way.
— Natalie, The Daring Way participant
This has had such a profound effect on me. I feel like..... RISING!
— Sharon, Rising Strong participant
Before coming on the Daring Way, I was tired and working too hard. After the workshop I am tired in a different way, it reminded me to keep my life purpose on track. I’d say to someone considering going through  the Daring Way, that the work is deep, powerful, and should be considered a gift to yourself. It may help set you free from the aspects that previously held you back.
— Cat, The Daring Way participant
It really gave me some food for thought. I found exploring some of the themes more difficult than I had expected in a group setting and I did feel quite raw and emotional, which surprised me. I’m going to revisit some areas and possibly seek further support. I felt that Jacqui handled the facilitation of the session sensitively, which is so important as these can be such challenging areas for so many of us.
— G, Wholehearted Living participant
I found it a really helpful day and I was surprised by how emotional I felt. I hadn’t been sure if going to a workshop would bring further insight to Brene’s incredibly insightful work, but I did feel that Jacqui offered additional insight and wisdom.
— C, Wholehearted Living participant
I already loved Brene’s work. but I definitely felt like this was YOUR work in the world. A powerful, playful, intense couple of days. Thank you.
— Emma, The Daring Way Participant
This is absolutely huge! It’s going to revolutionise the way I think about things in future.
— Wani, The Daring Way participant
Before coming to the Daring Way, I was curious as to what more I could learn from Brene’s work, having had a couple of ‘ah-ha’ moments previously from watching her videos. Now feel I have the beginning of an idea about this subject of shame - what it is, how to look at it, and where it works out in my life, as well as how vulnerability relates to it. And maybe I’m a little softer - although that’s subtle and difficult to notice in myself.
— Chris, The Daring Way participant
Cant wait for the daring way!!! Thanks for believing in me xxx
— F, Rising Strong participant.
Jacqui, I really appreciated your depth of knowledge, connection to this work, positive energy, and care and attention for us as participants. It’s clear that you are made to deliver these workshops and bring people together in this way. It was so much fun to enjoy a break from London and to be in the serene and spectacular setting of the Lake District. I had a total ball and the whole experience was such a tonic.
— M, Rising Strong participant
Jacqui - you are a star and I love your workshops. Thank you for showing up and changing my life!
— K, Rising Strong participant
Thank you Jacqui for providing this brilliant opportunity to explore Brene Brown’s work. I wouldn’t have considered it had it not been for you and [mutual friend]. I’m now intrigued and want to explore and learn more! I have explored the topic of emotional intelligence in the past and attending this workshop has, for the first time, really brought the importance of taking time to appreciate and respond to our emotions alive. I can see applications for my learning in both my personal development and professional work.
— K, Rising Strong participant (the second time)
Thank you for a really inspiring session this morning! Your guidance and wisdom in holding the space for me has been invaluable. I’m really looking forward to the next Daring Way to explore where it will take me next!
— E, The Daring Way client