Dare To Lead™ Programme

Who we are is how we lead.

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is a two day, empirically based, courage-building programme, led by Boma New Zealand CEO and Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator Kaila Colbin.

The Dare To Lead™ content has provided me with a framework to evaluate my own leadership, to examine what I’m bringing to it, how I interact in different roles, and be more aware of my whole self. It was amazing.
— Tamara Yuill Proctor, HOD Social Sciences, Hagley Community College


What is the Dare To Lead™ Programme?


Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building programme designed to be facilitated by organisational development professionals, for those who seek leader agility, team effectiveness, and culture change.

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable.

Brené 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 most recently completed a seven-year study on courageous leadership. She is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead, which also debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly list.

This programme is facilitated by Kaila Colbin, CEO of Boma New Zealand.



Who should attend?


This experience is for you if:

  • You are in a position of leadership within your organisation.

  • You see the potential in people and processes, and are willing to take responsibility for achieving that potential.

  • You are passionate about accelerating performance in yourself and others.

  • You have to navigate organisational change as part of your role.

  • You want to create braver, more resilient organisations and teams.


What can you expect?


In this two-day workshop, you’ll learn how to build brave cultures and drive performance by:

  • Defining leadership and how to navigate vulnerability

  • Leading with values

  • Building trust

  • Rising from setbacks


In short, if you are ready to answer your call to courage,

this programme is for you.


About Kaila Colbin, certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator

Kaila is the co-founder of Boma Global and the CEO of Boma New Zealand. She spearheaded the hugely successful SingularityU New Zealand and Australia Summits, introducing more than 2,500 people to exponential technologies and their impact on humanity.

She is also a co-founder of the non-profit Ministry of Awesome; the Curator and Licensee for TEDxChristchurch in New Zealand and TEDxScottBase in Antarctica; Deputy Chair of CORE Education Ltd; and Deputy Chair of ChristchurchNZ, the Christchurch agency responsible for tourism, major events and economic development.

Kaila is a certified ExO consultant, a Climate Project Ambassador who trained with Al Gore, and a Project Management Professional. She is a renowned national and international public speaker, sought after by corporates, government agencies, industry groups, and more.

A native New Yorker, Kaila speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian, holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Cornell University and has been a serial entrepreneur since the age of 22. Her purpose in life is to be an uplifting presence.


Register to attend


Dare To Lead™ Programme includes:

  • Dare to Lead™ programme and materials

  • Lunch, morning and afternoon teas on both days

  • Opportunity to become Dare to Lead™ Participant Certified*. Individuals who successfully complete the full 16-hour Dare to Lead programme will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put a Dare to Lead™ Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.


Dare To Lead™ Auckland

When: 9-10 Sept 2019; 9AM-5pm

Where: Gridakl John Lysaght Building, 101 Pakenhan street west, auckland 100

Dare To Lead™ Christchurch

When: 19-20 Nov 2019; 9am-5pm

Where: TBC


Want to learn more before registering for the full 16-hour programme?


Attend an Introduction to Dare to Lead™

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Join Kaila Colbin, founder and CEO of Boma New Zealand and certified DARE TO LEAD™ facilitator, for a 90-minute interactive introduction to the Dare to Lead™ method starting promptly at 6:30pm. Drinks and nibbles will be provided afterwards

When: Tuesday 6 August, Auckland | 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where: GridAKL / John Lysaght,

101 Pakenham St W, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland.

During this Interactive introductory session, you’ll:

  • Learn what stands in the way of creativity, innovation, connection, and higher level performance

  • Discover what organisations like Melinda Gates Foundation, IBM, Disney, Google, Shell and the US Military have experienced through scaling courage as an organisational competency

  • Distinguish how you and your team can benefit from the four skill sets of courage

Who should attend:

  • Key leaders & executives of teams, divisions, corporations, or family-owned businesses

  • Leaders in high stakeholder-engagement industries e.g., banking, entertainment, business development, hospitality, healthcare, retail, travel, etc.

  • Leaders in education, government, non-profit, and community organisations

Please note seating is limited.


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