Dare To Lead™ Programme

Who we are is how we lead.

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

Upcoming events


Half-day Programme

16 October | Christchurch


Full two-day Programme

19-20 November | Christchurch

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're 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’re passionate about accelerating performance in yourself and others;

  • you have to navigate organisational change as part of your role; and

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


What can you expect?


you’ll learn how to build brave cultures and drive performance, by:

  • defining leadership;

  • learning how to navigate vulnerability;

  • leading with values;

  • building trust; and

  • rising from setbacks


if you’re ready to answer your call to courage, this Profound work 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


Full, two-day programme

When: 19-20 November 2019 | 9am-5pm

Where: ILex Events Space, Christchurch Botanic Gardens | Christchurch

The full programme includes:

  • Dare To Lead™ programme and materials

  • Lunch, morning and afternoon teas on both days

  • The opportunity to become Dare to Lead™ Participant Certified*

*Individuals who successfully complete the full, two-day Dare to Lead™ programme are eligible to add the official Dare to Lead™ Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

Please note: If you work for a not-for-profit or education organisation, you may be eligible for special registration pricing. Please fill out this form to find out. We also have limited scholarships available.



Half-day programme

When: 16 October | 1–5pm

Where: The Metropolitan Lounge, The Tannery | Christchurch

If you can’t attend the full, two-day programme, our half-day training could be a better option for you.

This four-hour workshop covers the same concepts, in a condensed format, whilst still offering an interactive experience to start you on your journey to courageous leadership.

The half-day programme includes:

  • Afternoon tea

  • Post-event networking and nibbles


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