Certified Daring Way FacilitatorsDaring In Idaho creates courage to live braver, more connected, authentic lives.  Through workshops, group and individual counseling, this process transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead.

The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings. During the process we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing practices that bring us from living in scarcity to thriving in abundance. Further information is available at www.thedaringway.com.

The Daring Way™ method is based on the research of Brené Brown, Ph.D. LMSW. Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Her groundbreaking research has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, and Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday. Brené is the author of two #1 New York Times bestsellers; Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012), and The Gifts of Imperfection (2010). She is also the author of I Thought It Was Just Me (2007). A new book,  Rising Strong, will be released in August of 2015.  Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk “The Power of Vulnerability” is one of the top ten most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 14 million viewers. Additionally, Brené gave the closing talk at the 2012 TED conference, where she talked about shame, courage, and innovation. Further information is available at www.brenebrown.com

Our Facility

Our facility for workshops and leadership retreats is located at The Shenandoah Retreat Center in Boise’s North End.  It’s renowned for it’s peaceful, lovely gardens and the atmosphere  creates an optimum environment for learning, growth and self expression.


Our Team Members

Diane Hakes, LCSW

I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the University of Utah and my master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Maryland at Baltimore.  I received my clinical training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore under an amazing mentor. Living and working on the East Coast truly...

Erica Helmick

For nearly 35 years, Erica has practiced the art and science of nursing. From initial work as a cardiac nurse at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to caring for dialysis patients on the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, to providing critical care in a Surgical ICU in Boise, Idaho....