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More testimonials for the Rising Strong™ for Professionals Workshop

Delighted to get this note today from one of our Chicago participants in the October ’16 workshop.

It’s wonderful to hear that the work we did has made a lasting impact on our participants’ personal and professional effectiveness!

This workshop is fantastic.  I knew that letting go of stories that run me was a key part of my professional (and personal) development, but I found it really hard to do.  They’re so darn juicy. 

So for me, the Rising Strong™ process gave me a methodology to begin rewriting them.  I created new story lines (which turned out to be equally as juicy) that apply across so many experiences.  I love regularly catching myself in them, and am more peaceful as a result. 

Sarah and Diane are master facilitators who know their stuff, share from their own experiences, include everyone, and make Rising Strong™ fun.  I highly recommend it if you love Brené Brown’s work and always wanted to learn how to apply it to your own professional and personal development.

Trinnie Houghton, Founder and CEO Rippleffect Consulting

Email Sarah at sarah@leadership-innovations.com to register

Read on for more information on curriculum and fees.

A weekend with and for helping professionals!

Piloted in Chicago in 2016 to top reviews and wonderful suggestions–chiefly to add more time! So we did.

Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous …

… and walking with others in their stories as a helping professional can feel doubly so. The process of regaining footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged.

As a helping professional, how do we care for ourselves when we spend so much energy helping others? This weekend is for YOU. Your own professional effectiveness, as well as your personal happiness, can be greatly improved when your personal house is in order.

Our stories of struggle, like our clients’, can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of an important relationship; or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or a colleague.

Regardless of the magnitude, the Rising Strong™ process is the same.

We Reckon with our emotions
We recognize emotion and get curious about our feelings

We Rumble with our stories

We get honest about the stories we are making up about our struggle, then challenge these confabulations and assumptions to determine what’s truth, what’s self-protection, and what needs to change if we want to lead a more whole-hearted life.

We create Revolutions in our lives

Process becomes practice. We write a new story based on the key learnings from our rumble and use this new, braver story to change how we engage with the world and to ultimately transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

* This event is for personal development only – attendance here does not permit you to promote yourself as a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Candidate or CDW™ Facilitator.


Email Sarah at sarah@leadership-innovations.com to register


Praise from a past participant:

In my experience as a professional coach and HR consultant, we helping professionals focus so much of our time honing our skills and helping others that we often don’t get the opportunity to do our own deep dive work. The Rising Strong retreat is not only a fantastic way to support our own development but it’s a chance to engage with the powerful work of Brené Brown with the support and encouragement of two incredible facilitators and a small cohort of like-minded helping professionals as participants. I highly recommend this experience for those in the field to do your own personal work as well as pick up some ideas and techniques that may serve you in your own areas of focus.

Judah Kurtz—Coaching and Consulting

Your Facilitators

Your facilitators, Sarah C. Albritton and Diane Butler,  met at The Daring Way™ certification training in 2014, and have been connected ever since. Both are Certified Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ Facilitators of Brené Brown’s work, and each holds multiple other assessment, simulation, and methodology certifications.

Sarah C. Albritton

Sarah is President and founder of Leadership Innovations Inc, where she specializes in delivering high impact coaching for chief executives, senior executive teams and senior leaders of companies throughout the world. She is the co-author of I’m Not Crazy, I’m Just Not You! an international top-selling book on Myers-Briggs/Jungian type since 1997 and in its second edition.

A dynamic, highly esteemed facilitator, coach and consultant, Sarah thrives on operating as client’s team member and partner ally. Anchoring her relationships in trust, respect, and a healthy dose of humor, she uses data, insight and challenge to inspire strategic change.

Diane Butler

Diane is a certified coach from the Chicagoland area who focuses on individual and team leadership effectiveness. For over 5 years, Diane has co-created and delivered a successful comprehensive coaching program in Starcom USA.

Diane’s life purpose is to build resilience in individuals and teams that she coaches. Her coaching is centered on the belief that we have a choice for how to react when life and/or work throw us curve balls. She leads by example, modeling courage, connection and compassion in an authentic, light-hearted way.

What Does The Long Weekend Include?

  • 1 ½ -2 hours of 1:1 time with a facilitator—approximately 3/4 hour pre and post the session
  • 16 hours of curriculum modules—Thursday evening welcome through Sunday midday
  • Powerful integration exercises with other helping professionals
  • Reflection and private integration time to yourself or with others as you choose
  • Opportunities for 1:1 or smaller group processing with a facilitator during the weekend
  • Breakfast, lunch, refreshments each day

Fee: $1500

Email Sarah at sarah@leadership-innovations.com to register


For more information and to be put on the mailing list, email Sarah Albritton, CDWF at sarah@leadership-innovations.com


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