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Rising Strong for Helping Professionals – November 2-5, Myrtle Beach, SC

Rising Strong for Helping Professionals – November 2-5, Myrtle Beach, SC


3 1/2 day personal development workshop for coaches, therapists, and other helping professionals, based on Dr. Brené Brown’s bestseller, Rising Strong.

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Rising Strong™ Workshop for Helping Professionals*

November 2-5, 2017
Marriott Grande Dunes Resort and Spa, Myrtle Beach, SC

Walking into our stories of struggle 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? How can you take your clients deeper than you’ve gone yourself?

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.

As helping professionals, we counsel time for reflection and tackling the tough issues.  The Rising Strong™ weekend provided the right community and a powerful model for me to do my own work.  I found it incredibly helpful to unlock some personal learning and in providing tools that have come to be invaluable for clients.

Mary Nelson—Founder and President
ARC Leadership Associates

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. In turn, this transforms 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. If you are already a CDWF, this workshop is a wonderful preparation for you to deliver the Rising Strong work yourself.

Register for the Myrtle Beach Session now!

Praise from past participants:

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


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

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 and exercises—Thursday evening welcome through Sunday mid-afternoon
  • Powerful integration exercises with small group of 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
  • Lunch and refreshments each day
  • Beautifully produced Rising Strong workbook
  • Beach front location with on-site spa available
  • Intimate setting—no more than 15 participants in the workshop

Fee: $1500