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Brave Leadership University

With Kimberly Davis

The one unifying characteristic of everyone who risks showing up as their best, most authentic and powerful self is their bravery.

You want the people on your team to bring their best? We have your back.

We know you care about the people on your team, but sometimes caring isn’t enough to ensure that they’re successful.

If you want your team to be filled with confident, decisive, self-directed, purposeful, engaged people who can communicate powerfully and take the reins in their own careers, then you need to invest in growing their ability to not only lead themselves, but equip them to lead and influence in our ever-changing world. 

We help leaders who are committed to bringing out the best in their people, upskill their team, so that everybody wins.

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Brave Leadership University exists to champion constructive, responsible, purposeful action and equip leaders, emerging leaders and the people on their teams, to bring their best, most authentic and powerful – BRAVE – selves to their work and their lives.

The book that inspired a university

The world has dramatically shifted in the past decade. The leadership strategies of yesterday no longer work today.

While we may think that we need to follow some kind of prescription to get results, the most amazing leaders are those who dare to be their true selves, powerfully. Wherever you are in your leadership journey, new, seasoned, young, or old, if you aspire to be the best leader you can be, then this work is for you.

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“Brave Leadership delivers on its title with tools you can use to be more courageous, more You in your business and personal life.
There has never been a better time to be brave. ”
Daniel H. Pink
Author of "Drive" and "To Sell Is Human"

Do the people on your team sometimes struggle with being confident and decisive?

We believe that confidence comes from knowing that you can count on yourself.

In a world that’s moving at the speed of light, it’s incredibly difficult to stop reacting to the situations at hand; to trust that you are doing the right thing and take decisive action. That’s why everything we do is about equipping people (not you) with the tools to not only deliver results for the organization (not your organization), but consistently experience themselves (instead of yourself) taking powerful, constructive action (cut that is in alignment with their best selves). So, they (not you) ratchet up their confidence in every situation they (not you) face and grow their ability to make better decisions.

Brave Leadership has helped thousands of people all over the world feel more confident, courageous, satisfied, and purposeful.

Kimberly is amazing to work with. Her creativity pushed me out of my comfort zone to a place of greatness.
Kym S.
Senior Vice President
How do you express what words can't? WOW! This gave me the confidence I needed to clear the way for growth.
Natalynne W.
Executive Director
After taking this program I feel more confident about what I have to offer as a manager and a leader.
Christine W.
Senior Art Director
Kimberly Davis's Program challenged me to grow personally and professionally in ways I can never repay. I left SO encouraged with greater passion and greater desire, greater depth, and focus of knowing where I want to go as a leader. I learned how and why its important that I communicated authentically and clearly because of its impact and influence on those around me. I learned to share who I am in transparent and powerful ways. I learned how to speak authentically and how to improve my communication skills by taking the initiative to listen well, by being proactive with what I say and what I do and how I deliver. It was amazing. This was the best training I have ever gone through in my life.
Gwen A.
Arts Educator and Advocate
This is one of, if not the best and most productive training courses I've ever been in. It's great confidence building day that helps to instill a strong sense of focus in both your personal and professional life.
Dominic H.
SVP Global Strategy
This course helped me get connected to my goals in a more clear, concise manner to enable me to confidently present my value. I feel more equipped to face the world with confidence.
Breonny L.
Kimberly is the real deal with real solutions. Her program provided me with tangible tools to further my cause, my confidence, and my impact!
Elyssa B.
Director of operations
Great material and content! This made me be aware of my impact on others and was a confidence builder in my interpersonal skills.
Terri M.
HR Manager
Brave Leadership clearly prescribes a solution to a hidden crisis holding back far too many people: Fear.
Scott Anthony
Managing Partner of Innosiight, and author of The Little Black Book of Innovation and Seeing What's Next (with Clayton Christensen)

Do you sometimes wish the people on your team could communicate and influence more effectively?

We give people the tools to influence others, both up and down the ladder, and communicate powerfully in every situation they face.

It can be hard to get your point across and impact change, especially when the stakes feel high. We equip people with tools to authentically influence those around them, so they can get their voice heard and propel positive action.
If you can do one learning experience in your work life experience - don't miss this course!! It will change your outlook, your effectiveness and you will have power with people!
Penny B.
Marketing and Business Development Executive
This program opened my eyes to to truly understanding what it means and how to connect with people, to have a voice that makes an impact. and to take that impact and find your focus.
Ali D.
Senior Manager
This will transform the way you speak and the way you are perceived by your peers, colleagues, and everyone you come in contact with. Use it in your personal life.
Lazaro D.
General Manager
This program gave voice to a question I've had for a LONG time. What is my mission? In here - it's the Super Objective - that translates into any aspect of my life. I can now go forth with confidence and even more conviction.
Liz F.
Program Manager
The focus on driving positive action was incredibly valuable. It allowed me to reframe my purpose and to evaluate what "I do" to create what I want.
Mari M.
Executive Director

We have worked with some of the world’s most reputable organizations, including:

Do the people on your team know how to lead themselves and others in this new world of work?

The world has dramatically shifted in the past decade. Many leadership strategies that worked in the past are no longer effective.

The people on your team today are responsible for your organization’s results tomorrow. Whether you realize it or not, you are cultivating future leaders. We provide them with the tools to set them up for success.
This is an absolute necessity for anyone looking to advance their leadership skills. If I had been able to have an experience like this early in my career who knows what could have happened!
Paul T.
Director of Operations
We have seen tremendous improvement in the communication skills of our leaders who've attended Kimberly's program. They are much better at speaking from their true self.
Paul R.
VP Global Learning and Development
The topics learned during Kimberly's class were really valuable and can be applied immediately.
Carlos G.
International IT Leader
If you don't have a personal leadership philosophy then you need to see Kimberly. She'll help you find your own timeless and universal leadership philosophy as well as the authentic "you," as a leader.
Eric D.
Executive Director
Kimberly's work with our organization has literally transformed the participant's who have attended. As Director of the program, I've seen individuals develop their leadership self. They are stripped of the false beliefs of what leaders should be and given the gift that leaders themselves - authentically. Kimberly's knowledge, skill and passion are the reasons the course is so successful. She has helped us create a new crop of leaders that understand how to connect with and motivate their teams to success.
Cecil J.
Director, Learning Strategy & Leadership Development
This course should be a part of every employee's orientation! The skills I learned will absolutely help me to be a better, more effective leader. Really fantastic!!
Michael R.
General Manager
I've attended a multitude of leadership training sessions over the years and none was as insightful and life/career changing as this course.
Carolyn J.
Senior Vice President
Kimberly really helped me hone-in on what kind of leader I wanted to be what did I want to stand for. I have recently taken a new position and it is because of this course, I am able to put in action immediately what I learned.
Sandi K.
HR Consultant
Kimberly's work provides some really insightful ideas about leadership and vision. I actually though this was even more useful for leaders who need help clarifying their mission and understanding what's important to them and their followers - it's not just "presentation skills" or "presence."
Matt H.
Head of Talent
Kimberly Davis demonstrates the highest degree of originality and creativity in her approach to education that I have ever seen. She has an incredible ability to put individuals at ease, whom normally would not be willing to show vulnerability. She allows them to explore areas of their psyche they would normally avoid. With Kimberly's support I personally grew and saw countless others grow around me. She is a phenomenal facilitator. I would recommend her program to anyone looking to improve personal or organizational leadership skills. Kimberly Davis is simply "Authentic."
Gregory S.
MA Law Enforcement Education

Do the people on your team understand why their work matters, how to keep themselves engaged and direct their own actions?

Everyone is running in a million different directions, putting out fires all day, that it’s no wonder they can’t remember what it’s all for…

This is our greatest gift. The work we get to do here at Brave Leadership University connects people back to their core purpose and gives them tools to activate it in every situation they face. So, they not only know what the next right action should be, but why it matters, generating their own engagement in the process.

We help leaders unleash their most confident, authentic and powerful selves to get the results they need.

This made me answer questions about myself that I never thought about and this is something I know I'm going to use going forward in both my personal and working life. It helped me realize who I am as a person and as a leader. It made me articulate what my life/leadership philosophy is and by having it stated in a few words it makes it more attainable and present in my every day actions. Kimberly is a very powerful, insightful and effective communicator.
Claudia B.
Chief Financial Officer
This course gave me a deeper dive into what drives me and the ability to explain it to someone else conclusively. I hope to send many people this way in the future!
Neil G.
Managing Director, Digital Customer Experience
I've always known what I wanted to do in life but this session not only helped clarify that, it also gave us the tactical steps to reach that goal. It has given me the knowledge and a renewed focus on becoming my own brand of a more powerful and influential leader!
Anthony K.
Rocket Scientist turned Actor
This program gave me tremendous insight on what I do on a day to day basis, in both my personal and professional lives. Now I am more cognizant of what I want and am able to tailor my actions accurately!
Vidya R.
Healthcare Business Consultant
I will be in a different place and coming from a different place not only Monday at work, but with my friends, family and loved ones because of the transparency, humility, vulnerability and authenticity I got from this program.
Brandon H.
Chiropractor and Business Owner
Nearly 30 years into my career, I was skeptical that I had anything left to learn about leadership. I was wrong. This shined a light on my true motivation and strenghts, and helped give me a path forward to greater work and personal satisfaction.
Deb T.
What I stand for has been defined and will now be in the forefront of my mind in everything I do. I feel very blessed to have had this opportunity so early in my career. It will definitely help me on my career path.
Ashley B.
Health Risk Management Coordinator
Kimberly's approach to training is refreshing, engaging and spot on. It has had a tremendous impact on me professionally and personally.
Emine F.
People and Culture Executive
Kimberly's program is a great way of identifying hidden strength's and refining goals for maximum success.
Himanshu A.
CRM Consultant
This is unlike any other training I have been through. It helped me to really identify my own definition of leadership. I understand now that while it is important to understand the traditional definitions of leadership, it is equally important to know what leadership means to me and how I will apply it to my professional environment. The concept of "showing up as who I am" has already helped me to be a stronger and more effective leader.
Dara H.
Assistant Vice President
Kimberly Davis is an amazingly talented, passionate and insightful person who leads participants in her class with a sure hand. she has a real gift for helping people "connect with the best of who they are.: Kimberly helped me and others in the group find new words and ways to express who we are, personally and professionally. I would recommend Kimberly to anyone who wants to give their own best performance on the stage of life, every day, by being more authentic.
Nancy D.
Communications Manager

Wouldn’t it be nice if the people on your team had a better sense of where they want to take their career (so it doesn’t always fall on you)?

In a world with an unlimited number of options, how do you decide what is right for you?

Forging a meaningful career path, that allows us to leverage our strengths and maximize our talents, does not happen by accident. At Brave Leadership University, we facilitate a deeper understanding of what drives people at their core and help them use that to light their way forward. This ensures that every action they take allows them to be and bring their best, as they pave their own path to success.

Brave Leadership offers practical tools to help set the direction of your career.

This course gave me a chance to reflect on what I want out of life. It helped me see the big picture and what I need to do to make myself happy. Now I know what I need to do to attain my goals and what will motivate me. Before this, I hadn't given myself a chance to understand what I was feeling and through this program, I was able to put all my thoughts together into what I wanted to do. I would recommend this seminar for anyone but especially for people who are in a transitional stage of their life.
Emilia L.
Assistant Director, Campaign Strategy and Management
Kimberly's program made an amazing impact on my awareness of who I am and what I can do. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to improve their presentation skills and confidence.
Ken H.
Small Business Consultant
Kimberly was great at demystifying the big picture and get people focused on what matter most to be successful. This helped me slow down and made me think about what success looks like.
Basem A.
Director of Operations

Do your people hate having those uncomfortable conversations or dealing with conflict?

It’s normal to feel anxious, or worried, or overwhelmed, or afraid, or stressed, or uncertain. That’s what it means to be human. But we know that those feelings stop us.

You don’t have to feel brave to be brave. Brave doesn’t live in our experience of ourselves, it lives in our actions. At Brave Leadership University, we’re committed to helping others take brave action in the face of their own humanity. To do the uncomfortable. To overcome the scary. To own their power.

We provide learning experiences to equip people with the skills to deal with difficult conversations.

After attending this course, I'm now aware of what I had been doing to unwittingly sabotage myself. Now I have concrete tools on how to stop that and progress from here on out.
Heidi Sue A.
Medical Librarian
Kimberly made this program relate to the real me and my real situation. Bravo Kimberly! Thank you!
Tessa S.
Federal Law Enforcement Officer
I was a little lost in life and was feeling that my job did not fulfill me or give me a sense of purpose. But I was looking at it all wrong. (Now I) realize that I need to give myself a sense of purpose and as long as I am pursuing my Super Objective, that would translate to fulfillment not only in my career but in all facets of my life.
To let you know a little about me, I tend to be a worrier. I stress about what others will think or how they will feel. That fear paralyzes me and I end up being unable to make tough decisions, especially when they affect other people. When I stopped worrying about myself and how others would feel about me and instead took actions that support my Super Objective, expanding the potential of others, it became easy to make a decision and feel good about it. When I am present in the moment truly listening and connecting with the people around me, I am able to confidently articulate a clear course of action. My Super Objective has allowed me to get out of the way of myself and move forward. So much of the anxiety and stress I put on myself is removed and instead I can have a positive impact on those around me - which was always my goal.
Now I am not saying I am perfect in my quest to obtain my Super Objective. I find myself getting pulled into old habits through the course of daily life. If I catch myself doing that, I remind myself of my purpose. I am almost always instantly able to view the situation differently and react in a way that I am much more proud.
Manager, Benefits Programs and People Support
Meet Kimberly Davis

Brave Leadership University founder, Kimberly Davis is an expert on authentic leadership, and shares her inspirational message of personal power, responsibility and impact with organizations across the country and teaches leadership programs world-wide.

Kimberly teaches for SMU Cox School of Business' Executive Education Program and their Latino Leadership Initiative; as well as for the Bush Institute's WE Lead program (empowering female leaders from the middle east). Kimberly is a TEDx speaker and her award-winning book, Brave Leadership: Unleash Your Most Confident, Authentic, and Powerful Self to Get the Results You Need was named the #1 book to read on Inc. Magazine’s “The most impactful books to read in 2018.”

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