We’re shining a light on The Daring Way and Dare to Lead Certified Facilitators who bring our work to nonprofits, the public education system, and under-resourced communities.
They are true COURAGE CATALYSTS and their work makes the world a better and braver place.
A family physician, Dr. Melissa Melnitzer has spent the past 15 years working with the homeless population in inner-city Toronto, where she would facilitate monthly support groups for inner-city health care providers. She’s transitioned to working in palliative care, incorporating Daring Way principles in her next chapter. “The principles in which I am trained as a CDWF are often particularly pressing for people near the end of life as they reflect on the whole of their lives, try to navigate their relationship with themselves and others during this vulnerable time, and face the transition ahead,” she says.
Educators are our most daring leaders, and coaching leaders in education and facilitating learning for school and district teams is where Liz Garcia focuses most of her work. She’s facilitated a two-day Dare to Lead workshop for a group of district leaders from Rio Rancho Public Schools in New Mexico, as well as facilitated workshops on “Owning Your Story” for the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas and the Reentry Advocacy Project, which helps with the rehabilitation of formerly incarcerated individuals in the Austin area.