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    DARING GREATLY RETREAT WEEKEND with Ade Adenji & Darren Brady
    From Friday 28 February 2020 -  18:00
    To Sunday 01 March 2020 - 17:00


    Daring Greatly™️ Retreat (based on the research of Brené Brown)

    led by Certified Daring Way™️ Facilitators, Adé Adeniji & Darren Brady



    When it comes to your personal or professional life….. 

    • Do you find your inner critic often runs the show in the background?
    • Are you able to embrace your imperfections and find the power in doing so?
    • Are you tired of 'hustling' for acceptance from others?
    • Do you struggle with things like people-pleasing, perfectionism, “being strong”, or wanting to always be in control of things?
    • Do you know that vulnerability is the key to more connection, and even more confidence and happiness, but still keep people at arm’s length and put walls up? 

    If you resonate with one or even all the above, you are not alone - these reflections are all part of the human experience. In responding to those questions it’s important that we approach them from a place of self-compassion. This is where the Daring Greatly™️ Retreat comes in. 


    The Daring Greatly™️ Retreat is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was developed to help men and women learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing a courage practice that transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead.  

    During the Daring Greatly™ Retreat you will learn how to apply Dr Brené Brown’s insights and research findings into your day-to-day life. You choose the area of your life you want to work on ( relationships, work, family, creativity, money, loss, communication, etc ) and through a process of sharing, learning and exploring you will find powerful and transforming new ways to show up wholeheartedly in your life. 

    The Daring Greatly™ Retreat will help you -

    • Deepen your personal and professional relationships
    • Cultivate intimacy and connection
    • Develop courage and embrace your vulnerability
    • Let go of fears that hold you back
    • Drop the need for perfectionism
    • Demonstrate compassion and empathy to deepen your connection to others
    • Increase your capacity to experience joy, contentment, stillness and creativity
    • Embrace the power of your own life story 





    The Retreat Outline 

    During the retreat, we will explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. In addition, we will examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that often hold us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. 


    4pm onwards - Residents can check in any time from 4pm

    6pm - Dinner

    7 - 9.30pm  - Opening session (The Arena - Where do you want to show up, be seen and live brave?) 



    7-8.30 am  - Breakfast

    9.30 - 12.30   - Morning Session (Living into our values, Trust and Vulnerability)

    1pm  - Lunch + Time to reflect / connect

     3.30 - 5.45pm  - Afternoon Session (Vulnerability, Exploring the Arena, Self-Compassion and Empathy)

     6pm   - Dinner

     7.30 - 9.30pm  - Evening Session (Shame) 



    7-8.30am   - Breakfast

    9.30am-12.30pm   - Morning Session (Armouring up, Shame Shields, Identities & Triggers)

     1pm  - Lunch + Reflection time

     2.30 -5pm  - Afternoon Session & Closing (Our heart, Cultivating Creativity)


    The Facilitators

    Ade Adeniji and Darren Brady are Certified Daring Way™️ and Dare to Lead™️ Facilitators. They facilitate Dare to Lead™️, Daring Greatly™️, Rising Strong™️ and Gifts of Imperfection™️ workshops, based on the research of Dr Brené Brown for the last 6 years.

    Adé is a Certified Coach & Facilitator and Organisation Consultant. He is also an ordained Interfaith Minister & Spiritual Counsellor. Adé has over 20 years experience in Human Resources - including leadership and personal development - spanning the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He was Human Resources Director with Liberty Global Europe, a digital media company, with responsibility for the UK, Netherlands, Spain and Central Europe. Prior to that, he was Head of Human Resources with Guardian News and Media Ltd. He has held other HR roles with the Financial Ombudsman Service, ITV, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Cabinet Office and the Government Legal Service. Previous clients include BBC, Economist, Philips, Wellcome Trust and Imperial College. 

    As a practitioner, Ade adopts a holistic approach in all aspects of his work, this involves working with individuals, teams and organisations to give voice to unexpressed thoughts and emotions. Adé is well versed in developing relationships and putting clients at ease, allowing them to enter a vulnerable space that facilitates deep understanding and transformation. 

    Darren is a coaching practitioner, group facilitator and social entrepreneur.

    Prior to training with the Coaches Training Institute in 2006, Darren had a successful career in teaching and project creation that culminated with him establishing a high profile business based in central London.  After several intensive years of self development he chose to radically alter his path, selling the company and establishing a coaching practice working with hundreds of clients on a  1-2-1 basis. 

    He trained and was certified by Stanford University to deliver the Positive Self Management Program to people living with chronic health conditions.  Darren has been an associate trainer for Broadlands Consulting - delivering in person courses for global businesses and for Life Clubs - providing self awareness programs in the workplace.

    In 2008 he co-founded the social enterprise The Quest with Ade Adeniji  and completed the School for Social Entrepreneurs fellowship program.  

    Following training in Texas, Darren became certified to deliver Brene Brown researched programs: Rising Strong, The Daring Way, The Gifts of Imperfection and Dare to Lead, internationally and within the UK.

    Since 2017 Darren has led the ‘Developing Self’ curriculum for the School for Social Entrepreneurs programs in the UK. 

    He organises retreats in Thailand and Bali and is a Huffington Post contributor.



    €350 per person full board.  All rooms are single en-suite.  Vegetarian and vegan meal options available.

    Early Bird Rate of €320 available until 31 October (depending on availability).





    75% refund will be offered for cancellations received before 20 February '20.  No refunds are available after that date.

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    Location Dromantine Conference and Retreat Centre
    Co Down
    Northern Ireland
    +44 (0)28 3082 1964