Every day you inspire others,

but are you inspired?

You know how to lead.

I can help you thrive.

Working hard has brought you this far, but will it get you where you want to go next?
I can help you clarify strategy, banish blocks, and pursue what matters.


You can do it. I can help.


Focus priorities, lead innovation & improve processes with Business Consulting


Establish vision, lead with purpose & inspire change with Executive Coaching


Build connections, cultivate effective communication, & address challenges with Team Building

Dr. Melissa Smith is officially a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator!

About the Dare To Lead Program

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals. Brené is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.

She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and most recently completed a seven-year study on courageous leadership. She is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead, which also debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly lists.The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage-building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from armored leadership to daring leadership.

As a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, I join an elite group of organizational development professionals specially trained to bring Dr. Brown’s ground-breaking work to leaders, teams, and organizations. The program is flexible and can be taught individually, with executive teams, larger management teams, or across entire organizations based on unique needs and time constraints. I work closely with leaders to develop a program targeting specific needs while integrating your organizational values and mission. Programs are interactive, fun, and require full engagement as they are designed to encourage bravery at work.