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Upcoming Workshop

Building a Courageous Leadership Mindset


 “To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” – Soren Kierkegaard

Meet the Experts

Dr. Jackie Freiberg, PhD

Jackie Freiberg is powerful thinker, writer and speaker. Recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership”, Jackie is one of the most sought-after business speakers in the world. With her husband, Dr. Kevin Freiberg, she is the co-author of eight books, including Nuts! Southwest Airlines Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, Cause! A Business Strategy for Standing Out in a Sea of Sameness, and with co-author Dain Dunston, Nanovation, How a Little Car Can Teach the World to Think Big and Act Bold.

Aymen Saihati, MS

Aymen Saihati is a leadership thinker, writer, and speaker. Recognized as one of the "World's Top 30 Startups Gurus for 2023." Aymen is the founder, CEO & Chief Visionary Officer of MARKO Advance, a consultancy and management development firm. Aymen also founded "The Super Leader Framework™" and is the author of several books, including The Super Leader: From A Leader to A Systemic & Sustainable Leadership and Lead Naturally. Also, Aymen is the author of the "Leadership Awareness Series (LAS)," which includes two short books until now: Heartfelt leaders and On Emotional Intelligence.

Workshop Objectives

Success belongs to daring leaders who build courageous cultures. And courage is a mindset that can be learned and shared with others. At the core of Courageous Leadership is vulnerability, the fearless capacity to share oneself wholly, openly and honestly. In an environment of transparency, trust and accountability flourish, because if the leader can share themselves with an open-heart, the rest of the team feels safe to follow.

Workshop Value Proposition

Workshop attendees will learn to develop deep self-awareness, learning to identify their mindset at any time.

They will learn to:

  • Build Courageous Cultures…if you want a future you must have one.
  • Lead With Courage….shed the armor and own the tough issues.
  • Rumble Fearlessly with uncertainty and risk of exposure–vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation.
  • Live Their Values…learning how to operationalize and measure what matters.
  • Grow Trust incrementally…discover the big and little “things” that impact everything.

Workshop Attendees

This workshop is designed to engage leadership in a growing organization – or leaders across organizational and industry boundaries.

Workshop Agenda

  1. Day One Morning: Unpacking and Delivering Courage Skills, 

Primary Instructor: Jackie Freiberg Co-instructor: Aymen Saihati

  • Understanding how to trade fear for a better future.
    • What is your fearful mindset and how can you choose courage instead?
    • How to lead with courage.
  • Rumbling with Risk: 
    • Courage is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. Courage calls people to embrace risk, uncertainty and exposure.
    • Rumbling with risk is about exercising our courage muscles to individually and collectively tackle difficult issues and solve problems that matter.
  • Understand how you typically respond to uncertainty and risk.
    • Do you flee, freeze or fight?
    • Identify a difficult issue you have been avoiding. Consider it your call to courage.
    • Think back to a time when you lacked the nerve to do what was right.
    • Courage is a learned practice of discomfort.


  1. Day One Afternoon: Unpacking and Delivering Courage Skills, 

Primary Instructor: Jackie Freiberg Co-instructor: Aymen Saihati

  • Evalutating your Courage Quotient.
    • Self-guided mindset hunt, journaling to a series of questions.
  • The Stories We Tell Ourselves.
    • What are the stories you tell yourself that make you fearful and unable to trust? Where do these stories come from?
  • Changing Your Mind.
    • You have a fundamental choice to make: do you want to be happy or do you not want to be happy?
    • What ways do you have to change your mind?
    • It begins with noticing where you are and why.
  • Journal about what you want to change in your mind and in your life.
    • Describe what courageous leadership would give you in your life and in your work.


  1. Day Two Morning: Designing A Courage Action Plan

Primary Instructor: Jackie Freiberg Co-instructor: Aymen Saihati

  • Courage Building is a Journey
    • Begin by outlining the journey in a group exercise.
    • Participants design their courage-building journey as a team.
  • Growing Your Courage Skills.
    • How to use the Courage Action Plan
    • Teaching it to others, building a culture of courage.
  • Next Steps.
  • Group Discussions, Coaching, and Games


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