Counselor Connect Community of Readers: 2023 Winter Book Study


We’re excited to kick-off a new winter book study! Join us in reading and discussing Dare to Lead by Brené Brown (read further below for information about this amazing author)! If you are currently in a counselor leadership role or are considering a leadership role, this study is especially for you!

Where to get the book

Dare to Lead is available at many stores, such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, etc. and possibly at your local library!

What to Expect

A full pacing guide will be shared at our book study kick-off meeting in January. Resources, communication, and opportunities for online discussion will be available in our book study canvas course.

Below is a high-level tentative breakdown of reading and discussion times.

Week 1 Week of January 23, 2023 Book Study Overview: Resources, Schedule & pre-meeting exercises Virtual Introduction 

January 25 at 10:30 a.m. 

Week 2 Week of January 30, 2023 Reading & pre-discussion exercises  No meeting  
Week 3 Week of February 6, 2023  Discussion of Introduction & Part 1, Rumbling with Vulnerability, Section 1, pp. 1-43 Live Chat (Virtual), February 8 at 10:00 a.m. EST
Week 4  Week of February 13, 2023  Catch up on reading! No meeting – Canvas Discussion
Week 5 Week of February 20, 2023 Discussion of Part 1, Rumbling with Vulnerability, Sections 2-3, pp. 44-117 Live Chat (Virtual), February 22 at 10:30 a.m. 
Week 6 Week of February 27, 2023  Read! No Meeting
Week 7 Week of March 6, 2023 Discussion of Part 1: Rumbling with Vulnerability, Section 4-5, and Part 2: Living Into Our Values, pp. 118-217 Live Chat (Virtual), March 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Week 8 Week of March 13, 2023 No Meeting 
Week 9 Week of March 20, 2023 Discussion of Part 3: Braving Trust and Part 4: Learning to Rise, pp. 219-272 Final Live Chat (virtual), March 22 at 10:30 a.m. 

About the Author

Brené Brown is a researcher and storyteller who has spent two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. Currently a research professor at the University of Houston; visiting professor at the University of Texas; the author of six #1 New York Times best sellers and the host of the weekly spotify original podcasts Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead. Read more about the author:

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