Live Events

2020 Beyond Academia Conference at UC Berkeley 


Friday, February 28, 2020 from 3:15-4:30pm

A two-day event with close to 100 PhD speakers who successfully transitioned from academia to industry

The Graceful Revolution and Dare to Lead™ Workshop

March 7th 9:00-12:00

The Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 333 NW 35th Street, Corvallis OR 97330


Dr. Melissa Bird and Heidi East McGowan are excited to bring you an introductory session based on the Graceful Revolution and Brené Brown Dare To Lead™ in an interactive and reflective workshop designed to tap into your heart centered rebellion and call to courage as the leader of your life. 


Graceful Revolution – Inside of each one of us is a pull towards our divine assignment. Some people deny that pull until one day the resistance becomes too much and we have to succumb to our purpose. Whether you know exactly what your calling is or if you need help finding it, this process can help you get clear on where you are headed.


Dare to Lead™ – Using the four skill sets of courage from Brené Brown’s latest research. a) rumbling with vulnerability, b) living into our values, c) braving trust, and d) learning to rise, this session will focus on defining your personal call to courage as the leader of your life. You will come away with concepts to catalyze a movement of courage, trust and resiliency within one's personal life, workplace and community.

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