About Us

Jolene Lockwood

I am your guide alongside to help you lead a life with high purpose, courage, and conviction.

Jolene Lockwood has been an educator for 37 years and has over 21 years of leadership coaching and consulting experience. She is a certified Dare to Lead™️ and Daring Classroom™️ facilitator for best-selling author Brené Brown and also does work around the world as an instructional and leadership trainer, most recently for Wyoming Workforce Services, One Health, Korea International School in Seoul, South Korea and Hertiage Xperiential School in India. Jolene specializes in building and sustaining leaders that cultivate courageous cultures to transform the ways we learn, lead, and teach.

Her professional focus is driven by the ability to seek new challenges and opportunities to grow professionally while positively impacting the lives of others.  Her abilities to coach, consult, and facilitate leading and learning provide an opportunity for an organization to grow and excel. Jolene believes that building collective efficacy, refining craftsmanship, and promoting interdependence are the keystones to lifelong learning and achievement.

Leaders are explorers, pioneers, and adventurers, bravely putting one foot in front of the other to lead with the courage and conviction in this rapidly changing world and in so doing, discover so much more about themselves. Leading is a learning adventure, and a learning community is a dynamical and complex place full of wonder, possibilities, challenges, and rewards.  Therefore, it requires teams to think flexibly and cohesively when challenges arise to ensure there is ongoing improvement and advancement of an organization’s mission, vision, and values to meet the demands of the 21st century.

In the last 20 years, she has trained and certified over 200 leaders in the Dare to Lead program and over 300 educators and leaders in Cognitive Coaching across the globe. Additionally, she has presented workshops at international conferences such as the EARCOS Leadership Conference, ASCD Leadership Conference and ECIS respectively. She pairs her Cognitive Coaching and Dare to Lead™️ skills to train, coach, and consult for individuals and leadership teams and is excited to see people’s lives and workplaces transformed.

Jolene holds an M.A. in International and Intercultural Communications from Denver University and a B.S. in Education from Indiana, University. She resides in Laramie, Wyoming and commutes around the world to support organizational and individual growth. She is also a contributing author of Transformative Talk, Cognitive Coaches Share Their Stories.


This is a 24 hour leadership certification based on the Dare to Lead™ international bestselling book by Brené Brown.

Dare to Lead™ is the ultimate playbook for creating brave leaders and courageous cultures.

Successful completion includes:

* Participation in the 24-hour Dare to Lead™️ program

* Certificate of completion

* Dare to Lead™️ Trained badge for a LinkedIn account.

The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing courage-building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from armored leadership to daring leadership.

Further information is available at https://daretolead.brenebrown.com/. The Dare to Lead™ training combines videos, in-person or virtual facilitation, and exercises to train courageous, daring leaders.