Dr. Allison Jackson is Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF).  Her area of expertise is in teaching leaders how to lead themselves and others with vulnerability.

Every day as leaders we experience uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable. Based on the pioneering research of Dr. Brené Brown, this work dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Vulnerability is indeed at the core of difficult emotions, but it is also the birthplace of creativity and innovation, authenticity, adaptability to change and accountability – the key elements that every leader needs to survive and thrive.

 Dr. Jackson utilizes the Rising Strong™ curriculum with organizational leaders across the human service spectrum to:

  •  Focus on individual and organizational values as guides to decision making
  • Intentionally integrate thoughts, emotions and actions within the workplace culture
  • Learn strategies to harness curiosity to improve work culture and stop patterns of behavior that offload hurt
  • Strengthen compassion and boundaries in daily workplace interactions
  • Develop practices for resilience

 Dr. Jackson has provided leadership development services within Behavioral Health, Education, Child Welfare and Criminal Justice systems for over 20 years

 Today, Dr. Jackson is the CEO of Integration Solutions, providing evidence informed practice and leadership development consultation to human service and healthcare organizations. She challenges herself as a leader and follower to live an authentic life and step into “the arena” each day.

 NOTE: The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ are highly experiential methodologies developed to help people learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives.  The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders.  Brown is the author of the #1 NYT bestseller Daring Greatly; How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead.  More information is available at www.thedaringway.com and www.brenebrown.com. 


Resource Articles on Value of Vulnerability and Emotion in Leadership Development:

Asghar, Rob. The Power of Compassion to Drive Your Bottom Line. Forbes, 2014. <http://www.forbes.com/sites/robasghar/2014/03/19/the-power-of-compassion-to-drive-your-bottom-line/>

Baer, Drake.  Why Doing Awesome Work Means Making Yourself Vulnerable.  Fast Company, September 2012. (Interview with Brené Brown) http://www.fastcompany.com/3001319/why-doing-awesome-work-means-making-yourself-vulnerable

Batista, Ed.  Building a Feedback-Rich Culture.  Harvard Business Review / HBR Network, December 2013. http://hbr.org/tip/2014/02/10/how-to-build-a-feedback-rich-culture

Brown, Brené. Vulnerability and Inspired Leadership. Impatient Optimists, 2012. <http://www.impatientoptimists.org/Posts/2012/11/Leadership-Series-Vulnerability-and-Inspired-Leadership>

Cuddy, Amy, Kohut, Matthew, and Neffinger, John. Connect, Then Lead. Harvard Business Review, July-August 2013.

Goleman, Daniel. What Makes a Leader? Harvard Business Review, January 2004.

Kanter, Beth. Go Ahead, Take a Failure Bow. Harvard Business Review, April 17, 2013. <http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/04/go_ahead_take_a_failure_bow.html>

Kruse, Kevin.  What Is Authentic Leadership?  Forbes, May 2013. http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2013/05/12/what-is-authentic-leadership/

Why Fostering a Culture of Compassion in the Workplace Matters. Knowledge@Wharton, April 2, 2014. <http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/fostering-culture-compassion-workplace-matters/>


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