How the Practice of Courageous Authenticity Creates Cultures of Belonging

  • 13 Jan 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Zoom - registration link will follow
  • 56


  • Current ST-ODN volunteers receive 50% off registration.
  • Registration code required
  • Past STL-ODN volunteers receive 1 free program until July 2022.

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To create cultures with brave spaces where people feel safe enough to show up as their whole selves feels difficult in times of division and burnout. For leaders to model authenticity while creating these spaces is to create connection and foster vulnerability. The ability to own our emotions, stay curious, use curious language, and practice the skill of empathy are the skills of courage we can all learn to create cultures of belonging both at home and in the office.

Learning objectives  

This session will enable you to:

Understand the critical role that self-awareness plays in courageous leadership and cultures.

  • Discover the five attributes of empathy.
  • Learn curious language for difficult conversations.
  • Add two techniques to your toolbox to improve resilience skills.

About the Facilitator:

Full of grit and grace, Justine Froelker uses her fiery passion, the occasional curse word, and witty humor to share her vulnerability and truth to light up the world. Justine is an advocate for speaking unspoken shame and choosing to thrive when life doesn't turn out how you hoped, dreamed, or planned. Her spirit helps others to feel seen and empowered to change their own lives to love themselves and others well.

Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience in mental health and personal development. For seven years Justine has been certified in the work of Dr. Brené Brown as a Certified Daring Way™, Dare to Lead™ & BOLDFacilitator. Justine has extensive experience helping people cope with their stress in a healthier way, communicate more effectively with the people they love and lead, and walk in their whole truth.

Justine's work can be found at The Huffington Post, the YouVersion Bible app, Reflective Prayer, Great Day St. LouisJustine's YouTube channel, and many podcasts including her own, Authentic Enoughness

Justine enjoyed sharing her message of courageous resilience during her Rising Ever Upward tour where she offered workshops and intensives in eight cities across the country. She was also honored to do TEDx Talks at TEDxUMDearborn andTEDxLaSierraUniversity. She travels nationally and presents virtually to global audiences delivering keynotes, workshops, and trainings on topics such as leadership, courage, resilience, mental health, preventing burnout, and courageous and curious conversation, especially surrounding such topics as diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. 

Justine lives in St. Louis with her husband Chad, their two dogs, and for four months of the year, hundreds of monarch butterflies. She enjoys her childfull life by spending time with friends, practicing creative self-care, laughing (many times at herself) and building butterfly gardens, which has made her an accidental butterfly farmer.

Global OD Competencies:  Informed Consultant & System Change

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