Courageous Conversations  ●  Ethically Courageous Actions  ●  Equitable Systems  ●  High-Performing Teams

Brooke Deterline - Former Corporate Consulting Director at Heroic Imagination Project, CEO of Courageous Leadership 

Courageous Leadership empowers individuals, leaders and teams to consistently take wise and ethically courageous action under pressure.  Our clients report an increased sense of belonging, motivation and efficacy within their teams.  This enables teams to engage the collective brilliance of all voices to ensure equitable systems, breakthrough innovations and meaningful stakeholder outcomes.


Courageous Leadership works with leaders and cross-cultural and interdisciplinary teams to deepen candor, trust and engagement.  Our programs help individuals, leaders and teams increase courageous communication and connection, while improving critical and creative thinking in complex, ambiguous and changing environments. Leaders and teams develop the skills to solve complex challenges under pressure and address the systemic and structural factors needed to sustain change. 


Courageous Leadership combines cutting-edge social psychology research and neuroscience with Social Fitness Training™, an evidence-based training.  Our clients build the awareness, skills and social support to take ethically courageous, wise and collaborative action under pressure enabling these benefits:

Courageous Individuals  

ENGAGE skillfully with others in challenging situations

ACT with ethical courage, and inspire the same in others

BECOME less vulnerable to unconscious biases and situational pressures


Courageous Leaders 

BUILD & LEAD honest, effective teams that address the “undiscussables”

FOSTER courageous conversations and actions across points of difference

INCREASE the capacity to be inclusive and create equitable dynamics and systems


Courageous Teams

BUILD greater psychological safety and sense of belonging

LEARN new ways to promote full team engagement

INSTILL a shared responsibility model for integrity, equity and inclusion

Learn more about our team of experts.

We provide our clients with consulting, workshop, public speaking, assessments and more. 


Kaiser Permanente, Google, Hewlett Foundation, Microsoft, Pfizer, Greater Good Science Center, Omidyar Network, MIT, Australian Government, Columbia University Medical Center, and more.


10% of profits from our Courageous Leadership for Racial Justice & Equity and Courageous Belonging programs go to black-led organizations with a track record of effective social justice work.  

Organizations include Black Lives Matter and Movement for Black Lives

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