If you seek a life lived more authentically... 

If shame keeps you from living and loving fully...

If you want to build shame resilience and courage practices...

If you want to learn how to live more bravely in the arenas of your life...

 If you simply want to learn how to live, love, parent and lead more wholeheartedly and with deep courage...

This is for you.



The method was developed to help men, women and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen and live braver lives.

The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing a courage practice that transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead. Further information is available at www.thedaringway.com or learn more about our intensives!

The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ are two separate curriculum that work very much in conjunction or independently of one another. It does not matter which a client begins with or even if you only choose to do one.

Whereas the Rising Strong™ focuses on: 

The Daring Way™ curriculum focuses on:

  • Shame work
  • Also guides the participant through a specific struggle, fall or failure to write a new ending.
  • Language
  • Empathy
  • In-depth shame work

Justine will walk alongside you through The Daring Way™ and/or Rising Strong™ curriculum to help build shame resilience skills, courage and wholehearted living. She will work together with you through multimedia materials, learning a more helpful language, understanding your shame triggers and identities and ultimately learning to live your most authentic truth.  

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This workshop – more than any class or any other learning experience – gave me the courage and optimism that I can pursue a life of creativity and I can became an author. ~ Michelle

This intensive has given words to how I’ve been feeling and has helped me break free to dare greatly again and be all who God created me to be for my loved ones and for this world. ~ Susan

About Justine Froelker

For the past 18 years Justine has helped her clients achieve success in improving their quality of life, especially as it relates to redefining life after it hasn't turned out how one hoped, dreamed or planned. 

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In addition to her private practice in St. Louis, Missouri, Justine can be seen regularly on the St. Louis KMOV live midday show, Great Day St. Louis. 

Justine launched her debut book Ever Upward: Overcoming the Lifelong Losses of Infertility to Define Your Own Happy Ending in April 2015 and her debut coloring journal Taking Flight in September 2015. Her latest book, The Mother of Second Chances, released April 17th, 2017.

Justine will be speaking at TEDxDearborn on October 13th and TEDxLaSierraUniversity on November 10th. 

Justine uses an authentic, straight-forward, non-shaming, and fun approach to create a safe space for her clients to address concerns.



  • Justine Brooks Froelker, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (based on the research of Brené Brown)
  • She holds a BA in Psychology from Truman State University and a Masters degree in Community Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
  • Justine is also a graduate of the Coach U Core Essentials Program, a program designed to coach clients on issues such as relationships, personal, and professional development.
Justine spoke words of truth into me that I’ve needed to hear from more than a decade, shoot, for my entire life. ~ Michelle

Justine’s raw, authentic examples and empathetic leadership provided a safe place for me to learn and grow in ways that will impact me for the rest of my life. ~ Amy

About Brené Brown

The Daring Way™ method is based on the research of Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW.

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame. Her groundbreaking research has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, The Katie Show and Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday.

Brené is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller of Rising Strong (2015), The #1 New York Times bestseller of Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012), The New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection (2010), and I Thought It Was Just Me (2007).

Brené's 2010 TEDx Houston talk "The Power of Vulnerability" is one of the top ten most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 11 million viewers. Additionally, Brené gave the closing talk at the 2012 TED conference, where she talked about shame, courage and innovation.

Further information is available at www.brenebrown.com.


I’ve never thought fear was something you didn’t have to run from. ~ Michaela
I shared stories I’ve never shared before and learned how denying those stories defined my whole being and behavior. ~ Kim

"IF you’ve ever struggled with feeling stuck, or on the cusp of something good or even great, but unable to take the next step, unsure of how to muster the courage to move forward;

IF you’ve struggled with shame or been frozen in place because of fear of what others will think, or fear of failure, or fear of rejection;

IF you’ve let your past define your present or limit your belief in your future;

IF you’ve ever played a tape in your head that says, “I’m not good enough, thin enough, smart enough, young enough, strong enough;

IF you want a new story for your life and you’d like to be the author of that story;

Then Justine Froelker’s Rising Strong Workshop is for you. It’s life-changing, transformative – the real deal.

Like millions of people, I’ve read Brene Brown’s work and listened to her renowned Ted Talks on shame, fear, courage, vulnerability and living a whole-hearted life. And each time I did, I thought: I would love a blueprint to implement those ideas and that research into my life. And then I quickly went back to my old ways of thinking

In this workshop, Justine takes Brene’s work and helps you apply it through a process that you can implement immediately to your own life, and then apply it over and over again. You literally write a new story.

Within days of finishing the workshop, I stepped out of my comfort zone and took action on my novel in progress. I pushed through the fear of what others will think and pulled the trigger on some things that will help me bring it to fruition. And I’ve implemented some simple (not easy, but simple) daily actions that are already changing how I interact with friends and family. 

Those self-limiting tapes, that crap playing in my head, keeping me from chasing my dreams with all I’ve got and limiting my connection with others? They’re not completely silenced (yet), but now I know where the damn mute button is."



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Testimonials from the Rising Ever Upward Tour 2017....

When I saw that Justine was taking Rising Ever Upward on tour, I just knew that I had to be a part of it. I had been following Justine on social media for about a year after taking a class together. I saw that she was living the kind of life I craved. A life that was full, honest, and brave. I knew that signing up for an intensive with her would be life changing in all of the ways I wanted it to be and all of the ways I was afraid it would be. I had been unsuccessfully battling my own demons and had reached a point where I just couldn’t take it anymore. I was ready to do anything to get relief. I didn’t really know what to expect, I just knew in my heart it was going to be worth it.

Justine is the perfect mix of professional and “real.” I knew she had done all of the work I was about to do, and that made her knowledge and vulnerability invaluable. The work we did was so profound that I am already wishing I could take the intensive again. I couldn’t recommend Justine and her work more highly. Take the plunge; it’s so worth it.
I recently completed the Rising Strong workshop in St. Louis with Justine and my heart is so full of gratitude toward her and the other women who were in the group with me. I walked in feeling alone and left feeling a support system surrounding me that I will not forget. I have gone through various forms of therapy off and on for a majority of my life but through all of those years, I never gained as much knowledge, support, guidance and love as I did in the two days spent doing this work with Justine. She does not just facilitate the group, she is a part of it. She does not just teach the curriculum, she lives it and believes in it with every cell of her body. Justine is compassionate, leads from personal experience, knowledgeable, funny and real. She accepts each and every person who sits in her sessions and knows how to make each one feel heard and understood. I am so thankful to have had this experience and know that the lives of so many others will be changed if they just take that first step and sign up! As Justine likes to say, “It’s not easy, but it is simple!”
What an incredible 2 days I’ve had, full of eye-opening moments of being completely open and vulnerable, good food, and making life-long friends!

I’ve learned that we all have our own issues, and that we’re all screwed up a little bit in our own way, whether that is something from our past, or something that we are currently dealing with. I just spent two of the best days of my life with a couple of friends, and making new friends I met this week, learning a lot about myself and what I can do to let go of past hurts, guilt, shame, and worrying about perfection.

Unless you’re being open and completely vulnerable every single day, then you’re not truly living the best life that you can. I want to live in alignment with my own authentic self, and I’m so thankful for my friend Justine, who gave up her time to share with us her passion as a Daring Way Facilitator. I knew I would learn a little bit more about myself, but I had no idea how truly life-changing these last couple of days would be for me. I dug really deep to bring up issues and feelings I had buried deep down for a lot of years, and the work that she does is absolutely incredible!!

Brené Brown’s work is so amazing and I am thankful that my gut feeling led me to sign up for this workshop! It’s opened my eyes to a pretty incredible future of knowing that I am enough, and that I need to stop being so hard on myself! People-pleasing, grief, hatred, loss, etc., can suck the life right out of you and I’m thankful that I feel like I am emerging into a new life full of hope, renewed love, dreams, and letting go of the things that have been holding me back.

I honestly can’t say enough about Justine and the work that she does!!! If you’re ready to let go of things that are holding you back, letting go of anger, feelings of loss and grief, or simply just want to live life the the way you’ve imagined, I highly encourage you to look into these workshops! They are amazing and my heart is completely full of gratitude for the changes I’m going to see in myself. Love you lady!!! Thank you a million times for pouring into us and helping us to see ourselves in a different light. I will rise strong!!!
Rising Strong changed how I view the world and myself! I realized how I was dumping my energy, love, passion, and soul into those around me who are not even in the same “arena” I am living my life in! I was able to gain an entirely new perspective on my thinking patterns, shame attacks I suffered from on a daily basis, and unnecessary burden of debilitating weight I was carrying like a comfort blanket. I am so grateful to Justine for being so incredibly flexible and understanding of my financial situation and amazed at how God provided a miracle for me to attend the intensive! I feel like the dark, distracting layers have been removed from my eyes and will only continue to be lifted! I feel like I now have a better game plan and method of attack to regain my life the way God designed it for me and live life to the greatest and fullest potential! My breathing is lighter, my heart is more open and alert, and my mind is focused on doing the in depth work on my life that has been clouded out for far too long! Thanks to Justine and her willingness to come to Denver to serve such a hungry community for life and love, my life has been changed! I am overjoyed to see what will come as a direct result from this intensive and the opportunities I now have they eyes to see with!
~Jessica W

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Sharing your network marketing business and leading your team in an authentic way is paramount to the success of your business and your well-being. Learning empathy, shame resilience, wholehearted living and writing a brave new ending will help you to become the leader you are meant to be. The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ process will help you to develop these skills allowing you to bravely live, love and lead wholeheartedly.

A letter from Justine about her team's growth since doing this work with her, click here.

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