Virtual Courage & Coffee: Cultivating Empathy with The Daring Venture Courage & Coffee Series: Cultivating Empathy

Everybody wants a soft place to land where they can be seen, heard and known. However, what we often get is advice giving or problem solving. Going to empathy can give us a different choice. Understand how well intended responses might actually be getting in the way of true compassion. Join us to learn and practice the specific skills sets of empathy. Ultimately, you will deepen your relationships, empower yourself and those around you and become a more effective leader at home and work. 


  • Understand the difference between sympathy and empathy

  • Learn the skill-sets of empathy (perspective taking, recognizing emotion, communicating emotion, staying out of judgement)

  • Walk away with the ability to be with people and provide comfort rather than problem solve.

  • Learn how to simply BE in hard places with people, be more effective, more connected, and ultimately cultivate deeper relationships. 

About The Daring Venture:

Developing courageous and effective leaders and teams from the inside out. 

Community Since 2014, we have created a community of daring leaders.  We believe courage is contagious and are on a mission to spread it. We love helping leader’s breakthrough their own barriers of self-limiting beliefs so that they can move forward believing in their strengths, abilities, and passions. In doing so they will show up big and bold.

Expertise: We are a team of highly experienced coaches and together they have over 45 years’ experience in executive coaching, facilitation, leadership in for profit, non-profit, and academic settings. As Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitators/Trained, we partner with leaders and teams to develop courageous practices and behavioral shifts that impact day to day development of human potential, teams and culture. 

Approach: We use evidence based human development research and practices including: Dr. Brené Brown, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, wellness, neuroscience, mindfulness & meditation, career transition and purpose.  We are "living this work" and are committed to the power of vulnerability, courage, and wholehearted leading and living. 

Molly Conlin Peterson, M.A., Co-Founder - Molly is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, PCC level ICF certified coach with over 23 years of experience in executive/career coaching, leadership development and facilitation. She is passionate about helping people work and lead with courage, purpose, and heart.

Jennifer Peterson, PhD, Co-Founder - Jennifer is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, PCC level ICF certified coach and has been coaching individuals and executives since 2006. Jenny’s mission is to help leaders live into their biggest, boldest selves and cultivate Joy along the way.

Holly O’Hanlon, NBC-HWC. Facilitator/Executive Coach - Holly is a Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach and has a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching. Her passion is helping people take leadership of their work, wellness, and lives through self-reflection and courageous action. Dare to Lead™ trained.