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Hi All!

I'm Tracey O’Connell (she/her/hers)- the BOLD™ course leader.


BOLD™ is a Courage Building Program for Adolescents/Teens.

BOLD™ is an acronym which stands for:

live Brave. be Original. Love big. Dare greatly.


The course explores the concepts of trust, values, vulnerability, self-compassion, empathy, shame, and resilience.

I'm very excited to go through this program with teens, helping them gain the courage to show up more boldly, and authentically in everything they do. The goal is to be able to be more comfortable with self and others.

I'm passionate about this work as it sets a powerful foundation for the development of happy and emotionally healthy adults.

This will not be group/individual therapy, as I am not a therapist. Rather, this work provides a safe place to discuss what it’s like to be them, what gets in the way of showing up as themselves, and how to build resilience around the setbacks we all encounter in life.


This program was devised by the Brené Brown Education & Research Group. The curriculum is about vulnerability, shame, self-compassion, and identity. Together, we build vocabulary of feelings so we can express ourselves, ask for what we need, set healthy boundaries around what’s ok and not ok, and not betray our true selves. It’s ultimately about creating and living lives of deep integrity.

*We typically meet for one hour every other week, typically for a total of 14 sessions, but the curriculum can be adapted to meet for fewer than 14 sessions if needed/desired. Can also do day-long or weekend intensives.

This work can be done on an individual or group basis. Group size limit is 10 participants. 

The cost is per session (typically 14 sessions but can be less, see above*) divided by the number of participants. $200/session for 14 sessions so $2800 for an individual meeting 1:1. In a group, the $200 is divided by the number of participants (e.g. if group has 10 participants, each pays $20/session x 14 sessions or $280, and see above*).

Please reach out to me with any questions as they arise.

Thank you for trusting in me to help teens build trust in themselves. Self-trust is a deeply valuable asset.

I promise to take good care of them and to release them as bolder, more authentic versions of their truest selves.