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What do you want?

The Chase is a transformative 8-week course for women
who are ready to face who they are to go after what they want. 

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Internal transformation is hard. But, it's worth it.

"Brave opens a fresh view on opportunity, resistance and how we take action. The Chase, through the power of questions, and reframing, keeps you moving through the process of desire, fear, resistance and creation. "

KarenAnn

She Said

Real women talking about why they joined The Chase and their experiences digging, documenting and discovering throughout.

Video by brookebryand.com.

 

"The Chase gave structure to my thoughts and forced me to think really critically about key elements of my life and who I am. Writing these things down and speaking them aloud makes you realize what is truth and what is your own, warped internal narrative. "

Margie B.

The Problem with Fear

Fear grabs us and holds us right where we are. As women, we routinely find ourselves feeling stuck, confused, or in a fog about our life and/or identity. We are seeking connection, community and clarity. The Chase is designed to help you

🔺identify and circumvent your internal barriers;

🔺take internal inventory of your thoughts, desires, and fears;
🔺design a plan for action;

🔺ignite you to take steps in the direction of your greater purpose;
🔺support you with our community of brave women.
 

"The Chase is a powerful interactive workshop made up of equal parts guided self assessment, community, and badass coaching. Crista Samaras leads the group using Brave research and curriculum to summarize and simplify concepts in a format that makes sense and flows seamlessly into that moment of clarity. I came away feeling empowered to move forward and take the action necessary to create the results I want."

Kim D.
Photographer

How The Chase works

Live Sessions

Weekly workshops with a live chat feature & real-time teaching via worksheets. All workshops are recorded and posted within 24 hours.

Skill-Building Exercises

Exercises, techniques and resources to help you build a skillset and base of knowledge to better know and be yourself, wholly.

On-Demand Content

Packed with instructional videos to support you through weekly worksheets and resources to inspire you to stay on the chase.

Chaser Community

Community of women choosing to document, dig, and discover who they are right now in order to go after what they want.

Sometimes, fear can feel like excitement and excitement can feel like fear.

What would it look like if you ….                 
🔺Accepted your deep, true self?
🔺Understood the power of your own failures?
🔺Saw fear as an opportunity to be brave?
🔺Had a plan to tackle a tough transition?
🔺Faced your food issues, money issues, relationship issues?
🔺Made resolutions you know you can keep?

After a lifetime of being told to not have fear, it makes sense that we might have our wires mixed up. Particularly for women, there is so much to unlearn / re-learn around feeling like we have to be perfect.

 

What would it feel like if you knew exactly
what you were chasing and why?

🔺It will feel like organization.
🔺 It will feel like healthy closure.
🔺 It will feel like a habit.
🔺 It will feel like your breath in your body.
🔺 It will feel like your soul settled.
🔺 It will feel like your spirit on fire.
🔺 It will feel like bravery.

🔺There is so much to unlearn/re-learn about feeling like we are not enough. 

🔺There is so much to unlearn/re-learn about fear.

It all starts with knowing who you are. Then, it's about identifying what you want so you can get to chasing after it.

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The Chase Schedule

Content is released weekly. All LIVE classes are held at 1pm EST, and are recorded and available for replay within 24 hours.

"I am very much still working it through. But knowing that The Chase is here, naming my fear, and owning my possibility gives me a lot of hope. The energy and spirit of this program is healing and powerful and Crista's voice -- the wisdom of her honest, brave, very raw and real process -- helps me find my own."

JD
Princeton, NJ

FAQs

8 weeks of content, including
> weekly live videos (recorded and posted within 24 hours)
> additional short videos to support on-demand learning
> weekly emails to keep you pumped
> active community
> optional text nudging to keep you fired up
> bonus journal pages

You definitely have to make the switch in your head. And, you have to know yourself.

Will you do this work on your own - especially when it gets hard?

We build in some really fun stuff - an engaged community, class messaging (no more than 2x per week), optional nudges you can receive directly to your phone, etc. 

The impact will be possible if you schedule the time.  

Schedule time to be present for the calls. Don't multitask or listen while you're driving, working, or doing something else.

Use the time as you fall asleep to think about things.

Spend the time commuting to work, making dinner, waiting for anything to consider the work. 

Make this time to invest in yourself and commit to the work in the course.

The more attention you give to The Chase (to yourself), the more you'll see the results you want most in your life.

All live recordings will always begin at 1pm EST on Thursday with the exception of April 29 (Wednesday).

Thurs, March 26: INTRO WEEK, 1pm EST
Thurs, April 2: Week 1, 1pm EST
Thurss, April 9: Week 2, 1pm EST
Thurs, April 16: Week 3: 1pm EST
Thurs, April 23: Week 4, 1pm EST
Weds, April 29: Week 5: 1pm EST
Thurs, May 7: Week 6, 1pm EST
Thurs, May 14: Week 7, 1pm EST
Thurs, May 21: Week 8, 1pm EST

The calls will be one hour. While we do our best to keep the calls to one hour, sometimes the calls go over because the topics and questions are so good. You can always hang up and listen to what you missed when the recordings are uploaded within 24 hours.

No worry. While there is value to experiencing the content in real time and with the community, the live videos will be recorded and viewable within 24 hours.

We are cynics, too. It's why we've built a company around proving that you can get brave in the face of fear.

This course is not about giving you facts, though the programming is based on thousands of data points.

We also pull a lot of data and include it so that you can see beyond your own anecdotal takeaways.

This course will help you develop new skills and remove all of the nutrients of your own life experiences to focus your efforts on what you do NEXT.

It is about building core confidence over time that comes from KNOWING answers to big questions about yourself. 

It comes from showing up for yourself - not once, but on the regular. 

Cynics are welcome - and understood here.

We talk about all of it. Imposter syndrome, core confidence, fake it 'til you make it, shame, guilt, fear, failure, feedback, self-worth, self-esteem, self-efficacy.

If you are talking with women in any space these days, these are the things that are top of mind and tip of tongue.

How do I know if I'm ready to face who I am?

You know who you are, or you have some good idea of who you want to be. It's all exhausting. The Chase gets you organized. It's for you if you are

... in transition - post-baby, post-divorce, post-job
... in transition - pre-baby, pre-divorce, pre-job
... feel stuck or in a fog
... grieving the loss of someone, something
... sad or lonely
... seeking a coach to guide and push you
... seeking a team to cheer you on and challenge you
... strapped for time
... longing to make an impact
... ready to look in the mirror

WEEK by WEEK breakdown:

The arc of the curriculum moves you a few times through your past, digging just enough to use the resources to start crafting a plan.

Weeks 1 & 2

Deep dive into big feelings of fear and failure that helps you take inventory of the experiences and beliefs that can paralyze or propel you.

Weeks 3 & 4

Discover, name and own your truth. Being your authentic self means knowing her wholly - warts and all.

Weeks 5, 6 & 7

3-part series that establishes the framework of continued action with a focus on the mindset shift it takes to convert fear to fuel. 

Week 8

Create an action map, which includes vetting for purpose and intent, and naming obstacles and solutions - all to chase what you want.

"Crista and Brave offer important questions to help find yourself. There are some great lead up questions to warm you up - and she's the best cheerleader. She helps call yourself out in a supportive manner to learn about busting (or maybe BOOMING) through hurdles to be more confident and successful."

Sarah K.
School Leader

The Chase Curriculum

[WK 1] Fear & Failure: Understanding Your Comfort Zones

What are three things that scare you? What are two things you want to try? What is the last risk you took? In this introductory module, we lay the foundation for the language and pacing of the course as you ease into waters of asking deep questions of yourself. 

Accomplish
> understanding the thresholds of your comfort zone rings
> learning the value of your fear
> using lessons of your greatest failures


[WK 2] Frame of Mind: Getting to Neutral

What are two ways you have to be brave every day? What are two ways you could be brave every day? This week focuses on your current to do list through the lens of past thoughts, behaviors and actions. Based on that inventory, you categorize personal characteristics evident in your fixed, neutral and growth states, and use that understanding to propel any to-do list item to action.

Learn
> 
how to prioritize your to do list
> 
the force of your fixed, neutral and growth states
> 
how to effectively take action (get unstuck)


[WK 3] The Hard Truth: Honesty With Self

What are your hopes? What makes you feel alive? What is the hardest thing to accept about yourself that is true of you? This is an X, Y, Z axis deep dive into who you are as a person right now in your life.

Practice
> 
stating your hard truth
> 
failing
> 
reciting your I AM statements


[WK 4] Honest Self-Evaluation: Honesty About Self

What are two things you would do differently if you could have a do-over? When were you satisfied with the way things turned out? When did you put up the biggest fight of your life? This module organizes past endeavors to help shine a light on your current personal values and expectations.

Discover
> w
hat you want to focus on
> w
hat you will let go of
> w
hat makes you great


[WK 5] Crush it Loop: Skill

What have you been good at? What are you good at? What do you want to be good at? The beginning of a 3-part series of creating centripetal confidence and centrifugal action, this module focuses on the skills (competencies) you’ve accumulated throughout your entire life.

Identify
> 
different categories of skills
> 
evidence of your own self-efficacy
> 
your most useful skill


[WK 6] Crush it Loop: Belief

What is good pain in your life? What is bad pain in your life? What is the last mistake you made that had horrible consequences? What is the last mistake that you made that had great consequences? This week focuses on how to begin building your confidence (belief in your competencies) by examining the many different ways our perception of things informs our belief. 

Separate
> 
self and skill
> 
worth and esteem
> 
what you think, what you believe, what you know


[WK 7] Crush it Loop: Action

What is one thing you want so badly that no one seems to understand? Why do you want it? Taking action is courage. Learning to braid together skill, belief and action into a never-ending, self-sustainable thought-behavior loop starts with an outline, continues with practice and builds on itself through transferable usage in real life. This module is about identifying where you can crush it and how to crush it on loop. 

Create your
> 
risk list 
> 
use cases
> 
crush-it force


[WK 8] GOSSIP: Goal Map

What are you chasing? Why is it important to you? The last module will be an active exercise in creating a map to follow. It will draw on all the personal inventory you’ve taken throughout the course and combine it with goal-setting science to devise a plan that considers the most important ingredients of optimism: That you believe you can affect change and pursue the things you want. You will arrive on the doorstep of 2020 with a goal that is vetted, a plan that is rooted in hard truth, belief in your skills, and the full value of the fear full leveraged.

Get
> 
your brave goal mapped
> 
on The Chase

ALL OF IT, YES. SIGN ME UP.

Crista will be your guide.

Crista Samaras is the founder of Brave Enterprises and designs all of our impact programming. She is intense. She is warm-demanding. And, she holds you to the expectations you set for yourself.

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