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Transcending Fears Through Increased Self-Mastery

  • October 27, 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Riverbend Church - Room 5B


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Transcending Fears Through Increased Self-Mastery

“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” 
Leonardo da Vinci

Speaking to our strengths at a moments notice is no easy feat for most of us. We often find ourselves searching for the right words while simultaneously struggling to string them together coherently. Some of this difficulty stems from being fearful that we may appear to be boasting, or lacking in some area. Yet others among us simply lack the confidence to speak to their own greatness. Have you ever stopped and wondered why?

“Self-efficacy is the most powerful predictor of behaviors…”―Albert Bandura, Professor of Psychology, Standford University

For some of us, we have become comfortable relying on the written representation of our greatness with the hope that it will say for us what we are uncomfortable saying out loud to others. Yet, according to new research from the University of Chicago, overly relying on written words, whether through email or websites to convey authentic meaning may be a mistake. Written words appear to have substantially less impact and leave readers feeling less connected than when the same words are spoken out loud. Might you be hiding behind your technology to deliver your message for you?

During our interactive workshops we invite you to reconnect to the strength of messaging that emanates from the unique combination of experiences, skills, values, and knowledge that are unequivocally a distinct brand. We will coach you to look beneath the surface at potential underlining fears in an effort to dissipate the powerful hold they can have on your ability to be as successful as you would like. Through this process, speaking confidently about one’s exceptional potential becomes a natural extension of our deeper truths. Our cutting-edge curriculum provides the space for you to begin drawing the line back to your best self.

Join us to

  • (Re-) discover your values
  • Increase self-awareness
  • Uncover untapped inspiration
  • Build confidence
  • Dissipate the fears that hold you back
  • Create effective messaging
  • Connect with others


About Us


Dara Carrillo, is a values activator, intentional life promoter, personal branding coach, facilitator, speaker, and explorer. In 2013, Dara was welcomed on as the only personal branding coach amongst the 30 communications coaches to serve the students of The University of Texas McCombs School of Business through the MBA+ Leadership program. In 2014, Dara courageously left her 7-year position in Student Affairs at St. Edward’s University to pursue her dreams and co-found Muse Stream in Austin, Texas. Discovering and activating her own core values became the driving force that empowered her to lead more confidently. Dara lives each day with an openness to learn and grow, with an insatiable curiosity for people, and the belief that each individual can achieve their own personal greatness. Her charismatic, benevolent and compassionate nature is instantly felt by those she serves. Dara’s background in communications, psychology and positive psychology are now utilized daily to the benefit of her clients.


Kelley Russell-DuVarney is a positive psychology certified competent coach as well as a branding coach, facilitator, speaker and lifelong learner. She believes that every individual has unique, untapped potential waiting to be uncovered, as she eventually came to discover herself. In this latest chapter of her life, she has co-founded Muse Stream with a strong belief that through periodic inquiry and assessment both individuals and organizations will be better able to articulate and meet personal and professional goals with greater success. As an avid reader and data crawler, Kelley stays closely connected to the work being done in the fields of coaching, business, and positive psychology along with her own field of sociology. In this way, she provides her client base with cutting edge methods for achieving their goals and while remaining grateful for the opportunity to be of service to others.





Riverbend Church

4214 Capital of Texas Hwy N., Room 5B

Austin, TX 78746

(512) 327-3540

Meeting Agenda:

6:00 - 6:30 PM - Event Check-In & Social Time
6:30 - 6:40 PM - Chapter Business
6:40 - 8:30 PM - Guest Presentation & discussion

Plenty of free parking!


Whether a coach or not, everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. The following fees cover activities and meeting costs:

  • ICF Austin Chapter members – Free
  • Non-local, but ICF Global Chapter members -- $20
  • Non-members and Guests -- $20

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