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Do you want to be part of a community of people interested in bringing courage into their everyday lives?

Do you want support to show up in uncomfortable conversations, to bring fierce love into your relationships and to admit and learn from failure?

Yes? Then you’re in the right place.

The Courage Compass is a community of people committed to bringing more courage into their everyday lives and a company dedicated to supporting you to be more courageous.

So join us! Read our most popular articles or check our Pathway to Your Purpose coaching program!

Founder: Bryn Bamber

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Photo credit: Richard Jansen

Bryn Bamber is the founder of the Courage Compass. Her mission is to heal herself and heal the world. In addition to spending over a decade in the field of education, she has always been drawn to empowerment and healing. This has led her to run leadership programs for youth, move to an ashram to study yoga, blog about personal development and create an online workshop on courage.

Currently she works for the Ontario Justice Education Network where she’s responsible for grant research and writing, hiring and supervising contract staff and running workshops about the justice system for youth. She especially enjoys workshops like the Law and Radio Project, where youth choose a topic, write the script and interview a legal expert on air. She is also a passionate contact improv dancer and is obsessed with dark chocolate.

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Hear from Bryn herself…

     Dance class with the Kaejas

Hi there,

I thought I’d introduce myself in a little more detail :)!

I am one of the ones who cares too much and feels too deeply. I believe the world can be better and it starts with each of us as individuals finding what we love and fighting for it. Taking the step that both scare us and make us feel alive. Building the life that we want.

I’m obsessed with bridging the gap between the dissatisfaction people feel in their jobs, relationships, spiritual and physical well-being, and their desire to live a life filled with meaning. What I share focuses on how to find out what’s in your heart and walk towards it. Read more about working with me by clicking here.

When we say no to what doesn’t work, we say yes to a life full of meaning and purpose. I love helping people cut away that which holds them back, allowing for meaning and purpose to flood in.

A friend of mine recently withdrew from her PhD program. She was many years in, close to being done, but it wasn’t the right fit for her life. About a year ago she got hired at her dream job and so has spent the past year juggling a new job that she LOVED and trying to keep working on her thesis in the evenings, weekends, and on holidays.

It had partially worked for a while but recently it had gotten to the point where every day when she got up she would say to herself, today after work – I’m going to write. But then, day after day, she wouldn’t but would beat herself up about it. She would spend her evenings and weekends feeling guilty about not writing. And so, after thinking it through, consulting with friends and loved ones, she withdrew.

And overnight, it was like she was a new person. She laughs more, she sees her friends more and she’s started to do beadwork again. For her, this was the right choice and now the sparkle of life is back.

In the workshops that I run in schools I had one student who was a “bad kid.” The teacher told me not to give him an important role in the mock trial because his family sometimes pulled him out of school to help work construction. He couldn’t be trusted to show up. He was quick and argumentative and this often got him into trouble.

I didn’t listen to the teacher. He told me he would show up and I believed him. He was given the role of the lawyer who does the cross examination – asking questions like, “And you had always intended to steal the iPod, hadn’t you?”

For the final session, the students took the streetcar downtown to perform the mock trial at the courthouse in front of a judge. He had practiced and did really well.

At the end the judge said to him, “I don’t know what it is, exactly, about you. But you really seemed like a lawyer during that cross examination.”

He was glowing. He didn’t want to take off his lawyers robes. I still tear up a little when I think about it. These are the moments at my job that I cherish, when I get to be apart of someone’s story and watch them grow.

This is why I write articles and do career coaching. I want to give people the tools to find out what their next step is and help them find the courage to take it.

I have spent over 10 years obsessing about this. When I was 17 I did a program that really helped me find my way back to myself and since then I’ve been reading books, running workshops and writing about how we can keep finding ourselves on deeper and deeper levels and really build the life that we want.

I’ve held professional development conferences for teachers, canoe trips for youth and workshops on Canada’s justice system. What I love about these workshops is learning more about what helps individuals develop the courage to face challenging situations in their work and in their lives.

So join us! Read my articles, sign up for my newsletter, or follow me on twitter.

And if you’re in the middle of one of those messy, uncomfortable places where you don’t even what the courageous thing to do would be – don’t worry, I’ve been there. Hell, I’ve been there this week… It will get better. You got this.

Talk soon!

Bryn Bamber

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5 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Bryn,
    Thanks so much for inviting me to read your blog. I have always liked your writing and insights and am enjoying reading your reflections, poems and stories.
    And now a novel! May She inspire and bless you!
    Love,
    Susanne

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