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“Kurukula is fantastic! I can’t explain the confidence it gave me and my two daughters. Both older teenagers going off to college, but facing the dating scene still in high school. When can you say “No?" ALWAYS! Kurukula gave them the tools not only to read different scenarios, but gain confidence and the skills for self-defense. Becoming self-sufficient and believing in yourself while staying safe! This program is so worth it!” -Tracy Wiley, Mother of Teen Girls
"After attending a Kurukula workshop led by Dara Connolly, I came away with actionable tools to build a stronger, bolder presence in everyday interactions with both men and women. Dara has a keen awareness of meeting women right where they are and guiding them to increasing confidence (in aspects such as voice, presence, and self-defense)- better equipping them in today's world. She's relatable, engaging, and a master at making others feel welcome and supported. I would highly recommend both her workshops and for speaking engagments on women/teen empowerment."—Shelley Lumm, Owner and Consultant JSL Auctions
"Great speaker! Impressive mindset and I have to say if you haven't bought Dara's Jerky Johnny card deck…you must buy it! The content is so relevant and speaks to the pressures young girls are up against. I have gifted a few boxes to Youth Leaders, Social Workers and they were very impressed with the content! Example Question: My best friend met a boy online, she's really nervous and doesn't want to meet him alone, she asked you to go with her. What do you do?
When my 13-year old daughter answered with the following. "Well mom, I wouldn't let her go alone…what kind of friend is that?"
I just about LOST my MIND! Thank you Dara for this tool to allow parents like myself to begin a dialogue we didn't even know we needed to have." -Christine Sevier, Creating New Hope, Senior Living Advocate
"Dara Connolly is an engaging speaker! She's not afraid to with some of the tricky issues to prevent sexual abuse. She gives excellent advice on how to know how to stand up for what you believe and feel safe. Dara selflessly created workshops, a game (Jerky Johnny), and a book (Someone You Know) in order to help women and girls. I would recommend Dara and her Kurukula program to individuals, groups, and schools. She is very professional!"
-Viveca Hubbard, President Chamber Chatters, TM International Speaking Club
“Kurukulais a great program to empower women, helping them to avoid getting into dangerous situations and how to say a strong "No" when needed and a lot more!" -Kate Mackinnon, PT, CST-D, Author
“My daughter attended your Boundary Setting presentation last night & came home so excited. She told me all about the class & how much she learned from you. She will be applying what she learned at school to even friends that can be not so nice. On the car ride home she gave me all sorts of examples how to handle situations when girls are being mean. She discussed body language, how to verbalize firmly and what to say. It was amazing! The lessons you taught her are invaluable. Thank you for a wonderful presentation. She thoroughly enjoyed it!” -Suzanne Sterling, Mother