Being brave enough to risk failure is a

NON NEGOTIABLE REQUIREMENT

for success in any endeavor

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Failure is not an option....It’s required. 

Brave Enough To Fail is an organization that inspires and motivates High School and College students to reach out for success by understanding and implementing options that are available to them. 

Every student trying to find and understand success, has probably already faced a failure or an obstacle that's weakened their resolve. If they haven’t yet, They are going to. 

Finding the motivation to continue and work past these setbacks can be difficult, especially if you lack confidence in your ideas or abilities. 

Some would argue that overcoming these challenges is a simple matter of gaining more confidence, or gritting your teeth and powering through them. 

While this level of tenacity can help you move past your core challenges, it won't help you feel more fulfilled in your work, and it won't motivate you for the future. Instead, it's likely to fatigue you, making you more vulnerable to the negative effects of future obstacles. 

So, what is your option? Brave Enough To Fail guides students to have the courage to follow their dreams and see their education as a way to get where they want to be.

 

BETF encourages students to achieve their real dreams through courage and persistence, while working with the following attributes that are essential for success in any field of endeavor: 

* Commitment 

  • Resilience
    * Self Discipline

  • Focus
    * Ambition 

Brave Enough To Fail helps students set the framework to succeed. We assist you (the student) in finding the path through unexplored territory.

Commitment : to one’s self: Exploring the correct mind set, Understanding how to decide and agree to do something

 

Resilience: The art of bouncing back, rebounding, of being flexible.

Self-Discipline: The Pathway to Self-Discipline. Considering that so much of what we do on a daily basis is habit-driven.Developing the right habits will help to instill the right amount of discipline into our lives. Start with education.

Focus: It's important to constantly be improving yourself because progress leads to fulfillment, So focus, by concentrating your attention or energy on something.

Ambition: Is the desire to achieve something, or to succeed,

accompanied with motivation, determination and an internal drive.

Ambition describes those that achieve success based on their inner desire to do so and their belief in themselves.

 

Brave Enough to Fail coaches students to understand “who they are, Where they are going and how they are going to get there” They will understand and come to grips with “They are the boss of them-self’s “ How they are perceived by their own market place will depend upon each student, no-one else.

Uniqueness or the quality of one of a kind is just one principle that BETF will emphasize as a cornerstone for success.

You, the student, belong to a marketplace, whether you like it, understand it, or have a knowledge of what it is. You have left impressions upon people, based on your behavior, your communications, your body language, your appearance and a number of other factors. This impression leaves a perception of who you are with people, whether you like it or not. The question now becomes “Is this the way or understanding you wish to leave with people” (your marketplace). Brave Enough To Fail guides students in navigating through these confusing waters.

Meet the Team

Co-Founder & CEO

Wayne Winsley

 

Wayne is the driving force behind Brave Enough to Fail and its goal of being the #1 student motivational program in America.  

He has served as a History and Current Events Teacher for middle and high school students, a multiple award-winning motivational speaker. Wayne also has over 20 years experience on radio as a News Anchor, Talk Show Host, and Dee-Jay.

Director of Operations

Carolanne Marquis   

 

Carolanne brings a wealth of experience and expertise to BETF.

She is the current Executive Director of CEO foundation of Connecticut

Previously Carolanne has served as 

Chief  Operations Officer & Executive VP, Keuka College,

Executive Director Southwestern Vermont Health Care Foundation,

International Director of Development, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews 

 

Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships

Lacey M. Byrne  

 

Lacey has over fifteen years of experience in the non-profit sector. 

Her vast skill set includes providing direct client services, grant writing, development work, strategic planning, program analysis, return on investment analysis and community building.  

She has served as Community Business Development Manager for Barnes & Noble, a  Planner for  The Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut, Inc, and a Planner for New Opportunities Inc.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Tom Glass

 

Director, Committee Chair of Brave Enough To Write project.

Managing Director of Top Gun Strategies,

Retired Vice President of advertising agency relations, The Wall Street Journal

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Judy Dumas

 

Judy Dumas: Director
Educator, Principal at Faith Preparatory Academy

Michael Doyle

 

Founder and President of Fostering Hope Together,

Field technician with Verizon information and technology services.

 

April Winsley

 

Co-Founder Brave Enough To Fail

Author of the inspirational book, “Where Are You Going?”,

Former radio personality, Producer and co-host of the Wayne Winsley Program.

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Patrick Mitchell

 

Project Manager of unified Platform Technology, Disney

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Don Fertman

 

Chief Development Officer, Subway (Retired)

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David Glass

 

Vice President & Creative Director, ViacomCBS

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Jim Knox

 

Educational Director, Beardsley Zoo Bridgeport , CT

ADVISORY BOARD 

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Ann Karrick

National News Anchor, Fox News Radio

 

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Meg  Akabas.

Chairperson of the National Parenting Education Network (NPEN)

Serves on the steering committee of the New York State Parenting Education Partnership (NYSPEP).  

 

Matthew A. Connell, EdD., MBA.

Former teacher in the Hartford school system

Co-founder of Yellowbrick.me

John Christenson,  PHD 

 

JAssistant Professor at the University of Connecticut