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Welcome to the Dream Big and Boldly Academy (DBBA)

Welcome to the Dream Big and Boldly Academy (DBBA), a safe space and community of professionals passionate about taking action towards their personal and professional growth.

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I'm Dr. Maurine Kwende

I’m Dr. Maurine Kwende, an author, leadership expert, coach, and learning and development consultant with over 20 years of experience in learning and development, human resource development, leadership, strategic planning, coaching and scrum and agile project management. I hold a Ph.D in Learning Technologies Design Research from George Mason University.

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I have experienced firsthand how it feels to be in the new leader, first-time manager seat without the tools to lead successfully. I lived it, failed, and learned from it, and now I have created a cohort program to help you succeed as a new leader and manager. After completing the new leader cohort program, you can also join the cohort program for progressive and, finally, the senior leader cohort program. One step at a time.  

It’s my goal to support those who are intentional about their personal and professional growth, not only because intentional personal and professional growth has helped me improve my life and those around me. It is one of the key ingredients that helped me succeed, and I can help you too.

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What DBBA Provides?

The DBBA provides you the right tools and right community to push you forward to reach your full potential and see your dreams manifest. It will also give you access to a community of like-minded people to share knowledge with, learn from and hold each other accountable, and celebrate you all the way. The academy will help you be the ladder you can to hold unto to reach your full potential.


What does the DBBA Offer?

The DBBA offers leadership and professional development programs, one-on-one and group coaching, membership plans, courses and a private community of like-minded people who are serious about their personal and professional growth.

This complimentary quarterly webinar series is available to the DBBA community on the last Friday at noon every quarter via Zoom. To grow professionally, you need also to grow personally. This program covers a range of topics on leadership and personal growth.

The DBBA cohort program is a 6 weeks program that equips all leaders- new leaders, first-time managers, first-time supervisors, progressive leaders, middle managers, senior leaders, and managers- with tools to accelerate their leadership and professional development journey and become transformational leaders.

Are you a leader, a new leader, a first-time manager, a middle manager, a progressive leader, or a professional eager to be part of a community with those serious about their personal and professional growth? Then the Dream Big and Boldly Academy (DBBA) private community is for you.

Are you searching for flexible learning options that fit your busy schedule? Look no further than the Dream Big and Boldly Academy (DBBA) online courses. We understand that not everyone can join onsite or synchronous programs due to time constraints. That’s why we’ve developed a range of courses that offer lifetime access, allowing you to learn at your own pace. Our course catalog includes both paid and free options to cater to your needs.

When you join the DBBA, every month I will provide you with the right tools including a leadership and personal growth plan to equip you to become the leader of your dreams.

The leadership and personal growth plan will empower you to take your leadership to the next level. The DBBA also gives you an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals to learn and grow with and also for accountability purposes.

Is there a gap between where you are now and where you want to be? Do you feel stuck in your personal and professional growth and do not exhibit the best of you in your workplace? Do you need accountability, a push to reach your goals and vision?

We can help you with coaching strategies to help you gain clarity and the awareness you need to take the step to become the best version of yourself.

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The DBBA leadership and professional
Development monthly series

This is a complimentary monthly series available to the DBBA community every last Friday of the month via zoom. This program covers a range of topics on leadership and personal growth.

What People Are Saying About Us


“What an engaging empowering program. I applied all the strategies from the workshop with my team, and we are experiencing a transformation in our workplace.”


“Such an insightful and empowering session. I said no more to excuses and embraced the new confidence in me.”-


“Thanks to coaching sessions with Maurine, I gained clarity, confidence, and purpose. I now believe in myself and have launched businesses that are thriving. Thank you, coach.”

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