Our simple idea- People who brave their day, their way, can inspire the rest of us to lead braver lives, in uncertain times.

Why Brave?

Hello we are The Gavigan’s.

Our social purpose is to support people to brave their days, their way here in Scotland and further afield, in these global uncertain times.. We like to think of ourselves as International Bravery Explorers.

Our special interest is in how people ‘brave out their days, their way’?

What’s unique? What’s common? 

How they embrace their fears?

What supports?

People are braver than they ever believe. Life teaches us about bravery and resilient survival.

About Charley

I’m a hope-a-holic who is learning every day to ditch my terrifying fears, anxieties and self-defeating beliefs in order to practice living and leading my bravest life.

About Colin

Colin has spent over 30 years working in leadership, managerial and therapeutic roles within Glasgow homelessness and community based addiction services.

Suzi's story

“When I was first recommended to meet with Charley I was sceptical, I didn’t really understand how she could help me.
However after regular meet ups with her she made me aware of myself, the way I spoke about myself and my body language…”

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Garry's story

“My Experience with doing life coaching was that I always felt comfortable when doing each hourly session. I always felt I could be honest with myself and just open up about what I was going through which was really rewarding for me as I’ll be honest at the start I was a bit nervous about doing this as it’s something I’ve never done before but Charley provided an environment which was safe and quiet…”
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Jennifer's story

“I am certainly beginning to live a phenomenal life after what has been a very rocky 12 months. Involvement in the coaching sessions over this difficult period in my life has reminded me that I am bold and brave and have all the answers in my head I just need to pause and take time to consider my strengths and qualities…”
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Pamela's story

“Bravery coaching with Charley came at the perfect time in my life as I was really struggling to cope with some personal & family issues. Charley enabled me to focus my energy on my strengths and to concentrate on the positives…”
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Joanne's story

“I started my journey with Charley as my guide almost 12 months ago. She has a photograph on the wall; the steep and perilous summit of the Matterhorn. That image fascinates me. In the last four years I have gone from a single art lesson in my dining room to being the CEO and Founder of a multi-award winning business and charity…”
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Bravery in Action

Watch our wrap up learning event with Scottish charities The Mungo Foundation and Hansel.

This followed a 2 year Scottish Government funded project to increase resilience, build a bravery culture and practice with social care leaders. Together we shared reflections and demonstrated the experiential methods and approaches used.

We’ve also added an example of a Bravery coaching session in action !

Thanks go to Dr Jennifer M Jones of Media for Communities for the filming & edits.

Brave Your Day with us  

Individual Coaching

We support individuals who are ready to receive support to lead change with increased bravery in their work or own lives.

Workshops & Facilitation

We stir and practice bravery through our group workshops, programs and conversations to build a braver culture and mindset.

Brave Your Day International

We are launching an International Brave Your Day community of self-leaders, from within companies, not for profits, activists, practitioners and movements who want to meet to exchange, learn, stretch and witness bravery-building through ideas, storytelling, skills development and being human practice.

Our aim is to host a collaborative Brave Your Day International Gathering in Spring 2019 in New York City.

Stuff that fuels us to brave our day-our way

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