Dara was a shy wall-flower who learned that even as a certified black belt instructor she lacked confidence to ask for what she needed or speak up to bullies. She created this program to help every woman — including you!

 

Dara shows you how to speak up to be heard and communicate in a way that gets everyone to listen.  When you Flip Your Fear and learn how to live Confident, Fearless and Safe you attract positive people who respect you and receive prosperous opportunities towards you. Every woman deserves to live Confident, Fearless and Safe!

Click here to hear her story.

Accomplishments

2020

Published Flip Your Fear; Crack the Code on Fear & Get the Life You Want!
Available on Amazon

2020

Professional Member of the National Speakers Association since 2019

2020
Published Jerky Johnny Prevent Everyday Bullies & Harassment  Workbook for Women

Available on Amazon

2017
Mayoral Award for Excellent Service, Danville, CA

2017
Mayoral Award for Excellent Service, San Ramon, CA

University of Rhode Island
Bachelor of Science Women's Studies

2020

"Best of 2020" Instruction, Albany, CA 

2020, 2019, 2018

International Speaking Competition Awards

2019
Published Someone You Know; Expert Secrets to Prevent Bullies, Sexual Assault, & Bad Relationships. 

An Amazon Top-Seller!

2017
Soroptimist International Award for Excellent Service Helping Women

2017
Published Jerky Johnny™, a safety & relationship game for ages 12+.
An Amazon Top 100 Toys

Certified Black-Belt Instructor

15+ years teaching Tae Kwon Do martial arts and sexual assault prevention

 

Awards & Grants 

ALBANY CALIFORNIA
POLICE DEPARTMENT
GIRLS INC. 
OF ALAMEDA COUNTY
NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE
GIRL SCOUTS
OF AMERICA
CONTRA COSTA PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH  & FAMILIES​
 

Founder, Author, Expert

FOUNDER — KURUKULA™ WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT MOVEMENT

Dara, a certified black-belt instructor, started this award-winning program in 2004. She realized the need for a class beyond martial arts alone to help women successfully find their voice, exude confidence and handle every-day bullies, abusers & predators.

 

Dara's helps women speak up to be heard, get paid what you deserve, and

eliminate sexism, bullying and harassement.

You can live Confident, Fearless and Safe!

“After attending a presentation led by Dara, 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.

I highly recommend her!”

Shelley Lumm, Owner JSL Auctions

AUTHOR — SOMEONE YOU KNOW © 2019
Do you know a controlling person? Do you deal with a bully co-worker or boss? Confidence expert Dara Connolly provides an easy, profound, and entertaining read to help you attract positive people and avoid the bad ones. Learn inside tools and tips to avoid unhealthy relationships before it's too late.

 Available at  Amazon→

"Above the buzz of #MeToo, #TimesUp, and the current Women’s Movement, what specific skills have you learned to prevent abusers from harming you? 

I give expert advice to keep you safe."

— Author, Dara Connolly

AUTHOR — JERKY JOHNNY® SAFETY GAME

Her years as a professional self-defense and sexual assault expert, Dara Connolly, teaches your teen daughters (and sons) practical life-skills for avoiding sexual assault in a fun game setting.

Jerky Johnny is an Amazon Top-Seller and listed as Amazon's Top 100 Toys. 

 

Teens are the highest risk group for dating violence and sexual assault.

Jerky Johnny helps teach prevention skills before they are in a risky situation. A proven critical prevention tool for young women, the game is endorsed by therapists & police. Teens may play among themselves or with a parent to start a dialogue. 

 Available at Amazon→

"As a father of three daughters, I really appreciate the important work Jerky Johnny does for young women."

— Chief of Police Mike McQuiston, Albany CA (retired)

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Every Woman Deserves to Live Confident, Fearless & Safe.