Founding Members

Ira Chaleff –

Ira is the patron and mentor of this community. He is an experienced educator and the pioneer of Courageous Followership. Ira is here to guide educators in their journeys to teach followers how to be courageous.


Alain de Sales –

Alain has a PhD in the role Courageous Followers play in standing up to Destructive Leaders and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Liveris Academy of Leadership and Innovation in the University of Queensland. He is the Founding Community Manager of this portal and the Chair of Courageous Follower Coordinating Council. With the Council he manages the strategy, events, registration, blogs, resources, announcements and forums.


Darío O. Fernández – 

Darío has built the visual design of this site and is responsible for technical support. He has extensive experience in the practice of Courageous Followership while coaching and developing teams.