If you’ve read my book, Dream Big and Live Your Dreams Boldly: Taking Action to Fulfill Your Passion and Purpose, you would know your journey doesn’t stop at having a dream. You need to take action and continuously learn and improve your best possible future self. If you’re ready to take the next step in continuing your journey of self-growth and leadership drive to the next phase, I would like to invite you to….

Welcome to the Dream Big and Boldly Academy (DBBA), a safe space and community of like-minded people passionate about taking action towards fulfilling their passion and purpose.

I am Maurine Kwende, the CEO and Founder of Dream Big & Boldly Academy and  EMK Learning Solutions. I am also a Certified Personal and Executive Leadership Coach, and who is leading the charge in making it my mission to empower others to not only dream Big but to live their passion and purpose Boldly.

Do you have dreams? You probably have dreams, big and lofty dreams. I believe we all do but not everyone has the ability to take action and pursue and live their dreams. Some might use some help to get there. Some might have a gap between their dreams and actually living their dreams and fulfilling their potential. Some might need a ‘village’ a tribe, a safe space, a mentor, or an accountability partner(s).

That’s what the DBBA is about. The DBBA will fill that gap by providing the tools and right community to push you forward to live your dreams, with the life you always wanted to live. 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. The DBBA is not only for adults but also for our future generation of girls with the DBBA Future Women Leaders program.  Scroll down to learn more about our programs and select the program that’s right for you, your team, or your organization.

Dream Big and Boldly Academy Membership

When you join the membership program you have the following benefits:

Monthly live virtual and Q&A calls on personal and professional growth, motivation, success, and leadership topics.

Monthly group coaching during live virtual Q&A calls.

Group accountability program.

Free masterclass of the book: Dream Big and Live Your Dreams Boldly.

Discounted rates all on DBBA non-membership programs.

Community of like-minded people to share, learn and growth with.

Dream Big and Boldly Annual Conference

Are you ready for your big and lofty dreams to manifest? Or, have you given up? Have you tried so many times and failed? Well, it’s time to dream again, and this time around commit to seeing it manifest. This conference is for women and girls who have dreams, big and lofty dreams, and need a push in the right direction to take action and see their dreams manifest. This conference is also for women and girls who have faced obstacles to living their dreams. Some have abandoned their dreams or spend a huge part of their lives living the dreams or others or being discouraged to live their dreams. Research informs us that over 50 percent of women give up on their dreams. One of the main reasons is due to lack of confidence. However, of those who pursue their dreams, about 82 percent achieve them. 82 percent is encouraging and worth the gamble to take a leap and live your dreams. This conference is in two parts. Part 1 is for women leaders and part 2 is for our future women leaders, girls. 

In this conference, you will be inspired, empowered, motivated, gain confidence, and held accountable to live your dreams boldly. This is a 5-day conference with an incredible speaker line-up to equip women and girls to live their dreams boldly. Join us at the 2022 Dream Big and Boldly Academy Conference.


A mastermind simply put is a meeting of the minds. It is a group of peers, colleagues, and people with the same goal who get together for a specific period of time to rub minds, be vulnerable and provide support for each other. I love this quote that goes ” If you want to travel fast travel alone, if you want to travel far, travel together. Another famous quat is “It takes a village to raise a child.” Everyone needs a village, an inner circle, a tribe to belong to, to help each in personal and professional growth success.

Accountability Coaching Program

From research, 65% of people complete a goal once they commit to someone and when they schedule or appointment with a peer, there is a 95 percent chance of success. There is a positive correlation between having an accountability partner and success. The importance of having an accountability partnership with a life coach can not be overemphasized. Our accountability program is a partnership program between a life coach and a participant.

Who will benefit from the Accountability Program?

  • Chief procrastinator. Someone who is procrastinating about living their dreams.
  • You’re feeling stuck in your career or personal goals and need clarity to move forward.
  • Have a hard time keeping to your word and need someone trustworthy to hold you accountable.
  • Lacking focus, direction, and staying on track.
  • You have great ideas but are overwhelmed and paralyzed by fear
  • Always starts projects but don’t complete them, going round in circles.
  • Have side gigs but not making any progress.

What is the Accountability Program and how can the program help you?

Our accountability program is a coaching program between the participant and a life coach. Through one-on-one coaching sessions, the participant will work with the life coach to gain clarity and courage to overcome limitations and take action to live their dreams, and fulfill their passion and purpose boldly.

What to expect?

Below is the accountability program structure:

  • 8 virtual live coaching sessions
  • Each session is one hour long
  • Personal goals and goals plan
  • A signed copy of my book to help you with the DBLYDB model
  • Your coach is 100% committed to your success

It’s time to take action and be accountable for your personal and professional growth. Learn more and sign up.

DBBA Future Women Leaders Program

And now exclusively for our younger generation girls!

Do you have a future woman leader wanting to get a head start in her own self-growth journey? We love to help empower our future leaders with essential key concepts to help boost their leadership skills set through courses fit for their exact needs.

Meet the coach who inspired this Academy…

Maurine Kwende

“No matter how big our dreams may be, it is possible to live them.”

Certified Personal and Executive Leadership Coach, Maurine Kwende, is on a mission to empower others to not only dream big but to live their passion and purpose boldly.

Maurine Kwende, MA, MEd, PHR, CTP is a certified personal and executive leadership coach and speaker. She has a Master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology and a Graduate eLearning Certificate both from George Mason University.

Currently, she is on the path to graduating with a Ph.D. in Learning Technologies Design Research in 2022 from George Mason University as well with research interests including UX design, artificial intelligence (AI), micro learning, and augmented reality.

Maurine completed the prestigious chief learning officer executive certification from George Mason University in 2018. She is a John Maxwell certified executive coach and public speaker, trainer, and DISC behavioral trainer.

What past + current dreamers turned high achievers have said…


How do I join?

You can join by clicking on the membership link.

How much time should I dedicate each month?

You can dedicate about 5 hours per month (1 hour monthly calls, 1-hour monthly content, and 2-3 hours digital content and personal growth).

When does the membership start and finish?

It will start once you officially sign up for a plan fit to your needs and can end any time after its term commitment with a 30 day notice.

How often will content be updated each month?

Content will be made available on the first Tuesday of the month.

What if I want to cancel my membership?

Your membership can be canceled at any time with a 30 day notice after the term commitment has been fulfilled.