How to Embrace the F Word: FAILURE with Dara Simkin


We build so much shame around rejection and failure, yet it actually takes more courage to 'give it a go' than it does to avoid it all together. We need to learn how to embrace failure and make it our friend, so we don't miss out. Buddha tells us that pain is inevitable and suffering is optional, but when it comes to failure, why do we choose suffering? Even after we are rejected or criticised, we continue to pick at our failure wounds. This workshop will teach you failure first-aid.What we will cover:

  • Failure First-Aid: putting Band-Aids on our emotional boo boos
  • How to embrace failure so it doesn’t hurt so much
  • How to build failure resilience


Dara Simkin considers herself to be a no frills, no fluff kind of coach. Her style is direct, practical and action-oriented, but she also loves laughter and connection. She is a certified Life Coach and accredited Behavioural Analyst, but prefers to be seen as someone who helps support the greater good. She believes self-development should be approachable & accessible and that personal growth is about openness, curiosity and creativity. She's grateful to be able to share her passion with others. She has studied self-development for more than a decade and utilizes different tools she’s picked up along the way to deliver creative ideas when working with her clients. 

Some other fun facts about Dara: She has sat a 10-day silent meditation retreat known as Vipassina, She spent three weeks in the Blue Mountains living on a beautiful Ashram, she mentors a young Asylum Seeker and is a published author. 

Dara works with clients who believe:

• I’m not good enough

•I want more than my current situation

• I put others before me to my own detriment

• I over work to the point of mental and physical exhaustion 

• I have no idea what I want to do with my life

• I get anxious and overwhelmed

• I avoid challenges for fear of failure or rejection

• I can’t look at myself in the mirror

• I’m lonely and don’t know how to break free 

To learn more about Dara, visit her web site www.darasimkin.com or email her at dara@darasimkin.com, she loves a chat!

Important Info

The Windsor Workshop is located on level 1 of 115 Chapel Street, Windsor.  Windsor train station is a 4 minute walk, or jump off at Duke Street stop on Tram 78.  All day parking is available behind Paint Spot, Windsor (opposite the station) for around $7/day.

Our workshops are suitable for persons 16 years or older.

Terms and Conditions/ Cancellations

The Windsor Workshop reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop.  The reasons this may occur are (a) if a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students or (b) an Artist or Workshop Facilitator falls ill.  In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified at least 2 days before the commencement of the workshop and a credit note will be issued to be used at a later date.  Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds if the class is cancelled. 

If you are unable to attend your workshop, please let us know within four days of your workshop and we will give you a credit note to be used at a later date, or transfers are available upon request. No credit notes will be issued for cancellations when less than four working days' notice is given.

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Class Schedule

Thursday 14 July, 6pm - 7.30pm

What you will learn
  • How to embrace failure so it doesn’t hurt so much
  • How to build failure resilience
  • Why we need failure to succeed
What you will get
  • Meet Dara Simkin, Mindset Coach and expert in personal development
  • A Shift Happens session (valued at $100) if you book with her in July
  • Dara's eBook - Mindset Renovating: A practical guide to declutter your mind

What to bring
  • Please bring bucket loads of enthusiasm
What to wear

Dress up if you wish

Appropriate for

This workshop is for all skill levels (no experience necessary).


The Windsor Workshop

Vendor since 2015

We are a creative hub for the arts / crafts / design movement providing workshops and events to inspire.

We seek out and promote local Melbourne based Artists.

We unleash the unexplored creativity in people.

We provide a social gathering for people to slow down and team up.

We create a sensory experience that will get people talking.

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25 July 2016 • How to Embrace the F Word: FAILURE with Dara Simkin

I really enjoyed this workshop. It was a fun, relaxed atmosphere covering a serious topic. It was a great evening full of take-away information. A great way to springboard into the subject further.