About Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.

She has spent the past fifteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers – The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong.

Her TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 25 million views.

Brené is the Founder and CEO of both COURAGEworks – an online learning platform that offers classes for individuals and families on braver living and loving, and BRAVE LEADERS INC – a platform that brings her latest research on leadership development and culture change to teams, leaders, entrepreneurs, change makers, and culture shifters.

Brené lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve, and their children Ellen and Charlie.

Brene speaking
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The Power of Vulnerability | TEDx Houston

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Rising Strong Trailer

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The Power of Empathy | RSA

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Chase Jarvis Live

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Brené Reads Her Parenting Manifesto To Oprah

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The Good Life Project with Jonathan Fields

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Listening to Shame | TED 2012

"Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome – is our greatest measure of courage."

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