About Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW

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

She has spent the past sixteen 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 latest book, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and The Courage to Stand Alone, will be released Fall 2017.

Brené‘s TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 30 million views.

In addition to her research and writing, Brené is the Founder and CEO of COURAGEworks and BRAVE LEADERS INC - an organization that brings evidence-based courage building programs 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

The Power of Vulnerability | TEDx Houston

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Rising Strong Trailer

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The Power of Empathy | RSA


Chase Jarvis Live


Brené Reads Her Parenting Manifesto To Oprah


The Good Life Project with Jonathan Fields


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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