Brené Brown

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Daring Greatly & The Gifts of Imperfection

Brené Brown

Dr. Brené Brown cuts right to the core of what is so challenging about personal and professional relationships. She is both charming and disarming, which moves us beyond our usual defenses to the place where our hearts and mind open and insight occurs. At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Brené inspired hundreds of employees and leaders to dare greatly.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. 

Brené is the author of two #1 New York Times Bestsellers; Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (Gotham, 2012) and The Gifts of Imperfection (Hazelden, 2010). 

Brené is the CEO and Chief Learning Officer for The Daring Way™, a training and certification program for helping professionals who want to facilitate her work on vulnerability and courage with individuals, groups, and organizations.

Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 14 million viewers. Additionally, Brené gave the closing talk at the 2012 TED conference where she talked about shame, courage, and innovation. 

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

Books by Brené Brown

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