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Brene Brown          

Professor at the University of Houston; Bestselling Author of "Daring Greatly;" Expert on Authenticity, Courage and Vulnerability

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

Brené is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: Daring Greatly, Rising Strong and The Gifts of Imperfection.

Brown 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. Brown is also the Founder and CEO for The Daring Way, a training and certification program for helping professionals who want to facilitate her work on vulnerability, courage, shame, and empathy.

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 19 million viewers.

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

Speech Topics


The Inspirational Leader: Why Courage, Authenticity, and Calm Matter

From developing talent and connecting with consumers, to building brands and fostering innovative cultures, inspiration is critical. Inspirational leadership is not about job titles and roles its a style of leadership available to anyone who is willing to practice courage in the midst of fear, to choose authenticity over self-protection, and to foster calm in times of high reactivity.

The Power of Vulnerability

In our culture, vulnerability has become synonymous with weakness. We associate vulnerability with emotions like fear, shame, and scarcity; emotions that we dont want to discuss, even when they profoundly affect the way we live, work, and even lead.

To reduce our feelings of vulnerability, we wake up every morning, put on our game face, and rarely take it off especially at the office. We use invulnerability as a shield to protect us from uncomfortable emotions and struggles with anxiety and self-doubt. But invulnerability has a price.

Vulnerability is indeed at the core of difficult emotions, but it is also the birthplace of: Creativity and innovation, authenticity, adaptability to change and accountability the key elements that every business needs to survive and thrive.

Great Expectations: What Leaders and Managers Need to Understand about Goals

Setting, tracking, and celebrating goals are primary tasks in business; however, very few managers and leaders understand the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral anatomy of the goal process. Understanding the loaded dynamics of expectations, disappointments, and accomplishments gives us more tools for cultivating success with our own goals and becoming more effective mentors for our employees.

The Only Constant is Change: Developing Courage, Compassion and Connection in Overstressed and Anxious Organizations

For organizations to successfully navigate change, it is imperative that employees at all levels bring their best selves to work. But too often leaders and managers dont know how to navigate the emotional landscape of change especially the human response to stress, anxiety, and fear. Unknowingly, leadership often incites the exact behaviors that sabotage the creativity, trust, and accountability that are essential to managing change.

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Brené Brown: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

Big News on Brené Brown. Includes blogs, news, and community conversations about Brené Brown.

Brene Brown: How Vulnerability Can Make Our Lives Better - Forbes

Brene Brown, Credit: Danny Clark Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, as well as the author of ...

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