Dr. Brene’ Brown began her career as a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Her research focuses on authentic leadership and wholeheartedness in families, schools, and organizations. She presented a 2012 TED talk and two 2010 TEDx talks. 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.
Brown is the author of I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power (Penguin/Gotham, 2007), The Gifts of Imperfection: Letting Go of Who We Think We Should Be and Embracing Who We Are (Hazelden, 2010), Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown (Gotham, 2012), and Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution. (Spiegel & Grau, 2015) and “Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone” (2017). Her articles have appeared in many national newspapers.
In March 2013, she appeared on Super Soul Sunday talking with Oprah Winfrey about her new book, Daring Greatly.The title of the book comes from Theodore Roosevelt’s speech “Citizenship in a Republic”, which is also referred as “The Man in the Arena” speech, given at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, on April 23, 1910.
Brown has also been interviewed by the author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, for Gilbert’s Magic Lessons podcast, where she poses the question: “What’s worth doing, even if you fail?”.
Brown is the founder and CEO of 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 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.