BRENÉ BROWN, PH.D., LMSW

Brown has taken the concepts of shame and vulnerability and turned them completely on their heads. In short, she subversively makes shame less shameful, a part of the ordinary human condition. So the question isn’t why shame, but what to do about it.

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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 two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and her latest book, Dare to Lead, which is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadership.



Brené’s TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 35 million views.



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

 





Speaker Disclosures:



Financial: Brené Brown is the CEO for The Daring Way and Founder and CEO of COURAGEworks and Brave Leaders Inc. She is a research professor at University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She is an author of numerous books and receives royalties from various publishers. Dr. Brown receives compensation as a speaker for numerous other organizations. Brené Brown receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.



Non-financial: Brené Brown has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.