About Dr. Brené Brown
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: Rising Strong, Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection.
She is also the Founder and CEO of The Daring Way and COURAGEworks – an online learning community that offers eCourses, workshops, and interviews for individuals and organizations ready for braver living, loving, and leading.
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 25 million viewers.
Brené lives in Houston with her husband, Steve, and their two children, Ellen and Charlie.
Daring Greatly or The Power of Vulnerability
In this keynote/workshop we explore:
-The critical role vulnerability plays in our personal and professional success
-The four major myths of vulnerability
-The relationship between vulnerability and creativity, innovation, trust, engagement and joy
-The most common strategies we use to avoid and minimize vulnerability and how they move us away from our goals
-Actionable strategies for leaning into our discomfort and embracing vulnerability as a source of courage
In this keynote/workshop, we explore:
-The relationship between vulnerability innovation, creativity, trust, adaptability to change, and accountability
-The role of courage (and discomfort) in authentic leadership
-The five most common strategies we use to avoid and minimize vulnerability and how they move us away from our goals
-How fear, blame, and scarcity sabotage the goal process
-Actionable strategies for leaning into our discomfort and embracing vulnerability as a source of courageous leadership
In this keynote/lecture, we explore:
-The relationship between learning, creativity, and vulnerability
-How and why teachers, students, and parents armor up in the classroom
-How shame affects social and academic learning
-Why boundary-setting (with students and parents) is necessary to cultivate compassionate classrooms
-How teachers and school administrators can turn difficult situations into opportunities for connection and growth
-How and why we are physically, emotionally, spiritually hard-wired for connection
-Strategies for helping children develop hopefulness, perseverance, and a stronger tolerance for disappointment
“The world is full of good corporate speakers, but if you miss the opportunity to have Brené Brown speak to your executive team, you will miss something unique, amazing, and powerful. Brené led our Executive Forum in a forward-thinking and powerful presentation that challenged executives to think differently and act boldly. Today’s corporate leader needs this kind of personal authenticity if they are to meet the growing challenge of corporate transparency. Brené brings this message to the table with commanding charisma.”
– Karl E. Hansen, CEO and Rae Lee Olson, COO, The Vita Companies
“Brené’s research on connection, empathy, and vulnerability in the workplace helped us better understand how the emotional consequences of change play out in the workplace, and how to more effectively engage with one another. She delivers a critically important message that is supported by original research and does so in an engaging and intelligent way. Leaders at all levels of the organization came away with a new framework for looking at these issues and making effective changes to how we lead.”
– Elaine DeCanio, Shell Oil Company
“Out of the sixteen internationally renowned writers, scientists, and business experts speaking that day, our audience rated Brené’s presentation as one of the top two. Not only was Brené informative and thought-provoking, but her willingness to talk about the parts of our lives we rarely discuss was profoundly honest. She is extremely knowledgeable, inspiring, and relatable. She offered our audiences a very real look into the powerful emotions that affect every aspect of our lives.”
– Sheryl W. Rapp, Co-Founder, The UP Experience