BRENE BROWN, Ph.D., LMSW, is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Brene Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past fifteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers - The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong. Her TED talk - The Power of Vulnerability - is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 25 million views. Brene 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. Brene lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve, and their children Ellen and Charlie.
Praise for Brene Brown's Rising Strong
"[Brown's] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears we've all had but haven't quite known how to articulate. . . . [She] empowers us each to be a little more courageous."--The Huffington Post "It is inevitable--we will fall. We will fail. We will not know how to react or what to do. No matter how or when it happens, we will all have a choice--do we get up or not? Thankfully, Brene Brown is there with an outstretched arm to help us up."--Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last "With a fresh perspective that marries research and humor, Brown offers compassion while delivering thought-provoking ideas about relationships--with others and with oneself."--Publishers Weekly