Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.
Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. She also holds the position of visiting professor in management at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.
Brené has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She is the author of six #1 New York Times best sellers and is the host of two award-winning podcasts, Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead.
Brené's books have been translated into more than 30 languages, and her titles include Atlas of the Heart, Dare to Lead, Braving the Wilderness, Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection. With Tarana Burke, she co-edited the best-selling anthology You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience.
Brené's TED talk on the Power of Vulnerability is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world, with over 60 million views. Brené is the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix, and in March 2022, she launched a new show on HBO Max that focuses on her latest book, Atlas of the Heart.
Brené spends most of her time working in organizations around the world, helping develop braver leaders and courageous cultures.
She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve. They have two children, Ellen and Charlie, and a weird Bichon named Lucy.
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I Thought It Was Just Me But It Isn't
Making the Journey from 'What Will People Think?' to 'I Am Enough'
Softcover, 336 pp.
The Gifts of Imperfection
10th Anniversary Edition: Features a new foreword and brand-new tools
Softcover, 240 pp.
How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Braving The Wilderness
The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
Hardcover, 208 pps.
Dare To Lead
Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts
Hardcover, 320 pp.