Brené Brown

Brené Brown

Research Professor, University of Houston & Best-Selling Author

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 ImperfectionDaring 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.

Mainstage Keynote: Dare to Lead with Brené Brown
Research Professor, University of Houston and Best-Selling Author

Discover the four practices needed for brave leadership and explore the learning and unlearning that underpins brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart.

Leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 500 companies are asking the same question: “How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?” During her 20 years of research, including the past seven studying […]

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