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 sixteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers – The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong and Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone (Fall 2017).
Brené's TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 30 million views.
In addition to her research and writing, Brené is the Founder of BRAVE LEADERS INC – an organization that brings evidence-based courage building programs to teams, leaders, entrepreneurs, change makers, and culture shifters.
Brené lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve, and their children, Ellen and Charlie.