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Brené Brown Speaker

Brené Brown

Texas, USA

Author, #1 New York Times Best-seller, "Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead" (2012)

Founder and CEO, The Daring Way

Research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

Brené Brown Speaker Biography:

Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brené spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing on shame and empathy, and is now using that work to explore a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness.

Her 2010 TEDx Houston talk on the power of vulnerability is one of the most watched talks on TED.com, with over 15 million views. She gave the closing talk, Listening to Shame,  at the 2012 TED Conference in Long Beach.

Brené Brown is the author of the #1 New York Times Best-seller “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead” (Gotham Books, 2012). She is also the author of the #1 New York Times Best-Seller “The Gifts of Imperfection” (Hazelden Publishing, 2010), and “I Thought It Was Just Me” (Gotham Books, 2007).

Brené Brown is also the founder and CEO of The Daring Way – a teaching and certification program for helping professionals who want to facilitate her work on vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. A community of wholehearted practitioners who believe in the power of owning our stories, and who recognise that vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage.

Speaking Topics Include: 

  • The Power of Vulnerability
  • The Inspirational Leader: Why Courage, Authenticity and Calm Matter
  • Great Expectations: What Leaders and Managers Need to Understand about Goals
  • The Only Constant is Change: Developing Courage, Compassion and Connection in Overstressed and Anxious Organizations
  • The Hustle for Worthiness: Exploring the Power of Love, Belonging, and Being Enough
  • The Gifts of Imperfections: Guideposts for Letting Go of Who We Think We’re Supposed and Embracing Who We Are
  • Courage and Story: Three Guideposts for Cultivating a Resilient Spirit
  • The Art of Acceptance: Why Boundaries, Accountability and Compassion Come First
  • I’m Trying to Help! Cultivating Compassion and Empathy with Difficult Patients and Families


For availability and speaker fees, please contact Brené Brown’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

Our Comment

"Brené’s reputation as a speaker is built on her ability to explore difficult topics with tremendous honesty, warmth, and humor. She is a thought-leader, researcher, and storyteller with the rare ability to both inspire audiences and leave them with actionable change strategies."

Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution by Brené Brown

Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution by Brené Brown

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall.

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